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Review: Ariana

This fine new Afghan restaurant makes it official: the odd-numbered side of Brighton Avenue between Harvard Avenue and Linden Street has so many good ethnic restaurants that you could eat out in a different country every week and never even cross the st
A winning take on fantastic ancient cuisine
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 29, 2010
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Review: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

This, the most artistically successful video game-to-screen translation yet (which isn’t saying much), could have used more of its own magical Sands of Time, which endow the possessor with time-rewinding, mistake-correcting powers.
Acrobatic loner thrust into the arms of a princess
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 04, 2010
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Arabian nights

At a time when the world's attention is often focused on the countries of the Middle East, it's especially intriguing to dip into the Arabic folk tales of the region, which became the stories told by Scheherazade across a thousand and one nights.
Festival Ballet gets physical
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 03, 2009
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Review: Prince of Persia

Pauline Kael titled one of her review compilations Kiss Kiss Bang Bang , saying that those four words (from a Japanese movie poster) captured the basic appeal of movies.
Run, jump, die, repeat
By MITCH KRPATA  |  January 06, 2009
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Timeless treat

URI heads to Oklahoma!
It's hard not to enjoy a rousing production of Oklahoma!, for more reasons than any musical needs in order to get audiences smiling and humming afterward. URI Theatre is pleasing those familiar with the classic and winning new fans with a production (through November 23) that just can't stop moving.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  November 19, 2008
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Travels with Sarah

Apparently, the idea of Palin as the Queen Esther for our time has made it to New Hampshire.  
As Palin tours New Hampshire, signs of Biblical calling, talent on the stump, and a shot at 2012
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 22, 2008


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Back to business

For the first time, the arrival of the blockbuster video-game season seems bittersweet.
Fall video games offer sequels and few surprises
By MITCH KRPATA  |  September 08, 2008

Crossword: ''Wiig party''


Cast off, cast on
By MATT JONES  |  March 12, 2008
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Foodie fest

Bourdain’s lifestyle as a gleeful gourmand may be taking its toll on his health, but it’s entertaining for the rest of us.
Chowing down on the road
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2008
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Dear Lara,

It’s over between us.
A break-up on a bitter Anniversary
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 03, 2007
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Grain and Salt

There are three holy grails we seek on the restaurant-review beat.
From the earth, with love
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 06, 2007


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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
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Requiem for a game console

With the release of God of War II this week, the book is all but closed on the PlayStation 2.
A look back at the ultimate PlayStation 2 games
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 20, 2007
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Random forecast

One thing that’s sure to happen in the coming year is that people will make erroneous predictions about what will happen in the coming year.
Coming in 2007: More tech, more fear, less Paris, and some time travel
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 29, 2006
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Off and running

Remember: Delays are as common in video-game releases as cheat codes.
 The next-gen consoles have arrived — now what?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  December 28, 2006
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Flux incapacitor

Imitation can be the sincerest form of flattery, but in Aeon Flux it’s a sign that something’s gone horribly wrong.
What’s this? A horrible movie tie-in?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 10, 2006


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Grab a seat

Don’t worry, they’ve pretty much dispensed with the crappy metal soundtrack this time around.
The Two Thrones even gives you a choice
By AARON SOLOMON  |  January 17, 2006