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Review: Restrepo

Before his name became that of a hellish outpost on a mountaintop in the Korengal Valley, perhaps the most dangerous place on earth, PFC Juan S. Restrepo was a human being, a 20-year-old single father, an accomplished guitarist, and a medic in the 173rd
War in the raw: taking the high ground in Afghanistan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010

The Bicycle Feat

In the corner of the lab of Shire Human Genetic Therapies in Cambridge, you'll find a guy with DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST written across his lab coat, unassumingly purifying proteins.
Jungle Fever
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  February 19, 2010

The power of Cesar

The funniest moments of Cesar Millan's PackPower Tour show at Agganis Arena last Sunday came during intermission, when the three big video screens showed a snippet from "Tsst," the South Park parody episode where the Dog Whisperer goes up against Cartm
Leader of the Pack
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Interview: Cesan Millan

"Pit bulls are not bred for healing people, or for healing dogs. But because I channel the energy into something more humane, they're using all this pit-bull energy into really making it happen."
The Dog Whisperer comes to Boston
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009

We're killing the oceans

I meet world-renowned undersea photojournalist Brian Skerry at Legal Seafoods, across from the New England Aquarium, where he's the explorer in residence. He orders a chicken Caesar salad.
Is it too late to save the seas that sustain us?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 20, 2009

2008 Listravaganza Part 2

Everything you wanted to know about the year in music, in tidy lists of 10.
The lighter side of music in 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2009


Fabulous flicks

A new crop of local entrants, including a professional filmmaker, won awards at the third annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival, which turned out to be the most competitive ever ... and the most fun!
Our third short-film festival crowns all new winners
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 19, 2008

Water wars

Elizabeth Royte’s new book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It , is a frank reminder of just how ubiquitous bottled water has become.
Bottlemania puts a local story on the national stage
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Giving back

What does it take to get young people to give money to environmental organizations?
 Going Green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 05, 2008

Who brought the cool kid?

“For me, punk is the new idea, always the new idea, forever the new idea. That’s why punk can never die. Because as long as there are people, there will be new ideas.”

Ian MacKaye visits Tufts

By WILL SPITZ  |  April 15, 2008

Fishing for filmmakers

When you can make Shreveport look like Bridgton for less money, what’s the bottom-line allure of filming in Maine?
Maine struggles to attract the movie industry
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008


High hopes for Boston Beanstalks’ weekend in Portland

As you wander through the Old Port this weekend, don’t worry that you’ve shrunk overnight. You’re the same height — it’s everyone else who’s taller.
Tall club
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007

Say anything

A Scarborough man’s new movie shows a lot, but tells little
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 19, 2007

Leader of the pack

“When good dogs go bad,” goes the voiceover introduction, “there’s one man who’s their best friend. Cesar Millan.”
Cesar Millan and Dog Whisperer
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 06, 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

Burning issues

“Human beings just can’t affect climate that much,” David Arnold remembers Bradford Washburn telling him in 2005.
Global warming is the new hot subject in the art world
By GREG COOK  |  June 20, 2007


Far out

Carol Abbe sat very still on the international flight taking her from Beirut to Taipei.
As the war escalates, a onetime hippie chick reflects on the groovy time she spent in Afghanistan and Iran in the late ’60s
By LAUREN WOLFE  |  May 04, 2007

Homeland insecurity

As the tank runs dry on 2006, I’m filled with a warm fuzzy feeling.
 Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 20, 2006

And the nominees are . . .

Thanks to all who entered the Portland Phoenix Short Film Fest and congratulations to all nominees.
The good, the bad, and the libidinous
By IAN PAIGE  |  November 08, 2006

Monkey see, monkey do

So thorough and deadpan is the joke that Catherine Chalmers pulls off in her ravishing color photographs of insects crawling across flowers they resemble that when I read the wall text I was sure there had been a mistake. Slideshow: Going Ape: Confront
Into the cute at the DeCordova
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  September 12, 2006

Finding religion

He is the epitome of traitorousness in Western culture, his name synonymous with evil and betrayal.
Will this Judas save us?
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  April 12, 2006


Beyond dollars and square feet

When the Institute of Contemporary Art revealed specifics of the first 11 acquisitions for its permanent collection a month ago, I watched with particular interest.
How will museum expansion in Massachusetts affect the way we see — and talk about — art?
By GREG COOK  |  April 05, 2006