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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
| 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
| 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
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."
| 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
| 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
SHAULA CLARK AND CHRIS FARAONE
| June 12, 2009
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
| 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
| May 08, 2009
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
| 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.
| 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
| 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.
| 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
| 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
| 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 . . .
| July 15, 2008
The world is doomed, and Werner Herzog, for one, is happy about it.
Herzog’s End justifies his means
| July 01, 2008
Speaking to the legendary German filmmaker is like speaking to God.
Interview: Werner Herzog ponders the end of the world
| July 01, 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
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
| 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
| 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
| 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"
| October 31, 2007
Stone soul picnic
This article originally appeared in the October 5, 1982 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
| October 11, 2007
What congress did on its summer vacation
Big fat whale
| 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
| August 02, 2007
All the same, this effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who’ll inherit it.
| 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
| July 17, 2007
A taste of Honig Winery
The four-course dinner includes tastings of Honig’s entire portfolio.
| July 11, 2007
Where are all the street vendors?
Street vendors in Boston come with the sun
| 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.
| June 20, 2007
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