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The Irish playwright Brendan Behan, known for his plays The Hostage and The Quare Fellow and for his memoir Borstal Boy, was a raucous, charismatic, hard-drinking Irish Republican who began to write after he got out of prison for shooting at Engl
| October 05, 2012
Review: The Devil Inside
William Brent Bell's film opens with a disclaimer that "the Vatican does not endorse this movie." No kidding — the Catholic Church isn't exactly known for its sense of humor.
William Brent Bell's limp mockumentary
| January 13, 2012
Director Steve McQueen has only made two films, but in them he explores two extremes of human experience.
Fassbender is a winner in the Shame game
| December 09, 2011
Tampa re-emerging as a death-metal hotbed
People up here in the Northeast normally associate Tampa, Florida, with balmy beaches and snowbirds. But look beyond the sands and the area is the perfect grindcore dystopia: boulevards flanked by miles of strip sprawl cut across a lattice of low-slung
| August 26, 2011
Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing
In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
| August 26, 2011
A friend in need
For the last 15 years, Aliza Shapiro has been the heart and brains of Truth Serum Productions, the rabble-rousing outfit behind the irreverent TraniWreck cabaret.
Community comes together to support Aliza Shapiro
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| August 05, 2011
With Going Out in Style, Dropkick Murphys remain Boston's most treasured punk success
Dropkick Murphys are the best tourist trap in this city. Maybe in any city. Maybe in the world.
The tightest ship in the business.
| February 25, 2011
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