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Boston Phoenix editor Lance Gould has a two-decade-plus career in journalism that includes stints as deputy managing editor of the New York Daily News, executive editor of Spy magazine, and original features editor of Time Out New York. He has written for the New York Times Book Review, New York magazine, Spin, Details, and the Guardian (UK), among many other publications.

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Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

In playing evil ex-Chipmunk-band manager Ian Hawke, comedian David Cross draws the Short Straw of Irony, being dealt the line "At least I still have my dignity."
By LANCE GOULD  |  December 22, 2009


Review: The Yes Men Fix The World

Anti-capitalism hoaxes occasionally misfire
Is capitalism on the ropes, or what ?
By LANCE GOULD  |  October 21, 2009


Interview: Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall on her new book, North Korea, and Bible-thumping conservatives
If only there were more trees to be torn down, we could utilize them . . . to fill newspapers with the endless depressing stories out there about the environment and all its hapless inhabitants.
By LANCE GOULD  |  September 23, 2009


Interview: Judd Apatow

On the making of his Citizen Kane
Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 29, 2009


Review: Afghan Star

Moving, chilling
The Russians couldn't conquer Afghanistan, and to this point neither have the Americans, but it seems a televised singing-competition has.
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 28, 2009


Review: Funny People

Judd Apatow pulls no punchlines
What if Terms of Endearment had had more dick jokes?
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 29, 2009


Review: The Unmistaken Child

A fascinating, if disturbing, look at how the Dalai Lama's enlightened sausage is made
After the 2001 death of Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Konchog, his disciple Tenzin Zopa is charged with tracking down his reincarnation.
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 15, 2009


Review: Burma VJ

Showcases the heroism of ordinary Burmese people
Unlike totalitarian states with cult-of-personality frontmen, Burma's government is a nameless, faceless junta.
By LANCE GOULD  |  June 16, 2009


Review: Moscow, Belgium

Tired mom meets 'viking' trucker
Matty (Barbara Sarafian) is a weather-beaten wreck, a postal-worker mom of three whose vacillating husband has (pretty much) left her for a younger woman.
By LANCE GOULD  |  April 21, 2009


Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports

We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 12, 2009


Naming convention

We asked, you answered: our readers text in votes for Sarah Palin's next baby name
Gwyneth had Apple. Posh had Brooklyn. And moose-killing miracle mom Sarah Palin beat them all with Trig Paxson Van Palin, a name so cool that it rhymes with “Eddie Van Halen.”
By LANCE GOULD  |  September 23, 2008


The 16 greatest stoner movies

Our favorite marijuana movies
We’re picking the best 16 stoner films of all time — one for every easily weighable segment of an ounce.
By LANCE GOULD  |  August 11, 2008


Vote the rock

Prince bows to King Dylan
The Republican and Democratic conventions are still more than a month away, but that doesn’t mean the summer has been an electoral wasteland.
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 16, 2008


Musical melee

Update: Dylan vs. Prince
An old, grizzled white guy, once considered a maverick but now an entrenched member of the establishment, is challenged by a younger, popular African-American upstart.
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 09, 2008


The needle and the damage done

After the steroid debacle, how can America’s pastime possibly recover its dignity? By looking to the South African truth and reconciliation model.
Our country’s national pastime is a game stolen from the Brits, perfected by the Cubans, Dominicans, and Japanese, and best enjoyed while eating the cuisine of the Teutons.
By LANCE GOULD  |  December 21, 2007

Green journalism

A letter from the Boston editor, November 9, 2007
What the hell is the Phoenix thinking printing a Green Issue when that very enterprise would only use (some might charge “waste”) more paper?
By LANCE GOULD  |  November 08, 2007
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