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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
| August 31, 2012
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.
| March 18, 2011
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.
| June 18, 2010
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
| June 11, 2010
"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
| 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
| January 22, 2010
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
| October 23, 2009
Play by play: April 3, 2009
Plays around town
Plays A to Z
| April 01, 2009
Play by Play: March 27, 2009
A compilation of theater productions in and around Boston
Plays A to Z
| March 24, 2009
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.
| December 09, 2008
How do people become fanatics? When does individual conscience take a stand?
Two films on being fanatic
| October 27, 2008
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
| July 16, 2008
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| May 01, 2008
April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
| April 01, 2008
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
| March 18, 2008
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
| March 12, 2008
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February 15, 2008
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| January 31, 2008
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
| October 31, 2007
Dog Days , Dog Years , dog decades, dog centuries . . . where will this madness end?
Jon Katz, Mark Doty, and their best friends
| August 01, 2007
George Bernard Shaw liked to call Shakespeare “the other one.”
Dear Liar and The Belle of Amherst in Gloucester
| July 24, 2007
April 6, 2007
| April 04, 2007
For generations, moony adolescents have stoked their feelings of being sensitive and misunderstood by moping around reading poetry.
Carla Bruni’s No Promises
| February 20, 2007
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