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'Curiouser' encounters at the Museum of Natural History

The exhibit "Curiouser: New Encounters with the Victorian Natural History Collection" in the lobby of the Museum of Natural History takes as its title Alice's exclamation of surprise early in her adventures down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll's 1865 n
Where the wild things are
By GREG COOK  |  January 14, 2011
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Reality bites again

At the tail end of February, for the second consecutive year, I (barely) escaped a late-winter hurricane to enter a Midwestern oasis of grass-fed beef, cheap cigarettes, Johnny Depp impersonators, and some of the finest documentaries you might just see t
Getting a jump on the year in documentaries at True/False
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 02, 2010
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The other stuff

The apparent inspiration for the Museum of Small Finds at Machines with Magnets is a Renaissance cabinet of wonders
Machines with Magnets’ Museum of Small Finds
By GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2008
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Mesmerizations

Rhode Island confirmed why it’s the capital of New England art-making with two major developments in 2007.
Providence art: 2007 in review
By GREG COOK  |  December 18, 2007
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After the fall

The evil is boiled down in the revival of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and that makes for a stew far tastier than Mrs. Lovett’s human-hamburger pies.
Sweeney Todd ; Macbeth ; A House with No Walls
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 30, 2007
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World of wonder

You’d be surprised at how many people take the wry offerings of David Wilson’s Museum of Jurassic Technology completely seriously.
David Wilson's wry offerings
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 25, 2007


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September songs

“Try to remember the kind of September/When life was slow and oh, so mellow,” sings El Gallo at the top of The Fantasticks .
Invincible Summer ; The Fantasticks ; I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2007