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Temptation: Some Like It Hot

Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010

Temptation: Some Like It Hot

Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010

Stark reality

Steven Stark is known to Phoenix readers for his "Presidential Tote Board" odds-making feature, but it turns out that he and his son, Harrison, are also soccer aficionados, having become fans of London side Fulham FC during stays in the British capit
Your indispensable World Cup update
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2010

Messi situations

Can’t you just imagine the high-level meetings taking place daily in the British Petroleum war room these days, full of top execs and engineers, neither of whom speak the others’ language, or have even close to the same concerns?
A giant tampon for BP; plus, the World Cup, and a big bash in Pawtuxet
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 04, 2010

Bigger — and better

Metropolis just keeps growing.
The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

5 x Lacy

By JON GARELICK  |  May 21, 2010

Bay State not the bluest

Mr. Faraone’s sidebar to the recent feature “ ‘Tea’ is for Terrorism” states that “Massachusetts is the most socialist, hippie liberal moon-bat enclave in the country.”
Letters to the Boston editor, May 5, 2010

Review: Plan B

In this nuanced moral tale from Argentine director Marco Berger, Bruno is jealous of his ex-girlfriend’s new beau, Pablo, and he’s out to thwart the relationship.
The B is for bisexual
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010

Review: The Secret In Their Eyes

The Counterfeiters (Austria) won in 2008, Departures (Japan) triumphed in 2009, and in 2010 the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar went to this piece of crap from Argentina.
The Academy got it wrong
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 16, 2010


When March Madness tips off tonight, Kevin Mackey will be in the stands taking notes. As a professional-basketball scout, he's looking for tomorrow's NBA stars.
More than two decades after Kevin Mackey pulled off the then-biggest upset in NCAA Tourney history, he made it to the NBA.
By JON HART  |  March 19, 2010

David Byrne and the Termite Towers

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline's second annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities wasn't really about the arts. Or the humanities.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 12, 2010


The Daily Grill

You can tell that the Daily Grill isn't from around here, because it describes itself as "modeled after the great big city grills of the '30s and '40s."
A newcomer earns its keep
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 05, 2010

Alejandro Franov | Digitaria

Alejandro Franov is an Argentine multi-instrumentalist who's been involved in the more serious, and often experimental, side of the Buenos Aires music scene since he was a teen in the late 1980s.
Nature Bliss (2010)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  March 05, 2010

No identity crisis

If great art and great artists are supposed to contain multitudes, then in music, at least, pianists have the edge: 10 fingers theoretically capable of 10 different simultaneous paths for the music to take. Of course, it's not that simple.
Nando Michelin and Matt Steckler know who they are
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 2010

Works in progress

Back in October, Minnesota photographer Alec Soth spoke at MassArt. "Facebook: 15 billion uploaded photos," he said. "At its busiest, 550,000 images each second being uploaded. So I've been struggling with that. How do I function as a photographer in th
Photography after Facebook at the PRC, 'Boston Does Boston III' at Proof, and Taro Shinoda at Gardner
By GREG COOK  |  January 15, 2010

Crossword: ''Best of the decade part one''

Starting with 2000-2001
Starting with 2000-2001
By MATT JONES  |  December 11, 2009


Mixed media

Film noir has been a running theme in composer/pianist Ran Blake's work since the beginning of his career — his very first album, The Newest Sound Around (RCA, 1962), with singer Jeanne Lee, began with David Raskin's theme to Otto Preminger's Laura .
Ran Blake's Pawnbroker, Sofia Koutsovitis's pan-American roots
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2009

The Stork Club

Remember Circle: Plates and Lounge? The Stork Club has succeeded that short-lived restaurant and bar, which succeeded Bob's Southern Bistro, itself the recast version of Bob the Chef's.
Jazz and soul team up to make sweet music
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 23, 2009

Cheesy and crackers

There is no place hotter in the media lately than South Carolina, "The Cracker State," whose logo is still  essentially the Confederate flag.
Too much southern exposure. Plus, a rant — unpamper those kids!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 18, 2009

Street rhythm

In the city where Florencia Gonzalez grew up — the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo — every neighborhood has its own candombe group. These are drum outfits that might meet on a Sunday afternoon, a Wednesday night, or particular holidays, depending on neig
Florencia Gonzalez gets ugly . Plus, Dave Holland is sitting pretty.
By JON GARELICK  |  August 28, 2009

Adrian Soiza and Dani Umpi | Dramatica

Uruguay, a small nation often shadowed by neighbors Argentina and Brazil, is home to a thriving music scene that has produced some of the best performers and composers of the "southern cone" of South America.
Los Años Luz (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 21, 2009

Can't be wrong

I don't care if my state representative is sneaking off to Argentina to romance some exotic mystery woman. Given my rep's track record at the State House, he's unlikely to be any less effective in pursuing a clandestine international affair than in pas
Talking Politics
By AL DIAMON  |  July 10, 2009
“I am most jealous of your salad under the palm tree” and Other Highlights from Governor Mark Sanford’s Lust Notes

“I am most jealous of your salad under the palm tree” and Other Highlights from Governor Mark Sanford’s Lust Notes

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By Chris Faraone  |  June 25, 2009

East Side Bar and Grille

Back in the day, a certain brand of bar-restaurant served Greater Boston neighborhoods well with plentiful food: fried seafood, steaks and chops, and usually some Italian-American dishes.
What's old is new again — and still in style
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 01, 2009

Two Four Two

Italian fare, with a twist
Italian fare, with a twist
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  December 17, 2008


It's not fair to review Greater Boston's only Argentine restaurant right after spending two delicious weeks in Buenos Aires, but it is revealing.
It doesn’t take two for a fine Argentine meal
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 03, 2008


Celebratory swigs

How do we celebrate the holidays during a global financial fiasco?
Holiday bottles that don't break the bank
By TODD RICHARD  |  November 12, 2008

Power play(1)

At this time of renewed political idealism in the country, director Judith Swift has labeled the London setting of An Ideal Husband , at the Gamm through December 7, as "inspired by the 19th century, set in the 20th century, reflected in the 21st centu
The Gamm's An Ideal Husband
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 12, 2008

Machupicchu Restaurante

A little corner of Peru
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008

The Melting Pot

You can eat pretty well at the Melting Pot, but you need some focus and discipline.  
Dip into confusing dining
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 09, 2008