• July 17, 2012
    By Peter Keough

    If you're looking for a bit of a breather from the increasingly vicious Presidential campaign by checking out "The Dark Knight Rises" this weekend, you might be disappointed. At least according to some pundits, who think the issues are being acted out metaphorically in the film. I don't think I'd be giving away any spoilers by pointing out that the bad guy that the billionaire superhero Batman fights is called "Bane," not unlike the "Bain" corporation that is so much a topic of controversy these days.

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  • July 09, 2012
    By Peter Keough

    I know we were sworn to secrecy at the press screening for the "The Dark Knight Rises" this weekend but I couldn't resist sharing my scene-stealing cameo.

  • October 18, 2011
    By Peter Keough

    Is it fair to draw parallels between the Occupy movement and the antiwar demonstrations in the 60s and 70s? True, both sprang up more or less spontaneously and expanded from a left wing origin to include the whole spectrum of society. Both spread from the US and sparked similar movements overseas. The head breaking and violent repression, however, has yet to become standard operating procedure in the government response to today's demonstrations, as it was for those protesting the War in Vietnam.

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