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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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


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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
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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
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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