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As he strode confidently to the podium to give his State of the State address, the governor surveyed the crowd with steely blue eyes set in a face just shy of being impossibly handsome because of an intriguing hint of cruelty.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 28, 2012

The fantasy (and reality) of Halloween costumery

We all wish we'd worn better costumes.
By KARL STEVENS  |  October 28, 2011

The Top Five Reasons You Should Be Upset You Are Not Going to Comic Con

Comic Con 2011 begins today in San Diego, as if every nerd were not already painfully (or joyfully, if attending) aware. Laser Orgy is here...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  July 21, 2011

Desk job

Phillipe and Jorge believe it was thoughtful during this holiday season for the US government to clue in the Great Unwashed on how to survive a possible nuclear bomb strike. Their message, as reported by the New York Times on December 15: "Do not flee
Duck and cover redux; the best Congress money can buy; the Cabrals to the rescue!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 24, 2010
Spider-Man musical already a big hit...with orthopedic surgeons

Spider-Man musical already a big hit...with orthopedic surgeons

 When we first caught wind of the soon to be premiered pop-culture monstrosity that is Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (a.k.a. Wherein U2 Scores an...
By Steve Miller  |  November 01, 2010

Photos: New England Comic Con 2010

New England Comic Con at the Hynes Convention Center on October 15-17, 2010.
New England Comic Con, at Hynes Convention Center | October 15-17, 2010
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  October 22, 2010

Dispatches from the 34th Montreal World Film Festival

Dispatches from the 34th Montreal World Film Festival

The 34th Montreal World Film Festival (August 26-September 6), proved most heartening for those of us anxious about the state of global cinema. I saw...
By Gerald Peary  |  September 06, 2010
Spider-Man musical to debut on Broadway

Spider-Man musical to debut on Broadway

If you were like me at 13 years old, you found yourself reading through old Spider-Man comics, wishing that some visionary stagesmith would turn the...
By Steve Miller  |  August 12, 2010
Fans want Donald Glover in the Spidey suit

Fans want Donald Glover in the Spidey suit

©2010 Steve Dressler.As director Marc Webb and screenwriter Alvin Sargent take Stan Lee's and Steve Ditko's beloved superhero story back to the drawing board (and...
By Andrew Cominelli  |  June 03, 2010

The Big Hurt: Broken bones and stripper poles

Only a few weeks ago, I was making fun of Aerosmith for their inability to present Aerosmith in their Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Presents Aerosmith tour.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 21, 2009

Our superheroes, ourselves

Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2008