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Who will win the ICA's Foster Prize?
On November 12, the Institute of Contemporary Art opened its biennial Foster Prize exhibit of “Boston-area artists of exceptional promise.”
By GREG COOK  |  November 18, 2008

Great escape

Momix bring their best to FirstWorks
Writing about the dance troupe Momix is as tricky as describing effervescence
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  November 04, 2008

Political Andy?

Warhol's court-painter years; plus doodling at the Rose
Was Andy Warhol more politically engaged than he's given credit for?
By GREG COOK  |  November 06, 2008

Lost in the sound of separation

Politics and other mistakes
While it’s true that candidates’ falsehoods, fibs, and fabrications make a columnist’s job easier, I could still eke out a living even if every politician in Maine suddenly became a fountain of factuality.
By AL DIAMON  |  October 29, 2008

Dylan Metrano & Paper Birds + Castanets

Music seen at Meg Perry Center, October 26, 2008
A well-attended show at the Meg Perry Center Sunday featured the debut of a new local supergroup of sorts, Dylan Metrano & Paper Birds.
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 29, 2008


When bands dress up for Halloween, it’s creepy
Maybe it’s because dressing up as the economy would be kind of lame, but I’m haven’t heard Jack O’Shit in the way of truly scary costume ideas this year.  
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 28, 2008

The other stuff

Machines with Magnets’ Museum of Small Finds
The apparent inspiration for the Museum of Small Finds at Machines with Magnets is a Renaissance cabinet of wonders
By GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2008

Persian pleasantries

Making Iranian eggplant stew
I went to the Kismet Inn a couple blocks from the water in downtown Bath to learn how to cook the innkeeper’s Iranian eggplant stew.  
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  October 23, 2008

Dictator McCain?

Don’t laugh: if the Arizona ‘maverick’ is elected, he’ll complete the job Bush started
The only thing standing in the way of Republican John McCain assuming the powers and prerogatives of a dictator should he be elected president is the vote of a single Supreme Court justice.  
By EDITORIAL  |  October 27, 2008

Ashes of Time Redux

Sumptuous, angsty swordplay drama
Ashes ’ sumptuous tapestry depicts intersecting tales in a mediæval China teeming with 20th-century angst.  
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 25, 2008

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers

A slight but sometimes affecting trifle
The relationship between fathers and daughters is complicated enough without being further strained by Mao’s Cultural Revolution.  
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008

Men from Mars(eille)

Lo Còr de la Plana invade Boston
“Un jour ou l’autre, parlera l’Europe marseillais” — “Sooner or later, Europe will speak Marseille.”  
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 02, 2008

Stock stupidity

Self-declared financial ignoramus revels in the fact that investing ‘geniuses’ probably know less than she does
In my wildest dreams, I never thought my stock-market ignorance would be something to brag about.  
By KARA BASKIN  |  October 03, 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

The Duchess

A sea of vapidity
There’s nothing like a movie about 18th-century England to make 21st-century Americans feel all smug and morally superior.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 23, 2008

Baby fights the blues

Juliana Hatfield is still standing. How a hometown guitar hero dodged the bullet, and then wrote a book about it
Evening slants in over the spires of Harvard, and Juliana Hatfield is watching me across the table.
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 17, 2008

Year of the Fish

Magical, yet sordid and melancholy
Setting Cinderella in a massage parlor in New York’s Chinatown certainly puts an edge on the old bedtime story.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 17, 2008

Winners and sinners

Barth, Bolaño, Roth, Morrison, and more
Ah, fall, when Nobel Prize winners are announced — and, now, when past winners turn up with more good reading.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 11, 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

Red Sparowes

Aphorisms | Sargent House
The brainchild of Isis guitarists Jeff Caxide and Bryant Clifford Meyer, this post-rock outfit is inspired by Mao Zedong’s attempted eradication of farm-pestering sparrows in the late 1950s.
By DAVID BOFFA  |  September 02, 2008

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