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The Asian Dubya

Well, you can bet they're sleeping with one eye open in South Korea these days, now that the recently deceased porn fan and Oriental Fatty Arbuckle impersonator Kim Jong Il appears to have passed his role as Great Oppressor to the Great Successor, his so
Let’s hear it for the boy; Gina hits Fountain Street; hometown rockers
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 23, 2011

The road goes on forever

If the Maine Turnpike Authority were a country, it'd be North Korea.
Maine Turnpike Authority's totalitarian rule
By AL DIAMON  |  March 11, 2011
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Linc's greenskeeping

Sure, governor-elect Lincoln Chafee used to shoe racehorses up in Canada, but it appears he could also have been a good greenskeeper.
Chafee gets a feather in his cap; dreading Cantor; Korean fever dreams
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 03, 2010
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Seven centuries of hot sauce at Korea House

Two weeks ago if someone had asked to play word association, starting with the word "Korea," I would have said: "Nuclear bomb." Now, you say Korea and I say: amazing spicy fish dish with seaweed salad and secret hot sauce . Much better!
Here's to longevity!
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  October 22, 2010
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Seven centuries of hot sauce at Korea House

Two weeks ago if someone had asked to play word association, starting with the word "Korea," I would have said: "Nuclear bomb." Now, you say Korea and I say: amazing spicy fish dish with seaweed salad and secret hot sauce . Much better!
Here's to longevity!
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  October 22, 2010
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Review: Starcraft II

Imagine a game of chess. Now, imagine playing five chess games at the same time, as fast as you can. That would only scratch the surface of the skills you need to play StarCraft .
It's not too late to join the party
By MADDY MYERS  |  August 13, 2010


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The Bong show

You have to wonder whether there's something in the drinking water in Korea that's caused the country to spawn so many prolific, inventive new filmmakers — directors like Park Chan-wook ( Oldboy , Thirst ) and Bong Joon-ho.
Korea's hottest new director comes to the HFA
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010
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Co-dependent? The US and China

Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall run with a conversation about the increasingly dependent relationship between the United States and China.
 Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 16, 2009
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Yoon or Flaherty

Boston voters will go to the polls in less than seven weeks to choose two candidates, out of the four now running, to face off against each other in November's mayoral election.
Who will win the chance to challenge Menino?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 14, 2009
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Review: Treeless Mountain

Korean-American filmmaker So Yong Kim went back to her South Korean childhood, which she spent being shuttled from relative to relative, for her vivid, bruising autobiographical tale of two young girls in Seoul who struggle to make do after being aband
Bruising, but not all pessimism
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 19, 2009
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In the realm of Oshima

The HFA looks back at the bad boy of Japanese cinema
The HFA looks back at the bad boy of Japanese cinema
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 02, 2008


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World without end

Will the Earth miss us when we’re gone?
After we're gone
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2008
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Meta-Networkers

Braving the risks of a technology fetish, the artists manage to ride a line of questions, not proselytizing.
Braving the risks of a technology fetish, the artists manage to ride a line of questions, not proselytizing.
By IAN PAIGE  |  June 25, 2008
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Progressive union coalition gathers in Providence

If there was an “intelligent designer” who could design a coalition to unify the disparate, passionate elements of the American left, the result would resemble Jobs with Justice (JwJ).
Annals of labor
By MATT JERZYK  |  May 08, 2008
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Seoul mates

Korean filmmakers reinvent Hollywood genres and conventions much the way their Asian counterparts do, but my sense is that they tend to put everything in a broader context.
The films of Lee Chang-dong
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 29, 2008

Jackson's sweet dream

This article originally appeared in the March 4, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign


By SCOT LEHIGH  |  March 07, 2008


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To those not home for the holidays

I remember Christmases when my Dad would address dozens of cards, and I would carefully stick on each one the Christmas seals of Father Flanagan’s Boys Town.
Sacrifices
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  December 19, 2007

Letters to the Portland editor: November 2, 2007

Should the governor’s trip take place? Yes.
Let the Gov go, but not the Prez
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  October 31, 2007
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Gov: Cut services while I travel overseas

Lobbyists and campaign contributors are among the private interests paying for Governor John Baldacci’s upcoming trip to Asia, though the state forbids officials from accepting gifts.
While Baldacci takes lobbyists’ money for a trip, his wife bills taxpayers
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  October 24, 2007
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Soleil brothers

Wasn’t Jean-Bertrand Aristide the good-guy Haitian president, democratically elected and then unfairly driven into exile by right-wing thugs?
Plus, Time loses face and the Tribune loses a critic
By GERALD PEARY  |  August 01, 2007
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Better transformers

Maine film buffs have it tough.
MIFF 10 honors cinema’s past and future
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  July 11, 2007


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It came from the sink

Drainage spawns a genetic mutation — part salamander, part fish, part . . . vagina dentata? — that emerges from the Han’s banks.
Bong Joon-ho stirs up the muck in The Host
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 09, 2007
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Choosing our religion

It’s all about the coffee.
How one little post-war doughnut shop became synonymous with Boston’s identity
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 02, 2007
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Separate souls

If you were lucky enough to have experienced “Visions from the South: Korean Cinema 1960–2005” a couple of years back, then you’re already aware of some of the world-class auteurs hailing from Northeast Asia.
Korean gender distinctions at the MFA
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 23, 2007
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Lines and phases

Lots of people have choreographed Steve Reich’s music.
Steve Reich’s 70th at BAM
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  October 10, 2006
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Criminalizing the war

Lieutenant Ehren Watada seems to know his chances are slim.
A young soldier goes to military court and puts the Iraq war on trial
By ELI SANDERS  |  August 30, 2006


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Because the world is flat … or something

United Nations Human Rights Council debuts, sucks.
Around the world with Adam Reilly
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 21, 2006
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Blood, sweat, and jeers

Back 1966, when the World Cup was held in England, the Italian team was knocked out in the first round.
The US squad shows its scrappy side in the World Cup
By CHIP YOUNG  |  June 21, 2006

Flashbacks: May 19, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 17, 2006
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The call of the future

As technology advances over the next two decades, cell phones will morph into new shapes and assume new features.
How the cell phone will go swiss army
By BOB PARKS AND JAMES P. MCQUOID  |  April 25, 2006