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Review: Sex and the City 2

Where does your 1998–2004 HBO hit series about sex and the single girl go when three of your four girls are no longer single? How about the United Arab Emirates?
Abu Dhabi to the rescue
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Dubai: Paradise on Earth

Welcome to Grease-The-Palm Island
... if you can afford it
By DAVID KISH  |  January 15, 2010
World's tallest building opens and other Dubai ridiculousness

World's tallest building opens and other Dubai ridiculousness

Burj Khalifa, the world's largest building, opened today in Dubai, measuring 2,717 feet tall. The building sports the highest observatory deck, pool, restaurant and fountain in...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  January 04, 2010

What's the scam?

Back on the morning of June 7, 1982, a man walked into the New York branch of the Middle East Bank on the 25th floor of a Madison Avenue office building and tried to deposit a $2 million check. The man, a native of the United Arab Emirates, left without
Trying to bilk the Scientologists
By JIM SCHUH  |  September 25, 2009

Propping up a puppet

"If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer," Yogi Berra once said. President Obama should do the same.
Obama gets it wrong on Afghanistan
By TED RALL  |  February 25, 2009

Oil's well

Twelve American universities with Persian Gulf campuses


Are universities selling out to oil nations?

As Academia searches for elusive dollars in a downward economy, oil-rich nations are enticing American schools to open satellite campuses in the Gulf.
As their big bucks beckon, Gulf campuses boom
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  September 24, 2008

Crossword: ''Shrinkage''

A few inches have been lost.
By MATT JONES  |  September 17, 2008

Kite club

In spite of being lovingly realized and creatively cast, The Kite Runner is a simplistic adaptation of a powerful, multi-layered story.
Simplified Runner not up to speed
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  December 12, 2007

Instant noodles

Like most Wagamama maniacs, I had my first fix in London
Wagamama comes to Boston
By LOUISA KASDON  |  July 13, 2007

Flashbacks: June 2, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Jessica Coughlin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 31, 2006


Schmucks unlimited

It’s April, supposedly the cruelest month, but after a winter that seemed like 150 days of March, how bad can it be?
2006: A first-quarter scorecard
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  April 05, 2006

The ravages of deceit

The political firestorm that erupted over the Bush administration’s decision — now on hold — to award the contract for managing six of the nation’s biggest ports (New York, New Jersey, New Orleans, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Miami) to a company owned b
The Phoenix editorial
By EDITORIAL  |  March 01, 2006