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Stone-cold killers: Worcester Art Museum hosts the largest floor mosiac

In that rollicking era of Indiana Jones archeology in the 1930s, the Worcester Art Museum partnered with Princeton, Harvard, and the Louvre to dig up the ancient Roman trading city of Antioch in what is now Turkey.
The vault
By GREG COOK  |  November 09, 2012

Secret Harbor

A home for the criminally insane it might not be, but the real-life Shutter Island is, like the one in the new Martin Scorsese film that hits theaters this week, a spooky and controversial land mass in Boston Harbor that is indeed off-limits to the publi
The real-life version of Scorsese's Shutter Island imports hundreds of homeless from the South End every evening; they’re among the few allowed on Boston Harbor’s isle of mystery.
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010

Various Artists | Where the Action Is: Los Angeles Nuggets 1965 - 1968

More than three years in the making, the most recent installment of Rhino's legendary archival garage-rock series offers an amazingly comprehensive excavation of an absurdly fertile scene.
Rhino (2009)
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 18, 2009

Photos: The Secrets of Tomb 10A at MFA

Photos of an Ancient Egyptian exhibit on display at the Museum of Fine Arts
The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC on exhibit until May 16, 2010
By MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON  |  October 23, 2009
Flying reptiles, a mini-Coliseum, new impact crater -- Archaeology craziness today

Flying reptiles, a mini-Coliseum, new impact crater -- Archaeology craziness today

Maybe it's cause I grew up in Rome and actually got to go on cool archaeology digs in high school, or maybe it's cause I...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  October 15, 2009

Slideshow: 'Dark Arts' at MassArt

American Memory Project, Coyotel Press, and A Year At the Wheel at Mass Art's Pozen Center
Dark Arts Lecture Series at MassArt's Pozen Center , April 24, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 01, 2009


Epochalypse soon

The end times do indeed commence on December 21, 2012.  On that date, this fragile blue orb of ours will suddenly cease to be a very fun place to live.
The end is nigh! Or not.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 25, 2009

“Cryptic Providence” digs deep

It’s one thing to have performances on a stage and art works in a gallery, and another to accomplish what “Cryptic Providence” will do.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 11, 2008


“Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture in Classical Antiquity” presents striking evidence that the white marbles were once painted in bold Technicolor.
Can a striking exhibit at Harvard really make us see ancient Greek and Roman sculpture — and the roots of racism — as we never have before?
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2007

The landmark Herodotus: The Histories edited by Robert B. Strassler, translated by Andrea L. Purvis

What do the late Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski and the fictional archeologist Count László de Almásy (played by Ralph Fiennes in the cinematic adaptation of The English Patient ) have in common?
Pantheon | 1024 pages | $45
By PETER KADZIS  |  December 03, 2007

All in a name

From the Burren to the Blarney Stone, local Irish-bar names salute the old country.
Behind the names of our favorite Irish watering holes
By HENLEY VAZQUEZ  |  March 16, 2006