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a new Campaign works to bring breastfeeding into the open

You're out to dinner, or at the grocery store, or sitting in the movie theater, and you see a woman nursing her baby.
It’s just food
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 20, 2012
Short Take: J. Edgar

Review: J. Edgar

Filmmaker Clint Eastwood, famously Republican, portrays right-wing hero J. Edgar Hoover, the late FBI head, as a self-aggrandizing, conniving bully and mama's boy who broke the law whenever he wanted to bring anyone down.
DiCaprio as right-wing hero J. Edgar Hoover
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 11, 2011

An Umpire's Job is Never Retired

Enforcing the rules of the game -- on the field, and off.
By DAVID KISH  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: Think Tank Bistrotheque

The owners have some very good ideas about food and drink — Southeast Asian treats are cool, and craft cocktails go better with them than wine does — but they have also produced some decisions that make the rest of us scratch our heads.
Southeast Asian treats among some head-scratchers
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 19, 2011

Marwencol and Jafar Panahi star at Boston Society of Film Critics awards

From Boston to Oscar.
Critical Acclaim Dept.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 22, 2011

[video update] The Armchairs vomit everywhere

The Armchairs - Creamsicle Challenge from Fractal Circus on Vimeo. In late August this past summer, I woke to find Philadelphia freak-pop band The Armchairs...
By P. Nick Curran  |  December 09, 2010


Photos: Most popular articles of 2009

The stories you couldn't not read this year
The year in martyrs, mortuaries, chupacabras, and pot-peddling soccer moms
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Live Blogging the Oscars 2009

The Boston Phoenix's Chris Faraone and Sara Faith Alterman go blow-for-blow -- and shot for shot -- as the 2009 Academy Awards unfold live. Plus, follow real-time feedback from fellow viewers on our live #Oscars Twitter feed!  
Follow the Academy Awards in real time with our #Oscars Twitter feed and talk back live!

Oscar predictions: Liberal gilt

It's like a fairy tale for Hollywood liberals.
Oscar wants to be a Millionaire
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2009

OSCAR PREVIEW VIDEO: Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn -- and Mickey's Dog -- thank Boston

Three Amigos: Sean Penn, Mickey Rourke, and Mickey's dog Although the Boston Society of Film Criti...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 17, 2009
Oscar Wild: Boston film buffs dream a better Academy Awards

Oscar Wild: Boston film buffs dream a better Academy Awards


Boston film buffs take on the Academy Awards

Oscar season is upon us, and once again, the Academy has a staggering array of talent lined up for the 81st annual awards ceremony on February 22. But, as always, there’s still plenty of room for disagreement over the official nominations. We asked notable local cinephiles to give us their fantasy Oscar picks. Here’s what they came up with.

By Shaula Clark  |  February 09, 2009


Martyr complex

This year the Oscars will honor the men who suffer for our sins and the women who don't wear make-up.
Oscar suffers for our sins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 13, 2009

Review: Milk

Van Sant's Milk of human kindness
Van Sant's gay of reckoning
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 25, 2008

Interview: Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones's Milk run
Retro active
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 24, 2008