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Servants of the rich

Jeff Faux's new book, The Servant Economy , doesn't exactly bubble with Hope — that politically abused and worn-out word.
That’s our future — unless we change direction
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 09, 2012
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Review: Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Takashi Miike seems to be single-handedly bringing the samurai movie back to its former glory; first with 13 Assassins , and now this gripping remake of Kobayashi’s classic attack on the honor code within the samurai class.
Takashi Miike brings back samurai movies
By MILES BOWE  |  July 27, 2012
Review: Diablo 3

Review: Diablo 3(1)

Where is your copy of Diablo 3 ? It's not on your computer. It never will be. It is in the cloud, with all its virtual spoils streaming live over the Internet.
Always on
By MADDY MYERS  |  June 01, 2012
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Review: In Darkness

Polish director Agnieszka Holland's Oscar-nominated story about a wastrel named Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz), who hid the Jews of Lvov from the Nazis by concealing them in the sewers, has an anguished and feral intensity.
Agnieszka Holland's Oscar-nominated story
By PATRICK Z. McGAVIN  |  March 02, 2012
Class of 2012: Rule give us a tease, Camden release a record, and Young London and Caleb Groh hit Cambridge

Class of 2012: Rule give us a tease, Camden release a record, and Young London and Caleb Groh hit Cambridge


Whole lotta CLASS OF 2012 action on this cold, snowy Tuesday afternoon in Boston. In the video clip below, RULE take us on a sneaky...
By Michael Marotta  |  January 17, 2012
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Review: Pariah

Compared to the non-stop trauma of Precious , or even Gun Hill Road , Dee Rees's first feature plays like an episode of The Cosby Show .
Dee Rees's first feature
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 06, 2012


Faire in Love

Review: All's Faire In Love

It seems that before actually performing in a Renaissance Faire, actors first have to appear in a movie about one.
Scott Marshall's Renn Faire stinker
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

In the era when the Black Panther Party was its most powerful and off-the-pig-threatening and separatist, there was little interest in even conversing with whitey, unless whitey was from somewhere other than the ultra-racist USA.
A collage of privileged documentary moments
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: Girlfriend

One night Evan's mother (Amanda Plummer) asks him to make a wish. He says he wants a girlfriend, and his wish comes true, but at a cost.
Concerned only with the truth
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011
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Obama’s jobs plan is a step in the right direction

President Barack Obama's September 8 speech outlining his new jobs program — and the tax policies needed to finance it — was a sign of hope.
Notes on class warfare
By EDITORIAL  |  September 23, 2011
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Teaching 9/11

"What do you know about 9/11?"
Textbook Tragedy
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  September 09, 2011


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Review: A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Like cheap knockoffs of designer goods, Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck's excruciating comedy bears a superficial resemblance to the pricey originals it imitates.
Gross and unfunny
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 02, 2011
Boston Convention Center - Urban League

With the Urban League conference coming next week, Boston's movers and shakers are scrambling to project a progressive racial image

After years of trying to convince groups with large minority membership that the Hub is now a welcoming, friendly destination for African-Americans, this is the first big organization to test the theory.
Showtime for New Boston
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 22, 2011
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Review: Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival marks a decade

For 10 years now, Acorn Productions has provided an annual platform for both new and established Maine playwrights to see their work enacted by live bodies under hot lights.
Ten new plays
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 22, 2011

Class (warfare) is in session

In case you haven't heard yet, the US Census Bureau just announced its findings from the 2010 Census, and even a small state like ours saw a noticeable darkening of the population.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 01, 2011
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Review: The Housemaid

In Kim Ki-young's 1960 original, one of the all-time South Korean classics, the title housemaid was a psychopathic femme fatale wrecking the lives of her employers, a composer and his hard-working wife
Korean remake fuses art and soft-core thrills in steamy class drama
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 18, 2011


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Review: The Class

Bégaudeau is a real-life teacher who penned a memoir, Entre les murs (the film’s original French title), about his time in the classroom.
Learning curve, part II
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 04, 2009