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Take a hit

Compromises must be made.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  September 21, 2012
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Review: Lola Versus

Will Greta Gerwig ever be in another film in which she doesn't wear ugly underwear? Will there ever be a movie about heartbroken women where they don't find consolation in food?
Bottoming out
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012
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Review: Think Like A Man

I guess you can never judge a book by its cover, even if it is Steve Harvey's obnoxiously titled Act like a Lady, Think like a Man.
Cleverer than your average rom-com
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  April 20, 2012
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Review: The Dish & the Spoon

Dumped by her husband, an enraged young woman, Rose (Greta Gerwig), drives around coastal towns in the Delaware winter swearing revenge against her straying spouse and an ill fate for the gal who lured him away.
Chance indie encounters
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 13, 2012
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Good Theater wrestles with love and sin

There's only one major problem in the love between Adam (Rob Cameron), a sarcastic would-be teacher working in retail, and Luke (Joe Bearor), an aspiring young actor.
Heartplay
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 03, 2012
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Review: A Separation

Somehow, despite an increasingly repressive regime that has jailed many prominent filmmakers, including the world renowned auteur Jafar Panahi, Iranian cinema continues to produce some of the world's subtlest and most illuminating films about the relati
Family drama
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 27, 2012


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The future of contraception

Whether your interest is personal — Get me off these hormones! — or policy-related — Global population is growing too fast! — the matters discussed at last month's Future of Contraception Initiative conference in Seattle matter to you.
Men's birth-control role may increase; women will get more options
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 11, 2011

Confronting rising HIV rates among gay and bisexual men

HIV infection is on the rise among gay and bisexual men in Rhode Island, even as it is declining for other populations: injection drug users, who are considered particularly at risk, and heterosexuals.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 11, 2011

The future of contraception

Whether your interest is personal — Get me off these hormones! — or policy-related — Global population is growing too fast! — the matters discussed at last month's Future of Contraception Initiative conference in Seattle matter to you.
Men's birth-control role may increase; women will get more options
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2011
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Mabou Mines deconstructs Ibsen, plus The Civilians

I have been looking forward to this Obie-winning allegory built on Ibsen's A Doll's House since it opened in New York in 2003.
In the Heights
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 04, 2011
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America's next top girlfriend

She's not a model. But that's okay.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  October 21, 2011


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Review: 50/50

In 50/50 , Jonathan Levine, whose The Wackness (2008) showed a talent for sardonic comedy, makes a halfhearted attempt to raise Will Reiser's script (partly autobiographical) above clever stereotype.
An edgy concept, and a fine cast
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011
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Their cheating hearts

When Kristina Newman-Scott took over as director of programs for the Boston Center for the Arts in January, she was surprised at its lack of literary offerings.
Literary Lites
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 23, 2011
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The Big Hurt: My application to have sex with Sinéad O'Connor

Sinéad O'Connor recently posted a rather extraordinary blog entry, titled "IS SINÉAD ABOUT TO HUMP HER TRUCK?"
Not a Nigel!
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 09, 2011
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Review: Love, etc.

Jill Andresevic's simply photographed documentary springs from an equally simple premise: shoot a varied bunch of New Yorkers, young to aging, who are thinking hard about love or are involved in relationships, and see what happens to them over a few mon
Jill Andresevic documents a collection of real relationships
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 29, 2011
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Emotions run high at the Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep

Summer brings the annual trio of productions by Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep. Love is the common theme of this year's plays — love and its soulmate misery, it goes without saying.
Love and misery
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 29, 2011


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Big picture

Is it all really worth it in the long run?
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By KARL STEVENS  |  April 15, 2011
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Checking out chicks at Charlie's

Hitting on strangers seems to have lost its appeal.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  April 08, 2011
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Review: Happythankyoumoreplease

Sam Wexler (Josh Radnor, who also wrote and directed) is an asshole.
Trivial hipster quandaries
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  April 01, 2011
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Trading sexual histories

"How many guys have you been with?"
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  March 25, 2011
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Review: Orgasm Inc.: The Strange Science of Female Pleasure

For nine years, Vermont-based filmmaker Liz Canner raced around the country with her camera doing research and interviews for this exemplary, absorbing, muckraking documentary.
Is "female sexual dysfuction" real?
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 25, 2011


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Phoenix Mad (In Love) Libs presents: The Trashy Date

We met at the romantic intersection of [blank] and desire ...
The ____ Boston Date Ever!
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 11, 2011
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Don't be an idiot

We're all idiots when we're 18. We're all idiots for the first half of our 20s, and longer, for some. By saying so, we're not trying to insult anyone.
What we wish someone had told us about making the best of the college experience
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  January 28, 2011
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Review: Cold War Kids | Mine Is Yours

A lot of people are going to hate this album, but not everyone.
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By RYAN REED  |  January 28, 2011

Social awkwardness

I have a bit of a problem. I am recently divorced, in my 40s, and looking to date again. However, I have a high functioning form of autism known as Asperger's syndrome.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 21, 2011

Piercing pride, diving into drinks, and Facebook fanatics

I am 18 and am currently in the midst of the search for my first job. I have three facial piercings and I am wondering if this will be detrimental in landing a job ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 07, 2011


Workplace weirdness

Some of my co-workers and I have a little problem at out office. One of the people we work with, who has always regarded himself as a real swinging guy, has finally struck gold ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 24, 2010
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Photos: The Slutcracker 2010

The Slutcracker: A Burlesque takes its sexy  Nutcracker makeover to the Somerville Theatre through December 24, 2010.
A burlesque take on The Nutcracker
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  December 17, 2010

Weddings, speakerphones and secrets

Recently, my husband was invited to the wedding of one of his co-workers. I found it odd that the invitation was addressed solely to him, as she has knows he is married and has met me on a few occasions.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 10, 2010

All due respect

There's a guy named Carson that I know at school. He is 16 and next week I will turn 14. He told me he liked me last spring and I liked him too, but it just wasn't the right time because he had a girlfriend ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  December 03, 2010