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Enviro talkin’; passing gas; snickering in Swansea; hail to the Hall

Phillipe and Jorge still can't figure out why no one in the environmental movement has adapted Robert Parker's 1966 classic hit, "Barefootin'," bangin out a song called 'Treehuggin'," with appropriate lyrics.
Treehuggin'
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 02, 2012
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Lord Hobo

What act could follow the B-Side Lounge, beloved home of craft-cocktail scholars? Well, how about a bar-restaurant for beer geeks?
This convivial corner of Hell is actually beer Heaven
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 19, 2010

Playing to our strength

Well, despite the fact that Little Rhody has become the poster child for the national recession, leading all states in statistical categories like unemployment and debt per capita, it is nice to know that we are able to deflect public attention from our
Nothing like a mass bust for a sense of old-time mobbed-up Rhode Island
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 19, 2008
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Appaloosa (2008)

From its shaky start, you’d think Appaloosa a first-time effort, but director/star Ed Harris already has Pollock to his credit.  
A revisionist Western in the vein of Unforgiven
By TOM MEEK  |  October 02, 2008

One sings, one doesn’t

This year, at least one element in “Boston Film Festival” is no longer true.
The BFF has little to celebrate; the HFA has ‘Edward Yang’
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 10, 2008
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Appaloosa

A revisionist Western in the vein of Unforgiven , it plumbs the gray areas in black-and-white frontier justice.
Unexpected and rewarding despite conventional scenarios
By TOM MEEK  |  September 09, 2008


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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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Who’s with whom — and why?

Now that first-quarter campaign-finance reports have been filed, we can see which presidential candidates scooped up money from which Bay Staters.
Talking politics
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 18, 2007
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Objects of desire

It’s hard to avoid thinking about Freud when contemplating the richly symbolic, highly sexual sculpture and drawing of Louise Bourgeois.
Louise Bourgeois and Misaki Kawai at the ICA, Robert Parker at BU, and Eric Gordon at Art Interactive
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 13, 2007
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Rhode Island’s man of mystery

The hard-luck obit writer has just made his literary debut, in Gravewriter , a fast-paced mystery that represents a promising new chapter in Providence Journal reporter Mark Arsenault’s budding sideline as a fiction writer.
 Projo reporter Mark Arsenault carves a budding sideline in fiction
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 14, 2006
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Toro

Likeable, except for the name and the lines.
Great tapas, long lines
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 15, 2006