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American Grandstand: The Reel Paper

Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, 19 May 1977

JOAN MICKLIN Silver's new movie, Between the Lines, purports to tell the story of the Boston Mainline, an alternative weekly not unlike Boston's relatively real-life Phoenix and Real Paper. Fortunately, it is not a roman a clef, which spares embarrassment to such Rolling Stone staffers as Joe Klein, Peter Herbst and myself, as well as a host of other literary luminaries such as Newsweek's Janet Maslin, the wandering Tim Crouse, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Harper Barnes and RS retiree Jon Landau.

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