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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
| November 09, 2012
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
| July 27, 2012
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.
| June 01, 2012
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
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
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...
| January 17, 2012
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
| January 06, 2012
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
| October 28, 2011
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
| September 30, 2011
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
| September 30, 2011
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
| September 23, 2011
"What do you know about 9/11?"
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| September 09, 2011
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
| September 02, 2011
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
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 22, 2011
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
| 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.
| April 01, 2011
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
| February 18, 2011
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
| February 04, 2009
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