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Review: Kumaré

Kumaré, an Indian guru who walks barefoot and carries a staff and a small rattan suitcase, preaches that he is an illusion, and he is.
Duping yoga-mad Americans
By ANN LEWINSON  |  August 31, 2012
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Dog daze

Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012.
Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 09, 2012
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Nancy Holt locates the cosmos

Holt is part explorer, part surveyor, part hippie/New Age dreamer. And this thorough survey of her art from 1966 to '80 shows her finding her way to becoming one of the pioneers of the "Land Art" or "Earthworks" movement.
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By GREG COOK  |  February 17, 2012
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Real Estate | Days

"Easy," the rousing opener from Real Estate's sophomore studio effort, certainly has an appropriate title.
Domino (2011)
By RYAN REED  |  October 21, 2011
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Big Troubles | Romantic Comedy

I was worried when I heard that '80s jangle-pop maestro Mitch Easter was producing Big Troubles' second album.
Slumberland (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  October 14, 2011
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Photos: All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, NJ

Bands perform at the All Tomorrow's Parties Festival at Ashbury Park, New Jersey on September 30-October 2, 2011.
Ashbury Park, New Jersey | September 30-October 2, 2011
By K. BONAMI  |  October 07, 2011


You don’t need an education to spell ‘hate’

OK, Phillipe and Jorge are going to need a little help on this one.
More misplaced outrage; Monstrous behavior; viva literacy!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 30, 2011
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Review: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

The little TV series with the can-do pipes rolls out a concert tour that's essentially a love-in with its fan base.
First-rate fluff
By TOM MEEK  |  August 19, 2011
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Not tough enough?

Amid massive deficits and escalating pension problems, a certain tough guy chic has taken hold in State Houses across the country.
While governors nationwide slash their way out of crisis, Chafee plays Mr. Nice Guy
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 15, 2011
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Photos: Bon Jovi at the TD Garden

Bon Jovi performs live at the TD Banknorth Garden on March 1, 2011.
Bon Jovi | TD Garden | March 1, 2011  
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 11, 2011

'No-touch torture' in New Jersey

Deane Brown, a Maine inmate shipped out of state because of his criticism of the Maine State Prison, is now being held in New Jersey in "one of the most repressive" prison units in the country, often reserved for "political" or activist prisoners like
Maine Whistleblower Watch
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 28, 2011


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My Chemical Romance | Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Loath as My Chemical Romance might be to admit it, they were once an emo band, as their teaming of jagged pop-punk with love-is-pain lyrical histrionics attests.
Reprise (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  November 26, 2010
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My Chemical Romance | Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys

Loath as My Chemical Romance might be to admit it, they were once an emo band, as their teaming of jagged pop-punk with love-is-pain lyrical histrionics attests.
Reprise (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  November 26, 2010
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Ski Guide 2010: How to leave the slopes in one piece

Here are a few (mostly) fail-safe ski don'ts to abide when you go out to shred some fresh powder.
More shred, less dead
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 12, 2010
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Review: Screaming Females | Castle Talk

Screaming Females are one of those rare examples of a band who fester so long in the dark — in this case, the teeming basements of New Brunswick, New Jersey — that they sour into something great by the time anyone’s heard of them.
Don Giovanni (2010)
By MATT PARISH  |  September 17, 2010

Going hyperlocal: AOL sets its sights on Aquidneck Island

Rhode Island's increasingly crowded media landscape may have a new player soon: AOL is recruiting journalists to run hyperlocal news web sites in Newport, Portsmouth, and Middletown.
Media
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 02, 2010


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Holy war

And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010
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Rest in Beats, T Banga

This past Sunday, the Bean rap scene lost one of its most enthusiastic supporters and most hard-working executive producers.
Let the tributes begin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2010
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Stark reality

Steven Stark is known to Phoenix readers for his "Presidential Tote Board" odds-making feature, but it turns out that he and his son, Harrison, are also soccer aficionados, having become fans of London side Fulham FC during stays in the British capit
Your indispensable World Cup update
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2010
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Legacy act

What does it say about the current scene when the standard full rock band of two guitars, bass, and drums can seem novel?
Mean Creek look forward to a long road
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  June 05, 2010
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Live to be 106

Jenny Sanchez learned many of her magical dishes, including chancho frito and gallo pinto (previously featured here), from a family helper when she was a young girl.
 The Nicaraguan secret: tortas de espinaca
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 04, 2010


Crossword: ''Smoothie Mix''

Add these acts together and blend
Add these acts together and blend
By MATT JONES  |  June 04, 2010

Rotten Apple

I appreciated your timely article on Apple’s evolution from underdog to corporate bully.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 28, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 28, 2010
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Review: Survival Of The Dead

The dead barely survive in this sixth in George A. Romero’s zombie series — except for a few instances of intestine chewing, they seem more of an afterthought than an epidemic.
A New Jersey-fied Irish Western, with zombies
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 28, 2010
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Cape Wind: It’s Complicated

Thousands of years ago, the terrain beneath what is now Nantucket Sound was dry, and populated by the ancestors of the Wampanoag people, who continue to revere it.
Obama gave the project a green light, but now the real fight begins.
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  May 07, 2010
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At the G.I. Joe Convention: The Baroness and a ‘slice of Americana’

Roadblock flew in from Miami, and Tunnel Rat took the train from Jersey. But it was Baroness, aka Penelope Pappas, who got the cameras clicking at the 17th annual G.I. Joe Collectors’ Convention.
Gatherings
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  May 07, 2010


A media market splintered

The fragmentation of the local media market, long predicted, is finally a reality.
Online
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 07, 2010
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Review: The Cartel

First-time documentarian and TV journalist Bob Bowdon’s broad primer on what’s rotting American education runs like a 90-minute 20/20 segment.
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By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 30, 2010

Review: Spose at Post Road Tavern

Spose, live at the Post Road Tavern, Ogunquit, April 21
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By BRIDGET M. BURNS  |  April 30, 2010

Election attracting urine stains

For those who have felt that the entertainment value of Our Little Towne’s mayoral elections has been in serious decline since the Bud-I’s extended stay in New Jersey, look no further than the RIFuture blog.
Drama queens and vampire squids
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2010