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Thompson on Hollywood

Boston Phoenix Closes: Spawned Top Film Critics, Along with Defunct The Real Paper

On March 14, the Boston Phoenix closed. Last fall, the print weekly switched from traditional newspaper to glossy, having merged with a sister Boston magazine (see a comparison here). While the Phoenix saw a temporary rise in national ads following the redesign, this wasn't sustained; the lack of ad revenue has been cited as the major reason for the publication's shuttering. Its closing is a sad sign for the world of film criticism. The Phoenix spawned a number of top critics over the years...
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • March 15, 2013 2:23 PM
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