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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 20, 2010


I Am Iron Man (Sorta)

MIT’s most famous fictional alum, Tony Stark, has some real-life rivals
Princeton, you can keep your Batman. (Frankly, his costume could use a little work, anyway.)
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  May 05, 2010


Naked Boston

Spring has finally arrived! So take off all your clothes with these seven ways to celebrate nudity in greater Boston.
Every year, Ol' Man Winter cruelly turns Bostonians' bodies into shriveled, cracked sacks of atrophied muscle and lumpy goo — not exactly fodder for Playmate of the Month.
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 22, 2010


Academia under attack . . . by zombies

Flesh in the Pan Dept.
Ah, kids these days. What with their tight pants and cigarettes and rising-from-the-dead-to-nosh-on-delicious-human-flesh . . .
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  October 28, 2009


Hot controversy over sexuality center in Pawtucket

Pleasure Dept.
Too hot for Pawtucket?
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  September 30, 2009

The Queen of Masturbation

Coming clean with Carol Queen, the San Fran-based sexologist who created National Masturbation Month
A professional essayist, erotic story writer, and scholar, Dr. Carol Queen is the brains behind National Masturbation Month.
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 11, 2009


Review: The Seven Days

A dance of pent-up tension
In Jewish tradition, Shiva is a seven-day mourning period observed after a loved one's funeral.
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  April 01, 2009


Review: Just Another Love Story

All the good acting and imagery add up to nothing more than pretty violence
As noirs go, Ole Bornedal'sfilm gets off to a promising start.
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 24, 2009


Review: Waiting for Dublin

A national-stereotypes manual masquerading as a movie
Director Roger Tucker fills the emerald hills with snoozing priests, bumbling alcoholic policemen, ruddy-faced children, and grizzled fiddle players who say, "Top o' the mornin' to yeh!"
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 11, 2009
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