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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
| March 18, 2008
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
| 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
| August 02, 2006
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
| 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
| 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
| January 25, 2006
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