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Review: Spec Ops: The Line

The recent release Spec Ops: The Line is as generic as its name — a competent, intermittently slick third-person shooter whose combat setpieces hold zero surprises for even the novice player.
Friendly fire
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 20, 2012
Short Takes: Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol

Review: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Impossible Missions Force agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) returns to the screen in dramatic fashion as new teammate Jane (Paula Patton) and the returning Benji (Simon Pegg) break him out of a Russian prison.
Worthy of an IMAX screen
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 23, 2011

Mayor's race kicks off

Last week, the first three mayoral candidates filed their paperwork. So begins Portland’s first elected-mayor campaign in more than eight decades.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2011
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Cubism and collage

Maqbool Fida Husain has long been known as one of the grand old men of Indian art.
M.F. Husain at Brown, Keith Waldrop at AS220 Project Space
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010
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Dubai: Paradise on Earth

Welcome to Grease-The-Palm Island
... if you can afford it
By DAVID KISH  |  January 15, 2010
World's tallest building opens and other Dubai ridiculousness

World's tallest building opens and other Dubai ridiculousness


Burj Khalifa, the world's largest building, opened today in Dubai, measuring 2,717 feet tall. The building sports the highest observatory deck, pool, restaurant and fountain in...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  January 04, 2010


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Menino's mosque

Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008

Inside Job



By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 18, 2008

Flashbacks - February 24, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 27, 2008

Flashbacks

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands.
For the week of January 13
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Oil's well


Twelve American universities with Persian Gulf campuses
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND KYLE SMEALLIE  |  September 25, 2008


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Are universities selling out to oil nations?

As Academia searches for elusive dollars in a downward economy, oil-rich nations are enticing American schools to open satellite campuses in the Gulf.
As their big bucks beckon, Gulf campuses boom
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  September 24, 2008
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Soccer punch

When Barack Obama arrives in England in a few weeks on his celebrated European tour, he’ll probably disembark assuming that George W. Bush is the most despised American in Britain. If so, he'll be wrong.
There are, believe it or not, more hated Yanks overseas than George W. Bush: the Americans who own European football teams
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 16, 2008
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The First Saturday in May

Shot in the winter and spring of 2006, this down-to-earth documentary from John and Brad Hennegan follows half a dozen Kentucky Derby hopefuls.
Majesty and manure
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2008
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General Tso’s way

Behind every dish lies a story, and behind a cuisine, well, there may be a book.
The path of a Chinese foodie
By CLEA SIMON  |  March 12, 2008
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Warren Miller’s Playground

Playground loses the intimacy that the similarly fashioned Endless Summer surfer series achieved.
Skiing in a relentlessly-cut-to-heavy-metal format
By TOM MEEK  |  October 31, 2007


Instant noodles

Like most Wagamama maniacs, I had my first fix in London
Wagamama comes to Boston
By LOUISA KASDON  |  July 13, 2007
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Best buildings

Most travel guides are little more than lists of colorless places in which to waste your money and sanitized tourist traps in which to waste your time.
Traveling with architecture
By DAVID EISEN  |  April 10, 2007
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Hoosier daddy

You already know the plot for the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries.
Spooked by Hillary? Evan Bayh could be your man in 2008
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 31, 2006

Flashbacks, March 10, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  March 08, 2006
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The ravages of deceit

The political firestorm that erupted over the Bush administration’s decision — now on hold — to award the contract for managing six of the nation’s biggest ports (New York, New Jersey, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Miami) to a company owned b
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By EDITORIAL  |  March 01, 2006


Flashbacks, January 27, 2006

The Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
This week in history, from the pages of the Phoenix
By THE PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  January 31, 2006
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Open sesame

They don’t give out awards for best titles, otherwise Albert Brooks’s Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World would be in the running.
Albert Brooks looks for sanity in Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 19, 2006

Trance to the music

As the aesthetes invade dance music, trance has taken more blows than Douglas gave Tyson.
Chris DeVries celebrates a decade in the ’Lab; DJ/Rupture’s new single
By DAVID DAY  |  January 17, 2006