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Examining ‘Seneca, Selma, and Stonewall’

It will be recalled as the most famous line from President Barack Obama's second inaugural address delivered January 21.
Making History
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 08, 2013

Freedom from Common Sense Foundation; dance fever; what’s in a name?

The controversy over the Freedom From Religion Foundation's attack on a World War I and World War II memorial on city land in Woonsocket — it includes a cross — isn't worth a week's worth of talk radio time. But it does warrant a comment by P&J.
Defining offensive
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 04, 2012
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Review: SoHo

When you walk in to SoHo, an elaborate panorama of Manhattan skyscrapers catches your eye above the bar.
Funky and chic in Narragansett
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 30, 2012
Review: The Turin Horse

Review: The Turin Horse(1)

Legend has it that in Turin, Friedrich Nietzsche came across a horse being beaten by its driver. Nietzsche embraced the horse, went insane, and remained so for the rest of his life.
Bela Tarr's final film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 09, 2012
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Review: Siena

I can't imagine that anyone returning from a visit to Tuscany fails to wax rhapsodic about the cuisine, perhaps as soon as the customs inspection.
Close your eyes and it's Tuscany
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 03, 2012
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Review: Red Tails

With a title that refers not to squirrels but to plane markings, Red Tails dramatizes the struggles and triumphs of African-American pioneers, the Tuskegee Airmen.
The struggles and triumphs of the Tuskegee Airmen
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  January 27, 2012


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Review: Vine Yard East

The spelling of this six-month-old restaurant's name indicates one of its primary draws: an emphasis on wine.
Come for the wine, stay for the food
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 20, 2012
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Moments in history

Italy, 1603.
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By DAVID KISH  |  December 02, 2011
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Photos: East Cambridge Damian Festival

The East Cambridge Damian Festival takes over Cambridge Street on September 11, 2011.
East Cambridge Damian Festival | September 11, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 16, 2011

Review: Trattoria Romana South

You get the idea at Trattoria Romana South that the restaurant is the expression of a particular personality, even if you don't know that it was established by Luciano Canova.
Balancing plain and fancy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Vincent Wants to Sea

Frustration and isolation are part of daily life for 27-year-old Tourette's sufferer Vincent (Florian David Fitz, who also wrote the screenplay), the sympathetic hero of this German road movie.
A quirky German road movie
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  July 15, 2011


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Review: Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story

It's difficult to say whether anyone besides fans will be drawn to Robert G. Bralver & David Ferino's at times hagiographic documentary about the late Morphine frontman, who died on a concert stage in Palestrina, Italy, in 1999, at the age of 46.
Documentary about the late Morphine frontman
By JON GARELICK  |  April 29, 2011

Review: Pal's Restaurant

The logo for Pal's is a cartoon of two smiling men in high-collar period suits.
Good ingredients, well-prepared, can't lose
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 15, 2011
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Review: Le Quattro Volte

There's more to Pythagoras than his theorem concerning right triangles.
Pythagoras, beyond the theorem
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 15, 2011
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Photos: St. Anthony's Feast at the North End

Italian immigrants and North End residents celebrate St. Anthony's Feast in the North End on August 27-29, 2010.
St. Anthony's Feast | North End | August 27-29, 2010
By KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  September 03, 2010
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Review: Restrepo

Before his name became that of a hellish outpost on a mountaintop in the Korengal Valley, perhaps the most dangerous place on earth, PFC Juan S. Restrepo was a human being, a 20-year-old single father, an accomplished guitarist, and a medic in the 173rd
War in the raw: taking the high ground in Afghanistan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010


The Seeker

Salvatore Mancini has photographed factories along the Blackstone River Valley to record a local history of the Industrial Revolution.
 Salvatore Mancini’s quest for elemental connections
By GREG COOK  |  June 25, 2010
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Review: Videocracy

Italian-born director Erik Gandini's damning mess of a documentary purports to reveal that Italy is TV- and celebrity-besotted — which is true but not new.
Silvio Berlusconi may have to work overtime after this
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2010
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Stark reality

Steven Stark is known to Phoenix readers for his "Presidential Tote Board" odds-making feature, but it turns out that he and his son, Harrison, are also soccer aficionados, having become fans of London side Fulham FC during stays in the British capit
Your indispensable World Cup update
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2010
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Messi situations

Can’t you just imagine the high-level meetings taking place daily in the British Petroleum war room these days, full of top execs and engineers, neither of whom speak the others’ language, or have even close to the same concerns?
A giant tampon for BP; plus, the World Cup, and a big bash in Pawtuxet
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 04, 2010
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The garden of Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica, the subject of a major retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive, "Vittorio De Sica — Neo-Realism, Melodrama, Fantasy," was a movie star in Italy before he became a filmmaker.
Mostly high points at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 04, 2010


Crossword: ''Smoothie Mix''

Add these acts together and blend
Add these acts together and blend
By MATT JONES  |  June 04, 2010
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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010
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Embedded

Linda Bhatia gave her son’s Scout badges to his old pack and his 700 books to his alma mater, Brown University, but she will never let go of the things he had in his final days: his compass, the dimes in his pocket, his wallet, the watch he was probably
A casualty of war, and a fierce debate
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  May 28, 2010
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Coppa

One of the strange features of the Great Recession is the incredible complexity of down-market maneuvers.
A complicated conception with a delicious finish
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 28, 2010

Leaves of Life from Arborea, and other Portland music news

BUCK AND SHANTI CURRAN , the husband-and-wife team behind ethereal folk band ARBOREA , have been touring nearly non-stop and curating compilations right from their home base in Lewiston.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 21, 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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Echo chamber

As Under-Secretary of the Ted Hughes Rough Riders (Boston Chapter), I have been delighted by two recent developments.
Men are from Martin Amis, women are from . . . ?
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 07, 2010
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Fine wine, fine cause

Drinking for a good cause is starting to catch on in Portland.
Distributors partner to raise money, educate Portlanders on wines of the world
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  April 02, 2010

Food Fight

I don't think food critic Robert Nadeau knows very much about fine dining and what it means to cook good seafood.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 19, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 19, 2010