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Review: Seven Star Street Bistro
The trick to loving Seven Star Street Bistro is to forget how enticingly they've managed to remodel such a tiny sliver of space, and to take their name literally.
Taking tasty Chinese cuisine to the street
| August 12, 2011
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
| May 21, 2010
Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day
When I reviewed the original Army of Two , I found myself in the unfamiliar position of being the guy who liked something everybody else hated (as opposed the guy who hated something everybody else liked).
One step forward, but Army of Two steps back
| January 29, 2010
Adventures in pot stickers
My friend from Thailand taught me how to make real pot stickers and pad Thai.
Exploring new worlds of flavor
| January 15, 2010
With the Portland Symphony's elimination of its popular, but debt-inducing, Independence Pops concert series, Portlanders will have to travel a little farther to satisfy their classical-music appetites this summer. But it will be well worth the mileage
Soundtrack for summer in Maine
| July 10, 2009
Distance makes the heart grow fonder
Those Bostonians who've been experiencing Bill Arning withdrawals can stop fretting: the former MIT List Visual Arts Center curator, now director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, is coming home for his final opening.
Matthew Day Jackson, Bernadette Devlin, and Zhou Tao at MIT's List Visual Arts Center
EVAN J. GARZA
| April 24, 2009
Battle of the banned
It's one thing to be a musician and get thrown out of Disneyland (Velvet Underground) or banned from a national landmark (Ozzy Osbourne at the Alamo), but you've hit rock paydirt when you become the target of an entire nation.
Authorities kick out the jams
| March 02, 2009
Teens with special powers? A government conspiracy?
If Dakota Fanning were truly clairvoyant, she might not have made this movie.
| February 11, 2009
Eat like a rock star
A soundtrack as rich as Boston's deserves a menu to match.
The food you'll find around the clubs
| September 15, 2008
Jo Jo Taipei
The contemporary cuisine of Taiwan, for its part, is influenced by Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese colonists.
Seldom enjoyed; thoroughly enjoyable
| August 06, 2008
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Empire
Lines like “I will crush any idea of freedom!” may or may not be intended to reflect current Chinese leadership.
A flashy, ludicrous threequel
| August 05, 2008
As the Beijing Olympics approach, it’s a good time to note that China’s vast culinary landscape stretches well beyond the Cantonese cuisine most familiar to Americans.
The best of the Northeast (China, that is)
MC SLIM JB
| July 09, 2008
In the fall of 1883, Isabella Stewart Gardner — more than a decade before she would develop her museum on Boston’s Fenway — traveled to China.
Luisa does Isabella in China, Gohlke does America
| July 01, 2008
Somehow I missed out on the whole Lego video-game universe.
Indiana Jones goes Lego
| June 24, 2008
The only music festival in Maine to be mentioned in the New York Times "Summer Stages" segment, this spectacular music fest can be appreciated by classical connoisseurs and novices alike.
At the Bowdoin International Music Festival
| June 18, 2008
Combat and rain
Taiwanese choreographer Nai-Ni Chen danced with Cloud Gate Dance Theater before moving to New York in 1982, and her work, like theirs, is a suave amalgam of traditional Chinese elements and modern dance.
Nai-Ni Chen at John Hancock Hall
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| May 13, 2008
Classical music in 2008 Boston did not get off to a brilliant start.
The BSO, Handel and Haydn, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Cantata Singers, David Daniels, and Teatro Lirico d’Europa’s Tosca
| January 23, 2008
Like most of my colleagues in China, my journey here began online.
In and out of the classroom, teaching overseas is a learning experience, not a paid vacation
| January 23, 2008
Dancing in the year of the Rat
If you’re hot for Victoria’s Secret ads and addicted to Dancing with the Stars, Tango Fire will be right up your alley.
Flamenco, funk, and Boston Ballet hit the boards
| December 26, 2007
In the mood for Lust
During one of the sex scenes that have earned Ang Lee’s adaptation of Eileen Chang’s short story its notoriety, I had to ask myself: how did that foot get there?
Ang Lee goes NC-17
| October 03, 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
Electronic Van Dyk
After numerous attempts, Up All Day got through to Paul Van Dyk at his office in Berlin.
The world’s #1 DJ makes time for Boston
| June 12, 2007
In honor of May 31, International No Tabacco Day, we’re listing the some of the most seminal smoking scenes on the silver screen.
Cigarettes on the silver screen
| June 01, 2007
We first fell in love with pad Thai at Apsara, in South Providence.
Addictive eats from Southeast Asia
| May 18, 2007
Hong Kong rhapsody
Ann Hui came to the Hong Kong film industry after working in television, where she made both episodic dramas and documentaries.
Ann Hui at the HFA
| March 14, 2007
Tip-top Chinese on the Hill
Two nights after Christmas and all through the house: “no more turkey nor pasta or even lobscouse!” (a Scandinavian meat stew).
| January 03, 2007
The Painted Veil
Somerset Maugham might have inspired more movie adaptations than any other author, but not because his perversely realistic view of human behavior follows Hollywood formula. Watch the trailer for The Painted Veil (QuickTime)
Paints blissful, empty montages
| December 28, 2006
Many of Zhang Yimou’s films come down to a battle between character and décor. Watch the trailer for Curse of the Golden Flower (QuickTime)
Zhang’s gaudy, gory Curse
| December 20, 2006
The Good German
Steven Soderbergh merges his mainstream aptitude with his proclivity for experimentation, making a conventional post-WW2 proto-espionage noir packed with movie stars, but daring to make it in the black-and-white style of period classics like The Third
Packs in the movie stars
| December 20, 2006
Eye on you
Oskar Kokoschka is reputed to have asked, if the Louvre were burning and you could rescue either the Mona Lisa or a cat, which would it be? Slideshow: "Super Vision" at the ICA
The new ICA’s pretty, so how’s the art?
| December 13, 2006
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