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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
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 07, 2011
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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
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 05, 2010
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Liberty Bell

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
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 17, 2009
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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
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  April 01, 2009
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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
By MC SLIM JB  |  January 14, 2009
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Flashback

Sister Corita Kent was something of a celebrity.
The high voltage work of Corita Kent
By GREG COOK  |  May 07, 2008


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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.
Morality
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 02, 2008
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Nun-sense

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
By GREG COOK  |  October 23, 2007
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Michelangelo Antonioni

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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 08, 2007
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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
By BRETT MILANO  |  October 03, 2006
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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?
By LIZ BOMZE  |  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?
By  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 04, 2006