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Community’s state of play
By the time you read this, NBC's brilliant, neglected stepchild of a sitcom will back on the air, having survived its creator's firing, various scheduling debacles, and the epic flouncing-off of Chevy Chase.
| February 05, 2013
Beauty and the geek
Geek is now chic, and the Internet is filled with female makeup artists who draw inspiration from superhero comics, video games, and science fiction.
| November 08, 2012
Killing with kindness: Why the Death With Dignity Act endangers people with disabilities
I think my opinions about doctor-assisted suicide crystallized the night Mike — my wheelchair-using, ventilator-breathing boyfriend — choked on pineapple juice, passed out, and died.
| November 05, 2012
The Joy of Smut
The porn here is explicit, character-driven, and polymorphically perverse.
| October 17, 2012
Celebrating Roman Totenberg
When not reporting on the Supreme Court for NPR, Nina Totenberg has spent the last few months working with her two sisters to plan a memorial for her father, Roman.
| October 09, 2012
Junot Díaz: down and dirty
Pulitzer alum and MIT prof Junot Díaz's new book, This Is How You Lose Her , follows his alter ego Yunior to Boston, where he gets yelled at by racists and rejected by women.
| September 21, 2012
The immortal life of Harvey Pekar
A comics legend’s posthumous abundance
So here's our man, gone these two years and still putting out work.
| August 29, 2012
We need to talk about Hans Rickheit
I want to have sex with Hans Rickheit.
| June 15, 2012
Roman Totenberg's last bow
"A remarkable death"
Roman Totenberg is teaching a lesson.
| May 07, 2012
Bechdel looks at her mom, Abrams packages the Garbage Pail Kids, and Corman’s new graphic novel, Unterzakhn
For years, I faithfully followed Alison Bechdel's comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For , an ongoing lesbian soap opera with a huge cast of characters, all of them vivid and realized.
| April 04, 2012
A Far Cry rocks harder than your favorite band. But can they save classical music from itself?
A young person's guide to the orchestra
Night falls in Jamaica Plain. The drunks are flicking cigarettes on the sidewalk outside the Jeanie Johnston pub; on the corner, Santería devotees are buying candles at the Botanica San Miguel. And in between, in a leased storefront, 17 classical musicians are losing their fucking minds to Haydn.
| February 23, 2012
The director of Immortals could be Hollywood's most misunderstood blockbuster auteur
When I first saw the trailer for Immortals, I wondered how Tarsem's newest film would be misinterpreted.
| November 30, 2011
Marty hears things that aren't there. Doctors say she's schizophrenic. A new movement says she's just human.
She can hear a baby crying. She searches the house, each cluttered room, the closets, under the bed. She checks the cupboards. She checks behind the shower curtains. There is no baby.
| October 21, 2011
In his new graphic novel, Craig Thompson wins an argument with God
This book is a gorgeous object; to make it, Thompson apparently covered himself in honey and rolled around in a thousand years of Arabic calligraphy and Islamic art, and the result is breathtaking — the amount of ink expended on one resplendent panel after another, not to mention the virtuoso draftsmanship, speaks of hundreds of hours of hard work.
| August 31, 2011
Cruelty, compassion, and a capuchin, a decade later
The baby in the box
I had tried not to look at the monkey's tits — the result, Janet told me later, of a glandular disorder. They bounced whenever the monkey moved. If you shaved them, they would have been a pretty nice set.
| August 04, 2011
Carla Speed McNeil's magic city
You arrive in Anvard as an immigrant. The city is vast and perplexing, full of its own signs and codes, but little by little you learn its language.
| July 01, 2011
Lynda Barry in search of the image world
Drawing the line
Drawing the line
| April 13, 2011
Life during wartime
NGO big or go home
In Fallujah, Marine Captain Rye Barcott got good at separating the two parts of his soul.
| April 06, 2011
Make It So: 7 of the geekiest sex toys ever made (NSFW)
To boldly go
It's a common misconception that nerds don't have sex. On the contrary. Nerds have more sex, and weirder sex, than you're having.
| February 10, 2011
A story of loss
It would be best if you went to this movie knowing nothing about it so that it could simply unfold for you.
| February 03, 2011
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
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