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Willy Wonka in Smellovision

If you'll imagine the New England Confectionary Company in Revere to be Willy Wonka's magical estate, then Union Square would be the analogous working-class outskirt from where Charlie Bucket hails.
Scent of the Times
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 11, 2009
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Turn on the bright lights

Art this fall grapples with issues like gender and journalism, personal space and human survival, and what to have for lunch.
Art, women, politics, and food
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 12, 2007
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Life is a highway

In August 2006, more than 200 artists, architects, and assorted citizens of the world traversed the former Yugoslavia’s former Highway of Brotherhood and Unity, exploring the cultural and urban landscape of nine cities in the Western Balkans as an experi
‘Lost Highway Expedition Symposium’ at MIT; ‘Inspired by China’ at the Peabody Essex  
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 17, 2006
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Where is the love?

Kelly Sherman spent this spring exploring the ways in which practical, logistical decisions of a wedding cause couples to confront and mediate family relationships.
Kelly Sherman’s wedding seating arrangements, ‘Whistler’s Mother’ at the MFA, and ‘The Din’ in the South End
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 14, 2006
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Idol threats

It remains to be seen whether he can top the pop charts, but J. Jewels has got Diddy-style diversification on lockdown.
New England Idol; Cylob rocks T.T.’s  
By DAVID DAY  |  February 21, 2006