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Museum of Natural History’s new ‘Curiouser’ collection

A fact underlying the exhibit "Curiouser," in the lobby of the Providence Museum of Natural History (Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, through September 2012), is that less than two percent of the institution's collection of 250,000
Into the wild
By GREG COOK  |  December 16, 2011

Review: 'The 2011 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition'

For some years I've been looking forward to Lorelei Pepi's animated cartoon Happy & Gay .
The art of the state
By GREG COOK  |  February 11, 2011

'Curiouser' encounters at the Museum of Natural History

The exhibit "Curiouser: New Encounters with the Victorian Natural History Collection" in the lobby of the Museum of Natural History takes as its title Alice's exclamation of surprise early in her adventures down the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll's 1865 n
Where the wild things are
By GREG COOK  |  January 14, 2011

“Cryptic Providence” digs deep

It’s one thing to have performances on a stage and art works in a gallery, and another to accomplish what “Cryptic Providence” will do.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 11, 2008

Riddim science

For more than a decade, Jake Trussell (a/k/a DJ C) was a central figure in Boston’s electronic-music underground.
DJ C and Area C
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 14, 2007

Sand storm

Tonight, you can get a taste of new Zox as they preview Line In the Sand , their first album of original material for SideOneDummy Records.
Zox share some new songs at Decibel Live and online
By BOB GULLA  |  November 13, 2007


Loop dynamics

The warm, multi-layered drones of Area C are so lush and richly detailed, you could be forgiven for thinking they must be the work of multiple musicians.
The ambient experiments of Area C
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  July 18, 2007

A life in music

Why is that we install a stop light after an accident?
Celebrating Ken Lyon's back pages
By BOB GULLA  |  April 10, 2007