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Lock and load for gun control

It appears that Congress, in an epic fit of bloody-mindedness that reflects the nation's delusional subservience to the National Rifle Association's death cult, will fail to outlaw semiautomatic weapons and high-capacity ammo clips.

By EDITORIAL  |  January 18, 2013
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Freedom to attend school

... with or without fear.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  January 11, 2013

Picking the right targets

I'm a mother of a 7-year-old in grade school and a 20-year-old in college. School shootings get my attention like that of any other parent.
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 04, 2013
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Let's arm everyone!

It's an easy solution.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 28, 2012
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Can gun reform misfire?

If, in the wake of the mass killings in Newtown, Connecticut, Congress does not summon the will to vote to ban semiautomatic weapons with large-capacity clips, then the institution will have blood on its hands.

By EDITORIAL  |  December 28, 2012
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Does everyone feel safe?

Brainstorming on how to deter mass killings.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 21, 2012


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Did you see the new Batman movie?

Everyone else has.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  August 03, 2012
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Is shooting people causing you legal problems?

Self-defense doesn't end when their life does!
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  June 15, 2012
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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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On the road with the director of Bellflower

If you didn't think it was possible to get some stares from jaded onlookers here in the streets of Boston, you haven't been strapped into Medusa, a heavily modified '72 Buick Skylark equipped with a massive silver engine sprouting through its hood, a PA
Big wheels
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 09, 2011
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Review: Aurora

Long after such an insight might do any good, Viorel, the mopey, truculent antihero of this second film in Cristi Puiu's "Six Stories from the Outskirts of Bucharest" observes that the justice system does not comprehend the complexity of his relationshi
Deepening the mystery
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011


All Roads Lead to Nowhere: Monte Hellman at the Harvard Film Archive

All Roads Lead to Nowhere: Monte Hellman at the Harvard Film Archive


 Many of the best American directors of the last four decades, including Martin Scorsese, Francis Coppola, and Jonathan Demme, took lessons early on from what...
By Peter Keough  |  August 03, 2011
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Responses to tragedy

A lowly sheriff suggests to his community that maybe people should be nice to each other.
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By DAVID KISH  |  January 28, 2011
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. . . Just glad to see me?

Phillipe and Jorge's Plaxico Burress Award goes to State Representative Peter Petrarca who was charged Saturday night with illegally firing a gun outside Club Karma, of which he is part owner, in the ProHo district of Our Little Towne.
Bad karma; a Complex Christmas; the Darwin Awards; J.R. at City Hall
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 17, 2010
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Newton shooter aims to please

If a Jamaican bobsled team can qualify for the Winter Olympics, then certainly a gunslinger from liberal Newton has a fighting chance in a rigorous shootout below the Mason-Dixon Line.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 16, 2010
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Slap shot

Bogdan "Rudy" Rudenko, a minor-league hockey player who was most recently with the now-defunct Colorado Springs Gold Kings, has been arrested in connection with the Stallings, North Carolina, shooting of a friend and former teammate of his (some reports
Murder hits minor-league hockey. Plus, Chris Chelios gets whistled for DUI.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 22, 2010