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With all the pan-Asian restaurants around, it only makes sense that there would be a pan-Latin restaurant thriving in Providence. Mosaic, a Latin American bistro, is doing a good job of it on the outerskirts of Olneyville.
A Latin American tapestry
| December 09, 2011
Magos Herrera's cool moves
We like to say that live performance adds another dimension to music.
The Mexican jazz singer comes to Scullers
| September 16, 2011
Review: Perishable's emotionally transfixing 1:23
Two things about Carson Kreitzer's 1:23 , which is getting a phenomenal production at Perishable Theatre (through May 7).
Crimes of the heart
| April 22, 2011
Massachusetts' crisis: learning a second language
Lucía López did not cross the border by foot, nor did she pay a smuggler thousands of dollars to get here. She took a plane to Boston from her native Peru, and hasn't left.
Can English-Language programs keep up with the surge in immigration?
| March 25, 2011
In the land of the stoner cops
Major Jim Contreras was awaiting his marching orders. Literally.
On the front lines of Obama's campaign in Afghanistan
| February 26, 2010
Conservation in Copenhagen
In about a month, representatives from almost 200 nations will converge on Copenhagen, Denmark, for what could be the most meaningful meeting on climate change, ever.
| November 06, 2009
“I got very tired of being called an ‘alternative journalist’ for so many years,” says former Phoenix reporter Al Giordano. “Alternative to what?"
Authentic Journalism Dept.
| October 16, 2009
Architecture of Heaven and Earth
Looking at the wavy roofs of Félix Candela's most iconic structures, like the restaurant Los Manatiales (1958) in Mexico City, I think of pinwheels or the fluttering dress of a spinning dancer.
Félix Candela's curves, Walter Gropius's boxes
| September 04, 2009
There may, in the end, be no way to save the American metropolitan newspaper. Plummeting advertising revenue and competition from the Internet often seem forces too daunting for even the savviest of publishers.
The Projo 's ultra-local approach could save the paper — or spell its demise
| August 28, 2009
RISD's hope-less situation
On August 3 it was announced by the Rhode Island School of Design that Hope Alswang had resigned as the director of the RISD Museum. Those who have followed the coverage of this story may be somewhat confused by the revelation that absolutely everyone
Outrage over the Alswang 'Resignation.' Plus, too many sad passings
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| August 14, 2009
Living Colour, Michael Madsen, and Rhody's new media
The travails of the Providence Journal are the stuff of coffee house and talk radio chatter. And the troubles afflicting the local newscast fill the pages of this week's Phoenix .
Rhode Island has seen its share of media strife in recent years.
| June 26, 2009
His publicist calls Piers Paul Read "the anti-Dan Brown." She's capitalizing on a buzz - worthy name, sure, but it's a fairly insightful description of a man whose latest book, The Death of a Pope , explores not the Brownish theme of the Catholic Chur
Piers Paul Read looks inside the Church
| June 05, 2009
Interview: James Carroll
The Phoenix 's Adam Reilly recently spoke with Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book, Practicing Catholic (Houghton Mifflin), and his critical but durable relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
The full transcript of the Phoenix's conversation with the author
| April 01, 2009
'Caves of comfort' help city dwellers beat the cold
Local musician and writer Susan Sakash, 30, had only one qualm about living in an old Providence warehouse. Though she didn't mind the 12-foot ceilings and open space in the summertime, Sakash says, "I was kind of freaked out about the winter."
| January 28, 2009
Losing common ground
Among the chaos of fractious voices at the 17th International AIDS Conference, it’s hard to discern a clear message, and even harder to know who might be receiving it.
A new rift between science and activism undermines progress in the fight against AIDS
| October 02, 2008
Harold Wells made up this headline, too
Letters to the Boston editor, September 26, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 24, 2008
The Merry Table, whose crêpes are quite good, deserves a better name.
The Merry Table serves crêpes to linger over
| July 09, 2008
The staff at Gauchos are the key to the experience and the best part of the meal.
Disappointing meat from friendly staff at Gauchos
| May 21, 2008
Local heroes 2008
In this, the eleventh annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Ramon Martinez, Bill Harley, Ren Whitaker, and Bob Fusaro
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2008
He eats rotten shark in Iceland, gets fried on Moroccan hash in the Netherlands, and graciously accepts a 14-inch gift penis in Bhutan.
The Geography of Bliss
| April 08, 2008
Temporarily north of the border
Add another name to the list of Phoenix alums (Mark Leibovich, Dave Crowley, Seth Gitell, Dan Kennedy) writing on the 2008 presidential race.
Al Giordano plays the Field
| December 19, 2007
Lorca without Lorca
Is it possible for a work of art to seem both completely sincere in its intentions and at the same time counterfeit and manipulative?
Opera Boston’s Ainadamar, plus Ida Haendel, the BSO, and West Side Story
| October 30, 2007
For travelers along Route 138 in South Kingstown, the monumental public art of Andean artist Peruko Ccopacatty has been visible for the past 20 years.
Peruko Ccopacatty’s fresh perspective
| October 09, 2007
The dirty story behind local energy
It’s hard to imagine that a town as poor as this one could have a slum.
Eastern Massachusetts hums comfortably on Colombian coal. But the mines are devastating land and lives in the Guajira peninsula.
| October 01, 2007
Damn you, Barack Obama
Now that Obama's small contributors have effectively rewritten the history of political-campaign funding, even die-hard cynics are drinking the Kool-Aid.
Win or lose, Obama's small donors may have already brought a revolution in campaign financing
| September 26, 2007
Pop goes to war
Next time you put on the new Spoon single to make that subway ride go by a little faster, consider what musical escapism means to troops in Iraq.
Music and movies are vital coping mechanisms for US servicepeople in Iraq. And often, say four local troops, after they get home.
| July 25, 2007
They were, by definition, misfits.
Daydream Nation tops our list of 10 landmark albums that made indie rock
| July 16, 2007
Beyond the border
Finding Casa Romero — a dining institution for more than 30 years — is like following directions to a speakeasy.
These days, Boston’s Latin-food scene offers much more than Mexican
| May 07, 2007
Boston music news: May 4, 2007
Chris Mascara has been thinking about musical genres and labeling.
Notes on Chris Mascara and Berklee's new internet radio presence
| May 01, 2007
Starbucks faces criticism on Ethiopian coffee deal
The ubiquitous coffee merchant is under fire for what critics describe as giving a raw deal to small Ethiopian coffee farmers.
| April 04, 2007
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