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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.
Big words
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 03, 2010

Play by play: May 7, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 09, 2010

Netsky notes

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
By JON GARELICK  |  February 26, 2010

Camera obscura

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
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  February 19, 2010


Soups of Eastern Europe

Borscht-built humor
By DAVID KISH  |  January 29, 2010

Review: Defamation

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
By GERALD PEARY  |  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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 10, 2008

Basic elements

Boston was a world-music stronghold even before the “world music” genre existed.
The international and roots-music scene heats up
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  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!
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2008

Bright flavors

The Merry Table, whose crêpes are quite good, deserves a better name.
The Merry Table serves crêpes to linger over
By BRIAN DUFF  |  July 09, 2008

Spy games

The gray afternoon, the loveless assignation, the endless bureaucracy.
Alan Furst’s “Night Soldiers” novels
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 09, 2008

Booked up

Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 09, 2008

Tough love

The staff at Gauchos are the key to the experience and the best part of the meal.
Disappointing meat from friendly staff at Gauchos
By BRIAN DUFF  |  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
By MITCH KRPATA  |  May 13, 2008

Eastern promises

Balkan trends with DeVotchKa and Firewater

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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  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
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  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.
By EDITORIAL  |  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
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  September 25, 2007

White hunters, black hearts

There are hundreds of faces in the “Trophy Room” of , 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?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 12, 2007

Taking tolerance overseas

Hate violence between Catholics and Protestants plagued Northern Ireland for decades.
Stemming hate violence
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007

Three nights

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
By JON GARELICK  |  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
By 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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  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
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 19, 2007

Correspondence course

Dear Dr. Lovemonkey, I’ve been carrying on an e-mail relationship with a woman in Eastern Europe for the past three months
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 17, 2007

Cave dwelling

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
By SHARON STEEL  |  September 26, 2006