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Mixed book bag

It looks like a good season run-up to beach reads, with new fiction from Denis Johnson and Aleksandar Hemon, biographies of Gabriel García Márquez and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John Updike's final collection of poetry.
Reads to thaw out with
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 16, 2009
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Livening up Wharf Street

Passage to India is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the New England area, and is consistently rated among the top Indian restaurants in America and worldwide.
Passage to India has real potential
By BRIAN DUFF  |  March 19, 2008
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Strange fruit

Consider the banana: that ambassador of potassium, patron saint of portable snacks, fundamental unit of slapstick, euphemiser of dementia.
Peter Chapman examines the rise of the banana
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 04, 2008
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Bell jarring

So far this year, the efforts to adapt books deemed unfilmable have proved just that.
Schnabel’s Butterfly is the year’s best
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 18, 2007
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Love in the Time of Cholera

Granted, this is hardly the first Hollywood film to feature Latinos practicing ESL in their own land, but with lines like “Her smell is in my noh-streels,” it’s among the dumbest.
Film in the Time of Oprah
By ROB NELSON  |  November 14, 2007

Raking over the coals

Placing Aviva Chomsky’s article on the front page was a wise decision.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 19, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 17, 2007


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Susana Cullina

AS220’s chief bottle washer and bar witch (formerly bar wench).
Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  September 24, 2007
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War zones

The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 12, 2007
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Songbird and Snowbirds

For Shakespeare’s Orsino, music is the food of love. For soprano Florence Foster Jenkins, it was the food of delusion — and she had a voracious appetite.
Souvenir at Lyric Stage; Almost, Maine at SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 20, 2007
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Rockets men

In 1982, two brothers from Oxnard, California, 60 miles northwest of LA, self-published the first issue of a comic they called Love and Rockets .
Brown showcases the comix world of Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez
By GREG COOK  |  February 07, 2007