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Starks, Targaryens and Lannisters, oh my

By Alex Frail

April 9, 2014

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Scrolling Headlines, Television

Editor’s note: Spoilers for Season 3 of “Game of Thrones” are contained in this article. After last year, I don’t think any of us are going to look at weddings quite the same. When “Game of Thrones” hosted the Red Wedding, it instantly became a fixture in pop culture lore, and not only because it...

Born Ruffians tear up Iron Horse

By Alex Frail

November 18, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Music

It was a few minutes after 7 p.m. on Nov. 5, and the Iron Horse was only half-full. Patrons picked at the last few fries on their plates as conversations carried across the quiet hall. Then five young men hopped on stage and the...

“12 Years a Slave” is a Landmark Achievement

By Alex Frail

November 12, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Movies

“12 Years a Slave” is a loaded title. It tells you the movie’s endgame will follow a grueling roadmap of a dozen years of hardship. The movie’s brilliance is that it can overtly reveal its conclusion and can hint at the severe cruelty of its villains while refusing to let you look away. It is a masterw...