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Review: Whore's Glory

Austrian documentarian Michael Glawogger takes his camera into three pitiable spots where there is open prostitution, and where painted ladies, desperate for a living wage, service the most craven clientele.
Painted ladies
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 15, 2012

Bangladeshi government unbans Facebook


In 2009, the government of Bangladesh started a project called Digital Bangladesh. Its premise was simple: that by 2021, Bangladesh (a third world country slightly...
By Arafat Kazi  |  June 08, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Reed goes to the dogs

More evidence of the sickening barbarity of America’s penal institutions: Lil Wayne is being hassled because officers found headphones and the charger for an MP3 player in his cell.
Plus Weezy debudded, Ant derided, Michaels bandanna’d
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 28, 2010
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A Providence non-profit loans out the future

Eva Jiménez came here from the Dominican Republic in September 2001.
Where Credit Is Due
By MARION DAVIS  |  May 14, 2010
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Cafe Mamtaz

You have to admire pioneers in the restaurant business like Pho Republique, which took a big risk in 1999 by opening in a half-gentrified corner of the South End.
Bracing subcontinental flavors burst into Southie
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 16, 2010

Surviving the econopocalypse

If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 12, 2009


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Survive the econopocalypse

If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 10, 2009
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China, Tibet, and the Olympics

It is difficult to imagine an American — perhaps any Westerner — with a greater sympathy for, and understanding of, Tibet than scholar-activist Robert Thurman.
Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama’s political wisdom, the myopia of the chinese, and the essence of the Olympics
By PETER KADZIS  |  August 06, 2008
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It ain’t over yet

In the wake of Barack Obama’s triumphant European tour, the political press continues, by and large, to declare the election all but over.  
The press has already started inaugurating President Obama, but there are still quite a few hurdles left for the Democrat — including John McCain
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 30, 2008
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Brick Lane

A lush love story set in East London explores the lives of Bangladeshi immigrants caught up in social turmoil before and after 9/11.
A lush love story of Bangladeshi immigrants
By PEG ALOI  |  June 25, 2008
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Winter reads

Esteemed fiction writers, young stars, the Civil War, the ’60s, and the morass of contemporary geopolitics — it’s all here for reading during winter’s long, dark nights.
Novels from Peter Carey and Russell Banks, poetry from Elizabeth Bishop, and advice from Madeleine Albright
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 21, 2007


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To those not home for the holidays

I remember Christmases when my Dad would address dozens of cards, and I would carefully stick on each one the Christmas seals of Father Flanagan’s Boys Town.
Sacrifices
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  December 19, 2007
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China not so fair

Feeling self-righteous about having recycled your dinosaur computer?
Plus Judith Scott and Vietnam
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 19, 2007
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Readers' picks 2007: City Life

Roxanne Huff, Old Orchard Beach, Francisco's at the Blue House Café, and more
Best bartender, best beach, best tattoo artist, best people-watching, and more
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007

Flashbacks: November 24, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 21, 2006
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Passion by proxy

Via Dolorosa, British playwright David Hare’s eloquently reported account of his 1997 fact-finding mission to Israel and the Palestinian territories, is not up to the minute. But that’s hardly the point.
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By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 05, 2006


Not Just Snacks

When the proprietors of Not Just Spices opened their doors seven years ago, they wanted to acquaint their neighbors with exotic fresh produce as well as fresh ingredients for curry.
Keeping it sweet and simple
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 17, 2006