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Errol Morris's magnificent obsessions

The tops of the side tables in Errol Morris's office are entirely obscured by books, among them Remembering Satan: A Tragic Case of Recovered Memory ; The Education of T.C. Mits: What Modern Mathematics Means to You ; French psychoanalyst Jacques Laca
Mr. Natural
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 15, 2011

Review: The Stepfather

If you call a film The Stepfather , then your title character should have the decency to marry into that perfect little family that he’s predisposed to butcher and kill.
Remake fails to get any blood flowing
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 23, 2009
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The Wat Misaka story

He only played three games and scored seven points in the 1947-48 season, but Wataru Misaka's story is netted, slammed, and sealed in NBA history. The 5'7" Japanese-American was the New York Knicks' first-round draft pick and the first non-white basket
Making a rebound
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  August 07, 2009

Bozzio appeals jail sentence, goes on tour

The bizarre animal-cruelty case of Missing Persons frontwoman Dale Bozzio is far from over.
Reappearing Person
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 19, 2009

Buzz band?

"The rise to the top is the best part," says Natalie Portman's Shaved Head multi-instrumentalist/vocalist David Price. "That's what Tupac said in the Biggie movie."
The glistening pleasures of Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  April 17, 2009

Crossword: ''Earning all A's''

Good grades, good grief
Good grades, good grief
By MATT JONES  |  March 11, 2009



He’s as cocky and smarmy as Michael Moore, but somehow Bill Maher is also more endearing and credible, as he prances about the globe making jest of sanctimonious true believers.  
Unabashedly agnostic and skeptical
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 02, 2008

All's fair?

If Viagra had existed in La Belle Époque, The Ladies Man would be a very short show.
Shakespeare + Company’s The Ladies Man; Gloucester Stage’s Billy Bishop
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 10, 2008

Crossword: ''12:11''

When ten-letter entries just aren't enough
By MATT JONES  |  February 13, 2008

Mitt’s pit bull

Flackdom rarely leads to fame. But Eric Fehrnstrom, the traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney, has already joined the pop-culture firmament.

Meet Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s teeth-baring press secretary

By ADAM REILLY  |  February 01, 2008

Raising Hill

Hillary Clinton took only two questions from the audience at the end of her 35-minute speech at the American Association of Retired Persons conference.
Hillary Clinton’s ‘aura of inevitability’ might hide her weaknesses — at least until the Republicans get their hands on her
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 12, 2007


Mitt’s thorny threesome

Whatever Mitt Romney is doing in a few years, he’ll always have the Summer of ’07.
How will a trio of new media developments affect the Romney presidential campaign?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 22, 2007

Mitt's equity army

The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007

Dark passage

As we grind collectively toward the Apocalypse, let us pause for a moment to salute the last-ditch efforts of the Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research.
Insemination, 12-hour tanning, and . . . modka
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 05, 2007

Crossword: ''Dissed List''

Deride, deride if you must
By MATT JONES  |  May 30, 2007

High time for high principles

Every now and then a case comes before the US Supreme Court that has as much entertainment value as constitutional significance.
Why the Supreme Court should back the bong guy
By EDITORIAL  |  March 21, 2007


Light sensitive

Shake the hand-sized, high-tech version of a Magic Eight Ball and the image breaks apart, then begins anew.
‘Picture Show’ at PRC, ‘The Green Line’ at Brickbottom, Matthew Ritchie and Jerry Saltz at BU
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 19, 2007

Toward a unifying theory of Mitt

“This is the book Mitt Romney didn’t want written," declares author Hugh Hewitt. Don't believe it.
Puff piece
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 14, 2007

Stars on snow

Anyone who’s spent a day skidding along the ice-plagued trails of a New England ski resort knows that the snow around here can be hard to love.
Some of the world’s best skiers and snowboarders got their starts on the mountains of New England
By KATE COHEN  |  November 09, 2006

From Mass hack to Romney conspirator

In the recent controversy over Mitt Romney’s alleged attempt to shake down Mormon business leaders for campaign money, Don Stirling’s name popped up.
Stirling performance
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 08, 2006

Crossword: 'You're not hired'

Application abominations
By MATT JONES  |  September 27, 2006


Film angel

Janet Gaynor was the first actress to win the Academy Award, and in her day — the late-silent and early-talkie eras — she was fantastically popular, especially in the 11 movies she made with the likable, curly-haired Charles Farrell.
Janet Gaynor at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 27, 2006

Call for justice

It took nothing short of death to awaken authorities to the grotesque — and probably criminal — endangerment of the public’s safety throughout the construction of the Big Dig.
An independent federal investigation is needed in the wake of the Big Dig disaster
By EDITORIAL  |  July 24, 2006

Housewives desperate for Mitt

The midyear campaign-finance reports are in, giving us a look at what Mitt Romney’s been getting from all those fundraising trips out of state.
Romney watch  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 19, 2006

Citizen arrest

When it comes to violent crime, Boston Mayor Tom Menino has some advice for his constituents: trust the police and help them do their jobs.
As we brace for a bloody summer, the Mayor misses two opportunities to build trust between the city and its police
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 24, 2006

Mitt can’t pull a JFK

Sorry, Mitt, but the JFK approach isn’t going to cut it.
The Mormon speech Mitt Romney needs to give
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 12, 2006


God's law

Besides its other contributions to pop culture, The Sopranos spawned a prime-time genre that might be called the “suburban-rebel soap.”
HBO’s lighthearted look at polygamy
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  March 10, 2006

Mediæval metalheads

The pleasures of the metalhead are elemental.
The Sword revive an ancient art
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 08, 2006

The “I” word

Greg Mitchell had a very nice piece in the trade magazine Editor & Publisher about how our mainstream media — an absolute disgrace throughout the Bush administration — is avoiding using the word “impeachment” concerning the Boy in the Bubble’s affro
Why is the mainstream media afraid of George W. Bush?
By  |  January 25, 2006