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Freaks and frauds

Freaks you expect, but frauds and hucksters also populate the loosely defined subculture known as the underground.
The Boston Underground Film Festival celebrates both
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 18, 2008

Pants afire

The ratio of falsehood to truth in the universe has not, of course, altered one jot since the world began.
Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2008

The Night Listener

Robin Williams mostly recovers from the mess that was R.V. by going serious with an understated performance in Patrick Stettner’s new thriller, which is based on a novel by Armistead Maupin. Watch the trailer for The Night Listener  (QuickTime)
One of the more watchable films
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  August 02, 2006

Different strokes

Some say the movie impulse comes from voyeurism, but I think a case could be made for sado-masochism, especially after watching some of the selections in this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival.
The Boston Underground Film Festival  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 17, 2006

J.T. & me

Once upon a time in Harvard Square there was a short-lived venue called the Market Theatre. The space truly altered the face of performance art in Boston by taking on avant-garde projects and obscure playwrights, and turning them loose on mainstream audi
How I fell for the second-best literary hoax of the year  
By KAY HANLEY  |  February 23, 2006

The awful truth

Not to be outdone by recent Beltway-corruption scandals, the ordinarily more-subdued literary world found itself two weeks ago grappling with its own grim little fraud.
Recent revelations about fictitious memoirs have exposed our society’s lust for stories about savaging helpless children  
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  January 25, 2006