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Review: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

"I want to breathe ," says Coco Chanel as she cuts off her corset.
Passion among the titans
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 25, 2010

Bandwagon fans gear up

Only after buying a "Beat L.A." T-shirt, methodically checking ESPN for World Cup updates, and watching every installment of the NBA Finals with a religious fanaticism, has the hard truth settled in: I am a bandwagon fan.
Benchwarmers
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  June 18, 2010
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The Big Hurt: Shill crazy

You know, I might stop following real music journalism altogether. Press releases are so much better. Just when I start thinking it’s a slow week in silly pop news, I check the PR wire — a/k/a the bottom of the barrel — and dig up two of the greatest ite
The week in corporate sponsorships
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 21, 2010
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The surreal world

Corey Grayhorse offers a style of synthetic glitz that seems to channel our society’s plastic, superficial heart.
Dreamworks by Corey Grayhorse at AS220
By GREG COOK  |  May 21, 2010
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Band of brothers

Acclaimed local director David Bettencourt immortalizes Providence-via-Attleboro punk pioneers Neutral Nation in his latest documentary, It’s a Bash! .
It’s a Bash! tells the Neutral Nation story
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 30, 2010

Looking through Portland’s creative kaleidoscope

The annual League of Young Voters ReEmergence event will, organizers hope, be revitalized in 2010 by a relevant, popular focus — Southern Maine’s creative economy — and a wide spread of involved parties who range from visual artists to local arts associa
ReEmergence
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 23, 2010


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Woodward at Ames

The Woodward is the slightly quieter upstairs of the Woodward Tavern, a high-concept downtown café-bar based on the idea “Ben Franklin meets a supermodel.”
Ben Franklin meets a supermodel? Go with it — it works.
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  April 23, 2010
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Review: The Runaways

The mid 1970s was a time of tight pants and even tighter radio playlists.
Doesn't quite take them back home
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010
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SXSW 2010: [Photos] 'Stache by 'Stache West

Photos of the great moustaches of SXSW 2010.
In pursuit of the hirsute at SXSW 2010
By K BONAMI  |  March 26, 2010
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Wintour tackles weighty subject at Harvard

Brazilian fashion model Ana Carolina Reston was not the first model to die from an eating disorder, and sadly, she won't be the last.
Ice Age over at Vogue?
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  March 26, 2010
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Review: Neil Young Trunk Show

If a Neil Young neophyte can find himself rocking in a cinema seat to the spirited, soulful music performed in this second of a rumored triptych of Demme-directed, Young-starring concert documentaries, long-time fans are bound to break their armrests.
Traveling down no "No Hidden Path"
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 19, 2010


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Photos: Get Your Beard On Saturday at Precinct

Photos from the Somerville Arts Council's winter beard contest
Beards-a-poppin' at Union Square's Precinct on February 13
By JENELL RANDALL  |  February 19, 2010
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These two bearded dudes walk into a bar

Ever wonder what the world would be like if growing facial hair were a professional sport?
 Battle of the beards in Somerville
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  February 19, 2010
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A painting, a letter, upside-down peppers

"While I wait, I beat the peanuts," says Hop Nguyen, a custom clothes designer in her home kitchen in Yarmouth, Maine. She's teaching me how to make green papaya salad from Bac Ninh province in northern Vietnam. She's waiting for the spaghetti-like strip
It all goes into making Vietnamese papaya salad
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  February 12, 2010
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Your tax dollars at work(1)

The standout piece in the "2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition" is Alison Owen's hand-drawn wallpaper installation.
Imago hosts the ‘2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibit’
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2010
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Site-specificity

Wharf Street is quickly becoming a hotbed for the esoterically minded. Building on early pioneers such as clothier Rogues Gallery and smart seafood at Street and Company, the original waterfront is being bolstered with the recent opening of Brook There,
37-A Gallery opens with Hannah Barnes
By ANNIE LARMON  |  January 22, 2010


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Mad Men on Mass Ave

We have many long, painful, Mad Men– less months stretching ahead of us, as we wait for the show to return to AMC and shower us with more broken marriages, snappy quips, jaw-dropping revelations, and (hopefully) amputated limbs.
How to make your carpets match the Drapers
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: Modern Warfare 2

You're standing in an elevator with men wearing bulletproof vests and wielding machine guns. "No Russian," the leader reminds you, as the doors open to reveal a line of persons waiting at the airport security gate.
Hell to play
By MITCH KRPATA  |  November 27, 2009
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Magpie and copyist

If you were going to recount the evolution of hippie guy fashion, you might say that what began with psychedelic ruffled shirts and corduroy pants in 1968 has in late middle age split into two streams: collarless white button-down shirts, usually buttone
Iris Apfel at PEM, Mary McFadden at MassArt
By GREG COOK  |  November 27, 2009
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A ’stache grows in Providence

Beards are easy. Almost any guy can grow some scruff, and in some circles, it's almost de rigueur. But a mustache — that takes work, and it takes guts. A mustache is bold.
Sex Confident Dept.
By MARION DAVIS  |  November 20, 2009
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Review: William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe

“Bill” Kunstler was the flamboyant, contentious, proudly revolutionary lawyer for the Chicago Eight, a handsome man with an unruly mane of black-and-white that was as impressive and iconic as the head of hair on Susan Sontag.
What’s it like being the young daughters of this John Brown–like presence?
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 13, 2009


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Review: Good Hair

According to Chris Rock, this documentary directed by Jeff Stilson was born when his young daughter asked him: “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”
Chris Rock will make your head itch to know more
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 23, 2009

Ask the Black woman: 'Good Hair' edition

Time to don the official robe and mantle of Black Representative, and answer a question of "blackness."
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  October 16, 2009
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The digerarti

Strapped into Erik Conrad’s electronic vest, I stood waiting for the personal digital assistant, attached by a wire to the outfit, to make a GPS connection.
 ‘Pixilerations’ plugs in Providence art
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2009
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Review: Coco Before Chanel

Based on the book by Edmonde Charles-Roux, Anne Fontaine's soaper of a bio-pic traces the fashion icon's life before the perfume and the bouclé suits.
Bio-pic doesn't quite wear well enough
By ALICIA POTTER  |  October 02, 2009
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Review: The Walkmen at Middle East

It was strange to see the sparse instrumentation from which NYC’s The Walkmen drew their atmospheric, honey-dipped sound last Friday at the Middle East.
 The Walkmen, live at Middle East downstairs on September 18, 2009
By DAVID BOFFA  |  September 25, 2009


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Victorian jewel

What price beauty? That's the question lovely Grace Hammer has to answer as her world begins to fall apart.
A fictional setting that never fades
By CLEA SIMON  |  September 11, 2009
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West coasting

As I watched this season's 16 Project Runway hopefuls squinting into the setting sun during their champagne reception atop the Title Guarantee Building in Los Angeles, it was hard not to view the scene as a sad little metaphor for the state of the sho
Is Project Runway walking in circles?
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009
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Back-to-school supplies

After a summer that started with a monsoon and coasted into its final lap with a heat wave, when we talked about Wilco, celebrity deaths, and Shakespeare in the park, when we feared tasers and crime sprees, and we consumed Mexican food and ice cream, w
What you won't find on your syllabus
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 28, 2009
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Widow's peak?

Anne gave me a haircut
Failure
By KARL STEVENS  |  August 28, 2009