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Dear Agents of the Central Agency of Blackness — Maine Division ...
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 07, 2012
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The big loser: Race relations

As I write this column, we are literally in the final stretches of the 2012 presidential election and it seems to be a dead heat.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 09, 2012
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Review: Men In Black 3

Griffin (Michael Stuhlbarg), a fifth dimensional alien, can see the infinite possibilities each moment possesses and the infinite contingencies that caused it to happen.
Infinite possiblities
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 25, 2012
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Review: Jonah Hex

Think Will Smith’s Wild Wild West killed the Western?
Disfigured antihero shacks up with a prostitute
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 25, 2010
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Review: The Karate Kid (2010)

What happens when Will Smith wants a franchise for his boy.
Shouldn't it be "The Kung Fu Kid"?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 11, 2010

Crossword: ''Smoothie Mix''

Add these acts together and blend
Add these acts together and blend
By MATT JONES  |  June 04, 2010


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Pressing Obama for an answer

Convicted murderer Darrell Jones has accomplished more in the worlds of media, entertainment, and activism from behind bars over the past 25 years than most free people do in a lifetime.
Inside Job Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 28, 2010
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Terry McMillan brings her groove to Providence

Terry McMillan, best known for her blockbuster novels Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back , made a quick stop in South Providence the other day to raise money for the Community Preparatory School and talk shop — with 10-year-olds.
Visitations
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 30, 2010
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Fela Kuti | The ’69 L.A. Sessions

Amiri Baraka put it best in his poem "In the Funk World": "If Elvis Presley is King/Who is James Brown, God?" So, by that logic, is Fela Anikulapo Kuti higher than or equal to God?
Knitting Factory (2010)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  February 12, 2010
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Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day

When I reviewed the original Army of Two , I found myself in the unfamiliar position of being the guy who liked something everybody else hated (as opposed the guy who hated something everybody else liked).
One step forward, but Army of Two steps back
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 29, 2010
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Good Fela! beats Nigerian drum

Riddle this: what's more unlikely than the fact that the current toast of Broadway is a musical about a Nigerian agitprop pop singer, or that it owes its existence to a Caucasian commodities trader from New England?
Boston and Broadway
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 11, 2009


New York City Theater Dispatch: Jay-Z and Will Smith present Fela! on Broadway


 Me: “Are we allowed to bring drinks into the theater?”Bartender: “Yeah - they want everyone to find the right mood (chuckles).”  Me: “Is there a...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 30, 2009

Crossword: ''Mixed reviews''

From your anagraming film critic
From your anagraming film critic
By MATT JONES  |  October 23, 2009
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Review: Seven Pounds


A gimmicky tale annoyingly told
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  December 16, 2008
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13 shots to the dome

What to do with LL Cool J?
The 10 hours and 29 minutes of LL Cool J’s career
By RICHARD BECK  |  September 02, 2008

What a break

A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008


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Hancock

Director Peter Berg’s latest, which suffers from a major identity crisis, could be the biggest test of Smith’s ability to open a summer “tent-pole” picture since 1999’s The Wild Wild West .
Comedy or existential drama?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 01, 2008

Winning losers

Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 07, 2008
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Last man standing

In his 1954 novel I Am Legend , Richard Matheson conjured up a terrifying scenario: a man-made plague has killed most of humanity.
Once a cautionary tale about human folly, has the doomsday myth become just more fun and games?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007
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Legend of the last

They all start the same way.
It all comes down to Will power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 12, 2007

Crossword: ''Why the face?''


And why does it never change?
By MATT JONES  |  September 19, 2007


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The Pursuit of Happyness

Not what you’d expect given the title or star Will Smith’s wholesome persona — no, not at all. Watch the trailer for The Pursuit of Happyness  (QuickTime)
 A career-capping performance for Smith
By TOM MEEK  |  February 20, 2007

Babel rousers

It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
Oscar opts for liberal gilt
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007
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Elemental

The unusual title — Open for Dancing — for Island Moving Co.’s five-day fall dance festival comes from several sources.
Island Moving Co. out in the Open  
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 19, 2006
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Get heavy with it

It’s a late weeknight and I’m washing dishes in the kitchen when I hear my wife’s voice from down the hall: “Come look at this!” Wicked Wisdom perform "Something Inside of Me" on The Late Show with David Letterman (YouTube)
Down and dirty with Mrs. Smith
By JON GARELICK  |  August 10, 2006
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Hail to the thieves

There’s a not-so-small quadrant of the World Wide Web that has been going bananas since Radiohead kicked off their spring/summer tour on May 6 in Copenhagen.
Finding new Radiohead on the web
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 31, 2006


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Guru's guru

When the Roxbury-born rapper Guru passed away April 19 in a hospital bed — succumbing to cancer at the age of 48 — the internationally renowned musician had not seen most of his lifelong friends and relatives in seven years.
How a mysterious Svengali dominated the final days of the Boston-born hip-hop and jazz superstar
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 1900