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Legally previewed

A look at 2008's anticipated releases
Here’s a look at some of January and February’s more anticipated releases and their legally available free previews.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  December 31, 2007


In a bit of a jam

The follow-up to video-game smash Guitar Hero lets everybody play — even the weakest link
To suck at an electronic endeavor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of all places, is analogous to sucking at, say, making soup at cooking school.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  November 14, 2007


Strummer vacation

Guitar Hero 3  is on its own
The first two installments of the enormously popular Guitar Hero franchise were designed and developed by Harmonix, a Cambridge-based company famous for employing a horde of musicians.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  November 06, 2007


Out of the dark

Marissa Nadler breaks into Boston
Needham native Marissa Nadler got her start as a singer-songwriter.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  October 16, 2007


Phantom tollbooth

Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass  proves worth the wait
Was this going to be yet another instance of the Nintendo folks driving away their core audience in favor of the “casual gamers” market they covet so much?
By: RYAN STEWART  |  October 15, 2007



Yet another Madden
With its virtual monopoly on video-game football in place, the Madden franchise has become less essential with each successive iteration.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  September 04, 2007


Patton Oswalt

Werewolves and Lollipops | Sub Pop
Oswalt takes aim at Middle American targets in a conversational manner that suggests he knows he’s among friends.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  July 23, 2007


The goggles do nothing

The 25 greatest movies in Simpsons history
On July 25th, The Simpsons Movie will hit theatres.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  July 25, 2007


'Tis the season

To stay inside and watch awesome movies
Yeah, yeah, summer . Go outside, hone your tan, toss a Frisbee, blah blah blah.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  June 28, 2007


Righteous brother

The career of Brian Doyle-Murray
We like to imagine that somewhere there exists an Elks-Club-like organization of the slightly-less-famous brothers of celebrities.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  January 28, 2010
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