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Angkor Dance Troupe’s Apsara Dancing Stones

Angkor Dance Troupe's Apsara Dancing Stones is a terrifying essay in beauty.

By JONATHAN RICHMOND  |  November 02, 2012
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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
By COLLEEN MAGYAR  |  June 08, 2012
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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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 02, 2011
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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
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  August 26, 2011

Review: Abyssinia

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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 03, 2011
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PhDisasters

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.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 29, 2011


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Sam who?

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
By LAWRENCE BERGMAN  |  October 15, 2010
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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
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  May 14, 2010
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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
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 12, 2010
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Adventures in pot stickers

My friend from Thailand taught me how to make real pot stickers and pad Thai.
Exploring new worlds of flavor
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  January 15, 2010
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French disconnections

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2009


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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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 12, 2009
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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
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2009
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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
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 03, 2009
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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
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 12, 2009
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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.
Grief watch
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 07, 2009


Angkor Restaurant

There is an interesting story behind many of the recipes at Angkor Restaurant.
Cambodian with a Khmer accent
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 29, 2008
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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
By PETER KADZIS  |  August 06, 2008
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Divine service

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
By IAN PAIGE  |  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
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 11, 2008
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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 08, 2008


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Remembrances

“Out of Darkness” worked under the assumption that remembered pain can be translated into effective stage action.
Liz Lerman and Sayat Nova
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 27, 2008

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Dissecting a fearsome foursome
By MATT JONES  |  December 12, 2007
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Apocalypse now

Empyrean is one of the rare Internet-inspired pieces with rich, complex, coherent form.
Cliff Evans at the Gardner, Félix González-Torres at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  November 15, 2007
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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
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 06, 2007
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Prime time

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!
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 23, 2007


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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?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 06, 2007
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  March 07, 2007
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Drinan’s spirit

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
By EDITORIAL  |  January 31, 2007
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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
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  December 20, 2006