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Saigon | The Greatest Story Never Told

When you finally tell the greatest story never told, holy shit, had it better be a banger.
Suburban Noize (2011)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 04, 2011

Christmas suggestions: Watch the Celtics, get Chinese food


The Boston Celtics haven't lost since before Thanksgiving. Rondo's dishing out 14 assists per game, the bench features multiple players who could start for other...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010
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Saigon has a lovely Vietnamese mix of influences

For those who move to Maine from more diverse parts of the country, going out for an Asian meal requires some adjustments.
Melting pot
By BRIAN DUFF  |  October 29, 2010
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Meet Evan Thomas

Narrative is the throughline in the professional life of Evan Thomas.
The parallel careers of Newsweek's premier wordsmith
By PETER KADZIS  |  May 14, 2010
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Asher Roth & DJ Wreckineyez | Seared Foie Gras W/ Quince And Cranberry

Now that Boston boy toy Sam Adams has blown onto hip-hop’s front lines, there’s almost room for original frat rapper Asher Roth to find a respectable position somewhere between the big-indie Atmosphere types and the upper echelon of major-label boom-bap.
School Boy (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 09, 2010
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Man at work

It's easy to manufacture illusions of rap stardom. Any MySpace whiteboy with a few grand can fill a mixtape with big cameos, and for a little more, guests will even shout his name out. But though such pay-for-spray practices have kept established artis
Statik Selektah is so busy, it bugs him out
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010


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Robert McNamara, RIP

As secretary of defense under President Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert McNamara prosecuted the Vietnam War on a day-to-day basis, just as Donald Rumsfeld orchestrated the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for George W. Bush.
Memories of Vietnam should speed Obama's exit plans for Iraq and Afghanistan
By EDITORIAL  |  July 10, 2009
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King Do Baguette and Pastry

One measure of how far Americans have come in their globetrotting culinary breadth is the number of ordinary folks I know who've tried a bánh mì, the great Vietnamese street-food sandwich.
An awesome roll makes for an extraordinary bánh mì
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 15, 2009
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Due Dilla-gence

Extraordinarily missed Detroit beat stylist J Dilla (a/k/a Jay Dee) was righteously benevolent.
Termanology bestows belated props on Jay Dee
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 30, 2009
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Beef stakes

In quality, record sales, and image, hip-hop has taken a savage beating in the past half-decade.
Joe Budden, live at the Middle East Downstairs, March 5, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 09, 2009

Dark days on Fountain Street

There are black umbrellas in the poolside Pernod and grapefruits at Casa Diablo upon our having learned that ace reporter Scott MacKay has taken the Urinal’s buyout package.
With a parting shot, MacKay joins the exodus from the once-mighty BeloJo
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2008


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What's left behind

Tap Olé is less a new-fangled bicultural fusion than a return to tap dancing’s foundational swingtime.
Tap Olé at the Regent, Rachid Ouramdane at the ICA, Prometheus at Boston Conservatory
By DEBRA CASH  |  May 21, 2008
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The Roots | Rising Down


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By RICHARD BECK  |  May 12, 2008
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Activist leads criminal-justice reform festival

When Bruce Reilly was released from the Adult Correctional Institutions (ACI) in 2005 he had serious plans for how he intended to make up for lost time.
Justice or just us?
By ARIEL WERNER  |  May 08, 2008
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China not so fair

Feeling self-righteous about having recycled your dinosaur computer?
Plus Judith Scott and Vietnam
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 19, 2007
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Editors' picks: Food

Spark, Bliss, Pam's Pizza, Duffy's and more. 
Best eats in Quahog County, best Thursday night two-fer, best destination dinner, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2007


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Ho-ho woes

The humor of David Sedaris is infectious because it comes out so naturally, like a hacking cough that he’s worried about but is trying to make light of.
David Sedaris’s seasonal satire at the Gamm
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 05, 2006
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Coping with Internet infamy

Here’s a rule of thumb: if the teenage mouse potatoes who spend their lives on YouTube are laughing at you, chances are you aren’t going to be taken too seriously by the brass at the big investment bank.
Have mercy on me
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 17, 2006

The War

This article originally appeared in the January 23, 1973 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
No end in sight
By NGO VINH LONG  |  November 14, 2006
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Going on sale: September 14, 2006

Death Cab for Cutie, Paul Simon, Panic! At the Disco, Kid Koala, Bob Dylan, Los Lonely Boys, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  September 12, 2006
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Pho Paradise

You’ve got to admire a restaurant with as ambitious a name as Pho Paradise.
Vietnamese bragging rights
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 30, 2006


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Playing war

“I don’t think there’s a soul who likes that place,” Dan Cook tells me about 29 Palms when I walk over to his Dorchester apartment. Slideshow: “An-My Le: Small Wars” at the Rhode Island School of Design
An-My Lê’s fake combat  
By GREG COOK  |  August 09, 2006

Flashbacks: August 11, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 08, 2006
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Graham Greene’s last interview

This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
By JOHN R. MACARTHUR  |  June 28, 2006
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Exhibition expedition

Here are 10 exhibits across New England that will keep you happily inside all summer. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
A road trip to sample great art is worth the gas money
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006
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It’s a boy's world

The third season finds the Entourage entourage continuing their pursuit of sex and toys.
Entourage ’s Hollywood playpen
By JON GARELICK  |  June 06, 2006


Minh Hai

If I tell you that I was close to tears upon discovering that my take-home bag of curried tofu and vegetables had been left behind, could you understand just how good it was?
Uncommonly bright and fresh flavors
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 31, 2006

Flashbacks, March 10, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  March 08, 2006
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Win or lose?

The Korean War is the altercation I, like most Americans, know least about, except that the US once again sent in troops, and it was against godless Communists rather than Allah-driven terrorists.
The HFA looks back at Korea
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 01, 2006

Flashbacks: February 10, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Jessica McConnell.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 09, 2006