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How to Tweet forever!

... Even after you're dead.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  March 08, 2013
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Weeks after Aaron Swartz’s death, a friend takes action

Providence State Representative David Segal's 2010 Congressional campaign was a shoestring affair. It would not prevail.
Aftermath
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 01, 2013
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The human stain: life and death in Middletown

The New York Times dubbed Will Eno a “Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation.”

By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 22, 2013
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Review: Darksiders II

"Gentlemen, I'm not going to mince words. THQ is in trouble. We're bleeding cash, and we need a hit game to save our ass. I want you to tell me what you're going to do to make Darksiders II that game."
A tour of gaming tropes
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 07, 2012
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Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

One of the most assured debuts in years, Benh Zeitlin's folk tale is a portrait of the wonder and heartbreak that comes with being too young to understand what you experience.
Benh Zeitlin's folk tale
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  July 06, 2012
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Review: Your Sister's Sister

Seattle slacker Jack (Mark Duplass) has been beating himself up over his brother's death for a year, so his brother's ex-girlfriend (Emily Blunt) — who is also Jack's best friend— offers him her father's cabin in the San Juan Islands for the weekend to
Mumbled recriminations
By ANN LEWINSON  |  June 22, 2012


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Review: 5 Broken Cameras

Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, goes through five different cameras from 2005 to 2010, each one broken when the Israeli military or police assault him as he tries to record the ongoing turmoil.
Recording turmoil
By PEG ALOI  |  June 22, 2012

In post-drinking death, is anyone responsible?

Conflicting reports about why exactly Nathan Bihlmaier was asked to leave RiRa on the night of May 19 — whether he was drunk, whether he was behaving inappropriately toward another patron, or whether he stumbled over some musical equipment — leave quest
Summer in the City  
By CHELSEA COOK AND JEFF INGLIS  |  June 01, 2012
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Review: Where Do We Go Now?

Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's whimsical film about internecine slaughter has a tone problem from the very start: a group of widows engage in a goofy line dance while the voiceover narrator bewails the death toll of religious warfare.
Nadine Labaki's whimsical film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 25, 2012
Being Jewish In France

Review: Being Jewish in France

"A love affair gone sour," is how one of the writers quoted in director Yves Jeuland's documentary describes the Vichy collusion with the Nazis, which ended with thousands of French Jews rounded up by Gendarmes and shipped to death camps.
Yves Jeuland's documentary
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2012
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Good Theater wrestles with love and sin

There's only one major problem in the love between Adam (Rob Cameron), a sarcastic would-be teacher working in retail, and Luke (Joe Bearor), an aspiring young actor.
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By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 03, 2012


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You Me at Six | Sinners Never Sleep

Sinners Never Sleep is a transitional album, though such efforts rarely bode as well for the future as this does.
Virgin Records (2011)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  January 27, 2012
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Closing the book on the West Memphis Three

The Paradise Lost story began in 1993 with the discovery of the bodies of three West Memphis, Arkansas, children in a watery ditch, hogtied and mutilated. A confession led police to the arrest of three teenagers: Damon Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie
Between heaven and hell
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 06, 2012
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Review: We Bought A Zoo(1)

Matt Damon plays Mee, a journalist who decides that he and his daughter (a precocious Maggie Elizabeth Jones) and sullen teenage son (Colin Ford) need a new start after the death of his wife, so he spends his life savings on a house in the country.
Cameron Crowe's film version of Benjamin Mee's memoir
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 23, 2011
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Review: Inside Hana's Suitcase

When Fumiko Ishioka, the director of the Holocaust Education Centre in Tokyo, is given charge of a child's suitcase found in the rubble of Auschwitz — a rarity, as most such belongings were lost — it piques her interest. She and her students decide to f
Larry Weinstein's stirring documentary
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 11, 2011
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Review: Margaret

Kenneth Lonergan offers no resolutions in this complex and moving parable, unless it's the observation that the only resolutions in life are in art.
Unexpected situations
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011


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Review: Restless

Gus Van Sant's Restless follows a similar template to Jonathan Levin's 50/50 , with more precious results.
Death-obsessed teens in love
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: Killer Elite

First Point Blank and now Killer Elite — isn't there a copyright law about stealing the titles of a better movie? Gary McEndry's espionage thriller isn't bad, but it isn't Peckinpah; all the two films have in common are the title and lots of shootin
Narrative confusion
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Contagion

For all the death and panic, this is a relatively quiet film.
The Traffic of viral outbreak movies
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 16, 2011
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Shaping noise into extreme metal with Sewer Goddess

Sewer Goddess are gritty, grimy, and unpleasant listening, but a growing legion of gluttons flock to the band's audial punishment.
The grimy underground
By IAN DUNCAN-BROWN  |  August 26, 2011
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Review: Mysteries of Lisbon

Ruiz's gorgeous, painterly visuals are shot from startling angles and work alongside his precise, anarchic, and gleefully absurd narrative to evoke a heightened reality that plumbs the mysteries of life.
Raúl Ruiz's legacy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011


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Review: How to Live Forever

Take the most depressing movie imaginable, add The Golden Girls , multiply by Cocoon , and that's How To Live Forever .
Wexler mocks the "anti-aging marketplace"
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Final Destination 5

Are we dead yet? It would appear not, as the Final Destination franchise keeps slogging on, like a cross-country family road trip from hell (spoiler alert: somewhere around mile 600, Mom's going through the windshield).
3D splatter-fest
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  August 19, 2011
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Murdoch & Son

In little more than two weeks, Murdoch's News International (NI) division, the maker and breaker of British prime ministers, has been humbled, and — by extension — its US-based parent, News Corporation, humiliated.
A Scandal of Vatican Proportions
By PETER KADZIS  |  July 22, 2011
Podcast:  Chris Faraone on Digital Death

Podcast: Chris Faraone on Digital Death


This morning Chris Faraone of the Boston Phoenix talked about what happens to your digital life when you reach the afterlife. Read it in this...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 02, 2011
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The Death Set | Michel Poiccard

Michel Poiccard insists on having it all.
Counter (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  March 18, 2011


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First Debate for 2012?

While the national political media was distracted this week by a non-newsworthy semi-declaration of intent from Newt Gingrich, I was chasing down a more significant development: a rapidly escalating feud between two actual declared candidates for US pre
Dead Presidents
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  March 11, 2011
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Burzum | Fallen

Illegible as they are ubiquitous (anywhere a patch meets denim or a bored headbanger's head meets a study-hall desk), metal logos are the ultimate example of form over function.
Byelobog Productions (2011)
By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  March 11, 2011
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Eulogies | Tear the Fences Down

Given its origins, this could have been a morbid, self-indulgent exercise. Instead, it’s a fine indie-pop album.
Dangerbird Records (2011)
By NICK A. ZAINO III  |  February 04, 2011
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Death | Spiritual, Mental, Physical

Death's story is one of felicitous, accidental rebirth.
Drag City (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  January 21, 2011