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The Big Hurt: Cidade de Biebs
When two thousand Brazilian cops mounted a massive assault on some of Rio's most dangerous slums, they made a chilling discovery.
Why was Justin Bieber in the mansion of a Rio drug lord?
| December 10, 2010
Two killings, a documentary, and the healing of a nation
One of the most powerful scenes in The Two Escobars is an interview with a Colombian assassin who chuckles as he recalls how his boss, the drug lord Pablo Escobar, compulsively listened to a soccer match on a portable radio as the gunshots of police hu
| September 17, 2010
Chatroulette: New online intelligence
Think of the history of online chat as you would the arc of a young American’s life.
| February 26, 2010
Playwright Karen Zacarias would seem to have taken long drafts of Tom Stoppard Elixir.
Legacy of Light at the Lyric; Not Enough Air from Nora; The Island of Slaves from Orfeo Group
| February 19, 2010
Burn, baby, burn
The Phoenix opposed President Barack Obama's efforts to help Chicago win the 2016 Summer Olympics on the grounds that doing business with the International Olympic Committee is always bad news for the host community.
The Olympics, zipper-gate, stimulus money, and why Coakley must investigate City Hall
| October 09, 2009
The Olympic (shell) games
It’s been 13 years since the pageantry and spectacle of the Summer Olympic Games — and the mythical economic boon that goes with it — has graced US soil. But we’ll find out next week if, in a secret-ballot vote in Europe, the International Olympic Commit
Next week, we’ll find out if an American city will host the 2016 Olympic Games — and if Boston has a shot at 2020. Despite the glitzy international attention, there are billions of reasons why every debt-saddled American should hope that the US does not get the gold.
ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE
| September 25, 2009
Ask people around here why they'd never move to LA and "the traffic" will reliably top the list. That sure sounds reasonable, but check it out: by not languishing in belching cars and rotting the sky for hours at a time, by not submitting to the forced
Little Joy's journey starts at home
| June 19, 2009
After two hugely budgeted adaptations in five years, my biggest question about the Hulk remains: what’s with the pants?
The new version keeps his pants on
| June 10, 2008
Mastering the masterpieces
It’s not exactly a trip down Memory Lane, but this weekend Boston Ballet is revisiting some pieces and choreographers it hasn’t performed in the Mikko Nissinen era.
Boston Ballet takes on Balanchine, Tudor, and Tharp
| May 21, 2008
The end of a three-week, thousands-of-miles-from-home season is never the right time to assess a dance company.
The Kirov's Balanchine at City Center
| May 06, 2008
Son of a beach
The beach at Casa Diablo is closed.
Leave it to state minions to spoil a perfect summer day
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 11, 2007
Live Earth 2007
So you’re headed to a Live Earth gig somewhere, whether outside New York City or in a remote outpost in Antarctica.
Where to go, who to see, what to know — even if you don't have a ticket
| July 10, 2007
Bonde do Rolê
You’re better off letting Bonde do Rolê drop their glorious little dumb bombs directly on your id.
With Lasers | Domino
RENÉ SPENCER SALLER
| July 09, 2007
Crossword: ''Just a bunch of words''
No theme, but you'll like it anyway
| July 02, 2007
Nights on the town
By now, the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim has been completely ingrained in the language of jazz and pop.
Brandão, Coltrane, and Redman move the beat around
| May 16, 2007
As one of the darlings of electronic music, Amon Tobin has seduced millions with layered blends of techno, jazz, and samba, all buoyed by kinetic beats.
Amon Tobin stays on the edge of technology
| April 23, 2007
I see sexy people
Although my relationship with my boyfriend of nine months is fine in almost all respects, he tells me that he fantasizes about other women when we have sex and that he doesn’t understand why.
| February 21, 2007
“Assassination-conspiracy theorist” is a relatively recent addition to Paul Kuntzler’s résumé. Watch Paul Kuntzler on the JFK assassination
Gay-rights crusader Paul Kuntzler turns a sharp mind for detail to the JFK assassination
| January 11, 2007
That rumbling, booty-shaking bass, the whip-thwap drums, the familiar melodies with Portuguese lyrics. It’s called baile funk, and if you’ve been to a hip DJ show lately, you’ve probably heard it. Edu K, "Hot Mama (Bonde do Role mix)" (mp3)
Edu K helps baile funk survive hipsterdom
| October 03, 2006
It was 2002 when the then unknown DJ Diplo first started throwing his Hollertronix parties in Philadelphia.
Diplo brings baile funk to the US
| April 11, 2006
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