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Review: The Cove

There's something at stake here, and it's not just the conscience of Ric O'Barry, who as the former dolphin trainer for the 1960s television show Flipper feels responsible for the planet's porpoise fetish.
Secret dolphin slaughter revealed
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 07, 2009

Review: The End of the Line

Eating fish is great for you — but it's a different story for the poor fish.
Doomsday from under the sea
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 24, 2009


For more than 10 years, the Great Thai Chef held forth in Somerville's Union Square.
A small-plates concept elevates a veteran Thai place above the pedestrian
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 17, 2009

Film: Universal Bites Jaws Into Vineyard

Gov. Sargent posed for the photos on a pier in Edgartown, preparing to let fly a bottle of vintage California champagne against the hill of the Orca, a pleasure craft transformed into a Nova Scotian Trawler to be used in Universal's production of Jaws.
"All is grist to their mill."  
By PETER BIRGE  |  June 19, 2009

Into the heart of sharkness

Unless you are a spectacularly moronic daredevil hell-bent on getting shark-shanked, New Englanders are more likely to be mowed down by a molasses tsunami or felled by Lizzie Borden's ax than they are to die in the maw of Jaws.
Shark expert Greg Skomal torpedoes the Great White hype
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009

Splash, on demand

A crippling (and, as we've discussed, utterly ridiculous) fear of sharks isn't the only thing capable of keeping us away from the beaches this summer.
Water parks that float our inner tube


Heart of sharkness

Unless you are a spectacularly moronic Masshole hell-bent on getting shark-shanked, New Englanders are more likely to be mowed down by a molasses tsunami or felled by Lizzie Borden's ax than they are to die in the maw of Jaws.
Shark expert Greg Skomal torpedoes the great white hype
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 10, 2009

Review: Otto; or, Up With Dead People

"Wow, I just got a mental flash of thousands of zombies jumping over a shark."
Plods at an undead pace
By SHAULA CLARK  |  May 08, 2009

Middling earth

At times, the images in Alastair Fothergill & Mark Linfield's documentary adapted from the BBC nature series of the same name elicit that rare cinematic response: wonder.
Too much talk spoils the images
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 24, 2009

Rant: We need more artists!

There's just not enough art to festoon all the walls in all the coffee/sandwich/burrito/gelato/bagel/pizza/frogurt shops in this great art-loving, snack-loving city of ours.
Some people say we need more doctors, more teachers, more engineers. Fools.
By DAVID KISH  |  February 25, 2009

Stuff your stockings

For Christmas last year, my shop-local plan had me assembling gift baskets brimming with foods for several families on my list.
Maine-made treats for the holidays
By TODD RICHARD  |  December 10, 2008

Mixed Magic’s Moby Dick goes to DC

In 2006, Pitts-Wiley wrote Moby Dick: Then and Now , a theatrical version of Herman Melville’s book, which joined the story of Captain Ahab chasing a great white whale to an urban tale of teenagers chasing “that Great White Thing” — cocaine.
Whale tale
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 05, 2008

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

It’s a light entertainment that can cash in with election-weary audiences.
An uninspired sit-com packed with Hollywood stars
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 05, 2008

No sex, please, it's Boston?

It’s a big, curious, floating object, a leaping whale, a flying squash, a makeshift anatomy display, with a bit of carnival atmosphere.
Nicholas Hlobo tones it down at the ICA
By GREG COOK  |  August 04, 2008

Dance, Monkey: Bethany Van Delft

I’d eat a cup of salt so that I might come close to experiencing what a dolphin frolicking in the ocean might experience.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By MARC HIRSH  |  July 15, 2008

Werner’s world

The world is doomed, and Werner Herzog, for one, is happy about it.
Herzog’s End justifies his means
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 01, 2008


Pole sitter

Speaking to the legendary German filmmaker is like speaking to God.
Interview: Werner Herzog ponders the end of the world
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 01, 2008

Happy days

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
By AMY FINCH  |  April 08, 2008

Sizing things up

Back in the day — and by that I mean the 15th century — printing on paper was in its infancy in Europe, since the process of papermaking had just made its way there from China.
Monumental Prints and Small Ponds at the Davis Museum, ‘Art and Math’ at Axiom, Glass Sea Creatures at Harvard, and New Rationalists at Proof
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 10, 2008

Tale of the tape

A couple of the folks behind the crazy, brilliant “Apartment At the Mall” project are camped out at 5 Traverse Gallery.
New works at Traverse, Chazan, and Dead Cat galleries
By GREG COOK  |  January 29, 2008

Craigie Street Bistrot’s Spanish octopus à la poêle

When was the last time you cooked an octopus that came out of a washing machine?
Wrap your tentacles around this one
By KENJI ALT  |  December 14, 2007



Watson is briefly shown here clashing with pirates, only to be sued for doing so.
The horrors of the "shark-fin mafia"
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 31, 2007

Stone soul picnic

This article originally appeared in the October 5, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

By D.C. DENISON  |  October 11, 2007

What congress did on its summer vacation

Big fat whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  September 12, 2007

Maneaters: A history

Sometimes the most ferocious maneater looks like an ordinary rabbit… and sometimes it looks just like you covered in a flesh-gobbling pus!
A list of the beasts -- real and imagined -- that feast on human flesh
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 02, 2007

Arctic Tale

All the same, this effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who’ll inherit it.
Whisker-close footage
By ALICIA POTTER  |  August 01, 2007


The soft shock of the new

One of the great dreams of any art aficionado is the dream of stumbling on a new, unheralded talent.
‘New Art Collective’ at Montserrat College, ‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  July 17, 2007

A taste of Honig Winery

The four-course dinner includes tastings of Honig’s entire portfolio.
July 17
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  July 11, 2007

Open-air entrepreneurs

Where are all the street vendors?
Street vendors in Boston come with the sun
By JENNY HALPER  |  June 21, 2007

Star Fish Market

Arriving early for a tour of Samuel Adams Brewery, hungry and thirsty Bostonians might stumble across Star Fish Market.
Go fish
By LEAH BEN-AMI  |  June 20, 2007