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Review: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In Nuri Bilge Ceylan's minimalist "Eastern," the Leone-esque title seems ironic, as a team of bumbling investigators spend hours driving through the Anatolian wasteland searching for the grave of a murder victim.
Driving through the wasteland
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 11, 2012
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Review: Zapoteca

Thanksgiving invites us to reflect on the Anglo-American model of indigenous relations: play nice for a bit, even share a feast, then murder everyone.
Sending Mexican upscale — with a brick oven
By BRIAN DUFF  |  November 25, 2011
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Thanksgiving pot luck

No turkey in sight.
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  November 25, 2011
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Journalism MIA

Phillipe and Jorge are wishing a speedy recovery to our old friend, Bob Whitcomb, editor of the Urinal's editorial pages.
ProJo Medical report; the wild ones
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 25, 2011
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Budget-friendly Thanksgiving options for the kitchen-averse

There are many good reasons to outsource your Thanksgiving meal to a professional.
Out for the holidays
By MC SLIM JB  |  November 18, 2011
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A talk with Greg Koch; plus, the perfect beer for Thanksgiving

Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, the founders of the revered Stone Brewing Co., both cite Anchor Steam as their gateway beer to the wonderful world of craft.
Bottles and cans and just clap your hands
By LOU PAPINEAU  |  November 11, 2011


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What's wrong with the Palestinians' U.N. gambit

The Palestinian campaign to upgrade their diplomatic status at the United Nations is a train wreck in the making.
A dangerous charade
By EDITORIAL  |  September 16, 2011
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Of King Midas and ancient beer

The next time you're chugging that seemingly endless cup of stale Keystone Light following a losing game of beer pong, Patrick McGovern wants you to think of it as a liquid time capsule.
Origins
By DANIEL MCGOWAN  |  March 18, 2011
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Review: Bosphorus

I've given up trying every crème brûlée or fried calamari in the Boston metro area; that would be akin to taking on the labors of Hercules.
A coming-out party for Turkish food in Boston
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  March 18, 2011

Review: Noodles 102

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity — life is frittered away by too-fancy restaurants, to paraphrase Harry Thoreau if he were famished and looking for a good, quick meal.
Simply delicious
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  February 25, 2011
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Thanks for nothing: Rhode Island Turkeys 2010

Thanksgiving has arrived. And you know what that means: dinner with your boorish uncle, the disturbing quiver of canned cranberry sauce, and the Phoenix 's second annual list of Rhode Island turkeys — people and institutions who committed crimes again
In our second annual list of Rhode Island Turkeys, the Phoenix fingers 12 people and institutions who committed crimes against the state
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 26, 2010


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From farm to Thanksgiving table

I've never cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving. Sure, I've helped pack the bird with stuffing and paid my dues basting it throughout the day, but so far I've managed to avoid ultimate responsibility. Frankly, it's too much pressure. But at least I would ru
Talking turkey with a man who raises and kills them
By LEISCHEN STELTER  |  November 12, 2010
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Beyond belief

One of the purposes of escapist reading is to feed our daydreams.
Three literary fantasies for summer — including a true one
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 18, 2010
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Art in the air conditioning

From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010
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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010
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The horror

In April 1915, Turks of the Ottoman Empire began killing the Armenians in their midst.
‘The Armenian Genocide: 95 Years Later’
By GREG COOK  |  April 16, 2010


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Boston Turkish Film Festival 2010

In a scene in Çagan Irmak's IN DARKNESS (2009; April 3 at 3 pm), one of several provocative films in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts, a woman explains to a TV interviewer that her political party is neither for Shari'
Divine madness rules the ninth annual Turkish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 19, 2010
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Ken Miller just can’t win

What’s an honorable man to do?
Brown biology professor attacked by Darwin-hating fundies and leftie atheists alike
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 05, 2010
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Flynn-terrogation

In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 15, 2010
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Pasha Turkish & Mediterranean Cuisine

Even without enormous evidence, the Nadeau family has decided that "Turkish food never lets you down." Louise likes to grab lunch downtown at Boston Kebab House; Maurice prefers Allston's Saray; and Stephanie and her school friends enjoy Brookline Famil
A fantastically long list of Turkish delights
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 04, 2009
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Recalling genocide

Painter Stephen Koharian has international relations on his mind when he’s in his studio.
 Artist Statements
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 06, 2009


Andrew's Bistro

It's not hard for a restaurant to aspire to an upscale experience at downscale prices. What's hard is actually accomplishing it.
Posh presentations, reasonable prices
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009
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Saray Turkish Restaurant

Saray snuck in under my radar because the sign outside advertised halal meat.
Middle Eastern cuisine at its finest
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 18, 2009
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Espèria Grill & Rotisserie

The Center House of Pizza was a regular neighborhood pizza place for more than 20 years, and then, two years ago, suddenly changed its name to Espèria and put up a sign for rotisserie.
Come for the gyros, stay for the pizza, lamb shanks, subs, etc . . .
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 19, 2009
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Various artists | Open Strings: 1920s Middle Eastern Recordings

Over the past year, Honest Jon's has released three compilations culled from more than 150,000 78s of early music from the EMI Hayes Archive: music from 1930s Baghdad, early West African music recorded in Britain, and a more general compilation that mo
Honest Jon's (2009)
By DEVIN KING  |  May 08, 2009

Play by play: April 17, 2009

Theater around town
 Plays from A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 17, 2009


Play by Play: April 10, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2009

Interview: James Carroll

The Phoenix 's Adam Reilly recently spoke with Globe columnist James Carroll about his new book, Practicing Catholic (Houghton Mifflin), and his critical but durable relationship with the Roman Catholic Church.
The full transcript of the Phoenix's conversation with the author
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 01, 2009

Portland Music News: March 27, 2009

Okbari, Stillview, Hoboe and more
Sibilance
By PORTLAND MUSIC STAFF  |  March 25, 2009
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Dire Strait

If the selections in this year's Boston Turkish Film Festival are any indication, nobody in that country lives happily ever after these days.
Strained relations in the Boston Turkish Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 24, 2009