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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
| March 16, 2009
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
| March 19, 2008
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
| March 04, 2008
So far this year, the efforts to adapt books deemed unfilmable have proved just that.
Schnabel’s Butterfly is the year’s best
| December 18, 2007
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
| 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
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 17, 2007
AS220’s chief bottle washer and bar witch (formerly bar wench).
| September 24, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
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
| February 20, 2007
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
| February 07, 2007
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