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Review: Head Games

Legendary documentarian Steve James ( Hoop Dreams ) again turns his camera on the dark side of America's obsession with sports, this time looking at the rash of suicides and dementia linked to concussions.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 05, 2012

Bad news, Corrections

As a senior citizen, a long-time reader of the Boston Phoenix , and an African-American, I found the title of your September 16 Back Talk, " Hood Dreams ," to be inappropriate, in bad taste, and misleading.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editor, October 7, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 07, 2011

Steve James goes back to Chicago

It would be wrong to say that Steve James produced the best documentary of all time and didn't look back.
Hood dreams
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 16, 2011

Review: The Interrupters

Suburban conservatives notwithstanding, there will be tears shed over this deep look at Chicago's grisliest streets and the benevolent soldiers who fight to keep them safe.
Chicago's grisliest streets
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 16, 2011

Rocket Science

Blitz knows his adolescent cruelty and his adult misbehavior, and he details them with barbed wit and compassion.
An authentic script on teen angst
By TOM MEEK  |  August 15, 2007