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Avoiding the issues

Governor Paul LePage's "Gestapo" mess has largely subsided, but ripples remain — among them key insights into the squeamishness of Maine journalists, and the information thereby denied to the people of the Pine Tree State.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 27, 2012
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Review: Free Men

In a little known footnote to the Holocaust, the head of the Paris mosque, Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit, helped many Jews escape the Nazis.
Solidarity and mistrust in war-time Paris
By  |  March 17, 2012

Apple loses its cool

Sheez, they’re getting awfully touchy out in Cupertino.
Once the underdog cult darling battling the evil empire, Apple is fighting an image problem — and critics, who say it’s betrayed the digital revolution
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  May 14, 2010

Review: Flame and Citron

The two Danish Resistance fighters of the title ( Flammen og Citronen in the Danish original) don't have nearly as much fun killing Nazis as do Quentin Tarantino's Basterds.
Scandanavian Nazi-assassin film gets a bit bogged down
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 04, 2009

Hot Nazi beach reads

Nazis aren't blitzing just the movie screens this year, though — they're also invading the bookstores, with battalions of novels and non-fiction tomes published or upcoming.
The new wave of Reich books: pop genres, good Germans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 21, 2009

Conscientious objectors

How do people become fanatics? When does individual conscience take a stand?  
Two films on being fanatic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 27, 2008

Don't expect too much

"We think we will be paid. We think we will be paid in full."
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 12, 2008

A child of Hitler

This article originally appeared in the February 1, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Growing up in the Third Reich (a memoir)

By ALFONS HECK  |  January 30, 2008

Loving abuse

Oh, the holidays.
No one can be ruder than your family, and the holidays provide the perfect stage for the kindest cuts of all
By KARA BASKIN  |  December 10, 2007

Ordure in the court

“He couldn’t be a terrorist, living in a cellar and eating canned food,” says a perceptive friend of the notorious French attorney Jacques Vergès.
Barbet Schroeder’s L’avocat de la terreur
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 06, 2007

Secrets and spies

Paul Verhoeven has made a brilliant study of the origins and consequences of Fascism. That film, of course, is Starship Troopers.
Black Book ’s mismatched conventions
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 11, 2007


Only in The Movies

The Movies , released by Activision in late 2005, is a video game that lays out a simple, beautiful tool set that empowers its players to create their own films.
A virtual movie studio gives hope to gamers who really want to direct
By IAN MAISEL  |  August 11, 2006

Out of the shadows

Jean-Pierre Melville's L’armée des ombres was dismissed and forgotten and only now is receiving US release.
Jean-Pierre Melville’s rediscovered gem
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 14, 2006

Sophie Scholl: Die Letzten Tage|Sophie Scholl: The Last Days

Germans dealing with the Nazi period have to excavate for local heroes who opposed Hitler’s regime in a forthright, courageous way.
Talky Oscar nominee inferior to other films on the subject
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 10, 2006