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Review: The Amazing Spider-Man

There's only one story, says the teacher near the end of this take-two of the Spider-Man franchise: who am I?
Only one story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 06, 2012
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Desk job

Phillipe and Jorge believe it was thoughtful during this holiday season for the US government to clue in the Great Unwashed on how to survive a possible nuclear bomb strike. Their message, as reported by the New York Times on December 15: "Do not flee
Duck and cover redux; the best Congress money can buy; the Cabrals to the rescue!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 24, 2010
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Rapper Sam Adams now on tap

Something equally remarkable and unprecedented happened this past week: a virtually unknown white Cambridge MC named Sam Adams landed in the top hip-hop spot on iTunes with his debut EP, Boston's Boy .
Licensed to Ale
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
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Review: Dragonball Evolution

Only traces of the original plot remain: evil alien Piccolo (James Marsters) still fights to collect all seven dragonballs to summon a dragon that will grant one wish.
An accidental comedy
By MADDY MYERS  |  April 17, 2009
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Our superheroes, ourselves

Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2008
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Tangled web

Those behind the franchise appear to have decided they had to cram as many sequels as possible into Tobey Maguire's last movie.
Spider-Man 3  spins too many tales
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 01, 2007


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Boston music news, March 24, 2006

The Roxbury-based label ICEMAN RECORDS is putting the final touches on its 15-track compilation Massmindstate , which has some of Boston’s most in-demand artists.
Notes on Krumbsnatcha, Wolves, Akrobatik, and Slaine
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  March 21, 2006
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The summit

Dudley Street is not as clean as Mass Ave in Cambridge, or even Mystic Ave in Somerville, and last Saturday, outside the Roxbury Center for the Arts, there was a foot-high pile of trash on the street, some of it appearing to be weeks old.
Boston hip-hop in Roxbury; Mr. Peter Parker to sign off; Slaine previews debut
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  February 07, 2006

Beyond Graveside

In the aftermath of the Dorchester shootings, it's even harder to book rap shows in Boston.
Hip-hop promoters beat back a bum rap
By DAVID DAY  |  January 31, 2006