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Wintour tackles weighty subject at Harvard

Brazilian fashion model Ana Carolina Reston was not the first model to die from an eating disorder, and sadly, she won't be the last.
Ice Age over at Vogue?
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  March 26, 2010
Weighty Matters

Weighty Matters


Fashion trends come and go. And thank heavens - imagine if we had to endure "Hammer pants" any longer than necessary? But there's one issue...
By Scott Kearnan  |  March 08, 2010
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New and improved Romney

Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance
He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010
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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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Going Mobil

Washington – If ideology wasn't already dead in presidential politics, the plug was pulled on its support system last Monday, when the Kennedy campaign announced that its advertising and polling would be organized by Mobil Oil's vice-president of public
Kennedy hires an idea-marketing man
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009
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Bad times for the good earth

You could say that the plight of the Massachusetts farmer began during the Great Ice Age, when the Laurentide Ice Sheet scraped over New England leaving poor soil and, as one farmer put it, "rocks, rocks, rocks."
How are we going to keep them down on the farm?
By D.C. DENISON  |  August 14, 2009


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The Melting Pot

You can eat pretty well at the Melting Pot, but you need some focus and discipline.  
Dip into confusing dining
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 09, 2008
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AG should probe BPL

Political innocents who discount allegations that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is politicizing the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees so that he can directly control the nation’s oldest free municipal library received a rude awakening recently.
Supposedly ‘independent’ trustees receive city funds. Why Birmingham rather than Bulger for the top job?
By EDITORIAL  |  July 23, 2008

Four-star rebuttal

I wonder if Peary realizes just how detrimental his dismissive panning of this movie could be?
Letters to the Boston editor, April 4, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 02, 2008
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The player

The exit of Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey this past week to take a post in London as a general-interest news editor with Bloomberg signifies the exhaustion of a tradition.

Trying to find some meaning in ace biz-boy columnist Steve Bailey’s move to London


By PETER KADZIS  |  April 02, 2008
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Obama outside the Boom

A year ago, when I saw Obama speak on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire, he did not sound the way he does now.
The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 05, 2008


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Revealed at last: The curious similarities of Steve Laffey and Greg Palast

Never seen former US Senate candidate Steve Laffey and lefty investigative journalist Greg Palast in the same place at the same time?
Oddities
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 14, 2008
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Senior years

These are the BU Evergreeners — chatty and well-dressed, brandishing ballpoints and Starbucks.
Look to your left; look to your right; one of you will break a hip this semester
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  August 15, 2007

In plain English


He may have a culinary empire — including Olives, Figs, Bonfire, and Kingfish Hall — but that doesn’t mean you know Todd English. The most recognizable chef in Boston opens up about his goals, his fears, and the inevitable backlash that comes with being famous.
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  June 01, 2007

Readers' pick: Place for dessert

It’s one thing to rip open a pack of Chips Ahoy and stuff a few soft-baked cookies into your face.

By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007

Flashbacks: November 3, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 01, 2006


Flashbacks: October 27, 2006

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 Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  October 25, 2006
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Casino battle royale

The casino battle has been raging for so long that it often seems like a permanent part of the Rhode Island landscape.
A look at who’s who in the high-stakes faceoff over question one
By IAN DONNIS  |  October 11, 2006
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Who’s your daddy?

In Harvard Square, the sun is shining and the street is packed.
Our correspondent gets a hand on what makes a man becomes a sperm donor
By DAVID ANDREW STOLER  |  August 09, 2006
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Will Harvard get presidential in ’08?

As the pool of presidential candidates starts to take shape, some people are looking for leadership, ideas, or experience.
Crimson pride
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 26, 2006
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Bon Savor

Oleg Konovalov and Ibonne Zabala read French cookbooks to open a French restaurant, but they ended up using some things French, some things vaguely tropical, plenty of vegan options, and some recipes from a Russian grandmother
What if your Russian grandmother added a pinch of french and a dollop of tropical?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 21, 2006


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Mitt can’t pull a JFK

Sorry, Mitt, but the JFK approach isn’t going to cut it.
The Mormon speech Mitt Romney needs to give
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 12, 2006