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The Four Orders of Architecture

From the Emporor's Office of Outreach.
By DAVID KISH  |  November 30, 2012

Pave Paradise ...

Why do we even use parking lots for cars? A food festival is a much better use of the space, don't you think?
and put up a Greek food festival
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  June 29, 2012

Portland sends art to our Greek ‘sister’

Greece may not be the recipient of the most fortunate news lately, but a remarkable new collaborative venture by local artists might send a little sunshine to the troubled Mediterranean land.
Traveling shows
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  March 23, 2012
Immortals Short Take

Review: Immortals

In Ancient Greece a stonemason is plucked from obscurity to battle evil while a posse of beautiful gods look on from their fabulous Olympian penthouse, before plunging earthwards to kick mortal butt.
Tarsem Singh's "visionary" directing
By SHEILA JOHNSTON  |  November 11, 2011

Review: Happy Days at the Courthouse Center

Every period has a Golden Age, whether it's Greeks looking back upon the justice goddess Astraea or Americans looking back upon the glories of rock 'n' roll.
Yesterday once more
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  July 08, 2011

Review: Le Quattro Volte

There's more to Pythagoras than his theorem concerning right triangles.
Pythagoras, beyond the theorem
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 15, 2011

musician Yanni

The word from Yanni

We should all be so lucky as to live the Life of Yanni: While the rest of us concern ourselves with mundane day-to-day trials and tribulations wrapped within a greater shell of global anxiety, Yanni has been able to fashion a musical identity where he ca
A conference call with the man himself before he arrives in Lowell on April 6.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 08, 2011

Review: Andreas

The Greek community in Providence isn't as large as, say Italian or Portuguese, so Greek restaurants are scarce, unless you count pizzerias. (Feta hasn't replaced mozzarella yet, but just you wait.)
Greek (and American) classics
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 01, 2011

Review: Greta Bank’s ‘Cashmere Roadkill’ in ‘Storytellers’ at USM

"Cashmere Roadkill" stretches its flaccid bloat of a body over about 10 feet of bookshelf on the seventh-floor reading room at USM's Glickman Family Library.
Ode on Grecian carrion
By ANNIE LARMON  |  February 18, 2011

Beyond belief

One of the purposes of escapist reading is to feed our daydreams.
Three literary fantasies for summer — including a true one
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 18, 2010

Stark reality

Steven Stark is known to Phoenix readers for his "Presidential Tote Board" odds-making feature, but it turns out that he and his son, Harrison, are also soccer aficionados, having become fans of London side Fulham FC during stays in the British capit
Your indispensable World Cup update
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 11, 2010

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Reversal of fortunes

Timon of Athens is Shakespeare’s least characteristic tragedy, and the toughest to pull off.
Timon of Athens from Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Prelude to a Kiss from the Huntington
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  May 28, 2010

Play by play: May 28, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Play by Play: May 21, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 21, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2010

Play by play: May 14, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2010


Review: Jordi Savall and Hespèrion XXI

"You are here to kneel/Where prayer has been valid.” “Here” for T.S. Eliot was a church in Huntingdonshire, but it’s hard to imagine a place where prayer has been more valid than Jerusalem, or a place where more people have died for their faith.
“Jerusalem: The City of the Two Peaces,” live At Sanders Theatre, May 5, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010

She blowed up good

File this one under either: “Too much coffee this morning, dear?” or “I told you not to hit the ‘Send’ button!”
Kempe goes ballistic. Plus, global greed, and jockeying for electoral position
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 07, 2010

Variety shows

There's plenty more than we can fit in, but here's a sampling of the broad range covered on Boston stages this spring, from new works to Shakespeare and Mel Brooks.
Trailer parks, baseball curses, mad scientists, and Darwin
By MADDY MYERS  |  March 12, 2010

Review: Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

That must've been one rockin' party the gods of Ancient Greece had with the hotties of America back in the early '90s, since they left a string of demigods with absentee-daddy issues behind.
Freaks and Greeks
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 19, 2010

Interview: Skeletonwitch’s Scott Hedrick

You know you've made it to rock’s Big Time when interviewers catch you as you're boarding a jet, instead of loading the tour van. And although Athens, OH's  Skeletonwitch  didn’t happen to be boarding their own Iron Maiden-like 747 when we reached them,
Catching up with Demi Lovato’s favorite metal band
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 19, 2010

Play by play: December 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, December 25, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 25, 2009

2009: The year in cheap eats

In the wake of the Bush Recession, it's been gratifying to spend 2009 noting how many good budget-priced restaurants Boston has.
A good year to dine 'On the Cheap,' for many reasons
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 25, 2009

Play by play: December 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of December 18
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Review: Z (1969)

John F. Kennedy wasn't the only political leader murdered in 1963. On May 22 of that year, Gregoris Lambrakis, a left-leaning, pacifist member of the Greek parliament and an aspiring presidential candidate seeking to replace the reigning right-wing gov
Z lives on 40 years later
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 04, 2009

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


Epic Albanian foodstory

Portland resident Bill Dilios taught me how to make his favorite dish from Albania, kotopita.
A mother never made it to America, but her chicken pie did.
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  November 20, 2009


There are many reasons to silently mourn the closing of Filene's in Downtown Crossing, but I know I vociferously wailed at the accompanying evictions of several worthy take-out restaurants that operated at the famed department store's sidewalk level.
An old friend in new digs still slings an outstanding gyros sandwich
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 18, 2009

Hey, hey, we're the Monkees

The law of averages says if you put 100 monkeys in a room with 100 computers, they'll eventually write a workable national health-care bill. Apparently, that rule doesn't apply to 100 US senators.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 04, 2009
flip flop list

Summer buffet

"Nature/Artifice" at the RISD Museum (224 Benefit Street, Providence, through February 2010) feels summery, but it's not like lite beach reading. I think it has to do with the one-room show's crisp, fresh feel and the platform full of flip-flops.
'Nature/Artifice' at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2009