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Super friends

Move over, Clark Kent. All over New England, mild-mannered citizens are suiting up and doing their part to play the hero.
THWAK! I swing with my right fist, trying to connect with my opponent's face. In a smooth motion, he deflects my punch with his forearm, which is protected with a black and metallic-plastic arm gauntlet. I swing with my left fist, and am again knocked away effortlessly. I can see my reflection in his sunglasses, framed in white.
By TEA KRULOS  |  December 11, 2009
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Wizards and masterpieces

Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation you feel when getting your hands on a Potter book the day it’s released.
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2009
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Seasons' greetings

Jersey Boys walks like a man
It may not be December 1963, but oh what a night is Jersey Boys (at the Shubert Theatre through September 26) for boomers wishing to enjoy the soundtrack of their youth set against a mix of Forever Plaid and GoodFellas .
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 04, 2009
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More than words

The Farnsworth's Robert Indiana retrospective
What are we to make of Robert Indiana? His is generally considered part of the Pop art group of artists who came into prominence in the late '60s, along with Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein, and though he is not perhaps as highly regarded in the art world, he has a wider popular following than any of them.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  July 08, 2009
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Slideshow: Final moments at the Rose?


Photos from what could be the final days at the Rose Art Museum
By JOEL VEAK  |  May 13, 2009
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Will Brandeis sell out the Rose?

As the clock ticks down, the world-renowned museum confronts the art of survival
Will Brandeis take the money and run?
By GREG COOK  |  May 15, 2009
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Easy on the eyes

At Whitney Art Works, "The Funnies" directly engage viewers with 150 pieces by 25 artists.
"The Funnies" at Whitney Art Works is a sprawling show of upwards of 150 pieces by 25 artists, all of whom have been brought together by local artist — Jeff Badger.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  February 26, 2009
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Pop goes Wittgenstein

Jean-Luc Godard at the Museum of Fine Arts
"We were indeed in a political film — that is to say, Walt Disney plus blood." You might have read that bit of '60s film voiceover in a book, but it's unlikely you've ever heard Anna Karina speak it.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 18, 2009
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Brandeis shutters art museum

Bloom off the Rose
Late Monday afternoon, Brandeis University informed leaders of its Rose Art Museum that it would close the institution this summer and auction off the more than 6000 pieces in its renowned collection, which includes major works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jasper Johns.
By GREG COOK  |  February 02, 2009
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Expanded within

A look at the newly re-opened Bowdoin College Museum of Art
On the inside, though, it feels like a much larger museum has been magically folded into the fine old neo-classical structure.
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  March 06, 2008
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Let me see your grill

The origins of the vagina dentata
If there’s one thing the new horror flick Teeth teaches us, it’s that nothing sours a romantic soirée like a vagina dentata.
By GREG COOK  |  January 25, 2008
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Take it to the streets

Mexican street graphics at MassArt
“¡Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics" is a funhouse of brilliantly clunky handmade Mexican street art.
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2007
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Real women do burlesque

Putting the tease — and some other things — back in striptease
The catcalls get louder just before I peel off my top.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 17, 2007
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Looking back

A “Re-View” of the last 100 years at RISD
The advantage of being a teaching museum is on full display at the Rhode Island School of Design in the exhibition “Re-Viewing the Twentieth Century.”
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 02, 2007

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