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Photos: Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012 | August 25, 2012 | ICA Boston on the Waterfront
August 25, 2012 | ICA Boston on the Waterfront
By MICHAEL SPENCER  |  August 31, 2012
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Photos: Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on the Boston Waterfront

Athletes participate in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at the Boston Harbor on August 20, 2011.
Boston Harbor | August 20, 2011
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  September 02, 2011
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Photos: Boston's Last Clamdiggers

Surrounded by acres of clams? Not so, say diggers.
Raking the beaches with clammer John Denehy and his crew
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 15, 2011
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Please, Mayor Menino, talk to Chiofaro

When Boston Mayor Thomas Menino took his oath of office for an unprecedented fifth term this past January, he made a promise that raised many eyebrows.
You promised. There is too much at stake not to do so.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 17, 2010
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Lynch’s left flank

US Representative Stephen Lynch has held Massachusetts’s ninth congressional district since 2001 — a fact that has irritated the state’s liberals ever since.
The Southie Congressman may have pushed progressives too far this time.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 02, 2010
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Secret Harbor

A home for the criminally insane it might not be, but the real-life Shutter Island is, like the one in the new Martin Scorsese film that hits theaters this week, a spooky and controversial land mass in Boston Harbor that is indeed off-limits to the publi
The real-life version of Scorsese's Shutter Island imports hundreds of homeless from the South End every evening; they’re among the few allowed on Boston Harbor’s isle of mystery.
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010


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Review: Shutter Island

I read Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island , a 336-page throat-grabbing mystery thriller, in two nearly sleepless nights.
Brain drain: few shudders
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 19, 2010
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Photos: Boston Harbor's Long Island

Images taken on Long Island, the Boston Harbor island that inspired Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island.
Long Island, the real-life Shutter Island
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010
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52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010
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We're killing the oceans

I meet world-renowned undersea photojournalist Brian Skerry at Legal Seafoods, across from the New England Aquarium, where he's the explorer in residence. He orders a chicken Caesar salad.
Is it too late to save the seas that sustain us?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 20, 2009
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Love bug

At the 2003 Venice Biennale, Damián Ortega presented what has become his signature sculpture, Cosmic Thing . He dissected a 1989 Volkswagen Beetle and suspended the individual parts in mid air so that they resemble a 3-D assembly diagram.
Damián Ortega rides into the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  September 25, 2009


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Interview: John Oliver

John Oliver is English. There's no getting around it, really.
The British comic and Daily Show correspondent on Glenn Beck, gun nuts, and the National Health
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 28, 2009
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Ted Kennedy's real record

When a 32-year incumbent seeks re-election, there is a long and well-documented record that can be examined. So it's disconcerting to note that admit all the miles of newsprint and videotape that have been expended covering the US Senate campaign, littl
A note on the 32-year-incumbent's accomplishments
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009
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Scup's in the Harbor

Scouting out great cheap restaurants takes me down some strange byways, but I almost never make it to Boston's waterfront. Most places with water views tend to be overpriced or mediocre. Perhaps it's the high cost of picturesque real estate, or that own
How refreshing: a waterfront joint that's actually quite good
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 26, 2009

Music Seen: Gypsy Tailwind at Port City Music Hall

Sometimes "studio magic" doesn't translate well to the stage — especially when 15 musicians perform in a single song. But other times, you wish such large live performances were being recorded for the next album.
It's a kind of magic
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 26, 2009
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Fresh Lobsters bring the crowds

Stinking junkies weren't the only ones sleeping on Harvard Square sidewalks this past week. More than 300 sneaker heads queued outside of street-shoe mecca Concepts, on Brattle Street, for five days and nights in anticipation of last Saturday's release
Shoe Fly Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 26, 2009


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Artists get the shaft

On a tour of the studios at 337 Summer Street, Jen Mecca, a textile artist, points out some of the spaces recently vacated by artists and craftsmen, including a pair of furniture makers who left for Somerville.
The city gives Fort Point's creative residents the finger
By TED SIEFER  |  January 28, 2009
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Ice ice baby

In July 1860, Captain Isaac Israel Hayes's schooner, the United States, left Boston and sailed to the Arctic.
Polar landscapes at the Peabody Essex, plus monsters at the Museum of Science
By GREG COOK  |  January 06, 2009
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It’s about time . . .

It’s been 17 years since Boston’s last local festival of contemporary music, the New Music Harvest organized by composer Charles Fussell: 19 programs (several free), a celebration of composer Ned Rorem, an opera production performed by BU students, and t
The Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music starts in Boston
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 25, 2008
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Yes, but why?

Isolation was part of the challenge.
Bumpkin Island puzzler
By IAN SANDS  |  September 03, 2008
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Soft power

It's neither a set piece of choreography nor an improvised free-for-all.
Sara Rudner at Concord Academy and the ICA
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  July 29, 2008


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dailyBOS_062708, originally uploaded by daily BOS. Cell-phone snapshots taken in and around Inman Square, Boston Harbor/Waterfront, Thompson Island
By kbonami  |  June 27, 2008
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The illusionist

Kapoor’s work looks like nothing in reproduction; you have to experience it in person to get it.
Anish Kapoor at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  June 03, 2008

That hurts

Regarding David Thorpe’s recent “The Big Hurt” column: it’s unfortunate and a sad commentary on society that you get paid for this.
Letters to the Boston editor: March 14, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 12, 2008
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Earthquake!

Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 27, 2008
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Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments

The shapes and lines of Kelly’s big, bright, flat-color abstractions are, it turns out, taken from life.
Changing the way we see
By JON GARELICK  |  November 20, 2007


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Boston's green heroes


Small steps and super-human efforts
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 07, 2007

The Farm

An organic farm? In Boston Harbor? Whose crops won’t make you grow a third arm?
Homeless Bostonians grow their own
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 06, 2007
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Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

More than 20 years ago, a Quincy city solicitor went for a jog along a Boston beach. Sadly, his exercise was ruined when he landed feet-first in a mound of sewage.
A 21-year campaign clears things up
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 06, 2007
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Clash on the Providence waterfront

A specter is haunting the Providence waterfront — the prospect of change.
High-stakes battle pits competing visions for key real estate
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 17, 2007