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Reality bites again

At the tail end of February, for the second consecutive year, I (barely) escaped a late-winter hurricane to enter a Midwestern oasis of grass-fed beef, cheap cigarettes, Johnny Depp impersonators, and some of the finest documentaries you might just see t
Getting a jump on the year in documentaries at True/False
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 02, 2010

Cheap jokes R us

Phillipe and Jorge's esteemed columnist friends from the Urinal, Bob Kerr and Edward Fitzpatrick, both picked up last week on the new bright orange "P" that is now meant to be the symbol of Providence to the outside world
Plus, the Times discovers Jamestown, the Globe in peril, and casino hypocrisy
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 10, 2009
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Globalized

This season, there are two best buys when it comes to bang for your comic-book buck.
The world in comics
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 02, 2008
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Photos: The surreal spectacle of North Korea's Mass Games

While the world’s eyes are focused on the Olympic Games in Beijing, just 500 miles away another major sporting extravaganza will kick off in the more austere communist capital of Pyongyang. The Mass Games, held twice annually in North Korea, is the most
While everyone else watches the Olympics, Asia's weirdest sporting event transpires in the world's most secretive country
By MICHAEL GAO  |  August 07, 2008
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Mugged by reality

Lesser mortals are captive to the world, but supermen make their own reality.
North Korea, Iran, Iraq, and those pesky congressional scandals have finally caught up with George W. Bush
By EDITORIAL  |  October 19, 2006
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The comic possibilities of North Korea

In North Korea, the omnipresent portraits of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il are wider at the top than on the bottom, which a) eliminates any glare that might distract your rapt attention, and b) dramatizes their looming presence.
Boom!
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2006


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Blood, sweat, and jeers

Back 1966, when the World Cup was held in England, the Italian team was knocked out in the first round.
The US squad shows its scrappy side in the World Cup
By CHIP YOUNG  |  June 21, 2006