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The hipster Harry Potter

The inside flap of Wildwood — the new young-adult fantasy novel by Decemberist Colin Meloy — claims that the book is for ages nine and up.
Colin Meloy’s fake children’s book isn’t for children at all
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: The Future

First of all let me confess that I'm a sucker for a cute, sad little kitten, especially one with a bum leg; like little Paw Paw, a miserable shelter stray with renal problems and a tiny cast, whom I found the most appealing character for much of Miranda
Miranda July's shaggy kitten story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011
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Miranda July takes a cookie break

July had just nabbed a chocolate-chip cookie from a table set up for a conference of visiting doctors. She was surprised — not only by the fact that one of the physicians had recognized her — but that the woman had also already seen July's latest, which
Meow!
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 29, 2011
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Review: Another Earth

Apparently it's getting harder to meet compatible partners these days in independent movies.
Twisted psychology
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 29, 2011
"The Hurt Locker" two years later

"The Hurt Locker" two years later


Yesterday was the second anniversary of the release of Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker,”  and she would go on to become the first woman to...
By Peter Keough  |  July 12, 2011
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Review: The Future

I think any movie with an ailing kitten wearing one of those little casts has won me over already.
Heartbreaking stream-of-consciousness
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 29, 2011


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Our Don Drapers, Ourselves

This Sunday is the premiere of the third season of Mad Men (AMC, 10 pm), the Emmy-winning show that made fans of good television have to figure out where AMC was on their basic-cable schedules.
The Mad Men mystique
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 14, 2009
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Our Don Drapers, Ourselves

This Sunday is the premiere of the third season of Mad Men (AMC, 10 pm), the Emmy-winning show that made fans of good television have to figure out where AMC was on their basic-cable schedules.
The Mad Men mystique
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 14, 2009
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Uncovering the imagination

More than meaningless scraps of paper, discarded objects, or misplaced keepsakes, Found items are stories in themselves.
Finding human truths in Found items
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 08, 2009
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The cuteness surge

Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008
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Cold comforts

In photographs, indie wünderwaif Miranda July stares back at us with big, wet blue eyes, curls dangling about her face, lips glistening and parted just so.
Miranda July’s performance pieces
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  July 10, 2007


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The naked sorority

”Palo Suicide” stands behind a tripod, adjusting her digital camera.
Never mind its tough-girl alt-porn feminism: SuicideGirls has already moved on to a new generation
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 08, 2006