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Review: Restrepo

War in the raw: taking the high ground in Afghanistan
Before his name became that of a hellish outpost on a mountaintop in the Korengal Valley, perhaps the most dangerous place on earth, PFC Juan S. Restrepo was a human being, a 20-year-old single father, an accomplished guitarist, and a medic in the 173rd Airborne Brigade.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2011
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The Bicycle Feat

Jungle Fever
In the corner of the lab of Shire Human Genetic Therapies in Cambridge, you'll find a guy with DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST written across his lab coat, unassumingly purifying proteins.
By MARIANNA FAYNSHTEYN  |  February 17, 2010
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The power of Cesar

Leader of the Pack
The funniest moments of Cesar Millan's PackPower Tour show at Agganis Arena last Sunday came during intermission, when the three big video screens showed a snippet from "Tsst," the South Park parody episode where the Dog Whisperer goes up against Cartman.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 16, 2009
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Interview: Cesar Millan

The Dog Whisperer comes to Boston
"Pit bulls are not bred for healing people, or for healing dogs. But because I channel the energy into something more humane, they're using all this pit-bull energy into really making it happen."
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 09, 2009
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We're killing the oceans

Is it too late to save the seas that sustain us?
I meet world-renowned undersea photojournalist Brian Skerry at Legal Seafoods, across from the New England Aquarium, where he's the explorer in residence. He orders a chicken Caesar salad.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 18, 2009
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2008 Listravaganza Part 2

The lighter side of music in 2008
Everything you wanted to know about the year in music, in tidy lists of 10.
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 05, 2009
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Fabulous flicks

Our third short-film festival crowns all new winners
A new crop of local entrants, including a professional filmmaker, won awards at the third annual Portland Phoenix Maine Short Film Festival, which turned out to be the most competitive ever ... and the most fun!
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 21, 2008
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Water wars

Bottlemania puts a local story on the national stage
Elizabeth Royte’s new book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It , is a frank reminder of just how ubiquitous bottled water has become.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008

Giving back

 Going Green
What does it take to get young people to give money to environmental organizations?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 12, 2008
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Who brought the cool kid?

Ian MacKaye visits Tufts
“For me, punk is the new idea, always the new idea, forever the new idea. That’s why punk can never die. Because as long as there are people, there will be new ideas.”
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 15, 2008
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Fishing for filmmakers

Maine struggles to attract the movie industry
When you can make Shreveport look like Bridgton for less money, what’s the bottom-line allure of filming in Maine?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008
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High hopes for Boston Beanstalks’ weekend in Portland

Tall club
As you wander through the Old Port this weekend, don’t worry that you’ve shrunk overnight. You’re the same height — it’s everyone else who’s taller.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007
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Say anything

A Scarborough man’s new movie shows a lot, but tells little
A Scarborough man’s new movie shows a lot, but tells little
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 19, 2007
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Leader of the pack

Cesar Millan and Dog Whisperer
“When good dogs go bad,” goes the voiceover introduction, “there’s one man who’s their best friend. Cesar Millan.”
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 06, 2007
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Arctic Tale

Whisker-close footage
All the same, this effort soundly delivers the inconvenient truth to the generation who’ll inherit it.
By ALICIA POTTER  |  August 01, 2007
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Burning issues

Global warming is the new hot subject in the art world
“Human beings just can’t affect climate that much,” David Arnold remembers Bradford Washburn telling him in 2005.
By GREG COOK  |  June 20, 2007
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Far out

As the war escalates, a onetime hippie chick reflects on the groovy time she spent in Afghanistan and Iran in the late ’60s
Carol Abbe sat very still on the international flight taking her from Beirut to Taipei.
By LAUREN WOLFE  |  May 04, 2007

Homeland insecurity

 Politics and other mistakes
As the tank runs dry on 2006, I’m filled with a warm fuzzy feeling.
By AL DIAMON  |  December 20, 2006
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And the nominees are . . .

The good, the bad, and the libidinous
Thanks to all who entered the Portland Phoenix Short Film Fest and congratulations to all nominees.
By IAN PAIGE  |  November 08, 2006
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Monkey see, monkey do

Into the cute at the DeCordova
So thorough and deadpan is the joke that Catherine Chalmers pulls off in her ravishing color photographs of insects crawling across flowers they resemble that when I read the wall text I was sure there had been a mistake. Slideshow: Going Ape: Confronting Animals In Contemporary Art at DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park  
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  September 12, 2006
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Finding religion

Will this Judas save us?
He is the epitome of traitorousness in Western culture, his name synonymous with evil and betrayal.
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  April 12, 2006
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Beyond dollars and square feet

How will museum expansion in Massachusetts affect the way we see — and talk about — art?
When the Institute of Contemporary Art revealed specifics of the first 11 acquisitions for its permanent collection a month ago, I watched with particular interest.
By GREG COOK  |  April 05, 2006

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