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Suggestions for the home gardener

So you've got someone with a green thumb on your shopping list, someone with a bud ding interest in indoor horticulture?
Growth-oriented giving
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 07, 2012

Sipping from the bottom up

This growing season, get rid of that watering can.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 13, 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  
By DAVE BARKER  |  March 25, 2011

Review: Red Dead Redemption

The land doesn't care. Not about the storms that blow across its plains. Not about the animals that stalk one another through its grasses. And certainly not about the men who occasionally appear over the horizon and try to build a civilization on its san
Grand Theft Oater?
By MITCH KRPATA  |  June 18, 2010

Potatoes and a pennywhistle on Somerset Street

Drive south on Broad Street past the markets and churches, take a left on Somerset and there, in a clearing of raised garden beds behind a chain-link fence, you will find Phil Edmonds with his peas.
In the Garden
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  April 02, 2010

Topiary Slalom

Welcome to the Wide World of Garden Sports
By DAVID KISH  |  February 19, 2010


Lilac beard

Hey, look: a lilac beard!
By KARL STEVENS  |  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? 
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 10, 2009

Fred Woodward | Urban Garden

Ujam (2009)
Ujam (2009)
By JON GARELICK  |  April 17, 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
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 31, 2009

Growing good air

What's greener than houseplants?
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009

Crossword: ''Double dip''

It's giving me an ice cream headache
It's giving me an ice cream headache
By MATT JONES  |  February 18, 2009

The parent trap

Coraline pushes familiar buttons
Coraline pushes familiar buttons
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 03, 2009

Review: My Bloody Valentine 3-D

Back in the early '80s, before Michael, Jason, and Freddy took off as slasher all-stars, there were other less famous genre seedlings, like the homonymous source for this pedestrian hack-'em-up about a pickax-wielding wonk gone berserk in a sleepy mining
Not for the squeamish
By TOM MEEK  |  January 20, 2009

Man and Wife

"I think I've photographed the same things all my life," Harry Callahan said in 1991. "Buildings and grasses and people walking." And, for a stretch running from about 1941 to 1963, that included his wife, Eleanor.
Harry Callahan’s photos of Eleanor at RISD
By GREG COOK  |  November 19, 2008

A shadow world

The centerpiece of Lauren Fensterstock’s installation at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art is what appears to be a large black pool with giant lily pads.  
Lauren Fensterstock’s unsettling installation
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  October 09, 2008


Meow mix

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
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  May 13, 2008


Sister Corita Kent was something of a celebrity.
The high voltage work of Corita Kent
By GREG COOK  |  May 07, 2008

May 2, 2008

Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 30, 2008

Digging in

When The Real World goes green, you begin to wonder whether we’ve reached critical mass on this whole environmentalism/eco-chic/rolling-out-the-green-carpet schtick.
Scrutinizing the sustainable-farming message
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 28, 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?
By JAMES TIERNEY  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 15, 2008

Spitzer screws himself

In times of personal hardship and anguish, Phillipe + Jorge are always the first to offer our understanding and consolation to the aggrieved.
Wandering NY governor annihilates a once-promising political career
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 12, 2008

And the beat goes on

All Phillipe + Jorge can say after Tuesday’s presidential primary is that we are overjoyed the Patriots resigned Randy Moss.
Hillary Clinton proves the Rasputin of primary politics
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 05, 2008

February 14, 2008

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  February 13, 2008

January 29, 2008

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 24, 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
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 16, 2008

Balancing act

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
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 16, 2008

Born again

Four years ago, Scottish actor James McAvoy starred in an adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic Children of Dune for the Sci-Fi channel.
James McAvoy and Atonement
By COLE HADDON  |  December 05, 2007