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Philip Jameson captures the cosmos
Philip Jameson, an 82-year-old retired radiologist in Providence, is one of the great living practitioners of one of the great traditions of American art — Ansel Adams's monumental, romantic style of landscape photography.
| November 16, 2012
Fall Books Preview: Getting booked
Two Sedarises, two New Yorker favorites, and a famous neurologist are among the highlights of this fall’s book events.
Readings, festivals, and other seasonal literary events
| September 17, 2010
"Comedy's Creative Power to Persuade" at the First Unitarian Church
In this month’s Cambridge Forum, writers from premier fake-news source the Onion discuss “Comedy's Creative Power to Persuade.” It’s a hot topic in a culture...
| May 05, 2010
David Remnick speaks at First Unitarian Church
New Yorker editor and Pulitzer-winning author David Remnick's new The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama offers the most exhausting treatment of Obama’s...
| April 21, 2010
Life after Pi
In contemporary literature, the Holocaust is the okapi in the room: looming and somehow irresistible.
Yann Martel’s next allegory
| April 16, 2010
Yann Martel reads at the First Unitarian Church
It took him nine years, but Yann Martel, the Booker Prize–winning author of Life of Pi, is finally getting his follow-up, Beatrice and Virgil, published....
| April 07, 2010
John Heilemann and Mark Halperin Talk Politics at the First Unitarian Church
Politics is a filthy, filthy game, but it's oh so fascinating when the juicy details come to the surface. Joining former John Edwards aide Andrew...
| February 24, 2010
David Bromberg with Paul Rishell & Annie Raines at the First Unitarian Church
Once a '70s and '80s folk-and-roots guitarist extraordinaire, David Bromberg spent most of the past two decades on the down-low, settling in as a violin...
| February 24, 2010
Elizabeth Gilbert's "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace With Marriage"
Oprah-approved author Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling travel memoir Eat, Pray, Love earned the hearts of single women everywhere, spawning both a movie starring Julia Roberts (it's...
| January 13, 2010
Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady have been playing together since before their days with Jefferson Airplane, and since founding that seminal '60s psych-rock...
| December 08, 2009
24th Annual Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair
We haven't even digested the turkey and already it's time for the holiday season, which for the past 24 years has meant the Harvard Square Holiday Craft Fair....
| November 21, 2009
Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks
A precursor of all the "hot" this-and-thats, '70s band Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks brought a cool, hipster humor to a swinging vocal style...
| November 17, 2009
David Plouffe: The Audacity To Win
For someone involved in politics, former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe has written a book refreshingly free from (or at least light on) bullshit. The...
| November 11, 2009
Maria Muldaur and the Garden of Joy Jug Band
Her 1974 hit "Midnight at the Oasis" has over the years all but obscured Maria Muldaur's roots as a talented singer with an in-depth grasp...
| November 11, 2009
Al Gore: "Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Global Climate Crisis"
In 2000, Al Gore lost an election, but not really, and in the intervening years he's chosen his life's work, winning a Nobel Peace Prize,...
| November 03, 2009
At the start of Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood , mankind is heaving its last gurgling sighs.
Margaret Atwood unleashes the End Times
| October 23, 2009
Howard Dean: Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform
With the liberal Lion of the Senate, Ted Kennedy, now resting in Arlington, hopes for universal health care are more precarious than ever. But here...
| September 02, 2009
Bill Harley and Cheryl Wheeler
TOPICAL TUNES As everyone from Pete Seeger to Phil Ochs to Billy Bragg to Ani DiFranco will tell you, broadsides have a job to...
| June 17, 2009
DROPPING SOCIAL SCIENCE: MALCOLM GLADWELL
He’s no physicist, but journalist MALCOLM GLADWELL is an expert in fulcrums and pendulums — the hum...
| December 03, 2008
BIRD IS THE WORD: IRENE PEPPERBERG
Anyone who’s watched a parakeet fight its reflection in a mirror might reasonably conclude th...
| October 30, 2008
To some, New York Times best-selling author and This American Life rock star Sarah Vowell is ...
| October 07, 2008
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