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The sound quality of Caspian
Bands looking to create a BUZZ should take note of Caspian.
| September 28, 2012
When Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize last October, it was a triumph for anti-global-warming forces as well as a triumph for art.
Global warming inspires eco art at Montserrat and the BCA
| March 03, 2008
Picture buildings from Southie to West Somerville reduced to rubble. Dozens of three-alarm fires all over town. Tunnels flooded with seawater.
The threat is real. It could happen here. Is the city ready?
| February 27, 2008
Jury’s got the verdict
Two well-judged shows light up the holiday horizon.
‘Trans’ at Atlantic Works, ‘Red’ at Cambridge Art Association, Caroline Jones and David Joselit at MIT, Ralph Gibson at BU
| December 09, 2007
King and Queens
In Romance & Cigarettes , which opens this Friday at the Kendall Square, Gandolfini has been dropped by writer/director John Turturro into drab, treeless, white-ethnic Queens.
Romance + Cigarettes , plus Salton Sea
| November 28, 2007
The soft shock of the new
One of the great dreams of any art aficionado is the dream of stumbling on a new, unheralded talent.
‘New Art Collective’ at Montserrat College, ‘New Art ’07’ at Kingston Gallery
| July 17, 2007
Know when to fold ’em
Origami has been practiced in Japan for at least the past 400 years, and we’ve all seen the usual paper cranes, boats, hats, boxes.
‘Origami Now!’ at the Peabody Essex
| June 05, 2007
In jazz, it’s always the iron age.
JazzBoston boosts the scene with Jazz Week
| April 18, 2007
The big sneer
On one level, predicting what the future holds for American pop culture is painfully easy. Just cast your eyes across the Atlantic to see what the European purveyors of reality television have on the drawing boards.
Welcome to pseudo reality, where the exotic is everything, characters are reduced to body parts, and viewers flatter themselves
| December 28, 2006
After the election
When legislators buried the marriage amendment without a vote at the November 9 Constitutional Convention, it was a good sign that pols have nothing to fear politically from same-sex marriage opponents.
Gay-marriage opponents intervene — and fail
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| November 29, 2006
Cinderella has been making her way around New England stages, and whether she had fairy or gold dust in her eyes depended on where you caught up with her.
Cinderella in Beverly and Ogunquit, Martha Mitchell Calling in Lenox
| August 29, 2006
Les fleurs du shopping mall
Are we what we buy?
‘Made in America’ at Judi Rotenberg, Jetta Indeck at Montserrat
| July 25, 2006
A galaxy far, far away
Recently I found myself aboard the Air Chair, a padded seat atop what looks like a riding lawnmower, at the Museum of Science’s “Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination” exhibit.
Is the Empire defining the current avant-garde?
| March 27, 2006
Boston music news, February 17, 2006
Converge are currently writing material for the follow-up to 2004’s You Fail Me (Epitaph) .
Notes on Coverge, Doomriders, Dear Lover, and Zox, plus: remembering the Real Kids' Allen "Alpo" Paulino.
| February 14, 2006
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