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The Secret Life of Bees

A throwback, coming-of-age film
The real heroine is Dakota Fanning, an actress capable of conveying guilt, nerves, and idealism all at once.  
By: JENNY HALPER  |  October 16, 2008


Priorities, rediscovered

In her first book, actress Debra Winger focuses on home, not Hollywood
Instead of checking into rehab, the actress spoke her mind.
By: JENNY HALPER  |  June 19, 2008


No Reservations

Author John Burnham Schwartz on adapting his novel, Reservation Road
Rage itself becomes a monster.
By: JENNY HALPER  |  October 18, 2007


Fierce People

Poor city-kid meet plain ridiculous
Griffin Dunne’s 2005 film is like The Great Gatsby with Jay as an old coot whose grandchildren attack the help with spears.
By: JENNY HALPER  |  September 19, 2007


Talking to Himself

Alan Alda talks to us about his new memoir and what it means to live a successful life  
There’s a scene in Alan Alda’s new memoir  that’s hard to forget: Hawkeye, age eleven, shooting terminally ill rabbits to a bloody, dusty death.
By: JENNY HALPER  |  September 07, 2007


The kids are not all right

The authors of Restless Virgins talk about the underbelly of teen culture at Milton Academy
If you lived in Massachusetts you heard about it.
By: JENNY HALPER  |  August 31, 2007


Open-air entrepreneurs

Street vendors in Boston come with the sun
Where are all the street vendors?
By: JENNY HALPER  |  June 21, 2007
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