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Review: Spec Ops: The Line

The recent release Spec Ops: The Line is as generic as its name — a competent, intermittently slick third-person shooter whose combat setpieces hold zero surprises for even the novice player.
Friendly fire
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 20, 2012

China expert sees a nation at the 'shadow-line'

Joseph Conrad wrote of a "shadow-line," an indistinct boundary between youth and adulthood that adolescents awkwardly straddle; one moment there is impressive poise and maturity, and the next, a slip into past boorish, immature behavior.
Across the Globe
By PETER VOSKAMP  |  March 19, 2010

Going native

Far Cry 2's heart of darkness
Far Cry 2's heart of darkness
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 11, 2008

A smoker’s tale

Somehow one is surprised — if one is a semi-conscious literary journalist like me — by the discovery that Will Self has continued to produce books.  
Will Self’s The Butt
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 08, 2008

Under her skin

Who is Laurel Casey? If you figure her out, let her know. She’d love to learn that too.
Laurel Casey is back in town
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 17, 2008

Springtime for Darwin

There are two stories, and two stories only.
The wars of evolution are louder than ever. What Ben Stein, Bad Religion, and a physics professor from Quincy can tell you about where you came from.
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 07, 2008



Based on a Joseph Conrad story called “The Return” and set in Belle Époque Paris, Patrice Chéreau's bizarre, lugubrious movie is an undistinguished opener for a superb French Film Festival. Watch the trailer for Gabrielle (QuickTime)
Yells "Art!" a little too loudly
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  June 30, 2006