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Boston Secession, the Takács Quartet and Muzsikás, Russell Sherman
Jane Ring Frank's Boston Secession, which calls itself a "professional choral ensemble," began its 12th season with a short but ambitious program.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 18, 2008

Winsor Dim Sum Café

Dim sum all day and night
At most of Boston’s dim-sum palaces, my strategy has always been to sit near the kitchen door, to get the little plates off the cart when they’re hottest.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 06, 2008

Sweet release

The Urinals can’t hold it in any longer
I don’t want to waste your time waxing philosophical about the problematic logic behind qualifying music “good” or “bad,” much less pontificating on whether “sophisticated punk” is an oxymoron.  
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  October 08, 2008

Kon Asian Bistro

With a heavy Japanese accent
Kon is essentially Japanese, but it calls itself an “Asian Bistro,” inviting us to cross borders.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 08, 2008


Unusual pan-Himalayan cuisine in the heart of Cambridge
Annapurna is owned and decorated by Nepalis, but in addition to Nepali cuisine, it serves a pan-Himalayan menu, including Afghan food, and a couple of Tibetan items.  
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  October 02, 2008

Hello, old friend

Sports blotter: "Past Pats" edition
There was a recent arrest of a onetime member of the Patriots defensive backfield — old friend Lawyer Milloy.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 25, 2008

Central 37

Good food if you can find it
The food wasn’t great Rene Michelena, but it was him, and fun, and there are some real advantages to being the only diners in the room.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 17, 2008

Devil at the Gate

Giving voice to Red Heroine
The ensemble has spent the better part of a decade composing and performing soundtracks for silent films, creating their own brand of musical alchemy.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 05, 2008

Change we can still believe in

Letters to the Boston editor, September 5, 2008
Steven Stark is right to remind us that the presidential race isn’t a done deal.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 04, 2008

Dark days on Fountain Street

With a parting shot, MacKay joins the exodus from the once-mighty BeloJo
There are black umbrellas in the poolside Pernod and grapefruits at Casa Diablo upon our having learned that ace reporter Scott MacKay has taken the Urinal’s buyout package.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2008

Strange brews

Tapping into the drinking life
This summer, Portland saw the opening of two notable spots to sip our way towards an obesity-induced infarction.
By BRIAN DUFF  |  August 13, 2008

What a break

McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008

Georgia on your mind?

Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2008

Photos: Beijing Snapshots

Starbucks, Celtics jerseys . . . where are we again?
I should have known that a country that vehemently denied SARS and tried to poison our pets and children might be a little less than forthcoming about the asinine, algae-scented shitshow that is the 2008 Olympics.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  August 09, 2008

Photos: North Korea's surreal Mass Games

While everyone else watches the Olympics, Asia's weirdest sporting event transpires in the world's most secretive country
While the world’s eyes are focused on the Olympic Games in Beijing, just 500 miles away another major sporting extravaganza will kick off in the more austere communist capital of Pyongyang. The Mass Games, held twice annually in North Korea, is the most incredible spectacle to witness in the most secretive country on earth.
By MICHAEL GAO  |  September 08, 2008

Chinese democracy

A field guide to oppression in the home of the 2008 summer games
With Beijing 2008 finally at hand, China’s Tibetan occupation remains Hollywood’s cause célèbre .
By ADAM MATTHEWS  |  August 08, 2008

Beijing sting

Exposed: A top-secret government memorandum, obtained this past week by the Phoenix, gives the games away
Greetings, faithful steward of information!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 08, 2008

Beijing sting

Exposed: A top-secret government memorandum, obtained this past week by the Phoenix, gives the games away
Greetings, faithful steward of information!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 08, 2008

Jo Jo Taipei

Seldom enjoyed; thoroughly enjoyable
The contemporary cuisine of Taiwan, for its part, is influenced by Chinese, Spanish, Dutch, and Japanese colonists.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 08, 2008

Mao's ghost

The spirit of the chairman haunts the Beijing Olympics
When the 21st century is old enough to support a sense of historical perspective, the date 8/8/08 may well be more significant than 9/11.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 08, 2008

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