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Poor Little Rich Girl
In rock ’n’ roll, it was possible to live in Harvard Square, be a musician — a local musician — and be able to pay your rent and find restaurants where you could eat and buy food and survive, and feel that there was a sense of . . . future, with hope and
Rock legend Peter Wolf serves dinner and verse to the Phoenix ’s poet .
| April 09, 2010
Caitlin Berrigan’s 2009 video Transfer is simple and elemental.
The ICA’s concept-driven show
| February 19, 2010
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
| December 11, 2009
Giving good gimmick
To sustain a literary magazine over decades it pays to have a gimmick.
Granta at 30
| June 12, 2009
The power of 'Cool'
"New York Cool" is required viewing for anyone who has an interest in contemporary American art. Comprised of nearly 80 works, the show, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art through July 19.
A contemporary-art show at Bowdoin is a must-see
| April 24, 2009
Life of Don
Mad Men continues to take us back to a time we think we know.
Mad Men ’s dark nostalgia
| July 21, 2008
“Something absolutely extraordinary is happening in Venezuela,” announced Tony Woodcock.
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela; James Levine’s Berg and Mahler; Measha Brueggergosman at Jordan Hall
| November 13, 2007
Lorca without Lorca
Is it possible for a work of art to seem both completely sincere in its intentions and at the same time counterfeit and manipulative?
Opera Boston’s Ainadamar, plus Ida Haendel, the BSO, and West Side Story
| October 30, 2007
Hart Crane roared through his short, tormented, and doomed life.
Hart Crane complete
| October 03, 2006
The Left is reorganizing
This spring, after a vicious internecine battle, two of the state’s most successful liberal political-action groups collapsed: the Maine Citizen Leadership Fund (MCLF) and the closely allied Dirigo Alliance.
Progressives take a page from the Right
| July 12, 2006
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