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The subtle thief of youth

The John Milton drinking game.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  February 03, 2012

Red Sox Nation, meet your new existential dread

For my entire life, I have esteemed the Red Sox above all other teams.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  October 08, 2010
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Loop dreams

After laughing at the benighted morals and intelligence and the mordant wit of the reprehensible politicos of In the Loop , I had to ask myself, why now? Wouldn't this film have made more of an impact, both politically and commercially, if it had been
Iannucci and the future of political comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 24, 2009
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Oiled up

If the poet John Milton were with us today and casting about for a theme epic enough to engage his imagination, I am confident that he would settle on oil .
Black Gold digs the crude
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 10, 2008

Reading is fundamental

Some of the books I enjoyed most this year were written for an audience more than 10 years my junior.
Last-minute items to toss under the tree and more
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 12, 2007
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Mutiny in Heaven

It is a truth now well established that the idea for a series of books about a schoolboy wizard did not , in fact, originate with its author, J.K. Rowling (as she has naively claimed), but was piped up red-hot and stinking from Below.
Philip Pullman ’ s fantasy novels are condemned as a crash course in militant atheism. But one BU professor thinks otherwise.
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 06, 2007


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Us, writ large

Mark Morris’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato is a dance as big as its name, as big as its illustrious associates and enablers, George Frideric Handel, John Milton, William Blake, and a contemporary galaxy of dancers, musicians, and designers.
Mark Morris’s L’Allegro
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 24, 2006