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What's wrong with the Palestinians' U.N. gambit

The Palestinian campaign to upgrade their diplomatic status at the United Nations is a train wreck in the making.
A dangerous charade
By EDITORIAL  |  September 16, 2011
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Newton's New Art Center exposes heavy metal from within

Named for a Candlemass song, staged in a former church, and curated by a pair of noise-loving MassArt grads, the upcoming group show "We Still See the Black" brings a thunderous charge of wrathful, subtle, beguiling, and teeming contemporary art to Newto
The black art
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 26, 2011
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Nation-building in Egyptian museums

Jason Larkin's photographs taken in 2008-2009 inside Egyptian museums have gained an aura of premonition in light of the country's recent turmoil.
Unreliable past + imperfect present    
By BRITTA KONAU  |  August 05, 2011
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Will anything change now that Osama is dead?

The death of Osama bin Laden and the impending 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks have many people contemplating the gains and futility of nearly a decade of American engagement overseas.
Give peace a chance
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 06, 2011
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Libya: Why Obama is right

That the nation is apprehensive and ambivalent about President Barack Obama's military intervention in Libya is natural, even healthy.
What's wrong with saving lives?
By EDITORIAL  |  April 01, 2011

Astronautalis at SPACE Gallery, March 3

Astronautalis's latest show at SPACE Gallery in Portland was a serious love fest — possibly even more than usual because Astronautalis tapped some local talent for his touring band.
Music seen
By AMANDA PLEAU  |  March 11, 2011


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The new TV season

Gil Scott-Heron was wrong: The revolution(s) will be televised.
Power to the people; enviropalooza; on the money; farewell to Dickie
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 25, 2011

Elementary, my dear Watson

But while the two humans challenging the metal mental giant on TV fared reasonably well, we were forced to admit that mere mortals such as P&J could not take on Watson at its full Linux server-backed power.
What is ... um ...; Satana, dead! Dead!; same-sex redux; talkin' 'bout a revolution
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 18, 2011
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What's gotten into Egypt?

Being a dictator is a tough business. Just ask Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Plus, Republicans for same-sex marriage, and trying to kill health-care reform
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2011
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Remain in light

In the late 1970s, Linda Connor began photographing sacred sites.
Linda Connor's sacred 'Odyssey' at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2010
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Art in the air conditioning

From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.
Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
By GREG COOK  |  June 18, 2010


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Reality bites

At some point or another, the greatest artists are pegged as oddballs, weirdos, freaks. Being a great artist does mean going out on a limb.
The singular surrealism of Robyn Hitchcock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 04, 2010
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Review: OSS 117: Lost In Rio

This sequel to the hilarious OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies supplies the further adventures of Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a secret agent so chauvinistic, he pities anyone not lucky enough to be French.
Eyebrow Arch of Triumph
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  May 21, 2010
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Review: Cairo Time

Patricia Clarkson projects great warmth as Juliette, a Canadian journalist who travels to Cairo to join her husband, a UN aid worker stationed in Egypt, for a scenic holiday among the Pyramids.
Gaza Strip tease
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 23, 2010
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Casting spells

In 1915, Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts archæologists digging in a rocky cliff at Deir el-Bersha unearthed the 4000-year-old tomb of the Djehutynakhts, an ancient Egyptian governor and his wife.
Tomb 10A at the MFA; ACT UP at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  October 23, 2009
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Photos: The Secrets of Tomb 10A at MFA

Photos of an Ancient Egyptian exhibit on display at the Museum of Fine Arts
The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC on exhibit until May 16, 2010
By MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS BOSTON  |  October 23, 2009


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10 years later, we told you so

Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as
Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 18, 2009
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Pottery, Potter, mummies, and a 'Rare Bird'

The art of 2000 BC Egypt, visions from the Iraq War and AIDS activism, and the magic of a digital technology and Harry Potter make up the highlights of Boston's autumn art calendar.
Museums and galleries gather their objets d'art
By GREG COOK  |  September 18, 2009
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. . . And so is your mom

Va te faire enculer . Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Actually, I just told you to fuck off. Pardon my French!
If you don't have anything nice to say dept.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  July 03, 2009
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Various artists | Open Strings: 1920s Middle Eastern Recordings

Over the past year, Honest Jon's has released three compilations culled from more than 150,000 78s of early music from the EMI Hayes Archive: music from 1930s Baghdad, early West African music recorded in Britain, and a more general compilation that mo
Honest Jon's (2009)
By DEVIN KING  |  May 08, 2009

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By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009


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Propping up a puppet

"If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer," Yogi Berra once said. President Obama should do the same.
Obama gets it wrong on Afghanistan
By TED RALL  |  February 25, 2009
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The making of the Roots-versus-Antibalas Sound Clash

We're not previewing the Red Bull Sound Clash just because the buzz-beverage overlords supply Phoenix headquarters with enough voltage to paralyze a petting zoo.
How ?uest got his groove back
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 20, 2009

Crossword: ''Come on, get it right!''


Driving grammar purists crazy since, well, forever
By MATT JONES  |  December 03, 2008
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The spectacle of terror

Images are weapons as real as bullets and bombs.
Why the attacks in Mumbai constitute a terrible threat
By EDITORIAL  |  December 03, 2008
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Menino's mosque

Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008


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Excerpt: The School on Heart's Content Road

In the cold parlor of the St. Onge farmhouse, deep in the old collapsing couch, sort of wrapped in the couch, in its waves of whimpering springs and hills of upholstery of frazzled blue nap, are 15-year-old Brianna and Gordon.
One week only: an exclusive excerpt from the acclaimed author's new novel
By CAROLYN CHUTE  |  November 12, 2008
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No man is an island

When Allan Kaprow presented his first performance at New York’s Reuben Gallery in 1959, the conception for the first Happening was tightly scripted.  
“The line between art and life should be kept as fluid, and perhaps indistinct, as possible.” _Allan Kaprow
By IAN PAIGE  |  October 22, 2008
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RISD redefined

Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
By GREG COOK  |  September 25, 2008
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Stone age

The works range from the ninth to the seventh century BC, when Assyria dominated the Near East, ruling lands from present-day Iran to Israel to Egypt.
Assyrians get their war on at the MFA
By GREG COOK  |  September 16, 2008