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Annie Leibovitz’s elegiac ''Pilgrimage''

Between 2009 and 2011, New York celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz wandered around the US and off to England, tracking down the homes and things of famous dead politicians and writers and naturalists and musicians.
Dead people’s things
By GREG COOK  |  August 31, 2012
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Authors talking: Spring readings in Boston

America’s best young novelist, Britain’s most popular mystery writer, a bearded indie rocker, and a dead master populate this spring’s mandatory literary events.
By ear
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 18, 2011
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Grave Spotting

I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 18, 2010
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Pure Poetry

Between the deep-rooted American penchant for individualism and the suffragette and feminist movements, poet Emily Dickinson was bound to enter the literary canon.
The Belle of Amherst is a moving experience
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 11, 2010
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Cube root

"I've been told it's the largest single piece of glass in the world," Helen Molesworth, the Institute of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, said at a press preview last week.
Roni Horn at the ICA, Andrea Fraser at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010

Family affairs and piledrivers of love

I'm 16 and a sophomore. I really like this guy in my homeroom but he doesn't pay any attention to me ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  January 22, 2010


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Hardboiled hub

When I was growing up in Roslindale a few decades back — among tribes of ignorant, second-generation immigrant kids whose favorite words began with “f” and “n” and who liked to torture small animals and beat up small children before they moved on to thei
The city’s gritty, criminal underbelly has redefined the dark, artistic vision known as Boston noir
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 23, 2009

Play by play: April 3, 2009

Plays around town
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 01, 2009

Play by Play: March 27, 2009

A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 24, 2009
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Review: My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poems of Jack Spicer

Spicer believed that words are magic, that they have the power to "do" good and harm to people.
Strong spirits
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  December 09, 2008
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Conscientious objectors

How do people become fanatics? When does individual conscience take a stand?  
Two films on being fanatic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 27, 2008


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Small but loud

The work of Emily Nelligan and Marvin Bileck in the current show at the June Fitzpatrick Gallery has an impact that is out of proportion with the small scale of the pieces.
Scale doesn't matter for Nelligan and Bileck
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  July 16, 2008

June 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 30, 2008

May 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  May 01, 2008

April 2008

April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 01, 2008
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Trying to place it

The stubbornly beautiful New England landscape has inspired poets as varied as Emily Dickinson and Donald Hall.
“New England Survey” at the PRC, American Mobility at Gasp, 18th-Century Porcelain at the Busch-Reisinger, and Viktor Schreckengost in Attleboro
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 18, 2008


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An identity crisis

On stage there’s nothing like a bad boy, mugging brazenly like Mick Jagger or hurtling toward comeuppance like a medieval morality play sinner.
Brown tackles Ibsen’s knotty Peer Gynt
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008

March 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 03, 2008

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Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  February 13, 2008

February 2008


Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 31, 2008
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Travel New England!

Clarke’s satire leaves enough room for at least one resounding lesson: a good story shouldn’t always make you do bad things.
...with a gas can and Brock Clarke’s wily novel
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  October 31, 2007


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Dog lives

Dog Days , Dog Years , dog decades, dog centuries . . . where will this madness end?
Jon Katz, Mark Doty, and their best friends
By AMY FINCH  |  August 01, 2007
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Visiting hours

George Bernard Shaw liked to call Shakespeare “the other one.”
Dear Liar and The Belle of Amherst in Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 24, 2007

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Friday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 04, 2007
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Poetic license

For generations, moony adolescents have stoked their feelings of being sensitive and misunderstood by moping around reading poetry.
Carla Bruni’s No Promises
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 20, 2007