On Monday, TV on the Radio released "Seeds," its first full-length album following the death of bandmate Gerard Smith in April 2011. PHOTO COURTESY OFPITCHFORK.COM

REVIEW: TV on the Radio recovers from tragedy with steady precision of ‘Seeds’

“Seeds,” TV on the Radio’s first full-length release in three years, marks a transition, growth and a return to the beginning. Released Monday, it’s the first album by the band since the death of bassist Gerard Smith, who died of lung cancer nine days after “Nine Types of Light” was released in 2011. Any band could have tried to get […]

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Liquid Art House is an art gallery-restaurant in Downtown Boston that offers an exotic and artistic menu as well as rotating gallery exhibits. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston restaurants offer diverse culinary experiences

Although restaurants have always been a place for food, two Boston eateries are redefining the word, transforming restaurants into multipurpose spaces that provide a bit more than just a good meal. Liquid Art House is a gallery space where adventurous diners can try a Lithuanian cheese dumpling among a curated collection of furniture and paintings, and Knight Moves is a […]

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Boston’s best eateries

INTERACTIVE MAP: Boston’s best eateries

Break out that GPS and grab some foodie friends, we put together some of the best places around Boston to grab a beer, a cup of coffee, the best late-night pizza and more. Best late-night pizza: 1. T Anthony’s Pizzeria — Known for satiating student “drunchies” (or “drunk munchies”) across campus, T’s pizza also happens to taste pretty great while sober, […]

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Gael García Bernal plays journalist Maziar Bahari, who worked during the 2009 Iranian presidential election riots, in "Rosewater," released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF OPEN ROAD FILMS

INTERVIEW: Journalist Maziar Bahari tells ‘universal truth’ of experience in Iranian prison in ‘Rosewater’

Sporting a light grey pullover and a sensible pair of square-framed glasses, Maziar Bahari looks a lot like a dad. And while Bahari is a father, he is perhaps better known as the Iranian-born journalist imprisoned by the Iranian government due to his coverage of the uprisings following the country’s 2009 presidential elections. His time in prison is chronicled in […]

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Amanda Palmer took the stage at the Royale nightclub Tuesday for the Boston leg of the tour promoting her new book, "The Art of Asking," also released Tuesday. PHOTO BY CONNER REED/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Amanda Palmer’s “Art of Asking” tour kicks off in dizzying emotional fashion at Royale Tuesday

Much has been made in recent years of Amanda Palmer’s crowdfunding habits. In the early 2000s, the controversial singer-songwriter kicked off her music career as one half of the Boston-based “cabaret-punk” duo The Dresden Dolls. In 2008, she released her first solo record, titled “Who Killed Amanda Palmer,” while still signed to Dresden Dolls’ label Roadrunner Records. Dissatisfied with her […]

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Progressive rock band Pink Floyd released its last album, "The Endless River," on Nov. 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM

REVIEW: ‘The Endless River’ is fittingly ‘Floydian’ goodbye to progressive rock legend Pink Floyd

On Oct. 10, Pink Floyd released “The Endless River,” its first new album in 20 years. Something about the cover of “The Endless River,” depicting a man sailing on a sea of clouds toward the sun, is distinctly Floydian. The seemingly mundane mixed with the impossible puts their 1987 album “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” in mind, as well as […]

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in "Dumb and Dumber To," released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL

REVIEW: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ proves ‘to’ offensive this time around

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are back as the bowl-cut brunette and shaggy blonde characters of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in the Farrelly brothers’ “Dumb and Dumber To,” released Friday. But stepping back into their best friend roles proved difficult. Picking up 20 years after Harry (Daniels) and Lloyd’s (Carrey) last adventure, the movie opens with Harry paying Lloyd […]

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Boston-based chef Jamie Bissonnette, seen here preparing pork ribs, praises the inclusiveness of the Boston culinary scene, as showcased on the current season of TV show "Top Chef." PHOTO COURTESY OF BREVILLE USA

‘Top Chef: Boston’ showcases unique tastes, talents of city

In its 12th season, cable network TV show “Top Chef” has finally made its way to Boston. After featuring dominant culinary players like New York and Chicago, as well as more eccentric picks like Las Vegas and New Orleans, Beantown is finally taking center stage. The season, which started on Oct. 15, so far has been replete with Boston history, […]

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The exhibit displays a mix of photographs, paintings, artifacts and multimedia for historical context. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: New exhibit at BU Art Gallery showcases Boston history with women’s art

Caroline Riley, a Ph.D. candidate of history of art and architecture at Boston University, has taken her curatorial opportunity provided by the Jan and Warren Adelson Fellowship in American Art to create the BU Art Gallery’s latest installation, “Craft & Modernity: Professional Women Artists in Boston (1890-1920).” This wonderfully insightful exhibition consists of 147 pieces of various mediums crafted by […]

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Sa Pa's pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of scallions, bean sprouts, cilantro, carrots, Thai basil and braised beef or marinated tofu. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACLYN VAZQUEZ

REVIEW: Fresh aesthetics, classic flavors collide at Vietnamese restaurant Sa Pa

It’s tough to say how much Cleveland Circle owes its happening hubbub to people falling asleep on the C branch of the Green Line. At least, that was the case before Ky Nguyen gave people another reason in May. Now, having just unveiled its tuned-up Vietnamese-fusion-concept menu, Nguyen’s Sa Pa in Brighton wants to — and does — provide patrons […]

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