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International beauties: Skin care products from far and away

Everyone loves a good drugstore bargain. But sometimes you've got to look beyond the aisles of CVS and Walgreens — and into another time zone.

By MEGAN JOHNSON  |  December 14, 2012
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Shave and a haircut: Boston's old-timey barbershop revival

I've been looking for a barbershop for a year and a half — something retro, not anachronistic; quality, not pretentious.

By THOMAS MCBEE  |  November 09, 2012
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Hey, You’ve Got Some Food on Your Face…

Autumn's bounty doesn't just mean chugging pumpkin lattes and pickling everything in sight. We found the season's foods in a cornucopia of grooming supplies around town, from the local pharmacy to luxe department stores. Check out our fall menu.

By RENATA CERTO-WARE  |  October 12, 2012
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I’ve Loved You So Long

So which portrayal of a victimized woman will win an Oscar this year?  
A crass and pretentious soap opera
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2008
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Remembrance of things crap

Boston’s historic Freedom Trail gift shops are, clearly, the manifestation of our confusing, conflicted, amusing past.
Millions of tourists walk the freedom trail each summer, bringing home ridiculous pieces of our proud city’s history
By MEG MUCKENHOUPT  |  June 11, 2008
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Lil Mama

There must be a name for the phenomenon of a child actor aging too quickly on the set of a film, right?
VYP: Voice of the Young People | Jive
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 06, 2008


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Dance, Monkey: Lisa Lampanelli

I love him. He smells like Stetson cologne and ass.
A comic in the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 30, 2007
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I feel pretty...healthy

If anyone wants some big almost-full bottles of TRESemme shampoo and conditioner, shoot me an e-mail.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 27, 2007
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The hate-love-hate cycle

The field is already packed with newcomers and veterans alike, all aiming to knock down my standards of good taste and respectability . . .
Inescapable seasonal charttoppers
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  June 18, 2007

December 21, 2006

Waxing moon in Capricorn; winter solstice. Capricorn gets a new beginning in every sense of the word. As much as you enjoy routine, try and mix it up today — Venus is on your side through the new year, which makes you one appealing goat. Romance for Canc
Thursday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 20, 2006
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Indie economy

Carolyn Mix is one of Buy Local’s newest converts. Owner of the 2Note botanical perfumery, which has been open in the Old Port for about six months, Mix says she joined Portland’s new coalition of independent businesses because she believes in the cause.
Portland’s new Buy Local campaign is playing nice, for now
By SARA DONNELLY  |  December 06, 2006


December 3, 2006

Waxing moon in Taurus. With a nearly full moon, emotions are high. Financial anxiety could be a theme for Gemini and Aquarius, who usually figure a modest state of indebtedness doesn’t hurt anyone. Taurus, take the lead but don’t expect compliance — it’s
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By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  November 29, 2006

November 16, 2006

Waning moon in Libra. On the fence we find Aries and Capricorn, but it’s Cancer who needs to be careful about splinters in the backside. Libra, stick with the water-sign people and enjoy their drama. If you’re getting a haircut or beauty treatment, be ve
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By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  November 15, 2006
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Bengal Café

If a whiff of the head chef — in this case a round woman who perfumes the air with hints of toasted spices — is any indication of the meal to come, great expectations are not unwarranted.
Currying favor in Cambridge
By LIZ BOMZE  |  September 27, 2006

September 23, 2006

Waxing moon in Libra, autumn equinox. A weekend of enjoyable socializing (with couples versus singletons). Beauty treatments could also be an attraction for Gemini and Taurus. Libra, don’t hesitate to be the center of things or to be forthright about wha
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By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  September 20, 2006
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Music and macho

Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul a valiant effort by German-Turkish filmmaker Fatih Akin to match what Wim Wenders did with Cuban music in Buena Vista Social Club : put the fabulously myriad sounds of Turkish music on the international map.
Fatih Akin in Turkey, Valentino in a tie
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 23, 2006


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Bebe does the Middle East

Dressed in blue jeans and a tight black top, Bebe Buell is in the dressing room last Saturday at the Middle East downstairs, applying make-up and massaging her bare feet.
Modest, demure and quiet
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 25, 2006
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Goth vs. skronk

The variation in sonic textures seemed not to matter much -- most likely, it was the point -- and an enthusiastic crowd packed the floor, surfing and slamming to both bands as best they could. AFI, Dillinger Escape Plan, and Nightmare Of You at Avalon
AFI and Dillinger Escape Plan at Avalon
By DAVID BOFFA  |  June 22, 2006
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Made to order

For a 16-year-old “recovering band geek” who has just had, by her own description, the best night of her entire life, Alexa Fay is slightly hysterical.
MTV and Frank Pino turn a New Hampshire teen into a rock star
By ELISABETH DONNELLY  |  January 23, 2006