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For love of art, and humanity
If art, as Chris Thompson argues in Felt , is a moral issue, its fiber just got that much stronger.
Spirit and nature
| March 11, 2011
Review: The Sun Behind The Clouds
It’s no secret that the Chinese government is only too happy to stifle cries of “Free Tibet.”
The murkiness of the Middle Way
| April 30, 2010
China expert sees a nation at the 'shadow-line'
Joseph Conrad wrote of a "shadow-line," an indistinct boundary between youth and adulthood that adolescents awkwardly straddle; one moment there is impressive poise and maturity, and the next, a slip into past boorish, immature behavior.
Across the Globe
| March 19, 2010
Cut it out
"Collage: Piecing it Together" at the Portland Museum of Art is a somewhat rambling look at a process that came into use in the beginning of the 20th century as a cubist process bringing images, colors, and shapes together that were previously used els
Collage-making is about the details
| January 08, 2010
Review: The Unmistaken Child
After the 2001 death of Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Konchog, his disciple Tenzin Zopa is charged with tracking down his reincarnation.
A fascinating, if disturbing, look at how the Dalai Lama's enlightened sausage is made
| July 17, 2009
Two Saturdays ago, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama sat cross-legged on the 50-yard line and gently intoned that "the path to happiness in the individual and with society is through inner peace."
The New England Patriots played host to a very different out-of-towner last week, as the Dalai Lama made a most incongruous visit to Gillette Stadium
| May 15, 2009
When ordinary is extraordinary
Biddeford artist Gil Corral seems to be one of those people whose surreality often seemS detached from everyday matters, but who can at times distill that perspective to simple truth.
Gil Corral’s questions and answers in Biddeford
| September 25, 2008
Hamlet variations we'd like to see
| August 19, 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
Me and my tattoos
I know that most people get their first tattoo when they’re drunk, or infatuated, or when there’s a race war on their cellblock and they have to quickly join a gang — but not me.
One Man’s Inky Voyage Toward Meaning
| July 23, 2008
The total Tashi Delek experience is larger than the food or the room, or even the caring service from the lone mid-week waitress.
Fine Tibetan cuisine — freed from Chinese influences
| July 09, 2008
Fifteen years ago, I fell in love. It didn’t end well.
Lost ’s endgame
| May 20, 2008
Nowhere to hide
Google-fucked. That’s what you are when a potential employer searches your name and discovers that you — you of the 4.0 GPA, you of the charity work — are also the sluttiest person on campus.
College gossip blogs exposed
| April 25, 2008
Rock of ages
What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
| April 03, 2008
How is it that Cambridge and Somerville had three Tibetan restaurants, while until recently, those on the other side of the river had none?
MC SLIM JB
| February 27, 2008
I wanna be Gorby's girl
This article originally appeared in the January 22, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A love letter to Gorbachev
| January 24, 2008
We’re all doing time
The facts are almost unbelievable: As a nation, our incarceration rate is five times what it was 30 years ago and the highest in the world.
| August 29, 2007
Prisoners’ guru to speak in Maine
Mainers will get a chance to discuss prison life with Bo Lozoff.
| July 18, 2007
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama
Ray’s smug smile tells us that “I’m sitting with the Dalai Lama!” is all that’s running through his head.
A new-age vanity project
| June 20, 2007
Maybe things are getting better.
Truth and reconciliation at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
| January 10, 2007
Keeping it surreal
This article originally appeared in the September 4, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Beastie Boys at the Centrum, August 25, 1998
| October 25, 2006
Hugs and jugs
It’s not just red-state cities that genuflect to films avowing spirituality.
Darshan at the MFA; Fanfan at the Coolidge
| August 17, 2006
Vajra Sky Over Tibet
“Vajra” is Sanskrit for “lightning bolt,” and I can’t think of a less appropriate title for this snore of an infomercial for a Free Tibet. Watch the trailer for Vajra Sky Over Tibet
A snore of an infomercial
| August 17, 2006
O’Neill Properties bids for Newport Grand
Real estate mogul J. Brian O’Neill, who has made headlines by attracting Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and other international luminaries to his Carnegie Abbey Club in Portsmouth, is among the bidders seeking to buy Newport Grand, one of Rhode Island’
| July 19, 2006
Do you love America’s pastime in all its plodding glory? Or do you merely seek the vicarious thrills of jacking dingers over the Green Monster?
MVP Baseball loses its license to line-drive
| January 31, 2006
In and out
Berklee professor Bill Banfield began his interview with Ornette Coleman at the Berklee Performance Center a week ago Tuesday by recounting the time he told a friend he was going to be visiting Ornette and the friend exclaimed, “You’re going to speak t
Ornette Coleman’s Berklee doctoral dissertation; Robert Glasper’s odd grooves
| January 24, 2006
The art of the story
Rhode Island’s “Biggest Little” designation is particularly appropriate when applied to the performance art known as storytelling.
Making a connection at Funda Fest
| January 18, 2006
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