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Interview with the BDSM vampire: Lord Ramirez's guide to life

We know from TV and movies that vampires have more aphrodisiacal allure than almost any other type of magical creature. So, to sex up the Phoenix 's Valentine's issue, I decided to ask a vampire a bunch of questions.
Evil love
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 11, 2011
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Give and learn

We shudder to repeat the clichéd adage about teaching a man to fish . . . But it's true that education offers deep rewards — ones that last longer, in many cases, than physical items.
Instructional gifts are a joy for the giver and receiver alike
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 11, 2009
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Lindy city

Guys just start dancing, and gals — no matter how many women's-studies classes they took in college — have to counter with appropriate reflexes.
It takes two to tango, but apparently only one to lead a good Lindy Hop
By CHRIS FARAONE AND SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 05, 2008
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Wising up

Sergei Prokofiev’s two classical ballets invariably find Boston Ballet playing the dating game.
James Kudelka’s Cinderella at Boston Ballet
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 17, 2008
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A not-so-merry Widow

It’s never a good sign when a company can’t get the name of the work it’s performing right.
Teatro Lirico II at Cutler Majestic Theatre, March 1, 2008
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 04, 2008
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Love and death

“Classic Balanchine” as opposed to . . . “Jazz Balanchine”? “Porno Balanchine”? What was the alternative?
Boston Ballet's "Classic Balanchine" has all the basics
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 09, 2007


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Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School

This latest dance-as-therapy vehicle is a scattered, cliché’d look at male grief.
Where-are-they-now cast fails to elevate long-titled, clichéd vehicle
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  April 05, 2006
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Take the Lead

Liz Friedlander’s pleasant but unsurprising film is a fictionalized Mad Hot Ballroom with rude but redeemable teenagers substituting for the 2005 documentary’s wide-eyed children.
To Sir, With Tango
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  April 05, 2006