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Review: Call Me Kuchu
David France's powerful How To Survive a Plague, recording the battle to obtain treatment in the early days of the AIDS crisis, has deservedly been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar.
| February 22, 2013
Review: Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
Whatever your opinion of the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, you can't deny that his brother Yoni was a hero, a courageous man whose conflicts and triumphs mirror those of his homeland.
Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot document Yoni's life story
| June 01, 2012
After I Wikipedia'ed Uganda ...
Overheard at the Common the other day
| March 23, 2012
Taking the long view
The surprising and dramatic death in Pakistan of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American Special Forces operating under shoot-to-kill orders from President Barack Obama was a triumph of singular rarity in the annals of international conflict.
Obama's secret. Plus, Bill Taylor, RIP.
| May 06, 2011
2009: The top 10 in pop music
Hmm, lots of women, a few old dudes, and some African banjo (not to be confused with Steve Martin's Hollywood banjo).
Music you need to own
| December 25, 2009
Even the sweetest life can shatter in an instant, sending you through the looking glass like Alice. For the euphoric heroine of Craig Lucas's 1988 fable of holiday festivity and arbitrary mayhem, Reckless the moment of reckoning comes when her husban
Reckless, The Salt Girl, and The Overwhelming
| November 20, 2009
Review: Throw Down Your Heart
Hip-hop, funk, and jazz artists are not the only cats who trace creative roots to Africa. So do such banjo-plucking white boys as Béla Fleck.
Magical mystery tour
| July 10, 2009
Samy Badrio waded exhausted in waterlogged gumboots up from the mine's dark entrance and raised his hand to shield his eyes against the brightness of the noon-high Equatorial sun.
In Congo, desperate men labor in dangerous conditions to satisfy the world's appetite for gold
| May 22, 2009
On the Stomp
The Ponderosa Stomp began as little more than a backyard party for LSU Medical Center anesthesiologist Ira "Dr. Ike" Padnos to gather some of his favorite musicians from years past.
| May 08, 2009
Exit Mr. Excitement
How many people remember that John Ghiorse was reportedly the first $100,000-a-year weatherman in Rhode Island when he was lured away from Channel 10 to crosstown rivals Channel 6 in 1983?
John Ghiorse is hanging up his raincoat
PHILIPE + JORGE
| February 25, 2009
Portland chefs get Bizarre recognition
This summer, I ate a junebug. Actually, I ate three junebugs, prepared three different ways.
| November 12, 2008
Anna Deavere Smith is a writer/actor/activist who listens.
Interview: Anna Deavere Smith contains multitudes
| September 02, 2008
Look your children in the eye, globetrotter, and tell them the truth: the Golden Age of Air Travel is over.
We recall the 10 things we miss most from the Golden Age of Air Travel
| May 21, 2008
Drawing a bead on misery
It’s not uncommon for documentary photographer Karen Sparacio to get phone calls from Uganda at 3 am.
Mission to Uganda
| April 23, 2008
Dancing in the year of the Rat
If you’re hot for Victoria’s Secret ads and addicted to Dancing with the Stars, Tango Fire will be right up your alley.
Flamenco, funk, and Boston Ballet hit the boards
| December 26, 2007
Like countless reality TV shows and other current-day documentaries, this film from Sean Fine and Andrea Nix is organized conveniently, and conventionally, around a contest.
Children at war
| November 28, 2007
Green local heroes
Decades after the birth of the modern environmental movement, the US and other nations are still struggling to come to terms with humanity’s impact on the planet.
Ten people and organizations highlighting Rhode Island’s environmental vanguard
| November 07, 2007
Joseph Arthur rounds the corner of a wall displaying his artwork, squinting into the soft, perfect light of the main gallery space.
Joseph Arthur’s abstract expressions
| July 30, 2007
The Last King of Scotland
After watching basically the same stump speech in both All the King’s Men and The Last King of Scotland , I’d have to say that if Sean Penn’s Willy Stark and Forest Whitaker’s Idi Amin appeared on the same ballot, my vote would go to Idi. Watch the
More Hollywood, less human
| February 20, 2007
Africa's invisible slaves
This article originally appeared in the June 30, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Human bondage resurfaces in the dark heart of Sudan
| November 14, 2006
35 things you missed this summer
While you were off baking on the Cape/studying in Uganda/passed out on your couch in Allston, there was plenty happening in Boston this summer. Here’s a handy list.
A season in review
| August 31, 2006
Africans suffer while the world stands by
Raised on a steady diet of “Never Again,” members of Brown University’s Darfur Action Network found it infuriating to watch the international community stand idly by as murder and rape in Darfur continued unabated.
Despite the efforts of student activists, it’s hard to get Americans to care about death, rape, and disease in Sudan
| June 07, 2006
Broadway is strewn with the banana peel of Arthurian legend.
Monty Python’s Spamalot , Súgán’s Talking to Terrorists
| March 21, 2006
Talking to Terrorists is a provocative title for a play.
Súgán brings Talking to Terrorists to America
| March 09, 2006
Got live if you want it
Mai Cramer was a beloved figure in local roots-music circles. For 24 years she hosted the popular show “Blues After Hours” on WBGH radio and was a tireless champion of the music.
This spring’s roots and concert rundown
| March 08, 2006
Yahoo!’s one-man news army
Everyone’s heard of garage rock.
Plus, sizing up ABC’s new anchors, gutsy changes at RKO, and reporters turn into government investigators
| January 26, 2006
Growing Maine culture
A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
| January 01, 1900
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