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Review: Red Dead Redemption

The land doesn't care. Not about the storms that blow across its plains. Not about the animals that stalk one another through its grasses. And certainly not about the men who occasionally appear over the horizon and try to build a civilization on its san
Grand Theft Oater?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 18, 2010

Smokey the Childbearer

I’m a 30-year-old woman who has been married for two years. My husband and I want to have a baby, but ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 30, 2010

Potatoes and a pennywhistle on Somerset Street

Drive south on Broad Street past the markets and churches, take a left on Somerset and there, in a clearing of raised garden beds behind a chain-link fence, you will find Phil Edmonds with his peas.
In the Garden
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 02, 2010
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What would Joan do?

In the pilot episode of AMC's Mad Men , Peggy Olson told Joan Holloway: "I'm from Bay Ridge. We have manners."
Gifts to show off your taste
By DEIRDRE FULTON + CLEA SIMON  |  December 11, 2009
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What Would Joan Do?

So you've got a party coming up, a gift due, or a difficult-to-please significant other.
Jackie or Marilyn, Pete or Roger — they are what they eat. so, who are you?
By CLEA SIMON  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: Aliens in the Attic

As a kid, I was absurdly unpicky about my entertainment: shoddy '80s anime , reruns of This Old House , staring cross-eyed at our basement's pegboard wall to achieve a Magic Eye 3-D effect — these were all totally acceptable ways of whiling away an
No amount of shitty CGI can save it
By SHAULA CLARK  |  August 07, 2009


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Classing up the joint

A substantial portion of the Paradise's clientele Friday evening wouldn't have looked out of place at a fancy dinner party. Thanks to the World/Inferno Friendship Society, punk rock and snazzy fashion sense are no longer mutually exclusive.
World/Inferno Friendship Society at Paradise Rock Club, April 11, 2009
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  April 24, 2009
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Fred Woodward | Urban Garden

Ujam (2009)
Ujam (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  April 17, 2009

Dr. Lovemonkey: Home improvement?

I think that I am being played for a fool.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  April 10, 2009

Growing good air

What's greener than houseplants?
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009

Crossword: ''Double dip''

It's giving me an ice cream headache
It's giving me an ice cream headache
By MATT JONES  |  February 18, 2009


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The parent trap

Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2009
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Not messing about

The pale modernism of Lane's living room, plush but sterile, is being slowly strewn with stuff: barely bitten apples, playing cards, a bright yellow spice.
Mad Horse's beautiful Clean House
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 28, 2009
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Review: My Bloody Valentine 3-D

Back in the early '80s, before Michael, Jason, and Freddy took off as slasher all-stars, there were other less famous genre seedlings, like the homonymous source for this pedestrian hack-'em-up about a pickax-wielding wonk gone berserk in a sleepy mining
Not for the squeamish
By TOM MEEK  |  January 20, 2009

Bam Bam

There are a few people in town who really know how to throw a party. Three of them (Jen Batchelor and Phoenix scribes Chris Gray and Ian Paige) amalgamated their powers on Saturday at Bubba's for a party to remember.
Music seen at Bubba's Sulky Lounge, November 29
By CHAD CHAMBERLAIN  |  December 03, 2008
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A shadow world

The centerpiece of Lauren Fensterstock’s installation at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is what appears to be a large black pool with giant lily pads.  
Lauren Fensterstock’s unsettling installation
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  October 09, 2008


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At home away from home

“We love all the pop stuff.” says Sá. “We do love the Pixies, but we also love Mariah, you know?"
CSS take on the world — again
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 05, 2008
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It's cookout weather!

If you’re attending (or hosting) a cookout, then have a heart and offer your guests something besides the obvious norm. Here are a few ideas.
Fending off the picnic “fruitcake”
By TODD RICHARD  |  July 23, 2008
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Enter triumphant

It was a Martin love fest Monday night at the 26th annual Elliot Norton Awards, Boston theater’s annual pat on the head.
This year’s Elliot Norton Awards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 14, 2008

May 2, 2008


Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 30, 2008


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Digging in

When The Real World goes green, you begin to wonder whether we’ve reached critical mass on this whole environmentalism/eco-chic/rolling-out-the-green-carpet schtick.
Scrutinizing the sustainable-farming message
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 28, 2008

April 4, 2008


Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 02, 2008
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Spitzer screws himself

In times of personal hardship and anguish, Phillipe + Jorge are always the first to offer our understanding and consolation to the aggrieved.
Wandering NY governor annihilates a once-promising political career
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 12, 2008
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Changing your world view

Real wealth doesn’t have anything to do with having granite countertops.
One Pad Thai at a time
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  March 12, 2008
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And the beat goes on

All Phillipe + Jorge can say after Tuesday’s presidential primary is that we are overjoyed the Patriots resigned Randy Moss.
Hillary Clinton proves the Rasputin of primary politics
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2008


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Game faces

There’s something awe-inspiring about watching an ensemble in which everyone is performing at the top of his or her game.
The Clean House at New Rep; Gary at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
By ED SIEGEL  |  March 04, 2008
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Boston hits Detroit

There’s a dirty little secret about the J. Geils Band — one that diehard Boston fans don’t always appreciate hearing.
Peter Wolf joins forces with Kid Rock
By MATT ASHARE  |  January 29, 2008

January 8, 2008


Tuesday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 02, 2008
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Born again

Four years ago, Scottish actor James McAvoy starred in an adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic Children of Dune for the Sci-Fi channel.
James McAvoy and Atonement
By COLE HADDON  |  December 05, 2007