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Ghosts are notorious for getting stuck in time. Having lost track of the
ongoing world, they will revisit certain hours as obsessively as they
haunt a fatal spot.
Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, which opened this year's New York
Film Festival on a somber but resonant note, is perhaps the finest
western ever to be set in South Boston.
Philip Roth's novel The Human Stain attracted considerable
attention some years back; it was widely read as a fictionalized version
of literary critic Anatole Broyard's life.
Eben Moglen has been
representing parties sued by the recording industry and is working on a
book about the death of intellectual property.
HBO's new political program is a vivid (and disgusting) expression of our decayed democracy.
The antigay bias that permeates the Republican Party can be clearly seen
in Bush's judicial appointments. Among the unalloyed homophobes Bush has
nominated for the federal bench:
Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey
The premature deaths in the past year of Warren Zevon, Johnny Cash and
Joe Strummer ought to be enough to make the most pious among us angry at
The Man Upstairs.
The setting is a one-room schoolhouse, which is momentarily unoccupied
except for a pair of turtles.
In her new book, Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag's
focus is upon theaters of war and the way in which photographers have
interpreted their role in the production of images of
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