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Call of Doodie
A marine writing in the Wall Street Journal opposes women in combat because ... men take poops.
| February 01, 2013
Review: Spec Ops: The Line
The recent release Spec Ops: The Line is as generic as its name — a competent, intermittently slick third-person shooter whose combat setpieces hold zero surprises for even the novice player.
| July 20, 2012
Andrei Zvyagintsev's film, a Special Jury Prize winner at Cannes 2011, becomes more than a domestic melodrama: a grim, effective allegory of the daily whirl in Putinland.
| June 01, 2012
A decade of turmoil
9/11 has become such a given — such a fixed star in American culture and politics — that as the tenth anniversary approached, it was easy to imagine we had somehow come to terms with the attacks.
Rhode Island’s brightest minds on where we are now
| September 09, 2011
Cicilline on the hot seat
It's been a brutal couple of months for Providence mayor-turned-freshman Congressman David Cicilline.
But he's not cooked yet
| April 29, 2011
Review: Battle: Los Angeles
This alien-invasion thriller feels like something Jerry Bruckheimer might whip up if the Army asked him to take on its "Be All That You Can Be" campaign.
Jerry Bruckheimer's version of a "Be All You Can Be" PSA
| March 18, 2011
Review: A Marine's Guide to Fishing
On the one-year anniversary of a life-changing incident on a foreign battleground, a Marine (Matthew Pennington) begins to take up his old life again.
A snapshot of a returned veteran's life
| March 11, 2011
Going Gaga for gay rights
Maine became a gay-rights battleground again this week, complete with junior-high-style political maneuvering and pop-culture madness.
| September 24, 2010
Pop goes to war
Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
| July 25, 2007
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