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Film, "Shadow Dancer": A Thriller About an Irish Mole

"Shadow Dancer": A Thriller About an Irish Mole

Shadow Dancer Even if 30 Rock's Dennis Duffy is right and technology is cyclical, the beeper is probably never going to make a comeback, though it's one of many obsolete technologies that play a key role in the James Marsh…
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Calendar, Night&Day O.G. Punks

O.G. Punks

There aren't many great punk bands still active who can say they were around for the genre's early days, but Stiff Little Fingers thankfully remain one of the exceptions. Cribbing their moniker from a Vibrators song, Jake Burns and company…
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Music, Hear This Stiff Little Fingers: Show Preview

Stiff Little Fingers: Show Preview

There aren't many great punk bands still active who can say they were around for the genre's early days, but Stiff Little Fingers thankfully remain one of the exceptions. Cribbing their moniker from a Vibrators song, Jake Burns and company…
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Music, Hear This And So I Watch You from Afar

And So I Watch You from Afar

Do forgive And So I Watch You from Afar (ASIWYFA) for its dreadful name. Though the band sounds like it's titled after some voyeur's mission statement (the name was actually intended to give off 1984 vibes), these guys from Belfast…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hunger

Hunger

Established artists who’ve made mid-career leaps from gallery to movie house have not easily found their footing. But British video artist Steve McQueen is the exception. Hunger—which won the prize for best first feature at Cannes last May—is a superbly…
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Music, Bouncer

Double D's: depression and dickheads

The more astute readers out there may have noticed that I tend to be, er, a bit depressive. I think one of my friends put it best when he said that every time he read my column he felt it…
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Calendar, Night&Day Paying the Billy

Paying the Billy

Scotsman Billy Connolly is one of the most famous comedians in the English-speaking world — you know, Uncle Monty from A Series of Unfortunate Events. Disproving the notion that wildly famous Europeans don't have much luck in the States, Connolly…
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News, Dog Bites It Was Comic

It Was Comic

Last week at the Moscone Center, Peter David, self-proclaimed "Writer of Stuff," sat behind a table, chatting with fans at WonderCon. He wore a green polo shirt with bleach stains on one side and the standard comic-book-convention look of beard…
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Film, Could Be Verse

Could Be Verse

The British indie filmmaker Sally Potter, a former dancer, lyricist, and performance artist, clearly has a taste for adventure. In 1992 that led her to Orlando, a screen adaptation of the experimental Virginia Woolf novel about an Elizabethan nobleman who…
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