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What's wrong with the Palestinians' U.N. gambit

The United Nations recently voted to extend Permanent Observer status to the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
A dangerous charade
By EDITORIAL  |  November 30, 2012
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Gaza: What next?

Widespread hopes among democracy-loving Europeans and Americans that the grassroots revolt against authoritarian governments of various stripes would usher in a new era of tolerance, peace, and understanding have not gone according to script.

By EDITORIAL  |  November 30, 2012
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Dor Guez's family matters

Some find Dor Guez's subjects controversial, apparently unable accept the fact that folks on the losing side of wars get screwed.

By GREG COOK  |  November 02, 2012
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Only connect: The Boston Palestine Film Festival

The Middle East, as usual, is a mess, but its cinema, both Israeli and Palestinian, offers hope.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 05, 2012

Portland activist in Palestine

Danny Muller, Portland resident and former executive director of Peace Action Maine, first traveled to Palestine in 2003 with Barbara Lubin, founder of the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), a California-based non-profit humanitarian aid organizatio
International Relations
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 06, 2012
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Review: 5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, goes through five different cameras from 2005 to 2010, each one broken when the Israeli military or police assault him as he tries to record the ongoing turmoil.
Recording turmoil
By PEG ALOI  |  June 22, 2012


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What's wrong with the Palestinians' U.N. gambit

The Palestinian campaign to upgrade their diplomatic status at the United Nations is a train wreck in the making.
A dangerous charade
By EDITORIAL  |  September 16, 2011
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Review: Miral

Julian Schnabel, a painter by trade, comes at his films (all bio-pics) with passion and élan.
A tale of female empowerment
By TOM MEEK  |  April 08, 2011
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Review: Budrus

Simply shot and straightforward in its argument, this film from Brazilian documentarian Julia Bacha is an agitprop rallying cry for Palestinians living in the West Bank's Occupied Territories.
A direct doc on the Palestine/Israel conflict
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 03, 2010
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A Palestinian student remembers his Israeli friend

Schaefer, the Brown University student recently killed by a suspected drunk driver on the streets of Providence, left behind hundreds of friends, including soldiers in the Israeli army, with whom he served for three years before coming to Brown.
Crossing Lines
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  February 26, 2010
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Review: Ajami

Set in the Arab neighborhood of the title, this Israeli nominee for the Best Foreign Language Oscar starts out like a Middle Eastern Boyz N the Hood .
This Middle Eastern Boyz N the Hood  teeters, but doesn't Crash
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010


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Striving for significance

One of the questions in fine art is how to address the big issues of today, from our wars to global warming.
Deborah Bright and David H. Wells at the Chazan Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  December 04, 2009
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Review: Brüno

Candide camera
Sacha Baron Cohen's Brüno restores bad taste to its rightful place
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  July 10, 2009
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Review: Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh

Budapest-born Hannah Senesh was safe in 1943.
Tragic and moving
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2009
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The wild ones

It's surprising to talk to a band of yahoos and find out just how much focus and dedication goes into such mindless mayhem. Case in point: Atlanta's Black Lips.
Can the Black Lips keep up with their rep?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 02, 2009

Battle stars

Has the Phoenix lost its collective mind?
  January 23, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 21, 2009


How much have we learned since 9-11?

When Israel launched recent attacks against Palestinian foes, killing hundreds, president-elect Obama and others repeated the familiar mantra of pro-Israel support, decrying Hamas and citing Israel's right to self-defense, ignoring how dead children, o
Conflicts
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 14, 2009
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Review: Waltz With Bashir

The so-called anti-war-film genre has lately "distinguished" itself with a flurry of Iraq-war flops featuring earnest polemics.
Dancing on the edge
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009
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Peter the gadfly

Bread and Puppet Theater is the landmark political troupe that has been pricking US presidents and policies with a unique brand of street theater since JFK was in office.  
Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann is a national treasure. Maybe that’s why George W. Bush wants to bury him.
By GREG COOK  |  October 16, 2008
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The Gadfly

Nestled in the verdant mountain valley of Glover, Vermont, way up in the northern part of the state, is a farm of rolling meadows, pine forests, and gray barns, all under vast skies.
Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann is a national treasure. Maybe that’s why George W. Bush wants to bury him.
By GREG COOK  |  August 27, 2008
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She will become like birds

On what’s already a very personal album, the finish makes the piece of art itself seem a living, breathing thing.
Vanessa Torres touches fertile ground with Witness
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 19, 2008


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Both sides

Two young women are coming of age on stage as part of New Repertory Theatre’s “Their Voices Will Be Heard” series.
Rachel Corrie  and Pieces   stand off in the Middle East
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 12, 2008
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Going to Hell

“Abandon all hope, you who enter here” are the words we find inscribed across the gate of Hell at the beginning of the third canto of Inferno.
Bread and Puppet tours Bush's inferno
By GREG COOK  |  January 29, 2008
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Casting ballots

Some believe democracy can save the world. Others wonder whether it can even work in America.
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival on the campaign trail
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 08, 2008
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Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains

Jonathan Demme’s latest documentary chronicles the controversial 2006 book tour by the former president.
Hokey charms and convictions
By TOM MEEK  |  October 31, 2007
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O Jerusalem

In its attempt to cover the 1948 war that kicked off modern Israel, Elie Chouraqui’s O Jerusalem forges a regrettable two-state solution.
Buddy story meets History Channel remake
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  October 24, 2007


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Mortification of the flesh

“Global Feminisms” at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum could be one of the most important exhibits of the year.
'Global Feminisms' turns sexism inward
By GREG COOK  |  September 26, 2007
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Self-inflicted wounds

People have been lamenting the media’s coverage of anti–Iraq War activism for about as long as people have been opposing the Iraq War.
Memo to the anti-war movement: don’t blame the media
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 30, 2007
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The song remains the same

At one point early on in last weekend’s anti-war rally in Washington, DC, a speaker instructed the crowd, which was facing en masse toward the Capitol Building, to turn around and look in the other direction — toward the White House, the State Department
Did last weekend’s march on Washington mark a new surge in street activism or the waning of an old-school protest style?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 31, 2007
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History tours

Silence could be golden, but British playwright Moira Buffini can’t resist throwing in cheaper metals.
Silence at New Rep; trying at MRT; Olympia Dukakis in Rose
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 24, 2007