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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
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  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
By SHAULA CLARK  |  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
By PETER VOSKAMP  |  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
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  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
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 17, 2009

Immaculate reception

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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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
By IAN PAIGE  |  September 25, 2008

Cheese Danish

Hamlet variations we'd like to see
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By PETER KADZIS  |  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
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 23, 2008

Tashi Delek

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
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 09, 2008



Fifteen years ago, I fell in love. It didn’t end well.
Lost ’s endgame  
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  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
By KARA BASKIN  |  April 25, 2008

Rock of ages

What a difference four decades make.
The Stones find satisfaction in Martin Scorsese’s Shine a Light
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 03, 2008

Tashi Delek

How is it that Cambridge and Somerville had three Tibetan restaurants, while until recently, those on the other side of the river had none?
'Mo momos
By 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

By MIMI COUCHER  |  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.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 29, 2007

Prisoners’ guru to speak in Maine

Mainers will get a chance to discuss prison life with Bo Lozoff.
Human kindness
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  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
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 20, 2007

Right turns

Maybe things are getting better.
Truth and reconciliation at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By MATT ASHARE  |  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
By GERALD PEARY  |  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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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’
High Roller
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 19, 2006

Amateur hour

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
By MITCH KRPATA  |  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
By JON GARELICK  |  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  
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 18, 2006