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Review: Blackthorn

This is one sequel superior to the original — if the original were Butch and Sundance: The Early Days .
Mateo Gil's prequel to Butch and Cassidy's tale
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2011
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Peanuts are white, folks

I'm into peanuts these days for a handful of reasons. I recently learned how to cook an awesome peanut soup from Ghana.
And they got here by traveling the world
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 01, 2011
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Review: Even the Rain

The first hour of Icíar Bollaín's film, which was written by Ken Loach's perennial screenwriter, Paul Laverty, is a first-rate political drama.
Movie-within-a-movie is almost a first-rate political drama
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 04, 2011
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Ah, a Bolivian afternoon

Standing in front of the chest freezer at my local Latin market (La Bodega Latina, 863 Congress Street), I pull out a plank of frozen banana leaves.
Mashed yuca cakes and little cheese breasts — I mean breads
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  December 17, 2010
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Review: South of the Border

Oliver Stone may have been easy on W. in his bio-pic, but he chops the dummy's head off in this revealing documentary about the social-welfare-minded neo-liberal leaders running South America, and the liars in the Bush administration who compared them
Oliver Stone's look at Hugo Chavéz, among others
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 01, 2010
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Shaking up the school system

Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
The Reformer
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 23, 2010


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Bolivian silpancho

The bus had been bumping over potholes through the night in the Andes mountains of Bolivia.
A year-abroad-romance gets really good
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  December 15, 2009

Conservation in Copenhagen

In about a month, representatives from almost 200 nations will converge on Copenhagen, Denmark, for what could be the most meaningful meeting on climate change, ever.
Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 06, 2009

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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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
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Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008


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Kicking the bottle

As several Maine towns battle the plans of Poland Spring to expand water-pumping operations across the state, a group of water-rights activists will bring the issue to Portland this Saturday.
Water supply
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  November 26, 2008
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Quantum mechanic

Little Solace for Bond fans
Little Solace for Bond fans
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 11, 2008
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Stock stupidity

In my wildest dreams, I never thought my stock-market ignorance would be something to brag about.  
Self-declared financial ignoramus revels in the fact that investing ‘geniuses’ probably know less than she does
By KARA BASKIN  |  October 01, 2008

In crisis, there is opportunity

The news about the news business is bleak.
Jobs are out there, even with the Internet remaking the media business
By A.J. PACITTI  |  August 27, 2008
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Bigger! Better!!

This year the festival will host 58 world premieres and 41 North American premieres.
The 12th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 30, 2008


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Behind the immigration debate

Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008
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Merry Christmas . . . not

A holiday gift should say something about the giver.
Passive-aggressive gifts for the asshole who has everything
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 10, 2007
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Left behind

SPACE Gallery’s annual Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival, now in its sixth year, is the rare local film event as essential to movie buffs as it is to concerned citizens.
Human Rights film festival takes on the world
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 07, 2007
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Three nights

As usual, there was too much to see in a week that included avant-gardist Burton Greene at one end of the spectrum and crossover darling Diana Krall at the other.
5LMN2, Revelation at the Beehive, and Geni’s shakuhachi
By JON GARELICK  |  July 17, 2007
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Brain-O-Matic

Stuart Gromley sits hunched over a desk in his bedroom, groping along the skin of his forehead, trying to figure out where to glue the electrodes.
Can a jolt from a nine-volt battery make you smarter? Happier? Medical researchers revive a discarded technology and set the stage for the ‘brain pod’
By PAGAN KENNEDY  |  February 07, 2007


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Changing Maine

If you’ve already had enough of this summer’s box office thrillers (we won’t name names, Superman), look no farther than the Maine Social Forum’s film festival, taking place this weekend in Lewiston.
One film at a time
By LAURA LANZ-FROLIO  |  July 26, 2006

Flashbacks: June 2, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Jessica Coughlin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 31, 2006

Crossword: 'Rounders'

7 Down: Studio whose early stars included Fred Astaire and Katharine Hepburn.
No sharp corners here.
By BY MATT JONES  |  February 09, 2006

Yayo for president?

Bad news for cokeheads everywhere: the chances of Bolivia becoming for cocaine users what Amsterdam is for pot smokers are slim.
Why Bolivia's new boss won't turn his country into a full-fledged narco-state.
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 05, 2006