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Review: Oslo, August 31

Thirty-four-year-old Anders considers himself "a spoiled brat who fucked up."
Surveying a failed life
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 24, 2012
ShortTakes: Headhunters

Review: Headhunters

Roger (Aksel Hennie) is an Oslo yuppie with a gorgeous, blonde wife, a top-drawer job as a corporate headhunter, and a lucrative side employment stealing fancy paintings.
Slick entertainment
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 11, 2012

Crossword: ''You want fries with that?''

Some people do
Some people do
By MATT JONES  |  November 20, 2009
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Back in action

Veteran punk rock quartet Senior Discount returns to the live circuit this weekend, starting with the big Lupo's/WBRU Block Party on Friday and an early-bird slot at Club Hell on Saturday. And national retailer Hot Topic has invited the band to play a
Multitasking with Senior Discount 
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 10, 2009
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Pixel revolt

Anders Østergaard's Burma VJ: Reporting From a Closed Country is paced and edited with the keen, polished urgency of a thriller — there are frantic, confused phone conversations, along with gloomy music and a healthy amount of ominous foreshadowing —
Burma VJ's heroic dissident journalists
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 19, 2009

Review: O'Horten

In Bent Hamer's sub-Arctic shaggy-dog story (with a real, non-shaggy dog), the vehicle for soon-to-be-retired Odd Horten, engineer for the Bergen-to-Oslo run, is not a flying house but a bullet train.
Norwegian would
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 12, 2009

Crossword: ''Double dip''

It's giving me an ice cream headache
It's giving me an ice cream headache
By MATT JONES  |  February 18, 2009

Crossword: ''Two by two''

Dissecting a fearsome foursome
By MATT JONES  |  December 12, 2007

Too high

One wonders, at times, if there is some kind of Norse God of sports crime.
Sports blotter: "T-High" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 25, 2007

Thou shalt pop corn

Okay, okay, I confess. I thought the whole Little Lad’s thing was a little strange, especially when I heard whisperings of the founders being religious.
Little Lad's has a big draw
By JESSICA PORTER  |  August 09, 2006

Crossword: 'Hey four eyes!'

That's what you'll shout
By MATT JONES  |  May 24, 2006


Continental cool

Brothers Laurent “Branco” Brancowitz and Christian Mazzalai fidget in a Left Bank café in the spring of 2004.
Phoenix try to loosen up
By TONY WARE  |  May 02, 2006

What democracy wrought

It was an eerie and unsettling reprise of George W. Bush’s embarrassing post–Hurricane Katrina interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer when he infamously declared, “I don’t think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees.”
Hamas’s “surprise” victory offers sobering lessons about grounding US foreign policy in democratic elections
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  February 02, 2006