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Angkor Dance Troupe’s Apsara Dancing Stones
Angkor Dance Troupe's Apsara Dancing Stones is a terrifying essay in beauty.
| November 02, 2012
Photos: Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman at the Paradise Rock Club
Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman played the Paradise Rock Club on June 3, 2012.
Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman | Paradise Rock Club | June 3, 2012
| June 08, 2012
Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan
An investigative doc brimming with cultural resonance and historical savvy, Henry Corra's film has ahold of a pungent story — that of the titular black Texan fella who vanished in Vietnam 40 years ago.
Rich in mysteries
| September 02, 2011
The story behind a South Portland Cambodian curry
Before you make Makara Meng's Cambodian curry soup, you need to know how it got to these pages.
A hard-won meal
| August 26, 2011
As Providence has become a foodie mecca over the years, ethnic opportunities have expanded beyond Italian and Portuguese. But African foods? Not so much.
Comfort food from Ethiopia and Eritrea
| June 03, 2011
I knew a man pursuing a PhD in literature. His dissertation had to do with humor as a form of dissent in 20th-century literature. And how enthused he was at first! How passionate and excited.
Worried about writing that thesis? Turns out writing could be the least of your problems.
| April 29, 2011
Sam Meas was hardly a household name, even when he was running for the United States Congress seat in Massachusetts's Fifth District — and he's even less of one now that he lost.
Six weeks on the campaign trail with a barely known Cambodian refugee who's running for Congress
| October 15, 2010
BU offers the class of 1970 a second chance at complacency
Boston University’s class of 2010 celebrates its commencement this weekend, and BU has invited the class of 1970 to tag along.
After School Special
| May 14, 2010
The next Scott Brown?
Republican Scott Brown's victory last month in the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat has every two-bit GOP hopeful in the Northeast claiming the mantle of the pick-up truck populist.
John J. Loughlin’s suddenly high-profile campaign to oust Patrick Kennedy
| February 12, 2010
Adventures in pot stickers
My friend from Thailand taught me how to make real pot stickers and pad Thai.
Exploring new worlds of flavor
| January 15, 2010
Last year's Boston French Film Festival featured Claude Chabrol's A Girl Cut in Two , and that, combined with this year's Chris Marker retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive and Agnès Varda's fine new The Beaches of Agnès , made it seem almost plau
The new-wavers at the French Film Festival
| July 03, 2009
Numbed by Numbers
Such a difficult task, bringing horrific historical events to theatrical life. Ironically, the more vast the horror, the more difficult the challenge. Imagine the full sweep of something as enormous as the Holocaust reduced to stage scale.
Children of the Dnipro should show, not tell
| June 12, 2009
East meets West
The paintings in "Shôwa Sophistication" at the Museum of Fine Arts are like the dreamiest travel posters you've ever seen.
'Shôwa' at the MFA, and Mrs. Gardner's Asian tour
| March 24, 2009
Death and transfiguration
There are some playwrights whose work makes you think that a night at the theater is going to be an eat-your-vegetables affair, but then you see a sharp production of one of their plays and you realize the menu is meatier than you had remembered.
Fugard at New Rep, plus Spalding Gray , Conor McDermottroe, and The Random Caruso
| March 03, 2009
Dreaming of celluloid
Of the handful of contemporary Asian shows on view in and around Boston this winter, that of Dinh Q. Lê should prove unique — if only because the Vietnamese condition is so far removed from the rest of East Asia’s cultural boom.
Dinh Q. Lê and Christian Tomaszewski at Tufts
EVAN J. GARZA
| January 12, 2009
Joan Didion on stage, Spalding Gray on the page
The 90-minute theater piece differs from the memoir in ways other than its relative slimness. It's more of a linear journey.
| January 07, 2009
There is an interesting story behind many of the recipes at Angkor Restaurant.
Cambodian with a Khmer accent
| December 29, 2008
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
| August 06, 2008
Oscar Mokeme is the Director of Portland Maine’s Museum of African Culture, which he co-founded in 1998 with Hannaford executive and collector Arthur Aleshire.
An interview with Oscar Mokeme
| July 31, 2008
We've got a bigger problem now
I got my first Dead Kennedys T-shirt in 1985 and have been a Michael Savage listener for years.
Letters to the Boston Editor: June 13, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| June 11, 2008
The Big Hurt: Clubbing baby seals: not okay
Pop icon RICKY MARTIN paid a humanitarian visit to Cambodia recently in support of victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
This week in social activism
| April 08, 2008
“Out of Darkness” worked under the assumption that remembered pain can be translated into effective stage action.
Liz Lerman and Sayat Nova
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| March 27, 2008
Crossword: ''Two by two''
Dissecting a fearsome foursome
| December 12, 2007
Empyrean is one of the rare Internet-inspired pieces with rich, complex, coherent form.
Cliff Evans at the Gardner, Félix González-Torres at Harvard
| November 15, 2007
Ordure in the court
“He couldn’t be a terrorist, living in a cellar and eating canned food,” says a perceptive friend of the notorious French attorney Jacques Vergès.
Barbet Schroeder’s L’avocat de la terreur
| November 06, 2007
To many political conservatives during Vietnam, championing the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell was the equivalent of French-kissing Chairman Mao.
Heeere’s . . . Johnny Cash!
| October 23, 2007
Cinema of Shadows
It’s not likely, but Judd Apatow’s pitch for Knocked Up might have sounded something like this.
We’re five years into the Iraq crisis, and Hollywood hasn't made a film about the war. Or is every film is about the war?
| June 06, 2007
A split personality
It is time for the new governor to smarten up.
Recent events suggest that there are two sides to Governor Deval Patrick
| March 07, 2007
The recent death of Father Robert Drinan offers not only an opportunity to remember and celebrate his principled political spirit, but also cause to recollect the sorry state of affairs that led to his election.
Plus, Boston’s new school chief finks out
| January 31, 2007
The Rhoda Reaction
what are the causes of evil and how do we eradicate it — or at least keep it in abeyance?
Why The Bad Seed teaches us more about “evil” than George W. Bush ever could
| December 20, 2006
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