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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
| January 14, 2011
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
| April 02, 2010
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
| October 22, 2008
Rhode Island confirmed why it’s the capital of New England art-making with two major developments in 2007.
Providence art: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
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
| October 30, 2007
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
| September 25, 2007
“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
| April 10, 2007
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