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Review: High Ground

In October 2010, 11 wounded Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans — blind, missing limbs, suffering from traumatic brain injury or PTSD — took part in "Soldiers to the Summit," a mission to climb Nepal's 20,000 foot Mt. Lobuche.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 26, 2012

Art in the air conditioning

From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010

Tavern at the End of the World

They say there's no accounting for taste, though most folks will agree that if your tastes and mine are similar, then we both have good taste. This occurred to me as I scanned the jukebox at Charlestown's Tavern at the End of the World, a neighborhood b
Nice surprises in a warm, pubby package
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 20, 2009

Review: The Unmistaken Child

After the 2001 death of Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Konchog, his disciple Tenzin Zopa is charged with tracking down his reincarnation.
A fascinating, if disturbing, look at how the Dalai Lama's enlightened sausage is made
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 17, 2009

Mt. Everest Kitchen

Asked to create pithy descriptions of obscure cuisines, food writers often triangulate, using familiar geographic signposts to nudge readers into the general neighborhood.
The strange yet strangely familiar (and undeniably delicious) cuisine of Nepal
By MC SLIM JB  |  July 03, 2009

Halal Indian Cuisine

I imagine many diners who like Indian cuisine and can tolerate some chili heat have had this frustrating discussion with their server: "Curry: spicy, please." "Would you like that mild, medium, or hot?" "Hot, please." "Ooh, hot here is very hot." "Hot,
Negotiating one's way to solid Northern Indian fare
By MC SLIM JB  |  June 05, 2009


Bruce Cockburn | Slice o Life: Bruce Cockburn Live Solo

This two-disc live set — just Bruce Cockburn and his guitars — may qualify as his one indispensable offering.
Rounder (2009)
By BANNING EYRE  |  March 30, 2009

Great walls

"Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection" at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum opens with a pair of interesting choices.
Epic visions of contemporary China in Salem's Peabody Essex Museum.
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 25, 2009

Super Sonik

When Cambridge native Caleb Neelon talks about how he got hooked on graffiti, he often recounts a trip he took to Germany with his mom in 1990.  
Graffitist Caleb Neelon is a street survivor
By GREG COOK  |  February 18, 2009

Slideshow: Street artist Caleb Neelon sprays the world

Artwork from street artist Caleb Neelon.
Artwork on many platforms
By CALEB NEELON  |  February 13, 2009


Annapurna is owned and decorated by Nepalis, but in addition to Nepali cuisine, it serves a pan-Himalayan menu, including Afghan food, and a couple of Tibetan items.  
Unusual pan-Himalayan cuisine in the heart of Cambridge
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 02, 2008


The devil and Mr. Young

Holy water, Batman!
Multi-office seeker drops the knowledge on House Judiciary
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  May 14, 2008

What about Tibet?

It is about money.
The Olympics may prove to be China’s Achilles’s heel
By EDITORIAL  |  March 28, 2008

Noise boys

For the better part of the past decade, Michigan’s Wolf Eyes have made some of the most feral, ear-stinging, metal-machine-gone-mad music this side of anywhere.
Wolf Eyes take their show on the road
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 25, 2008

Taking tolerance overseas

Hate violence between Catholics and Protestants plagued Northern Ireland for decades.
Stemming hate violence
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007

Bush's secret army

The 9/11 attacks provided a catalyst: an unprecedented justification to forge ahead with a radical agenda molded by a small cadre of neoconservative operatives.
Meet the American mercenaries of Blackwater, who fight outside of the law and take direction from the radical Christian right
By JEREMY SCAHILL  |  March 21, 2007

Flashbacks: October 13, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  October 11, 2006

Little Red ’Net

February 15 was a squirmy day for officials at Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, and Cisco.
The battle for Internet freedom will not end with China
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  March 10, 2006

Crossword: 'Stacked'

22 across: Passage of passage?
No theme, just a ton of long words.  
By MATT JONES  |  February 16, 2006