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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

Chris crossed (out): Columbus Day needs an update

You've had a good, long run, Christopher Columbus, but I think it's time to revoke your holiday.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 15, 2010
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Blind ambition

The only thing less common than Brother Ali–caliber MCs are profiles that don’t credit dude as “blind” and “albino” in the first graf.
Brother Ali is more than just albino
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 06, 2009

Dumb College Edition

Phillipe and Jorge have words of wisdom for Brown University's idiotic, uber-politically correct faculty members who voted to drop Columbus Day and substitute a "Fall Weekend" at the behest of student group called Native Americans at Brown.
Uber-PC at Beige University. Plus, too many sad farewells
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  April 17, 2009

Ask Dr. Lovemonkey: A little too late

This may seem a little bit picky, as it is merely a matter of etiquette, but I'm curious about what you think.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 21, 2009
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2008 Listravaganza Part 2

Everything you wanted to know about the year in music, in tidy lists of 10.
The lighter side of music in 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2009


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Inner children

It sounded simple enough to participate in the mysterious MP3 Experience, an absurdist flash-mob event organized by the Boston Society of Spontaneity.
Boston Society of Spontaneity's MP3-EXP at Columbus Park
By MEGAN BELL  |  September 23, 2008
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Great pretenders

“Self and Others,” the new group show at Brown University’s Bell Gallery, reminds  me of a definition I recently read: growing up is learning how to pretend to be normal.
Photographic self-examination at the Bell Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  June 10, 2008
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Ego Trippin’

All the stories chronicling the demise of the Barack Obama campaign are premature, no matter what the current polls say.
Obama can still win the Democratic nomination — b ut first, he has to get over himself
By STEVEN STARK  |  October 10, 2007

A brief history of shopping



By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 24, 2007


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Next steps

There’s a perverse, painful pleasure in recalling a particular New York Times Magazine essay by David Hajdu back in December 2000.
Dominique Eade returns to disc with a new partner
By JON GARELICK  |  November 07, 2006
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Strong, silent type

A mirror as well as a shadow, Piero is Renaissance Italy’s international artist of mystery, by turns painful and rejoicing, always involuntary.
Piero della Francesca, Italy’s international artist of mystery
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 30, 2006
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Are you kidding us?

Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 19, 2006