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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
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 30, 2012
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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

By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  October 05, 2012
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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.

By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  October 05, 2012
Short take: Drunkboat

Review: Drunkboat(1)

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 13, 2012
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Young Adulteration

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
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 23, 2011
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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.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE AND DANIEL R. SCHWARTZ  |  July 15, 2011


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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.
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By DAN MCCARTHY  |  June 03, 2011
Bourdain to Myers: Asshole

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...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  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,...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2010
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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.
History Dept.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  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.

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  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...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 25, 2009
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Review: Musiq Soulchild | Onmyradio

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By MIKAEL WOOD  |  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...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 21, 2008