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Review: Girlfriend Boyfriend

Politics, love, and friendship collide in director Ya-Che Yang's Girlfriend Boyfriend , a love story spanning almost 30 years of Taiwanese history.
Ya-Che Yang's love story
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  August 03, 2012
Film Review: Double Trouble

Review: Double Trouble

David Chang's inept martial arts comedy confirms the genius of Jackie Chan.
Inept martial arts comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 08, 2012
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Review: Dumpling Cafe

Come for the dumplings, stay for a full Taiwan-style menu. Actually, you might just come for the dumplings.
No matter how you eat them, these dumplings are winners
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 08, 2011
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Words around town

“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” said Joseph Heller. Let that serve as comfort.
Our fair city is chock full of people who write well and are willing to teach you their trade.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 30, 2010

Signs of the Times

Regarding "A Walk on the Wild Side" , about the "Boston Combat Zone: 1969–1978" exhibit at the Howard Yezerski Gallery: the complete Naked i sign is owned by neon collector Dave Waller, who lent the Yezerski one section of it.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2010
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Review: Formosa Betrayed

Had Adam Kane's Formosa Betrayed come out 25 years ago, it might have been an eye-opening exposé.
Newsflash: All was not rosy during the Reagan years
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010


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Purposeful randomness

"How do I absorb all this beauty," Leslie Schomp writes in Diary (2010), an open cloth notebook resting on a wood stand.
‘Experiments, Memory & Devices’ at BCC
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010
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Quiet storm

The only aspect of Allysen Callery's talents more impressive than her nimble, nylon-string finger-picking is her unmistakable voice.
Allysen Callery returns with Hobgoblin’s Hat
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 12, 2010
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Greg Epstein, Atheist Superstar

Once an intellectual taboo, atheism has become one of the great growth industries of the third millennium.
Can Harvard's humanist chaplain save nonbelief from itself?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 27, 2009
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Culture and choreography

Not only is the FirstWorks organization devoted to presenting “first-time-in-Rhode Island” performances throughout their seven-week fall festival (through November 15), but the staff is also always seeking diversity of cultures, media, and experiences.
Horse and Yellow Bird Dancers at FirstWorks
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2009
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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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Must-see moves

Two of this fall's dance performances will tell Halloween-style stories — a reprise of Viktor Plotnikov's THE WIDOW'S BROOM , by Festival Ballet Providence, and a premiere of Miki Ohlsen's DRACULA , by Island Moving Co.
Flying feet and acrobatic hijinks
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009

Life and how we live it

We're far too close to life to see it accurately, aren't we? With noses pressed up against our problems and delights, we need our perceptive artists — such as Chinese playwright Gao Xingjian — to remind us of what's really going on.
The Other Shore searches for meaning
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 10, 2009
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Gourmet Dumpling House

The Phoenix is predictably cheap with expenses for "On the Cheap," which makes it challenging to review restaurants with broad menus without dipping into my own wallet.
A pan-regional Chinese treasure trove
By MC SLIM JB  |  March 18, 2009
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Mu Lan Taiwanese Restaurant; Boston primo for pizza

Mu Lan opened three years ago and changed chefs and menus this past summer, but has maintained a good reputation in the increasingly competitive Taiwan subcategory of Asian food.
Fine, fast food in the Asian subcategory
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 11, 2009
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The upside of hope in Rhode Island

Everywhere one turns these days, there's seemingly more bad news about Rhode Island: the unemployment rate, one of the highest in the nation, tops 10 percent — and the state's running out of unemployment assistance.
Nine individuals who are bullish and optimistic amid the state's current tough times
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 28, 2009


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Review: Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center

Gotham was awash in dance during early January as the annual Dance on Camera Festival coincided with the conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (better known as APAP, the national bookers' convention).
Tidal wave
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 20, 2009

Crossword: ''Just do it''


Where the action is
By MATT JONES  |  December 31, 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

Corrente’s born-again retirement

Now here’s a shocker: the Providence Retirement Board made a stupid decision. My heavens!
If at first you don’t get a taxpayer-funded pension, try, try again
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 20, 2008
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Chinese democracy

With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 06, 2008


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Jo Jo Taipei

The contemporary cuisine of Taiwan, for its part, is influenced by Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese colonists.
Seldom enjoyed; thoroughly enjoyable
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 06, 2008

Crossword: ''Bye, George''


Items from the late George Carlin's "Things to Watch Out For."
By MATT JONES  |  July 16, 2008
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Wisteria House

As one of Boston’s first Taiwan-style restaurants, Wisteria House had a 10-year run on Newbury Street. It has now moved its operations to Cambridge.
Newbury Street’s loss is Cambridge’s gain
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 25, 2008
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Taiwan Café’s braised pork with peanut and pickled mustard greens

Taiwan Café’s $6.95 lunch-special menu eschews standard Chinese-American fare.
Chinatown on a roll
By KENJI ALT  |  June 11, 2008
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Scenes from the city

I missed more things in two and a half days last week than I managed to take in, so whatever I might infer about dance in the New York vortex could have come out a different way if I’d reversed my priorities.
The Kirov at City Center, plus Jerome Robbins, Stephen Petronio, and Cloud Gate
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 08, 2008


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Wellness

“In America,” says Hong-Jen Chang politely, “it’s not really a . . . a system you can copy. It’s a market."
Searching for perfect health care
By JAMES PARKER  |  April 08, 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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Pour some Sugar on me

“I want this company to add substantially to the blues repertoire,” he writes on the label’s site, “and not just come out with the ‘same old, same old.’”
Samuel James returns with Songs Famed for Sorrow and Joy
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 27, 2008
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The case of Milan Kohout

Kohout, a serious man, was engaged in the serious business of political protest.
The right of a performance artist represents the rights of all Americans. Plus, an opportunity with Cuba.
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2008