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Review: The Good Guy

Writer/director Julio DePietro's first effort is every bit as obvious as it sounds, thudding from one symmetrically perfect cliché to another.
As much fun as chlamydia
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 05, 2010
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Interview: Damon Wayans

"Right now, my intent is not to offend. I just want to laugh. I want to suspend reality."
Getting silly again
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2010
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Review: He's Just Not That Into You

And why isn't he? Could it be because you're needy, nagging, and possibly psychotic?
Reduces both men and women to shrill stereotypes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 04, 2009
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Party like it's 1999

Just because you puked a lung on New Year's Eve doesn't mean you can't plan another five-alarm rager this month.
How to throw a wicked pisser goodbye Bush/HellObama bash
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008
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Who Says Jim Gaffigan Isn't Sexy?

Jim Gaffigan dubbed his latest traveling venture "The Sexy Tour," and he's bringing it to Boston this weekend.
Oops. We did.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 19, 2008
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Sexual Politics

Duchovny, now 48 and with a nearly complete doctorate from Yale in English lit, says he is back in rehab for sex addiction.  
Everybody wants some, but women don’t call it an illness
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  October 09, 2008


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The good news

When David Alan Grier promises that he’s “filling TV’s black hole” with his chocolate flavor, you know it’s gonna be good.  
David Alan Grier fills "TV's black hole" with Chocolate News
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008
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Jem | Down to Earth

The songs broadcast their emotional content — anxiety, melancholy, resilience — with a straightforwardness you rarely hear outside children’s music.
ATO (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 23, 2008
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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Like Sex and the City: The Movie, Sanaa Hamri’s continuation of the journey of a pair of jeans that magically fit four girls of disparate genes feels tailored for the small screen.
Disjointed, sketchy, and saccharine
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 05, 2008
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Where has all the Gonzo gone?

On top of everything else they’ve blighted over their awful eight-year reign, the Bushies did this: they killed Hunter S. Thompson.
In the first presidential election since the death of Hunter S. Thompson, we finally realize what we've lost
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 23, 2008
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Socks appeal

Rico swaggers down the aisle of the Art House Theatre in Provincetown, oozing confidence and brazenly flirting with the cheering women who’ve claimed every available seat for the sold-out show.
Drag kings flip the script on gender impersonation. We go undercover to get to the meat of the matter.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 09, 2008


Eco-booze, eco-buzz

Why drink organic booze? There might be a practical reason: fewer, or less-aggressive, hangovers.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2008
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Skipping gaily down the aisle

Enough about political justice; bring on the celebrity weddings!
The ultimate gay-celebrity wedding planner
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008
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Sex and the City: The Movie

What can I tell you about this eagerly awaited film sequel to the 1998–2004 HBO hit that doesn’t involve giving away the story?
Can the hit-and-run half-hour TV format manage to stretch out to 135 minutes without resorting to obvious lessons about love and forgiveness?
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2008
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Lipstick bungle

It’s impossible to discuss Lipstick   Jungle  without making comparisons to Sex and the City.
The Candace Bushnell-based series is no better than a cheap knock-off
By ELLEE DEAN  |  February 11, 2008

Puppet government

When Stephen Colbert threw his hat into the presidential ring — before South Carolina threw it back — he was embarking on a remarkably recurrent pop-culture event.
Four-score-or-so years ago, Will Rogers began a comedic political tradition
By DAVID BIANCULLI  |  November 14, 2007


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Cheer on the cheap

Having such a bursting social calendar requires being armed, in the words of Hunter S. Thompson, to the teeth.
A guide to seasonal imbibing
By TODD RICHARD  |  November 14, 2007
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Faux and Fabulous

Lane seems forever a child of the ’60s: psychedelia, India, and all that.
Kenneth Jay Lane’s classy costume jewelry at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  October 30, 2007
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Brit wits

Nick Hornby’s new novel is about a boy. Not About a Boy . Irvine Welsh’s new short story collection is filthy. Not Filth .
As Nick Hornby and Irvine Welsh face 50, two of Brit Lit’s standard-bearers stare down middle age in very different ways  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2007
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Pop goes to war

Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 25, 2007
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Gay old time

Many people take for granted that the divide between gay culture and mainstream culture is as thin as the latex of an expensive condom.
Ten moments when the mainstream assimilated gay culture and made it its own
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  May 30, 2007


Dick for a day

I don't consider myself very girlie.
Arcades, sports bars, cigar bars, and strip clubs: for two intrepid female reporters, it’s all in the name of research  
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  May 17, 2007
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Love and death

“Classic Balanchine” as opposed to . . . “Jazz Balanchine”? “Porno Balanchine”? What was the alternative?
Boston Ballet's "Classic Balanchine" has all the basics
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 09, 2007

Sticking with it

One day in the fall of 2003, Ron McLarty was driving along in Arizona when he got a phone call and was told to pull over.
After 10 unpublished novels, some kind words from Stephen King make a difference
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 17, 2007
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Bebe’s back

“Remember what you used to do before there were computers?” Bebe Buell asks. “Start living your life like that again.”
And she wants to know if you’re ready to rock
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 13, 2006
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Crossword: 'Not so great'


Water you looking at?
By MATT JONES  |  August 02, 2006


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The Ninth Annual Muzzle Awards

Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, our political culture has been warped beyond recognition.
Our annual New England roundup of those who undermined freedom of speech and civil liberties. But first, a word about George W. Bush.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 04, 2006
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ID Check: Chelsea Spear

Chelsea Spear grew up in Medford, back when it was strictly a working-class enclave known largely for “big hair, Spandex, and KISS-108,” so she understands the injuries of class.
The no-talkies
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 07, 2006
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Fear and loathing in Boston

I'm breaking from my normal tone to address a recent Boston Globe article that still has me steaming.
A rant on urban safety
By JEANNIE GREELEY  |  March 30, 2006

Money talks

Talking about money may be gauche, but it also is one of the killer topics in any relationship.
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By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  February 16, 2006