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 Before I read A Bad Thing I’m About to Do (DaCapo, $16) the comedian Chris Gethard’s debut, a book hadn’t made me bleat with laughter...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  January 06, 2012

Hidden letters from the Holocaust

Thirteen years ago, a carpenter demolishing an old tenement in Amsterdam found 86 letters and postcards and one telegram hidden in the attic floor.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 09, 2010

Photos: Boston expressionism at Danforth Museum

Photos of the works of expressionist artists David Aronson, Henry Schwartz, Gerry Bergstein and at the Danforth Museum in Framingham.
Aronson, Bergenstein, and Schwartz at the Danforth Museum this winter
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 18, 2009

Alternative universe

In the 1930s and '40s, Boston painters developed a moody, mythic realism. They mixed social satire with depictions of street scenes, Biblical scenes, and mystical symbolic narratives, all of it darkened by the shadow of the Great Depression and World W
Boston Expressionism in context
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2009

The whole truth

It's the economy, stupid. Or maybe politics or literature. Fall non-fiction goes wide and deep, so plan for some marathon reading.
Tomes from the 'fact' department
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  September 18, 2009

Eat it, High School Musical!

It's a Thursday afternoon at Lexington High, and 20 or so students have congregated in a music room surrounded by racks of folding chairs and sporting a sleek black Steinway baby grand.
Amanda Palmer and Lexington High take on Neutral Milk Hotel
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 08, 2009



There was room for more than one young Jewish diarist in the occupied Amsterdam of World War II. Anne Frank, who died as a teen, is a 20th-century icon. But until recently, her feisty innocence hid Etty Hillesum's fire.
The Wrestling Patient at the BCA; the Lyric's Speech & Debate
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 31, 2009

Play by play: February 20, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 17, 2009

Play by play: February 13, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 10, 2009

Play by Play: February 6, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
  Plays A through Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 03, 2009

You say what?!

When Professor Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof created the language called Esperanto in late-19th-century Poland, he envisioned a world unified under a lingua franca.
On American campuses, Esperanto is an extracurricular language
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  January 08, 2009


The yenta monologues

What do you call a Conservative Jewish lesbian mother of two boys? Very funny, in the case of Judy Gold.
Judy Gold’s Jewish-mother complex
By ED SIEGEL  |  December 26, 2007

Transient lives fixed in photographs

That graffiti-mobile driving by is Abby Banks’s “stencil truck.” And the 29-year-old artist/photographer from Vermont is America's punk-house maven.
Nomadic tendencies
By MARGERY NIBLOCK  |  October 10, 2007

Secrets and spies

Paul Verhoeven has made a brilliant study of the origins and consequences of Fascism. That film, of course, is Starship Troopers.
Black Book ’s mismatched conventions
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 11, 2007

Freedom Writers

Based on a true story, this Dangerous Minds retread stars Hilary Swank as a naive teacher in Los Angeles who takes a misfit group of gangbangers and dealers and teaches them about poetry, life . . . and Anne Frank.
Classroom concentration camp
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  January 03, 2007

Portrait of an artist

Anne Frank’s celebrated diary is not just a window into daily life during a horrific time. In these loving, compulsive entries, we can also see the raw ore of an artist: the undeniable urge toward expression.
Anne Frank's diary is just the beginning
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 21, 2006

Little Red Net - side

By  |  March 08, 2006