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Review: Possession

A Cold War of body and soul is waged in this 1981 English-language horror film by Polish director Andrej Zulawski, set in a nearly deserted Berlin.

By BETSY SHERMAN  |  November 16, 2012

Book Review: The Tin Drum

There are — and have always been — two Günter Grasses. There's the Grass who was born in Danzig and the Grass who was born in Gdansk.
Günter Grass and Tin Drum 2
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Hans Rickheit versus the novel

In high-school English class, we're taught that literature features three basic types of conflict: man versus man, man versus environment, and man versus himself.
Exploding Cow Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009

Plain talk

Jesse Sheidlower, an editor-at-large of the Oxford English Dictionary , an expert in slang, and the author of The F-Word , can't stop talking about fuck.
Jesse Sheidlower gives the f-word its due
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  September 18, 2009

La Fogata

Few Boston neighborhoods are as blessed with affordable restaurants, or as unfairly overlooked, as Eastie.
A cozy Eastie spot for Colombian snacks and more
By MC SLIM JB  |  August 28, 2009
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A Danish punk

The sad mad Danish prince is probably the most oft-quoted tragic hero in the English language, but he's a lot more than that. He is also, as I was reminded recently by a theater companion encountering him for the first time, pretty exasperating to be a
The Theater at Monmouth's Hamlet
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 07, 2009


Dueling morals

A battle of pedagogies is raging at an English grammar school for teenage boys.
Mad Horse's masterful The History Boys
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 01, 2009


Psycho Sudoku!
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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  April 24, 2009

The worst word

Then it happens: you look up at the TV screen and see Bono, the lead singer of U2, step up to the podium to accept a statuette for recording the Best Alternative Music album. "We shall continue to abuse our position," he says, "and fuck up the mainstrea
How F**K became our top taboo term -- and why we need it to stay that way
By TIMOTHY GOWER  |  April 03, 2009

Kaidoku XXXVII

By PSYCHO SUDOKU!  |  April 01, 2009

Kaidoku XXXVI

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  March 05, 2009

Kaidoku XXXV

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  February 04, 2009

Kaidoku XXXIV

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  January 21, 2009

Kaidoku XXXIII

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  December 31, 2008

Kaidoku XXXII

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  November 26, 2008

The borscht I kissed once...

When I was working at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, two housekeepers who didn't speak English but giggled a lot brought in a pot of their family's borscht for the employee meal. In the dark basement hall where the employees ate, I tasted serious fami an underground hallway — and rediscovered at home
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  November 19, 2008

Kaidoku XXXI

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  October 22, 2008

Kaidoku XXX

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  September 24, 2008

Positively Phil

We all know Philip Roth’s preoccupations.
Roth goes back to college
By RICHARD BECK  |  September 16, 2008

Kaidoki XXIX

Psycho Sudoku!
By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  September 03, 2008

At home away from home

“We love all the pop stuff.” says Sá. “We do love the Pixies, but we also love Mariah, you know?"
CSS take on the world — again
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 05, 2008

Kaidoku XXVIII

Psycho Sudoku!
By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  July 09, 2008

Play time

The Barn Summer Playhouse is currently staging a snappy rendition of some of the most original and intellectually entertaining theater in the English language.
A snappy Inspector Hound
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 24, 2008

Kaidoku XXVII

Psycho Sudoku
By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  June 11, 2008

Kaidoku XXVI

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  May 21, 2008

Kaidoku XXV

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  April 30, 2008


On (and off) track

It’s an expensive, elegant set, a lovingly detailed theatrical reproduction of railway cars on the Orient Express, the famous train connecting Paris and Istanbul.

Boston Lyric Opera’s Seraglio, BU’s Barbiere di Siviglia, Andy Vores’s No Exit, the BPO’s Bartók and Brahms

By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  April 29, 2008

Xinh Xinh Restaurant

The path to Chinatown is well-trodden by chowhounds seeking Asian authenticity at popular prices.

A Chinatown godsend for ignorant Anglophones

By MC SLIM JB  |  April 23, 2008

Kaidoku XXIV

Psycho Sudoku
By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  April 02, 2008

Kaidoku XXIII

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By PSYCHO SUDOKU  |  March 12, 2008