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Review: The Conspirator

Robert Redford's The Conspirator draws parallels between the extra-constitutional methods applied then to protect the country from possible terrorism and those employed in today's War against Terror.
Redford doesn't do justice to his theme
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 15, 2011

Lincoln Yule log

Abraham Lincoln, as he said in his second inaugural address, yearned to "bind up the nation's wounds." Since the great man was assassinated little more than a month later, he didn't quite get around to it. No worry, Paula Vogel has taken over the job wi
The Huntington celebrates A Civil War Christmas
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 27, 2009

Killing grounds

Chekhov wrote to a friend while composing The Seagull , first of his Big Four, that he was writing a “comedy with three female parts, six male parts, four acts, a landscape (a view of the lake), much talk about literature, and five tons of love.”
The Seagull flies at the Publick; Company One knocks off Assassins
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 15, 2008

Try, try again

When, not too long ago, I was belatedly introduced to the Whitest Kids U’ Know, I felt the same way I did when I first saw The Simpsons in 1991.
The jackhammer comedy of The Whitest Kids U’ Know
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 05, 2008

Tinseltown East

Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 30, 2007

Real women do burlesque

The catcalls get louder just before I peel off my top.
Putting the tease — and some other things — back in striptease
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 17, 2007


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

Greatest hits

So that’s how World War II started.
Hits and misses
By PETER KEOUGH AND PAUL BABIN  |  September 22, 2006