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Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Can Patrick Hang On?

What Deval needs to do now
Massachusetts has a mixed record of re-electing governors.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 29, 2010


A brief history of Highwater Books
 Based on an intervew with Jef Czekaj
Indie rules
Small-press fiction that sings
Interview: Constantine Maroulis
On cracking Rock of Ages
Musician + Author = Crap
Worst of Both Worlds
Review: Doug Elkins's Fräulein Maria
The jest of music at the Paramount
Review: The Huntington's Bus Stop
All aboard for this smooth ride
Review: The Laramie Residency
The Laramie Project updates itself at the Cutler Majestic Theatre


Restaurant Review: Market
Chef Outhier's spiritual son misses the point
Sub City
Another worthy addition to Boston's bánh mì pantheon


[NSFW?] Photos: Spookadelica at the Somerville Theatre
TerrorThon's Spookadelica, live at the Somerville Theatre on September 25, 2010
Obscure world of sports
Big Fat Whale
Photos: Marshmallow Fluff Festival at Union Square
Marshmallow Fluff Festival in Union Square on September 25, 2010
Salem's spookiest tourist traps
With Halloween fast approaching, we haunt as many spooky, scary attractions as possible


Interview: Aaron Sorkin (''The Social Network'')
The screenwriter on hackers, Harvard, and getting even
Interview: Armie Hammer (''The Social Network'')
The actor talks about playing twins, digital-age chivalry, and growing up in the most interesting family that ever existed
Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (''The Social Network'')
The actor on Harvard, anachronistic technology, and raging at the patriarchy
Review: Buried
How much do you like Ryan Reynolds?
Review: Freakonomics
Freakishly mediocre is more like it
Review: Hatchet II
Witness the diminishing entertainment returns of watching a belt sander grate through someone's face
Review: Howl
More of a whimper, really
Review: Last Train Home
Lixin Fan's documentary worth the ride

Movies Continued

Review: Let Me In
Accept the invitation
Review: South of the Border
Oliver Stone's look at Hugo Chavéz, among others
Review: The Social Network
Fincher, Eisenberg put a face on it
Review: Waiting for Superman
Guggenheim suggests the wait will be long for America's schools
Review: You Again
Weaver, Curtis are solid enough (also Betty White is in this movie).
Review: You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger
Woody or won't he? Allen's films get darker and stranger
The In Crowd: Matt Reeves and Kodi Smit-McPhee
Raising the stakes on the vampire movie


Abe Vigoda | Crush
Post Present Medium (2010)
Aloud-er than bombs
The Exile era gets kickstarted with a party in the Fens
Esperanza and Kenny
Spalding's chamber music; Werner's elegy
Exclusive: M.I.A. talks creativity, politics, celebrity, and Maya
"A lot of the time, if you're creative, you're born with a glitch" ...
Photos: Temper Trap, live from the WFNX Acoustic Show at Ames Hotel
Temper Trap, live at Ames Hotel | September 29, 2010
Swans are not dead
Michael Gira carries on his venomous ways
The Big Hurt: Soundgarden's platinum shenanigans
Plus more music news in brief
The Birthday Massacre | Pins and Needles
Metropolis Records (2010)
Women | Public Strain
Jagjaguwar Records (2010)


Can Patrick Hang On?
What Deval needs to do now
Dead end in Dudley
Boston's other big hole
Prison report
Letters to the Boston editor, October 1, 2010
Reinventing Boston's schools
Throw the teachers' contract out the window


Crossword: ''Surprise Endings''
TV like you've never seen

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