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When I interviewed for a job as a reporter at the Providence Journal in early 2007, there was still a whiff of innovation about the place.
Why the paper is falling apart — and how to bring it back
| November 30, 2012
Review: The Paperboy
A Russ Meyer roughie meets The Help in Lee Daniels's lurid follow-up to Precious , in which a paperboy (Zac Efron) gets promoted to driver when his brother Wade (Matthew McConaughey), a Miami Times investigative reporter, returns home to exonerate a
| October 12, 2012
Review: The Newsroom
The Newsroom is a dose of concentrated Sorkin, by turns maddening and exhilarating.
All in the family: Sorkin does Sorkin in 'The Newsroom'
| June 22, 2012
Review: Safety Not Guaranteed
For a generation weary of Zooey Deschanel's manic pixie and of staring down a future of student loans and dreary internships, Aubrey Plaza, the deadpan alt-comic who could have stepped out of the pages of Ghost World, may be the next dream girl.
An act of nostalgia
| June 15, 2012
Review: Big Miracle
Taking a tip from the oil industry, Hollywood has started exploiting Alaska. Following in the tracks of The Grey is Ken Kwapis's take on a true story from 1988 about an effort to save gray whales trapped in the Arctic ice. Surprisingly, the film offer
Ken Kwapis's take on a true story from 1988
| February 03, 2012
Review: The Rum Diary
It's neat seeing Depp, more than a decade after his balding Raoul Duke in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , as the younger Hunter S. Thompson, softening mannerisms later made brittle with cocaine, even if the performance is all surface.
Depp as the younger Hunter S. Thompson
| October 28, 2011
Truth, not falsity
Here are some of the documentaries you can expect to see in Maine this year.
Keep your eyes peeled for these docos
| March 04, 2009
Brogan takes on teens, social networking in Teaser
Former Providence Journal reporter Jan Brogan is out with her fourth mystery, Teaser .
| January 28, 2009
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