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Staying 'classy' over food
As many problems as there are in society over racial and ethnic hang-ups, I've long maintained that the bigger separator of people in this country (and probably most nations) is socioeconomic class.
Trader Joe's comes to Portland
| January 07, 2011
The Spot Café
Your typical cheap-eats reviewer spends a lot of time in diners: they're America's original inexpensive quick-service restaurants, and most are a step up from modern fast-food franchises.
To spot the great diner, check out the bread
MC SLIM JB
| February 05, 2010
If there's one thing chowhound.com has taught me, it's that appearances are unreliable: beautiful restaurants routinely serve underwhelming meals, while modest exteriors often hide fine budget-priced fare.
Cheap-eats lesson No. 1: don't judge a book by its really homely cover
MC SLIM JB
| April 17, 2009
Review: The Rocket that Fell to Earth
On July 18, 1992, in a celebrated post-game meltdown at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, the pitcher formerly known as the Rocket expressed his displeasure over a column I had written.
Roger Clemens's fall and rise and fall
| April 01, 2009
Under $15: Auntie B's
Diners have been a cheap-eats staple for a hundred years, the precursor to modern fast-food restaurants.
Old-time diner atmosphere, extraordinary food
MC SLIM JB
| January 14, 2009
Sister Corita Kent was something of a celebrity.
The high voltage work of Corita Kent
| May 07, 2008
The problem with the Pope’s new list of deadly sins
The pope recently declared obscene riches, pedophilia, and causing social injustice as three of the newest deadly sins.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| April 02, 2008
The question that arises when you consider the dazzling screenprints of the late Boston artist Sister Corita Kent is: how could an artist so good be so ignored?
The dazzling art of Boston’s Sister Corita
| October 23, 2007
It seems inherently wrong to be writing an obituary for Michelangelo Antonioni, who died July 30 in Rome, just a day after we lost Ingmar Bergman.
1912 – 2007
| August 08, 2007
Exit the King
The Elvis Presley–themed musical All Shook Up has all the makings of an entertaining train wreck: a bunch of Elvis songs strung together with inane dialogue; silly characterization; an implausible plot.
All Shook Up is all screwed up
| October 03, 2006
Matt Murphy’s egg-salad sandwich
Ireland hasn’t often garnered fame for haute cuisine, or even a highly anticipated meal — until recently.
Who needs tradition?
| March 10, 2006
The “I” word
Greg Mitchell had a very nice piece in the trade magazine Editor & Publisher about how our mainstream media — an absolute disgrace throughout the Bush administration — is avoiding using the word “impeachment” concerning the Boy in the Bubble’s affro
Why is the mainstream media afraid of George W. Bush?
| January 25, 2006
Jack’s Family Restaurant
If you liked the marinated smelts here when the place opened in 1972, the popular appetizer still tastes the same today.
A Portuguese-inspired feast
| January 04, 2006
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