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Are we voting at the box office?

The accompanying chart classifies various big budget releases over the past 15 months according to their political leanings based on my interpretation of the film.
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By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 24, 2012
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The Hollywood blockbuster guide to the politics of patriotism

Patriotism may be the last resort of the scoundrel, but lately it's proven a hot property in Hollywood.
Red, white, and blue screens
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 24, 2012
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Back to the Future + It's in the Cards (NSFW)

I'm a lifelong music fan and DJ (radio and club) and I have to admit I feel like Daniel Brockman's blog post (see "The Problem with the Future of Music: Amanda Palmer and the rise of the music biz Super PAC," thePhoenix.com, May 3) has been beamed in fr
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, June 1, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 01, 2012
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Spoiler alert

I took issue with the final statement of Peter Keough's review of The Avengers ("Awkward First Steps," Arts & Entertainment, May 4) — with his dismissal of Agent Phil Coulson's death as not "compelling" enough to rally a group of heroes into action.
Letters to the Boston editors, May 18, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: Marvel's The Avengers

Even for a hard-ass like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the ultra-secret S.H.I.E.L.D agency, getting a billionaire genius in a metal suit, a scientist with a bad temper, a cryogenically preserved WWII warrior, a Norse god, and two secret agents
Awkward first steps
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 04, 2012

On racelifting

Of all the groups of people from among the wide array of demographics to choose from, I never expected the world of nerd-dom to generate my eleventh-hour inspiration for a column topic, much less one about ingrained racism in society.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 27, 2012


Russian protesters can use your help

Back on February 21, Pussy Riot, a group of Russian artist-activists, staged a "punk prayer" to the Virgin Mary, dancing, singing, and chanting at the altar of Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral, in an effort to promote human rights in Russia, which
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By CHRIS STIEGLER  |  April 27, 2012
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The blockbusters bloom early in 2012

In keeping with the winter that never was, summer comes early this year — on movie screens, at least, if not meteorologically — with the big blockbusters that usually wait until Memorial Day now appearing in March.
Springboard to summer
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 02, 2012
Avengers at T.T. the Bear's

Avengers at T.T. the Bear's


First-wave Bay Area punk band the Avengers recorded just three songs and played roughly a hundred shows between their prodigious start as teenagers in 1977...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010
Avengers at AS220

Avengers at AS220


Penelope Houston was on the front lines of West Coast punk, screeching through the rudimentary but riotous sounds of the San Francisco's Avengers while sharing...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2010