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I can't imagine that anyone returning from a visit to Tuscany fails to wax rhapsodic about the cuisine, perhaps as soon as the customs inspection.
Close your eyes and it's Tuscany
| February 03, 2012
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With films like Taste of Cherry, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has matched primal themes with self-conscious, self-reflective artifice to make some of the greatest movies of recent years.
Precious rather than profound, sententious rather than wise
| April 01, 2011
Brick Oven Meatballs
You can imagine them arguing about whether to ’fess up before they named the restaurant.
Secretly, but deliciously, Italian
| November 06, 2009
The show's American curator, Frederick Ilchman, has snagged an improbable number of pairs and trios from the world's famous (and not so famous) museums.
Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese rule at the MFA
| March 11, 2009
In far eastern Pawtucket, almost Massachusetts, sits a 30-year-old family-owned restaurant that's a great hit with locals.
Big on family atmosphere
| January 07, 2009
In the shadows
As we look into the new year, let's start with the most primal theatrical basics: stories.
Secrets + stories hit the boards in 2009
| December 31, 2008
Mangia channels a little bit of Naples with a thin crust and simple sauce of San Marzano tomatoes, but it doesn’t hew to the canon the way Gran Gusto does.
Hanging tough with a featherweight crust
MC SLIM JB
| October 09, 2008
Men from Mars(eille)
“Un jour ou l’autre, parlera l’Europe marseillais” — “Sooner or later, Europe will speak Marseille.”
Lo Còr de la Plana invade Boston
| October 02, 2008
The Vee and Vee here are owners Kristen and Dan Valachovic.
Style and substance, hold the meat
| April 02, 2008
Twenty-six-year-old author (and Harvard grad) Elizabeth Little has had a lifelong love affair with language.
Elizabeth Little’s word games
| December 31, 2007
The new nomadology
We tracked Smith down to find out how the first summer unfolded.
Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts’ first summer
| September 07, 2007
We don’t always want to be stunned; otherwise more of us would keep electric eels as pets.
Small plates rock big taste in SoWa
| June 27, 2007
Trattoria di Monica
I can do North End nostalgia with the best of them.
Everything old is new again
| April 25, 2007
Crossword: 'The big owe'
Beast needs food, beast gets food
| April 18, 2007
Are you ready for fusion comfort food?
Delicious, well-priced food is music to our ears
| April 04, 2007
This is my third trip to this space in as many years.
Third time brings the charm
| March 28, 2007
I still don’t get the thing about restaurants in clothing stores.
Good food looks good on you
| January 31, 2007
When the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts gets its final permissions from the state Legislature in early 2007, Maine will become home to the first Ph.D. program in visual arts in America.
George Smith and the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts
| November 29, 2006
The big cheese
Is cheese the new breakthrough trend?
Any way you slice it, cheese is growing in popularity at restaurants all over town
| October 30, 2006
Strong, silent type
A mirror as well as a shadow, Piero is Renaissance Italy’s international artist of mystery, by turns painful and rejoicing, always involuntary.
Piero della Francesca, Italy’s international artist of mystery
| August 30, 2006
Over the past year or so, Father Time has forced my hand from the ball court to the golf course.
Keeping it real
| August 09, 2006
The great outdoors
The conundrum, as Sandy Litchfield boiled it down for me recently, was that we’ve all seen stunning sunsets in nature, but what painting has evoked that same sensation?
Sandy Litchfield, Michael Lynch, and Joseph Barbieri encounter landscape
| April 20, 2006
Maybe it takes an Albanian owner-chef to capture the tone and flavors of a trattoria in Tuscany.
A true taste of Italy in the Fenway
| February 22, 2006
Driving through a cold and rainy South County, we were summoned by a place that beckons like a campfire in the winter woods.
A Westerly restaurant that's just like mama’s kitchen
| January 12, 2006
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