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Review: Thin Ice

Brilliantly original in Thirteen Conversations About One Thing (2001), Jill Sprecher and her co-writer sister Karen seem to have gone through a card file of used ideas to cobble together this black comedy.
A little bit of this and that
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 06, 2012
30 minutes or less backtalk

Jesse Eisenberg and Nick Swardson get to work

Following his star turn as a ruthless, if socially awkward, billionaire in David Fincher's The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg returns to the screen as a downtrodden pizza delivery boy-man in Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less. Nick Swardson plays Eis
Teen dreams
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 12, 2011
devil all the time review

Donald Ray Pollock's over-the-top gothic

Donald Ray Pollock's first novel is called The Devil All the Time , and that's exactly what's wrong with it.
Biblical fury
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  July 08, 2011
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Make way for cornhole

When I left Chicago for Boston three years ago, I expected to leave a few things behind. Friendliness, for one, and deep-dish pizza, and modernist architecture, and perfect hot dogs, and . . . cornhole.
How the Midwest's stupidest sport is taking Boston by storm
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  June 10, 2011

Dick in a box

It was my birthday last month and when I received my gift from the guy I’ve been going out with for the past (almost) three months, I was shocked and embarrassed ...  
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  May 07, 2010