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Why I play violent video games
When I was 15, I made a new best friend.
| February 06, 2013
Hotline Miami and America’s narrative of masculinity and violence
| January 16, 2013
Outside the box: PC indie games of 2012
Here are five PC indie games of 2012 that serve as important counterpoints to the Halo s and Mass Effect s of the mainstream gaming world.
| December 19, 2012
Boyfriend Maker 101: We have met the boyfriend, and he is us
Two weeks ago, references to an iOS game called Boyfriend Maker began flooding my Twitter feed.
| December 06, 2012
Predators in purgatory
The 2008 play, inspired by a true story about two soldiers guarding a zoo in Baghdad during the early stages of the Iraq War, follows the vengeful ghost of a Bengal tiger through the city's war-torn streets.
| November 16, 2012
Now or Later's personal is political
Christopher Shinn's new play, which takes place on election night, is so timely that it's hard to imagine staging it later rather than now.
| October 24, 2012
One woman’s battle against the anxious masculinity of the fighting-games scene
A Challenger Appears
Arcades are dead, but the fighting-games community has straggled on without them, via gaming meet-ups in stores, bars, and basements.
| October 16, 2012
Roller Disco the Musical! boogies down at Oberon
Perhaps the success of the 2007 musical adaptation of the 1980 film Xanadu inspired Jen Wineman to transform the 1979 film Roller Boogie into a stage musical, but Roller Disco the Musical! (at Oberon through August 30) proves there is room in the world for more than one musical comedy about roller-skating disco dancers.
| July 02, 2012
Rocky Horror shadow-cast says goodbye
Harvard Square's alt-goth scene took a major hit last week when Ryan Noonan, a spokesman for the Harvard Square AMC theater, announced via an e-mail that the cinema would close its doors on July 8.
| July 02, 2012
Review: Lollipop Chainsaw
At least this high-kicking, somersaulting, zombie-fighting, magical school girl protagonist is of legal ogling age!
| June 29, 2012
Review: Diablo 3
Where is your copy of Diablo 3 ? It's not on your computer. It never will be. It is in the cloud, with all its virtual spoils streaming live over the Internet.
| June 03, 2012
Interview: Indie game designer Edmund McMillen defends his most controversial work
The C Word
The C Word
| May 02, 2012
'The Tempermentals' start the revolution
Jon Marans's The Temperamentals (at Lyric Stage through April 28) begins innocently enough: a first date during which a coy couple engages in some flirtatious back-and-forth and plays footsie under a restaurant table.
| April 03, 2012
Review: Mass Effect 3
Lost in space
Gamers finally have their own equivalent to J. J. Abrams's sci-fi television epic, Lost.
| March 26, 2012
Spring theater offerings
Fight the good fight
Boston Playwrights' Theatre closes out its winter season with DEPORTED / A DREAM PLAY (March 8–April 1; bu.edu/bpt).
| March 05, 2012
The Addams Family musical toys with 'real' Americans
Contained in their haunted-house black humor, Charles Addams's original Addams Family cartoons seemed intended as a sly critique of boring suburbia and an affirmation of quirky, alternative lifestyles.
| February 14, 2012
Review: Soul Calibur V
It's time to make some new friends.
| February 07, 2012
Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
Animated alchemical battles
The Fullmetal Alchemist series has expanded impressively, from the 2001 graphic novel, to the 2003 anime series and film to the 2009 reboot of the anime, and now Kazuya Murata's film, which picks up from the middle of the second anime reboot.
| January 17, 2012
Warming up with the Boston theater scene's winter offerings
Although the whirlwind of Scrooges and Rockettes will soon be exiting stage left, the storm of winter theater continues unabated.
| December 29, 2011
Sexiest video game studs of 2011
If only they were real
Here's our annual list of the hot men video games have offered up this past year.
| December 22, 2011
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