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Review: RISD's '2011 Faculty Biennial' impresses and inspires

The Rhode Island School of Design's "2011 Faculty Biennial" at the RISD Museum (20 North Main Street, Providence, through March 20) features more than 200 teachers for a varied buffet ranging from tangled noodley junk sculpture to sleek architecture des
A visual buffet
By GREG COOK  |  March 04, 2011
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Brown's 'Faculty Triennial 2010'

Enter music composer Todd Winkler's installation Glint and you find yourself in a small, dark room, surrounded on three sides by projected video of water, and installation art's requisite electronic drone soundtrack.
From spectacles to data dumps
By GREG COOK  |  December 17, 2010
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Going Mobil

Washington – If ideology wasn't already dead in presidential politics, the plug was pulled on its support system last Monday, when the Kennedy campaign announced that its advertising and polling would be organized by Mobil Oil's vice-president of public
Kennedy hires an idea-marketing man
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009
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The nanny state

Assaults on liberty promoted by right-wing authoritarians, such as President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney, may be difficult to combat, but they are easy to recognize.
Why Boston's latest tobacco ban is a blow to liberty
By EDITORIAL  |  December 17, 2008

Scars and souvenirs

The campaign is over. Now for the fun stuff.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  November 05, 2008
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Hell is other sequels

At first, At World’s End doesn’t seem to differ much from the world outside.
Pirates  3 offers buried treasures
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 23, 2007