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Bombay Club

As we were on our way home from dinner at Bombay Club, Mrs. Nadeau said, "We didn't try any curries — we missed that."
A favorite local Indian eatery finds a new home
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 11, 2010
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Prep rally

Much of the early backlash that followed the Strokes' meteoric rise had to do with the idea that a '00s punk revival couldn't be spearheaded by a band of moneyed prep-school twerps — as if boarding school and rock stars didn't go together like marmalade
Rock's rich history of boarding-school brats
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 08, 2010
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Indian Dhaba

The phrase “fusion cuisine” inspires dread in me — I’ve been served too many misconceived culinary mash-ups over the years, usually European sauces awkwardly force-fit onto Asian foundations, or vice-versa.
Mumbai street-food novelties and worthy fusion cuisine
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 11, 2009

An Obama confidant on the surge in Afghanistan

Twenty-four hours before President Barack Obama announced a 30,000-troop escalation of the Afghan War, one of his key foreign policy advisors provided a view of the president’s thinking at Brown University.
War Dept.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  December 04, 2009
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Review: Amelia

The hallowed formula for an Oscar Best Picture nomination — legendary figure, pat rise and fall scenario, overproduced visuals and music, a showboating performance from a name actor, reassuring platitudes — falls flat in what is Mira Nair’s worst picture
Plane bad
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009
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J.M.P. International Foods

Hooking up with a great cheap-eats restaurant can be like finding romance: you can scour the wide world in vain, then one day discover something terrific right under your nose.
An Indian food-court stall delivers the home-style goods
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 11, 2009


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Mr. Peepers in Mumbai

Here's something Chris Kattan probably rarely hears in real life: "In Night at the Roxbury, you were awesome!" Such, however, is the encomium proffered by two young Indian fans toward the beginning of IFC's somewhat random but not altogether terrible ne
Can Chris Kattan be a Bollywood Hero?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 07, 2009
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Man make movie

Poverty is making a comeback, on the streets and on movie screens.
Ramin Bahrani observes and reports
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 10, 2009
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Review: Sin Nombre

Films like Sin nombre exploit their subjects as much as they empathize with them.
An artificially "realistic" sensibility
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 01, 2009
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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
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Year in Art: Beyond the gloom

The Boston art scene felt muted for much of 2008, with 10 galleries closing and the death of two local icons: Harriet Casdin-Silver and Jules Aarons.
Continuing cheer in dark times
By GREG COOK  |  December 22, 2008


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Corrections changes

Like a movie hero, the NAACP’s new, young national president, Benjamin Jealous, swept into the 900-inmate Maine State Prison in Warren on Monday, quelling protests among the prisoners and, at least temporarily, rescuing the organization’s prison chapter
NAACP leader challenges Maine prison policies
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 10, 2008

An accidentally tragic timeline

Your “Terror Masala” article, unintentionally of course, is very timely in view of the atrocities in Mumbai.
Letters to the Boston editor, December 12, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 10, 2008
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¡Vamos a rock!

'Rock en Español 2' rides a new East Coast wave of Latino music
'Rock en Español 2' rides a new East Coast wave of Latino music
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  December 09, 2008

DQM takes to the airwaves


 Tonight at 7 on WGBH Channel 2, I'll be chatting with Emily Rooney, Joe Sciacca, Kara Miller,...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 05, 2008
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The spectacle of terror

Images are weapons as real as bullets and bombs.
Why the attacks in Mumbai constitute a terrible threat
By EDITORIAL  |  December 03, 2008


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A terror unlike the usual terrors

"Mumbai meri jaan" is a phrase that has been carried in the hearts of dreamers in this city, on tongues parched by lack of clean water, and on record players that scratch since 1956.
Report From Mumbai
By KATHRYN GEARHART  |  December 03, 2008
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Terror masala

After living in fear of terrorism for more than half a decade, it’s something of a relief to sit in the dark at the Somerville Theatre and . . . laugh at it.
Bollywood introduces the singing, dancing terrorist
By SEETHA NARAYAN  |  November 25, 2008
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Whiz kid

Slumdog Millionaire is a magical misery tour
Slumdog Millionaire is a magical misery tour
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2008
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Slumdog slumming?(1)

Danny Boyle goes to extremes in Millionaire
Danny Boyle goes to extremes in Millionaire
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2008
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The Other End of the Line

It's your basic boy-meets-girl story, except that the boy meets the girl on a series of phone calls from her Mumbai-based customer-service center.  
Standard rom-com with an Indian element
By PETER HYMAN  |  October 28, 2008


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Tamarind Bay Coastal Cuisine

Tamarind Bay in Harvard Square set a new standard for Indian restaurants in Boston, and perhaps in the whole country.  
A second successful effort from an Indian-food master
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 16, 2008
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The Pool

Chris Smith, maker of the hilarious indie gems American Job and American Movie , set this quietly moving story in the Indian state of Goa, using a mostly non-professional cast.  
Quietly moving, and full of dark secrets
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 01, 2008
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Channeling Shakespeare

Cardenio , an early-17th-century play in which Shakespeare may well have had a hand, has been MIA since its debut and will doubtless remain so.
Cardenio  at the ART; King John at ASP
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 19, 2008
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Rockin’ ’n’ writin’

Fall River artiste Don Hammontree has done his share of recording, with a couple of solo discs out since debuting in 2003.
Don Hammontree’s Baptized in Formaldehyde
By BOB GULLA  |  April 10, 2008
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New source for savings: outsource the economists

Outsourcing used to be for textile workers and call-center employees.
Modest proposals
By TIM LEHNERT  |  January 31, 2008


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Winter reads

Esteemed fiction writers, young stars, the Civil War, the ’60s, and the morass of contemporary geopolitics — it’s all here for reading during winter’s long, dark nights.
Novels from Peter Carey and Russell Banks, poetry from Elizabeth Bishop, and advice from Madeleine Albright
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 21, 2007

Sweet reads

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry the Phoenix wrote about in 2007.
Books: 2007 in review
By JON GARELICK  |  December 17, 2007
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Beyond bhangra

Shankar, who’s now 26, has been paying dues as a sitarist since she was eight.
Anoushka Shankar joins forces with Karsh Kale
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  October 30, 2007
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Common grounds

“I had to work hard to have characters living in a place where I had never lived,” Jones admitted.
Nalini Jones’s universal portraits
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2007