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New Zealand sausage rolls are the way to go

What about sausage could not be delicious? I wondered. It was the wrong question.
Don’t like pig intestine?
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 22, 2013
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Review: Boy

On the picturesque coast of New Zealand in 1984, the 11-year-old Maori kid of the title (James Rolleston) lives the life of Huck Finn, though with more responsibilities.
Huck Finn in New Zealand
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 30, 2012

Review: Café Zelda

Café Zelda is one of those places that feels elegant but homey; luxurious but not pretentious.
A truly memorable experience
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  August 12, 2011
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Shamayel seeks a little lamb

Twenty-one years ago Shamayel Kargar and her husband had a hankering for good lamb.
And finds it not far from Portland at all
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  July 29, 2011
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Packers, Steelers — wine?!

The Super Bowl is an event that was expressly created to test exactly how many plates of guacamole and nachos a person could consume in a nine-hour period. This occurs while observing an equally large number of commercials praising the same.
Super Bowl beverages
By LAYNE WITHERELL  |  February 04, 2011
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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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Cheap thrills

They say Dr. Lakra got his pen name from the doctor’s bag he carried around when he first began tattooing, two decades ago. “Lakra” puns on the Spanish word “lacra,” meaning scar or blemish, but it’s also slang for “delinquent” or “scumbag.”
The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
By GREG COOK  |  April 23, 2010
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Barlow’s Restaurant

It’s not unusual for this column to have a different opinion of restaurants than the column in the Boston Globe — I favor a flatter bell curve.
When in doubt, ask for a second opinion
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 02, 2010
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Airs and graces

Somewhere in the middle of Stephen Petronio’s terrific hour-long dance I Drink the Air Before Me last Friday night, the dancers exited and the space went dark.
Stephen Petronio at the ICA, Black Grace at the Paramount
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  March 26, 2010
News of the strange: Octopuses prefer HDTV, Souls for sale, and more

News of the strange: Octopuses prefer HDTV, Souls for sale, and more


Octopuses prefer HDTVOh those snobby cephalopods! Watching crabs run around on a mere big screen isn't good enough for them, they want that crisp, sharp,...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  March 19, 2010
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PHX @ SXSW!

Don't be so shocked if the coming week brings with it not just a stretch of balmier weather but also a palpable decrease in the douche point. That's because the vast majority of the music industry has up and JetBlued 2000 miles south to Austin for SXSW
The Phoenix heads from Boston to Austin
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 12, 2010


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25 Hip-Hop acts to see at SXSW 2010

As usual, I've got you covered.
The best boom-bap on tap in Austin
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 12, 2010
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Team spirits

Up in Vancouver, the red, white, and blue are riding high on gold (medals that is) for feats of awe-inspiring athleticism.
Competitive Drinking Dept.
By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  February 26, 2010
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Conga's

The first clue to a fake restaurant is a phony name. Conga's isn't owned by an Afro-Cuban dance rhythm, and doesn't serve drums. Instead, it has a Spanish and South American menu cooked by Central Americans for Thai owners whose previous Japanese restaur
Faking it, just not quite making it
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 26, 2010
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Various Artists | Songs For Chris Knox

On June 11 of last year, Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke.
Merge (2010)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  February 19, 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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Lite at the end of the tunnel?

If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010
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From Mozart to milonga

We Bostonians may swathe ourselves in sweaters and lock our doors against the blustery weather, but once the music begins, dance performances can help us shake off the shivers — and often transport us to more temperate climes.
All kindsa dance hits the stage
By DEBRA CASH  |  January 01, 2010
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2009: Year in national pop

These days, it's not so easy to feel useful as a music critic.
The cocky and the cock-blocked
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 25, 2009
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Review: Invictus

Poetry, muses Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) in a reflective moment in Invictus , consists only of words, yet it can inspire perseverance and greatness beyond our own expectations of ourselves. Sport, similarly, consists of oversized, overpaid athlet
Clint shows team spirit
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 11, 2009
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Injustice for all

Scott Sturgeon loses his train of thought a couple of times during this interview. He's loopy from jet lag — which is unavoidable after a 20-hour flight from New Zealand (halfway around the planet from his non-residency at a squatted apartment building i
Getting serious with Star Fucking Hipsters
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  December 11, 2009


Café Fresco

Restaurants come and restaurants go.
A terrific Monday night special, and more
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 27, 2009
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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
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ArtBar

How do we find hidden gems? You can't just look under the radar. Sometimes the hiding place is behind a famous name, as is the case with ArtBar.
A pleasantly unpredictable treat sneaks out of the shadows
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 13, 2009
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Flight of the Conchords | I Told You I Was Freaky

The New Zealand “folk-comedy” duo Flight of the Conchords transcended folk and comedy on their debut LP, a soundtrack to the absurdist HBO show of the same name, with genre parodies that were great songs in their own right.
Sub Pop (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  October 16, 2009
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It's hip to be icosahedral

Be they beer geeks, comic-book geeks, or music geeks, nowadays people flout their geekdom proudly, even wearing it like a badge.
In a new book, Ethan Gilsdorf  tracks his global quest to visit the holiest nerd-world sites
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 02, 2009


Play by Play: September 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 25, 2009
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The Stork Club

Remember Circle: Plates and Lounge? The Stork Club has succeeded that short-lived restaurant and bar, which succeeded Bob's Southern Bistro, itself the recast version of Bob the Chef's.
Jazz and soul team up to make sweet music
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 23, 2009

Play by play: September 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 18, 2009
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Autumn garden

It's freshman and sophomore year on the Boston rialto, with American Repertory Theater artistic director Diane Paulus introducing her first season and Huntington Theatre Company honcho Peter DuBois endeavoring to survive his second.
Fall on Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 18, 2009