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Cool killer

Ace Atkins’s new novel is what the movie Public Enemies should have been.
Ace Atkins runs down Machine Gun Kelly
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  May 21, 2010

Play by play: February 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 05, 2010
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History plays

Tracey Scott Wilson manages to knock off Martin Luther King Jr.'s halo without removing the glow.
The Good Negro from Company One; Harriet Jacobs in Central Square; Indulgences at New Rep
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 29, 2010
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Review: Public Enemies

The gangster movie ruled Depression-era cinema — and that might be cause for concern about our present economic difficulties should the genre make a comeback.
Michael Mann's reheated crime waive
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2009
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Sunshine on the ACLU: a mea culpa

"Standing up to your political enemies is easy, fun, and often profitable," writes Barney Frank, on the lead jacket blurb for Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity, and the ACLU.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  May 08, 2009

Playing to our strength

Well, despite the fact that Little Rhody has become the poster child for the national recession, leading all states in statistical categories like unemployment and debt per capita, it is nice to know that we are able to deflect public attention from our
Nothing like a mass bust for a sense of old-time mobbed-up Rhode Island
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2008


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Repression illustrated

Graphic novels are an acquired taste.
People’s history in graphic format
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  July 01, 2008
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Robbing a bank ain’t what it used to be

Bank robbers have long encapsulated the American penchant for high-stakes gambling, fast getaways, and a go-your-own-way ethos of living.
High-stakes crime has moved online, but a desperate few still seek bundles of cash
By TE-PING CHEN  |  August 22, 2007
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Flying solo

No man is an island — not even in solo performance.
And Now Ladies and Gentlemen, Miss Judy Garland; RFK; Nightingale
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 13, 2007
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The conspiracist

“Assassination-conspiracy theorist” is a relatively recent addition to Paul Kuntzler’s résumé. Watch Paul Kuntzler on the JFK assassination
Gay-rights crusader Paul Kuntzler turns a sharp mind for detail to the JFK assassination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 11, 2007

Politics and pleasure

Thank you for Michael Bronski’s article about Ellen Willis.
Letters to the Boston editor
By LETTERS  |  December 06, 2006


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The U.S. VS. John Lennon

Those who are drawn to the darker side of John Lennon may find this documentary from David Leaf and John Scheinfeld’s about the murdered ex-Beatle’s political activism a tad squeaky clean. Watch the trailer for The U.S. VS. John Lennon  (QuickTime)
A tad squeaky clean
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 27, 2006

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Domestic spying

In January, the Maine Civil Liberties Union announced that the FBI has secretly monitored the Maine Coalition for Peace and Justice, an alliance of around 60 local peace and environmental groups.
Maine's walls have ears
By SARA DONNELLY  |  February 08, 2006