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Marvel Comics’ untold story: Interview with Sean Howe

In Sean Howe’s masterful new book, hundreds of interviews with Marvel insiders yield an intriguing tale as gripping as any X-Men story arc.

By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 07, 2012
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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
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
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Review: Iron Man 2

Maybe I’m just relieved that it wasn’t in 3-D, or maybe actor Justin Theroux (frequent David Lynch collaborator and co-scripter of Tropic Thunder ) is just a better writer than the law firm of scribes that pasted together the original, but Jon Favreau’s
Stark alternatives
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010
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Stars, bars, and open arms

The first thing I noticed when pulling into the Preble Street parking lot on Back Cove for last Sunday’s open-carry firearm event, which had been organized to encourage Mainers to legally wear their guns in public, was the Confederate flag.
Flags + Guns Dept.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 30, 2010
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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


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Hulk sulk

After two hugely budgeted adaptations in five years, my biggest question about the Hulk remains: what’s with the pants?
The new version keeps his pants on
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 10, 2008
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Comics for Christ

Young Laurel Templeton spends her summer vacation “kidnapped by five cyborg flies and shrunk down to insect size so [she can] travel back in time with them to save the world from an evil spider.” You know, typical stuff.
Evangelicals are speaking in bubbles — and fighting God’s war on pop culture
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007
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Hero worship

The lesson of the Sci-Fi Channel’s Who Wants To Be a Superhero? might seem obvious.
In praise of Stan Lee’s reality-TV gem
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 12, 2007
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Sifting the trash heap

There’s an image in an old Warlock comic book by Jim Starlin that sums up a lot of the peculiar, shared pleasure of reading comics.
Things I love about the gold and the garbage in comics
By DOUGLAS WOLK  |  June 28, 2007
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Saint Smith

Indie-film icon Kevin Smith is, above all else, a religious man. WFNX's Keith Dakin interviews Kevin Smith (mp3) Back from rehab: Clerks II is just another sequel.   By Brett Michel
Getting laid and laying back
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 25, 2006


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Dashboard confessions

Twenty-three-year-old singer-songwriter Andrew Parker-Renga is still clawing his way through the struggles of a recent Berklee graduate. Andrew Parker-Renga, "I Hope Somebody's Watchin' Me" (mp3 via MySpace)
The story of Andrew Parker-Renga’s stories
By ADAM GOLD  |  July 11, 2006
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I Am Iron Man (Sorta)

Princeton, you can keep your Batman. (Frankly, his costume could use a little work, anyway.)
MIT’s most famous fictional alum, Tony Stark, has some real-life rivals
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  January 01, 1900