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Review: The Iron Lady

Meryl Streep's two films with Phyllida Lloyd, Mamma Mia and this silly biopic, demonstrate that even when the world's greatest actress is at the peak of her powers — whether dramatic, comic, or musical — it's not enough.
Streep's not enough to save this one
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2012

High-octane coverage

Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 04, 2010

Review: Red Riding

The '70s were ugly enough wherever you lived, but to judge from the three 2009 British TV movies adapted from David Peace's Red Riding quartet (each novel named after a year between 1974 and 1983 — 1977 somehow got lost in the shuffle), nowhere more
Yorkshire pudding
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2010

Material girls

The usually evenhanded if impassioned David Hare in The Secret Rapture , a 20-year-old play being urgently, elegiacally revived by Trinity Repertory Company.
Trinity uncovers Hare's Secret Rapture
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 10, 2009

Review: Secret Rapture

Art is artifice, as we all accept. But sometimes it's hard for artists to take a deep breath and skillfully apply more of the latter to amplify the former.
Trinity can't rescue Hare's play
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 04, 2009

The Secret Rapture at Trinity Repertory Company

David Hare's The Secret Rapture , which Trinity Repertory Company is presenting through March 29.
Trinity's Rapture spans the compassion spectrum
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 24, 2009


Majoring and minering in theater

The re-enactment is part community therapy, part exorcism; the resulting video is tense and visceral and heartbreaking.
'The World as a Stage' at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  February 05, 2008

Know nukes

I’ll never shake the sense memory of that numbed shiver.
Why is our worst national nightmare so misunderstood?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 31, 2007

Kid stuff

The three-week getaway at Swift Nature Camp is definitely idyllic.
An idyllic Summercamp!, a brutal This Is England
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 07, 2007

Presidential tote board: The Republicans

With all the press coverage of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama you’d think we have a one-party political system heading into next fall’s presidential election.
Setting the odds for 2008
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 08, 2007

Akira the Don

This debut full-length from the only known Dalí-moustache-sporting Welsh MC is predictably volatile and refreshingly honest.
When We Were Young | Sic
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  February 26, 2007


Kofi Annan’s would-be successors

Au revoir, Kofi Annan. Your term as United Nations secretary-general may run through this year, but you’re as good as gone.
Who ’ s got next?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 26, 2006

Swan's way

Madonna, Lynne Cheney, and Ray Romano have all written children’s books, why not rising British literary star David Mitchell?
David Mitchell’s belated bildungsroman
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 13, 2006


The more things change, the more that people and their flaws can be seen to stay the same.
The Gamm’s splendid Top Girls
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 29, 2006

Q&A: Billy Bragg

MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG: Thanks for taking the time to chat. How are you?
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  March 16, 2006

Less is Moore

NEW YORK — Natalie Portman says she’s a big fan of V for Vendetta , the 1980s comic by Alan Moore and David Lloyd that is the source of her new movie.
Vendetta ’s perilous journey from comics to film
By GARY SUSMAN  |  March 14, 2006