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Eva Hesse at the ICA and Tory Fair at the deCordova
Hesse's ability to imbue her art with body and blood and gravity anticipated the kinder, gentler minimalism of today's Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, and Roni Horn, as well as the fleshy fairy-tale figures of Kiki Smith. Boston sculptor Tory Fair has d
| July 29, 2011
Photos: Boston Flower Show at the World Trade Center
The Boston Flower & Garden Show takes over the World Trade Center from March 16-20, 2011.
Boston Flower & Garden Show | World Trade Center | March 20, 2011
| March 25, 2011
What a prick!
Saint Valentine, it is said, would pick the violets that grew outside his prison cell window. The third-century martyr would write little notes of love on the violets' leaves with ink that he made from the flowers' petals.
The not-so-pretty secrets of the pretty-flower business.
VALERIE VANDE PANNE
| February 12, 2010
Hey, look: a lilac beard!
| July 10, 2009
Livin' la Vida Locavore
Winter has always traumatized New Englanders, but because of the economy (thanks, rapacious mortgage-bundling douche bags!), this past season was particularly grim.
If farmers and artisans are packing their best goods and schlepping them to your 'hood, cheap, what's your excuse for not consuming them?
| June 10, 2009
That's how people grow up
Morrissey specializes in decadent enlargements of contrary emotions: he's got despair on lock, he's an excellent sculptor of ennui.
Morrissey, live at House of Blues, March 29, 2009
| March 31, 2009
Spring showers have yielded not only vibrant daffodils and vexing pollen but also a variety of recordings by local experimental musicians.
Katt and some other cats
| May 13, 2008
Sister Corita Kent was something of a celebrity.
The high voltage work of Corita Kent
| May 07, 2008
The bong show
Some state legislators are using the flawed logic of prohibition to try to outlaw another plant they fear kids are using as a legal substitute for pot.
Massachusetts lawmakers are pushing to criminalize Salvia. Is this a test-run for marijuana-law reform?
| April 23, 2008
Off the wall
Unfortunately, while many passages of fervently gathered lyricism are thrust toward us like exotic bouquets between scenes of ordinary conversation, the poetry doesn’t accumulate impact.
The strained poetry of . . . and Jesus Moonwalks
| April 15, 2008
February 14, 2008
| February 13, 2008
Greenhut looks at 30
It’s important not to overlook the significance of Greenhut Gallery’s 30th anniversary in business.
The gallery is a great example for others
| January 16, 2008
The spotty collection of work at the Front Room Gallery in South Portland is easily forgiven due to the nature of a holiday sale.
Juggling the contents of the imagination at the Front Room Gallery
| January 16, 2008
Daisies a day
I’m in the camp that says band names are important.
Here’s the newest anchor to Portland’s folk-roots scene
| October 31, 2007
There’s a fine line between “whimsically surreal” and “Oh God please make it stop.”
Pushing Daisies hides its feelings; HBO can’t get it up
| October 30, 2007
Arts and craftsmen
The stage at the Berklee Performance Center last Friday was strewn with Stars and bouquets of flowers.
Stars and New Buffalo, Berklee Performance Center, October 19, 2007
| October 23, 2007
Portland scene report: October 19, 2007
She’s shaved her head. That’s always a good thing.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| October 17, 2007
The British are coming! And they have American accents!
The networks put some English on the fall TV season
| September 12, 2007
Bound and gagged
Girl meets boy; girl loses boy; girl wins boy back. It’s an old story, and it usually works, even when it’s set halfway around the world and the girl and boy are 17th-century Qing Dynasty aristocrats.
Lisa See gets tied up in the Qing
| July 18, 2007
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| June 20, 2007
Back in the ’50s, when I was 10 or so, I must have read a dozen Nancy Drew volumes.
A sleuth for all seasons
| June 13, 2007
May 15, 2007
| May 09, 2007
Mistakes were made
The Portland music scene has a case of the single white males.
But Joshua Madore has produced a fine debut, nonetheless
| May 02, 2007
When we think of global warming, we picture glaciers melting, sunbathing polar bears, and The Day After Tomorrow .
Global-warming study looks local
| April 18, 2007
Editors' picks: Romance
Sloane Design, Sal's Productions, Mill's Creek Natural Market, and more.
Best humor in your bouquet, best romantic vista, best hot liquid sin, and more
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| April 17, 2007
April 3, 2007
| March 29, 2007
Goshawks scowl atop knotty bent branches, kingfishers stare intently down at water, and dragonflies alight on begonias in the RISD Museum’s new exhibition.
Power and Serenity at the RISD Museum
| March 20, 2007
Boston music news: March 16, 2007
Amanda Palmer may be the public face of Dresden Dolls, but drummer BRIAN VIGLIONE is no shrinking violet.
Notes on Brian Viglione's many projects, plus Elaine O'Rourke and Guster
| March 13, 2007
Many of Zhang Yimou’s films come down to a battle between character and décor. Watch the trailer for Curse of the Golden Flower (QuickTime)
Zhang’s gaudy, gory Curse
| December 20, 2006
September 26, 2006
Waxing moon in Scorpio. Another excellent day for flirting, gourmandizing, or embarking on a completely bizarre diet that’s more about what you don’t do than what you do. “Deprivation is to me, what daffodils were to Wordsworth,” said Philip Larkin. “Les
| September 20, 2006
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