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Movin' on up: Greer Muldowney's photography

It's night in Greer Muldowney's photo.

By GREG COOK  |  February 01, 2013
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Going meal for meal with Jamie Bissonnette in food heaven

It's just over an hour after we've touched down in Hong Kong, and Jamie Bissonnette has already sniffed out a street joint where a woman snips piping-hot lengths of tripe into a bubbling broth with kitchen shears.
An American Chef in Hong Kong
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 11, 2013

Review: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

The latest action epic from Hong Kong new wave director Tsui Hark ( Once Upon a Time in China ) is a fact-based historical drama set in 689 AD, a period when "all hell was about to break loose," according to the dense narration that opens the film.
Exhilarating action
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 23, 2011
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How to create a readable future

The actual future is a collaboration between nearly seven billion people worldwide. But creating a future can be a fun indoor sport for you and your friends.
Future Boston authors Jon Burrowes, Alexander Jablokov, Steven Popkes, David Alexander Smith, and Sarah Smith show us how it's done.  
By SEVERAL FUTURE BOSTON AUTHORS  |  January 21, 2011
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Interview: The authors of Future Boston on building the Boston of tomorrow

We only have three years before the aliens land. This was the future envisioned in Future Boston , an anthology by a group of local science-fiction writers published in 1995 .
Future Boston , 15 years later
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  January 21, 2011


Meet the Mayor: Hong Kong

Meet the Mayor: Hong Kong


Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment where we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats. Hong KongAshish DattaSo you're Mayor of the Hong Kong....
By Barry Thompson  |  September 17, 2010
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You can sleep when you're dead: A guide to late-night Boston

To mingle over a grilled cheese at 3 am. To debauch at dusk-till-dawn discothèques. To cram chicken shawarma in your face at 2 am, your ears a-ringing from the show just over at T.T.'s.
Think Boston shuts down at midnight? Here's how to stuff your face, roll gutter balls, binge on cult cinema, and dance your ass off all the way to sunup.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 03, 2010
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Review: Vengeance

"What does vengeance mean to someone with no memory?"
Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To blends John Woo and Christopher Nolan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 20, 2010
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Russell House Tavern

For a place with major, major foot traffic, Harvard Square has proven to be a tricky spot for restaurateurs.
Tastes good, looks great — no gimmicks necessary
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 14, 2010
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Shedding his skin

A few weeks ago, Boston MC Benny Blanco brought his homeboy J the S a flyer for a sketchy wrestling match in Long Island the next day.
The new J the S is wiser than the old one
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 26, 2010


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Video: 2010 horror movie previews

Will 2010 be a festive romp of eye-gouging, throat-slitting, and disemboweling?
Hollywood Splat Pics and Horrific Indies
By MICHAEL NEEL  |  January 29, 2010
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Kwok 'N' Roll

After the third costume change of his show, Aaron Kwok strode from the midst of a gaggle of backup dancers to the front of the stage, rearing his head back.
A Connecticut Yangtze Dept.
By JASON BEERMAN  |  December 25, 2009
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Two turtle doves

Like a mug of hot cocoa after an afternoon of sledding, sometimes a good Christmas gift isn't quite complete without a second one that enhances the pleasures of the first.
Sometimes the best gifts come in pairs
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 11, 2009

The 12 Bars of Christmas pub crawl | December 5


We can barely remember the order of gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" when we're sober, so it's bound to be a hopeless situation...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 30, 2009
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Vinh Sun BBQ and Restaurant

Constrained by a small word count, I often choose restaurants with relatively short menus. I correctly took Vinh-Sun to be a Cantonese "BBQ" specialist, a retailer of roast pork, whole suckling pigs, ducks, and chickens. But it's also a spanking-clean Ch
Cantonese roast meats and much more
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 27, 2009


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Review: Red Cliff

Hong Kong auteur John Woo hit commercial and artistic pay dirt in the US with Face/Off , his loopy Nicolas Cage/John Travolta neo-noir, but once he’d directed Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible II , was there anywhere left to go?
John Woo returns east
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 27, 2009
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Gesellschaft Zur Emanzipation Des Samples | Circulations

My friend Robbie and I once had a brilliant idea: we were going to put out a field-recording LP called Sounds of Guitar Center , 70 minutes of us walking around the monopolistic retailer with a microphone to capture the cacophony.
Faitiche (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  June 05, 2009

Alive and well

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
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Review: Children of Invention

Chun's is an eloquent and restrained study of the fine line between respectability and desperation.
Powerfully moving and rigorously intelligent
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2009

Life and how we live it

We're far too close to life to see it accurately, aren't we? With noses pressed up against our problems and delights, we need our perceptive artists — such as Chinese playwright Gao Xingjian — to remind us of what's really going on.
The Other Shore searches for meaning
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 10, 2009


Best airport freak-out ever


Everyone on You Tube is downloading this woman freaking out at Hong Kong's airport. She allegedly mi...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  February 17, 2009
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Review: Push

Teens with special powers? A government conspiracy?
If Dakota Fanning were truly clairvoyant, she might not have made this movie.
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  February 11, 2009
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Ice ice baby

In July 1860, Captain Isaac Israel Hayes's schooner, the United States, left Boston and sailed to the Arctic.
Polar landscapes at the Peabody Essex, plus monsters at the Museum of Science
By GREG COOK  |  January 06, 2009
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Vanishing Boston

The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.
A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores
By MIKE MILIARD, ADAM REILLY, AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 25, 2008
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All's well that is Welles

Some of the best of the last Orson Welles flicks at the HFA
Some of the best of the last at the HFA
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  November 24, 2008


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Winsor Dim Sum Café

At most of Boston’s dim-sum palaces, my strategy has always been to sit near the kitchen door, to get the little plates off the cart when they’re hottest.
Dim sum all day and night
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 05, 2008
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30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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Ashes of Time Redux

Ashes ’ sumptuous tapestry depicts intersecting tales in a mediæval China teeming with 20th-century angst.  
Sumptuous, angsty swordplay drama
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 21, 2008
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Rebirth of a prince

I recently took the Greyhound to Montreal for a RZA concert.
Digging RZA in 36 steps
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 19, 2008