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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

Quiet storm

The only aspect of Allysen Callery's talents more impressive than her nimble, nylon-string finger-picking is her unmistakable voice.
Allysen Callery returns with Hobgoblin’s Hat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 12, 2010

Midtown Café

In this economy and in downtown Wakefield, it's a tough task to keep a restaurant going.
A cut above the rest in Wakefield
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 15, 2010

The Big Hurt: Season's beatings

Taking advantage of your seasonal obligation to buy stuff for people, the music industry unleashes its annual torrent of giftable crap: holiday albums, greatest-hits packages, high-profile releases, deluxe reissues.
The Big Hurt holiday shopper
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 04, 2009

Tavern at the End of the World

They say there's no accounting for taste, though most folks will agree that if your tastes and mine are similar, then we both have good taste. This occurred to me as I scanned the jukebox at Charlestown's Tavern at the End of the World, a neighborhood b
Nice surprises in a warm, pubby package
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 20, 2009

Letters to the Portland editor: April 24,2009

Having worked at Guy Gannett for years, I have sadly watched the papers drop in size, content, quality .
What was once a top-quality, prestigious paper, has surely come down.


On their way to Memphis

Their name sort of gives them away.
The Lomax mine the South, and the past, on their debut disc
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 11, 2009

J.J. Foley's Café

An old standby starts low and aims high.
An old standby starts low and aims high
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 17, 2008

Les jours de gloire

“Symbols of Power: Napoleon and the Art of the Empire Style, 1800–1815” looks at the Napoleonic riddle in the mirror of its art.
Napoleon’s Empire style at the MFA
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 16, 2007

The battle for the Algerians

Sweet victory of the ex-colony.
Indigènes  inspires; Becket  bores
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 23, 2007

Timothy Leary's dead

This article originally appeared in the March 17, 1981 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The psychedelic revival
By MARK MOSES  |  October 25, 2006


Surprisingly good

Leonard Cohen once said that living in England was like living inside a cabbage, a simile I can improve only by adding: an electrified cabbage.
Arctic Monkeys beat the hype
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2006