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Thursday, April 22, 2010

It takes an identity thief

How Karen Keester made off with $250,000 — and became one of Boston's most accomplished con artists
In late April 2006, shortly before the hearing to evict his tenant Karen Keester, Lee Gersch received a phone call from Keester’s twin sister, Michelle. She had just gotten divorced, Michelle claimed, and needed to move to Boston from Arkansas for a new job. She suggested that she and her cat could move right into Keester’s Beacon Hill flat.
By: JACLYN TROP  |  April 27, 2010


Cheap thrills
The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
Happy returns
Boston Ballet’s Coppélia , Alvin Ailey at the Wang
Play by play: April 23, 2010
Theater listings, week of April 23, 2010
Slideshow: ''The Beast In Me - Johnny Cash''
Artworks from "The Beast In Me—Johnny Cash: Art Influenced by the Struggle of a Man" at the Nave Gallery
Slideshow: Dr. Lakra at the ICA
Dr. Lakra at the ICA, showing through September 6, 2010


El Pelón Taquería
New home, same winning way with fish tacos
Woodward at Ames
Ben Franklin meets a supermodel? Go with it — it works.


Photos: Boston Marathon 2010
Other sides of the Boston Marathon


Review: Cairo Time
Gaza Strip tease
Review: Cracks
Bond girl breaks bad
Review: Dancing Across Borders
Dancing beyond conventions, also
Review: Death at a Funeral
Farce in the age of Obama
Review: Exit Through the Gift Shop
Banksy makes his directorial debut. Or does he?
Review: In Search of Memory
Mind-altering. Seriously.
Review: Life During Wartime
Solondz's return to Happiness is — surprise! — really depressing
Review: Marwencol
The resistance of memory
Review: Oceans
Disney dumbs down nature yet again
Review: Saturday Night
Franco's debut documentary possibly better than an actual episode of Saturday Night Live
Review: Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields
Slim portrait of a mysterious, monosyllabic man
Review: Taqwacore: The Birth Of Punk Islam
Follows the Kominas (and other) from Boston to Austin to Pakistan

Movies Continued


All you need is love
Marylou Speaker Churchill memorial, Emmanuel Music’s Haydn/Schoenberg, and more
Best Music Poll 2010
Vote for your favorite local and national acts. You decide who wins.
Disco stew
Mystery Roar are more than just four-on-the-floor
Freelance Whales | Weathervanes
Frenchkiss/Mom + Pop (2010)
Guru death mystery
Rapper’s final days mired in controversy
Molten metal
Expanding definitions at the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest
Pardon the interruption
Quartet of Happiness, Jerry Leake, and Jazz Week
Review: Sonny Rollins at Symphony Hall
Sonny Rollins, live at Symphony Hall, April 18, 2010


Brown-nosing and flip-flopping
Scott Brown heeds his boss’s orders; Charlie Baker sides with homophobic party base
Bully pulpit
Letters to the Boston editor, April 23, 2010
Elena Kagan’s shaky record
What a Kagan appointment to the Supreme Court could mean for civil liberties
Headphones TNG
Think Sound
It takes an identity thief
How Karen Keester made off with $250,000 — and became one of Boston's most accomplished con artists
Springtime for Militia
Gun nuts from around the country converge upon the murder capital of the nation, Washington, D.C.
This must be the place
A short paper on Harvard Square's roots


QB freak
No charges for Roethlisberger, but Big Ben’s reputation might be sacked

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