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Serious thoughts in a frivolous season
As the citywide art scene becomes tinted with red and green, a trim show of five MECA faculty, bearing conceptually rich gifts and the grandiloquent title "The World Over," stays engaged in the world of ideas.
Huddling over the map
| November 30, 2012
Frightened Rabbit ready to emerge
It's always annoying when a band is touted as "the next big thing," especially when they've been around pumping out great stuff for years and then suddenly everyone is talking about them like the stork dropped them off that morning — see Bon Iver winnin
| October 05, 2012
Hanna Rosin's 'Men'
Hanna Rosin's anachronistic and jumbled The End of Men: And the Rise of Women is exactly what you'd expect.
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| October 05, 2012
Despite a title taken from Rimbaud's poem, Bob Meyer's debut has less in common with the wunderkind symbolist than with David Mamet and the Coen Brothers.
Hamming it up
| July 13, 2012
In the late 1980s, when I was nine or 10, my mom bought me my own copy of A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Our Children Need To Know .
Kid lit, cultural literacy, and the rise of books that are fun to read
| September 23, 2011
Are Civil (Liberties) Unions America's Best Hope?
Ron Paul and Barney Frank make odd bedfellows, but one hopes theirs is more than a one-night-stand.
HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE AND DANIEL R. SCHWARTZ
| July 15, 2011
Lost in interrogation
On April 5, James Foley, a journalist for Boston-based GlobalPost, was beaten and captured by armed pro-Qaddafi loyalists outside the Libyan town of Bregra, along with Atlantic writer Clare Gillis and Spanish photographer Manu Brabo.
| June 03, 2011
Bourdain to Myers: Asshole
In his Phoenix interview with Lindsay Crudele, Anthony Bourdain called Atlantic contributing B. R. Myers an asshole: I think this asshole in the Atlantic who just...
| February 24, 2011
Simon Winchester reads Atlantic at the Music Hall
Simon Winchester, British-expat journalist and Guardian contributor, reads from Atlantic, his newest book of the history of the ocean's nautical explorations both welcome and otherwise,...
| November 03, 2010
Pimping his ride
This week, the Paul Revere Memorial Association and the Old South Meeting House kick off a free, month-long lecture series to take place at the latter.
| September 03, 2010
Teach for America and the power of ideas
Teach for America, which arrived in Rhode Island this week, will be offering a relatively small crop of fresh-out-of-college instructors for the state's public school system: 90 teachers over the next three years.
| February 05, 2010
Times Co. memo blasts, contains bad info
Like Dan Kennedy, I'm curious about what "incorrect information" today's much-discussed Times Co. me...
| June 25, 2009
Review: Musiq Soulchild | Onmyradio
| December 15, 2008
McCain and the press: rewriting history
Atlantic national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg's whole interview with McCain confidante/co-author Mark Salter is worth reading. But one part in particular--dealing with McCain's relationship with the...
| October 21, 2008
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