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Fun with Matt & Ben at Central Square
A couple of young women, Brenda Withers and Mindy Kaling (the latter born in Cambridge before graduating to the role of Kelly Kapoor in The Office ), decided to have some fun with the idea that two seemingly unformed guys — one kind of loutish — could s
| July 15, 2011
An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston
Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
| January 28, 2011
Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall on the Town
Ben Affleck and Jeremy Renner, who play Doug and Jem, a pair of Charlestown gangsters in Affleck’s stunning adaptation of local author Chuck Hogan’s novel Prince of Thieves , make for an intense, photogenic screen couple. That is, until Rebecca Hall com
| September 17, 2010
Box-office guru comes to Boston
The Massachusetts House of Representatives recently rejected attempts to cap the tax breaks offered to filmmakers in the commonwealth, which is good for Hollywood studios and for the local economy.
| April 09, 2010
When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
| October 23, 2009
A Tale of Two Towns
Charlestown was baptized in bloodshed. Yet this unique, fertile turf has been generally overlooked by Hollywood, which has preferred instead its old rival South Boston, the primary backdrop for Oscar winners Good Will Hunting and The Departed .
Renowned for its roguish history, Charlestown is finally getting Hollywood's attention
| September 18, 2009
Interview: David Foster Wallace
Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the February 20, 1998 edition of the Boston Phoenix .
Talking about fiction, fellatio and meddling editors with the only American essayist who uses "like" as punctuation.
| February 20, 1998
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