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Is it Calvin and Hobbes or an issue of Joe Hill's Locke and Key comic? Even better: It's both.

In Joe Hill's Keys to the Kingdom , a bloodthirsty wolf pack's feeding frenzy filtered through the youthful lens of Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes comic strip can only be described as disturbing. But it's these details that make the comic, which w
Fearful symmetry
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 20, 2010
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Cowboy junkie

England in the mid-’80s, gray and depressed by Thatcherism and the Smiths, wasn’t a place folks typically dressed to the nines in ten-gallon hats, bolo ties, and Nudie shirts. But such were the sartorial choices made those days by the members of the Meko
In his paintings and music, Jon Langford resurrects and pays respect to a vanished American past
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 09, 2010
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Genre bender

At a time when real-life events seem both horrifying and surreal, 20th Century Ghosts raises the question: Who needs monsters, when we have our messed-up minds, to contend with?  
Joe Hill’s scary stories reflect our worst fears
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 02, 2008
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Reading roundup

This fall’s regional literary scene will see abstinence and desire, ghosts and dykes, convicts and Christians, toxic water bottles and yummy food.
Autumn’s authors about town
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008
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My Ellen Willis

When I was a queer teenager in suburban New Jersey in the early 1960s, I decided that I wanted to be Susan Sontag.
Making sense of a woman who was always two or three steps ahead of the Zeitgeist
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  November 30, 2006

The trials of Bernard Baran

This story originally appeared in the June 18, 2004 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Twenty years ago, a  young gay man was convicted of multiple counts of molestation. There is good reason to believe he is innocent.
By DORI BERMAN, CARRIE LOCK, RICHARD RAINEY, AND LINDSAY TAUB  |  July 12, 2006