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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BOSTON’S FILM PROGRAMMERS

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As it turns out, there’s an art and a business behind film curation—selecting what plays when, acquiring prints in a preferred format, publicizing screenings, and attracting the right audiences for unique movie nights you won’t find at suburban cinemas. Continue reading

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STREAMS: 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS + CITIZEN RUTH

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The trouble with declaring “A plague o’ both your houses” while debating politics is that it conveniently absolves the supposedly enlightened person from needing to have an opinion. Continue reading

Arts 

INTERVIEW: NICK CAVE

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On Rodney King, Trayvon Martin, and what comes next Continue reading

Arts 

BLUNT TRUTH: DEEK DIEDRICKSEN’S LITTLE BOXES AREN’T MADE OF TICKY TACKY

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Almost a decade ago, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen was the local rock radio jock who I could always count on to support local pot reform … I caught up with my old friend to ask about his meteoric career change. Continue reading

Film 

REEL TALK: SENSITIVE NAZIS

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Kadelbach’s work has also drawn international controversy for sympathizing with these young characters who, despite their growing distaste for Nazi oppression, are pretty much still, you know, Nazis. Continue reading

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STREAMING CORNER OF SHAME: THE SEASONING HOUSE + ALYCE KILLS

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There’s a thin line between depicting brutality in an honest way, and torture porn. Continue reading