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Jenny Holzer's projections remake buildings
Jenny Holzer is not an architect, but in 2004, when she projected those words onto the stone facade of the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan's Times Square, the historic building acquired a character it had never before seen.
| December 03, 2010
Play by play: May 7, 2010
Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
| May 07, 2010
As fans of the film are aware, that precipitous crag atop which the castle of Young Frankenstein sits is a Catskill. But in The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (at the Opera House through May 2), the mountain is shrouded less in 1930s-horro
Young Frankenstein at the Opera House; The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead in Lowell
| April 30, 2010
Here’s looking at you
Set in the usual small village — this one in the Carpathian Mountains of Eastern Europe — Coppélia might look like just another pleasant 19th-century ballet about a boy, a girl, and another girl. But appearances can be deceiving — and that’s theme of
Boston Ballet sees into the heart of Coppélia
| April 09, 2010
Hankus Netsky founded the Klezmer Conservatory Band 30 years ago at New England Conservatory and sparked an American klezmer revival that continues to this day.
The KCB's main man talks Klezmer
| February 26, 2010
An acquired taste in French cinema, Philippe Grandrieux is an abstractionist who does narrative features, a post-punk artiste as comfortable making Marilyn Manson music videos as he is war-zone documentaries. But his three major features — which the Ha
Philippe Grandrieux's loaded minimalism
| February 19, 2010
Soups of Eastern Europe
| January 29, 2010
Yoav Shamir, a young Israeli documentarian, goes off to America and Eastern Europe with a camera and a question: is anti-Semitism an important concern today for Jews, or are those anxious about it being unduly paranoid?
Documentary takes on anti-Semitism
| December 04, 2009
Review: Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh
Budapest-born Hannah Senesh was safe in 1943.
Tragic and moving
| June 12, 2009
Wrap it up
I'm way ahead on my shopping this season (it's easier because the family has finally come to its senses and agreed to a strict one-gift-per-person rule).
Local music for the hard-to-please
| December 10, 2008
Boston was a world-music stronghold even before the “world music” genre existed.
The international and roots-music scene heats up
| September 08, 2008
Georgia on your mind?
So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
| August 13, 2008
The Merry Table, whose crêpes are quite good, deserves a better name.
The Merry Table serves crêpes to linger over
| July 09, 2008
The gray afternoon, the loveless assignation, the endless bureaucracy.
Alan Furst’s “Night Soldiers” novels
| June 09, 2008
Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
| June 09, 2008
The staff at Gauchos are the key to the experience and the best part of the meal.
Disappointing meat from friendly staff at Gauchos
| May 21, 2008
Citizen Kane? Or ‘Citizen You’?
Anyone who wants to know what makes a video game a video game — what makes it different from movies, television, books — can find the answer in Grand Theft Auto IV .
Grand Theft Auto IV puts the player behind the wheel
| May 13, 2008
Balkan trends with DeVotchKa and Firewater
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| May 12, 2008
Throwing dice, taking names
Let’s say your band are named the Sword, your albums have titles like Age of Winters and Gods of the Earth , and your latest single is “Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians.” Would these count as hazardous levels of irony?
The Sword is +20 awesome
| May 12, 2008
Naughty by nature
Landscape has inspired artists as varied as the romantic 19th-century Hudson River School painters and the macho 20th-century Earth Artists.
Spring Arts Preview: Landscape, road trips, weddings, and Spain
| March 10, 2008
The case of Milan Kohout
Kohout, a serious man, was engaged in the serious business of political protest.
The right of a performance artist represents the rights of all Americans. Plus, an opportunity with Cuba.
| February 21, 2008
Bands of Gypsy
The explosion of neo-Gypsy-hybrid music started, you might say, with a cleverly worded flyer spied years ago by Eugene Hütz.
Gogol Bordello and Balkan Beat Box
| September 25, 2007
White hunters, black hearts
There are hundreds of faces in the “Trophy Room” of 419Eater.com , and most of them are black.
Scambaiting turns the tables on Internet con men. But when the clever pranks turn dangerous and degrading, where does the moral compass point?
| September 12, 2007
Taking tolerance overseas
Hate violence between Catholics and Protestants plagued Northern Ireland for decades.
Stemming hate violence
| August 15, 2007
As usual, there was too much to see in a week that included avant-gardist Burton Greene at one end of the spectrum and crossover darling Diana Krall at the other.
5LMN2, Revelation at the Beehive, and Geni’s shakuhachi
| July 17, 2007
Illegal immigrants help take care of our dirty business
Last July, the Boston Globe found that the Massachusetts State Police employed janitorial crews staffed overwhelmingly with illegal immigrants.
North of the border
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| June 27, 2007
Not about heroes
Guns and cocoa butter are the subjects of George Bernard Shaw’s 1894 Arms and the Man , the first of the great Irish contrarian’s “Plays Pleasant.”
Lyric Stage’s Arms and the Man ; Gold Dust Orphans’ The Milkman Always Comes Twice
| May 10, 2007
Readers' picks 2007: Food and drink
J's Oyster Bar, Geary's Pale Ale, Caiola's, and more.
Best local beer, best brunch, best new restaurant, best lobster roll, and more
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| April 19, 2007
Dear Dr. Lovemonkey, I’ve been carrying on an e-mail relationship with a woman in Eastern Europe for the past three months
| January 17, 2007
When Jennifer Egan set out to draft The Keep , she had to pretend she wasn’t the person holding the pen.
Jennifer Egan’s goth/po-mo gamble
| September 26, 2006
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