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Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
This is what drinking in Boston must be like: a Catholic church across the street promising future forgiveness for tipsy transgressions, and a nearby daycare center cautioning against making a huge tiny mistake. Nepo 42 itself is catholic in the secular sense, with a take-all-comers hodgepodge of cr   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
You ever have a friend who pulled off every cool “lifestyle choice” with infuriating ease, making you feel dumb and ugly in the process? No? Well, the Bye and Bye will be that friend—easy to resent, impossible to resist. Give in already. The tattooed boys behind the bar are cute, t   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Drink 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
It’s no wonder local author Patrick deWitt (Ablutions) came here to work on his next novel, a Western about frequently blotto brothers shooting their way to gold-crazy California. The clientele ain’t exactly the spur-clanking kind, but the mounted horns decorating the walls of this conve   More
 
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

The Exploding Girl

Your heart will burst. You’ll get over it.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You were a liberal arts major. You fell in love with a girl you barely knew. She had big, lachrymose eyes that were slightly sleepy from late nights with Foucault (or so you imagined). When you made h ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)

Don’t shit where you eat.


Movie Reviews & Stories
George A. Romero, one of the least subtle filmmakers of our time, once derided “torture porn” for “lacking metaphor,” which is tantamount to beating your dog for failing at cal ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Freddy Krueger Lives: A Nightmare on Elm Street Reviewed


New Line Cinema held off screenings of A Nightmare on Elm Street until yesterday, after press deadlines. But we've been up all night thinking about it.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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Thursday, April 29, 2010 by CHRIS STAMM

Among Wolves

Red Riding is A Yorkshire blood pudding, five hours thick.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The outrageously grim Red Riding trilogy is, on its surface, a turbid crime epic of noirish involution and whodunit suspense, but look at that sinisterly clipped title again, for it betrays the basic ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Mark Gluth The Late Work Of Margaret Kroftis

A beautiful little death.


Books
The sentences in Mark Gluth’s debut novella are short. Like this. All of them. The title is a tip-off: “Kroftis.” That’s an anagram for Kristof. Writer Agota Kristof, that is. ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
This St. Johns breakfast favorite is the rare greasy spoon that knows what it does well—omelettes—and doesn’t feel the need to pad the menu with anything the kitchen hasn’t perfected. Sure, there’s a Brie scramble ($8) and your basic two-egg deal ($6.50), but the Bacavo   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 CHRIS STAMM

Cheap Eats 2010


Food Reviews & Stories
From April through September, this hot dog joint dishes up the most delicious schadenfreude in town: Cubs games in HD. But the food here, unlike a certain ball club, will still be around in the post-season. The Chicago Red Hot ($3.50) is a classic dog piled high with the stadium works, while the Sol   More
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2010 CHRIS STAMM
 

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