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Brandeis shutters art museum

Late Monday afternoon, Brandeis University informed leaders of its Rose Art Museum that it would close the institution this summer and auction off the more than 6000 pieces in its renowned collection, which includes major works by Andy Warhol, Robert R
Bloom off the Rose
By GREG COOK  |  January 28, 2009

A behind-the-scenes look at those big-deal auctions

After the auction began, Vincent, a collector with his eye on a Fernand Leger print, offered his thoughts.
Up For Bid
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 10, 2008
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Fun Funeral Rite

Now it can be revealed: Amanda Palmer has a stage mom.
Amanda Palmer at the Paradise, November 24, 2008
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 02, 2008
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Rubber soul

Pink satin ribbon, rubber inner tubes, and large swaths of flowing organza are some of the materials that Nicholas Hlobo uses in various media to examine gender, ethnicity, and his South African heritage.
‘Momentum 11: Nicholas Hlobo’ at the ICA; ‘12 X 12’ in Provincetown
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 23, 2008
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The Big Hurt: Fire sales

The world’s largest collection of recorded music has gone up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of $3 million.
Plus, this week in tedious headlines
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 04, 2008
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Wipe the slate clean

The next year in sports crime is here.
Sports crime 2008
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 02, 2008


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With a blank slate, anything’s possible. Plus, Art on Decks

Today, the cracked and faded tennis courts off St James Street are nothing much to look at.
Skate park
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 05, 2007
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Security blankets

The show includes Gayle Caruso’s swaddled-doll series of drawings and paintings, inspired by terra cotta votive sculptures left at gravesites to invite heavenly protection.
Caruso and MClaurin in Lawrence, “Belief in Paint” at the New Art Center, Benefit Auction Exhibition at the PRC, and Visiting Faculty at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 04, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 30-21


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By  |  April 12, 2007

Worst in breed: Newsmakers

Who are the unsexiest newsmaking men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Boston music news: November 3, 2006

Drop a 10-spot, walk into the Opera House this Wednesday at 7:30 pm, and you’ll find almost the entire line-up of headliners that played Bank of America Pavilion last summer.
Notes on the Rock and Art Auction
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  October 31, 2006


Blowed up good

We hope Jim Capaldi, director of the state Department of Transportation, doesn’t faint when he reads the following sentence.
The old Jamestown Bridge is gonzo
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 19, 2006
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Quotes + numbers, February 10, 2006

Souls for sale, the price of oil, television as crime school, and more.
“ The long war”
By EDITORIAL  |  February 09, 2006