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Anti-Frack Attack

by Amy Halloran May 17, 2012

By 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, people filled the million-dollar staircase at the Capitol. They were holding signs and listening to speakers. Mark Ruffalo’s voice moved over the carved stone like the space was a church, ...

Spring Is Here (Almost), and So Is Oscar

by Ann Morrow February 23, 2011


Much to everyone’s surprise, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the folks who put on the annual Oscar clambake—decided to stay with 10 nominated films in the Best Picture category. Sure, the wags agree ...

Punk Drunk Love

by John Rodat January 5, 2011


The names attached, however briefly, to The Fighter, preproduction, indicate that it was always intended to be a big film. Brad Pitt and Matt Damon were in the running for the part that ultimately went ...