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Fortnight to fitness
If you’re reading this now, it may be too late. It’s the middle of May, and beach season is right around the corner.
Shaping up for the summer — in two exhausting weeks
| May 21, 2010
Director Thomas Balmès’s spare, occasionally stirring documentary toddles to Namibia, Mongolia, the US, and Japan to capture a year in the life of four infants. The San Francisco family comes off at once as a gross cliché of Western privilege, complete
| May 07, 2010
A clean mind and dirty hands
Three people walk into a bank ...
Moral dilemmas for the Maine Clean Election Fund
| February 12, 2010
Dance, Monkey: Ripps McCoxen
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| January 15, 2009
How to make a yoga documentary that will satisfy devotees but also entice those who balk at getting down with “downward dog”?
A human and profound yoga documentary
| September 09, 2008
Bigger, Stronger, Faster*
The film, both informative and poignant, is peopled with a cross-section of users, experts, politicians, pro athletes, and gym rats with melon-sized biceps.
Steroids and a culture of competition
| June 04, 2008
Nintendo’s newest runaway sensation is, of all things, an exercise game.
Nintendo offers its new workout plan
| May 27, 2008
Yet another path to enlightenment
The book is “meant for people who . . . like to have their consciousness of life’s big questions refreshed,” says Weinstein.
A grammatical spiritual journey
| April 30, 2008
By the time this goes to press, Prodigy will be roughly 10 books and 2000 push-ups deep into the three-and-change prison term he picked up last year for illegal gun possession.
H.N.I.C. Pt 2 | AAC
| April 22, 2008
March 12, 2008
| March 05, 2008
Abs of steel
A wonderfully campy, oddly comforting motivator that suggests anyone with the guts and desire can become a modernized version of a Roman warrior.
American Gladiators does the gym proud
| January 28, 2008
January 23, 2008
| January 16, 2008
December 28, 2007
| December 26, 2007
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
More than 20 years ago, a Quincy city solicitor went for a jog along a Boston beach. Sadly, his exercise was ruined when he landed feet-first in a mound of sewage.
A 21-year campaign clears things up
| November 06, 2007
Phillipe + Jorge have been absolutely giddy, as we have gone crazy about the World Series’ success of the Olde Towne Team.
New England is the home of past and future champions
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 31, 2007
Keep yourself alive
I’ll admit that my college years weren’t my healthiest.
How to avoid the Freshman 15, cure a hangover, get some sleep — and still have fun
| August 29, 2007
Prisoners’ guru to speak in Maine
Mainers will get a chance to discuss prison life with Bo Lozoff.
| July 18, 2007
Good Shaq, bad Shaq
Say this for Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal: in Shaq’s Big Challenge , signs abound that his intentions are good.
Is O’Neal’s fat-camp show kind or cruel?
| July 10, 2007
Growing up fast
My daughter sparked up a friendship with a personal trainer 10 years her senior.
| May 08, 2007
Muscles as art: Hulk meets haute
This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1977 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The aesthetics of oily bodies
| April 09, 2007
March 4, 2007
| February 28, 2007
My Trainer, Myself
I’m supposed to meet with my trainer today and I’m looking for ways to get out of it.
| February 28, 2007
The name of this Brighton joint is apt: the subs here could double as free weights, and the appetizers will satisfy the inner child of many with a variety of melt-in-your-mouth bite-size appetizers (while also satisfying your wallet).
The name says it all
| February 14, 2007
December 21, 2006
Waxing moon in Capricorn; winter solstice. Capricorn gets a new beginning in every sense of the word. As much as you enjoy routine, try and mix it up today — Venus is on your side through the new year, which makes you one appealing goat. Romance for Canc
| December 20, 2006
Marjorie Morgan has extended her musical adventures with a new piece for seven dancers and double bassist.
Marjorie Morgan in Brookline
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| December 12, 2006
November 30, 2006
Waxing moon in Aries. Get to the gym! Aries will display ingenuity when dealing with people whose motives aren’t always clear. But Libra isn’t getting the whole story — even though it seems like new information is coming quickly. Mild domestic dissatisfa
| November 29, 2006
Zaillian gives a workout to the elements that make this book such a favorite with high-school English teachers: the neat symbolism, the themes of good and evil, guilt and innocence. But the ideas remain abstract. Watch the trailer for All the King's M
Steve Zaillian can’t put All the King’s Men together again
| September 22, 2006
June 1, 2006
Waxing moon in Leo. “Advertisements for myself” is your theme today, except for Aquarius, who is getting squeezed by planets and is way harder on him- or herself than anyone else would be. Leo, this isn’t the best month for you to get in shape, but the d
| May 31, 2006
The fat of the land
A few months ago, for Jenna Broccolo’s 15th birthday, she and her family took a trip to New York City to attend a festival in Little Italy. Jenna, a sophomore at Westerly High School, asked her mom for one more gift: a full-length mirror. “You go, girl!”
Does the obsession with losing weight do more harm than good?
| January 17, 2006
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