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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
| August 03, 2012
Review: Double Trouble
David Chang's inept martial arts comedy confirms the genius of Jackie Chan.
Inept martial arts comedy
| June 08, 2012
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
| April 08, 2011
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.
| 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
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| March 05, 2010
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
| February 26, 2010
"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
| February 19, 2010
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
| February 12, 2010
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?
| November 27, 2009
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
| October 16, 2009
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.
| October 16, 2009
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
| 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
| April 10, 2009
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
MC SLIM JB
| March 18, 2009
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
| February 11, 2009
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
| January 28, 2009
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).
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| January 20, 2009
Crossword: ''Just do it''
Where the action is
| 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’
| 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
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| August 20, 2008
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
| August 06, 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
Crossword: ''Bye, George''
Items from the late George Carlin's "Things to Watch Out For."
| July 16, 2008
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
| June 25, 2008
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
| June 11, 2008
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
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| April 08, 2008
“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
| 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
| March 07, 2008
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
| February 27, 2008
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.
| February 21, 2008
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