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Hanna Rosin's 'Men'

Hanna Rosin's anachronistic and jumbled The End of Men: And the Rise of Women is exactly what you'd expect.

By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  October 05, 2012
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Review: Girlfriend Boyfriend

Politics, love, and friendship collide in director Ya-Che Yang's Girlfriend Boyfriend , a love story spanning almost 30 years of Taiwanese history.
Ya-Che Yang's love story
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  August 03, 2012
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Review: Pariah

Compared to the non-stop trauma of Precious , or even Gun Hill Road , Dee Rees's first feature plays like an episode of The Cosby Show .
Dee Rees's first feature
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 06, 2012
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Spot the winterized queer!

It's winter-time.
Out in Maine
By KATIE DIAMOND  |  December 16, 2011

Remembering victims of transphobia

On Sunday, shortly after dark, a small crowd will gather in the chill of Monument Square for the Portland version of a vigil happening all over the world: the 13th annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Several speakers — some trans, some allied — will a
In Memoriam
By LISA BUNKER  |  November 18, 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.
Health Dept.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 11, 2011


Trans explosion

When a social movement gets its own high-profile celebrity poster child, you know it must be hot.
Personal narratives drive social change, and vice versa
By LISA BUNKER  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: Weekend

This appealing gay-themed drama, written and directed with intelligence by Andrew Haigh, is a British cousin to the American mumblecore movement, as two twentysomething guys meet, have sex, talk, have more sex, have much more chat, and get closer and cl
Gay-themed drama
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 14, 2011
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Jokes and the unconscious spar in Hysteria

We're given the Freudian slip early on in Hysteria, or Fragments of an Analysis of an Obsessional Neurosis - and it comes with several other silky undergarments summarily discarded by a nubile visitor to the London study of the Father of Modern Psychoana
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By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 14, 2011
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Jenny Holzer's projections remake buildings

Jenny Holzer is not an architect, but in 2004, when she projected those words onto the stone facade of the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan's Times Square, the historic building acquired a character it had never before seen.
Big words
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 03, 2010
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Grin and bear it

If you thought you knew how to spot a bear, think again. Derek Jackson's 10 fabric portraits may have made the definition a little fuzzier.
Derek Jackson's portraits of gay men
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 25, 2010


Getting to know you

I understand from a friend of mine that you can tell if a man has recently had sex by checking his testicles. What's the deal with this?
 Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  June 18, 2010
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Review: Trash Humpers

A gang of elderly morons have sex with garbage. What more can I say about Trash Humpers ?
Harmony Korine: older enfant terrible , or just plain old terrible?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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Temptation: Some Like It Hot

Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010
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Temptation: Some Like It Hot

Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010
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Review: Children Of God

Nobody in the Bahamas of Kareem Mortimer’s uneven debut feature seems comfortable with his or her sexuality.
Fear and loathing in the Bahamas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010


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Review: Plan B

In this nuanced moral tale from Argentine director Marco Berger, Bruno is jealous of his ex-girlfriend’s new beau, Pablo, and he’s out to thwart the relationship.
The B is for bisexual
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010
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Harvard virginity conference pops its cherry

At what moment are you no longer a virgin? When you get a blowjob? Give one? Give 30 ? When someone fingers you? Oral sex? Anal sex? Enjoyment? Orgasm?
Roe v. Wait Dept.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 07, 2010

Cover the boobs; leave the guns at home

Spring has barely started, and I was expecting a few of the usual seasonal assaults to the eyeballs.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 30, 2010

Bully pulpit

While I understand, appreciate, and respect the First Amendment and our right to speak freely, in the case of bullying, Harvey Silverglate makes a dangerous assumption that “civilized people, even teenagers can intuit the difference between protected spe
Letters to the Boston editor, April 23, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 23, 2010
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Review: The Freebie

As can be seen in the opening bliss montage, these two almost disgustingly in love with each other: they hug, kiss, tickle toes, do crossword puzzles — everything, it seems, except have sex.
R eveals lifetimes of intimacy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010


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Review: Our Family Wedding

Mock high jinks ensue when an interracial couple (America Ferrera and Lance Gross) travel home to inform their families of their engagement.
Milks the unfunny from any and all black and Latino stereotypes
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 19, 2010
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Review: Our Family Wedding

Mock high jinks ensue when an interracial couple (America Ferrera and Lance Gross) travel home to inform their families of their engagement.
Milks the unfunny from any and all black and Latino stereotypes
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 19, 2010
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The quest for the ultimate female orgasm

Let's talk about the female orgasm, and how for some women, it can be difficult to come by.
How far will women go for an orgasm?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2010
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Flashback: Love is the Drug

When the government cast the fisheye over aphrodisiacs a few weeks ago, it sent the hopes of countless philophiles into the deep freeze. Well, I've read the summary report of the US Food and Drug Administration denouncing over-the-counter love drugs as

By BROOKE GLADSTONE  |  March 19, 2010
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Review: Cop Out

Directing has never been Kevin Smith's strong suit ...
More like strike out
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 05, 2010


Eine kleine Nachtbukkake

My boyfriend of nine years is being a little difficult ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 26, 2010
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Eric Rohmer 1920 - 2010

No other filmmaker mined precisely the same territory as the French director Eric Rohmer, who died Monday at the age of 89.
In Memoriam
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 15, 2010
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Mad Men on Mass Ave

We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009
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Oscar-baitin'!

A special kid overcomes prejudice and virginity
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  November 13, 2009