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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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 21, 2010

Review: Babies

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
By ALICIA POTTER  |  May 07, 2010

A clean mind and dirty hands

Three people walk into a bank ...
Moral dilemmas for the Maine Clean Election Fund
By AL DIAMON  |  February 12, 2010

Enlighten Up!

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
By GERALD PEARY  |  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
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 04, 2008


Fitter, happier?

Nintendo’s newest runaway sensation is, of all things, an exercise game.
Nintendo offers its new workout plan
By MADDY MYERS  |  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
By KRISTINA WONG  |  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

By MARTÍN CABALLERO  |  April 22, 2008

March 12, 2008

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  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
By SHARON STEEL  |  January 28, 2008

January 23, 2008

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 16, 2008

December 28, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  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
By KARA BASKIN  |  November 06, 2007

Jockular plus

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
By 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
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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

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?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 10, 2007

Growing up fast

My daughter sparked up a friendship with a personal trainer 10 years her senior.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 09, 2007

March 4, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  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.
Bramhall Square
By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  February 28, 2007

Big Daddy’s

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
By LEAH BEN-AMI  |  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
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  December 20, 2006

Wolf love

Marjorie Morgan has extended her musical adventures with a new piece for seven dancers and double bassist.
  Marjorie Morgan in Brookline
By 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
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  November 29, 2006


Stark realization

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  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
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  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?
By  |  January 17, 2006