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A helping hand: Beer mittens come to a store near you

It's barely sweater weather, but that hasn't stopped us from coveting these brilliant beer mittens , hand-knit in Iceland by fiber artist, grandmother of three, and avowed hophead Eygló Guðnadóttir.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  October 19, 2012
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Pascal Pinon | Pascal Pinon

The opener on this bright debut floats along on the bleating of a couple of wonky wooden recorders and some chirping Icelandic vocals.
MORR Music (2010)
By MATT PARISH  |  December 10, 2010
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Review: The Good Heart

Lucas (Paul Dano), an angel-faced homeless man who sings a lullaby to a stray kitten, might be too kind-hearted to live. Jacques (Brian Cox), an apoplectic prick who owns a Bowery bar, is too mean to die.
Misanthropy and meticulous espresso brewing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 14, 2010
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Jónsi | Go

To the Sigur Rós fans still weeping over the band’s decision to scrap their latest full-length and take an indefinite paternity leave: dry your tears with Jónsi’s uplifting solo debut.
XL (2010)
By CARRIE BATTAN  |  March 26, 2010
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Interview: Hilary Hahn

"Just because I play classical music doesn't mean I am classical music."
No strings
By JON GARELICK  |  March 12, 2010
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Cube root

"I've been told it's the largest single piece of glass in the world," Helen Molesworth, the Institute of Contemporary Art's new chief curator, said at a press preview last week.
Roni Horn at the ICA, Andrea Fraser at Harvard
By GREG COOK  |  February 26, 2010


Department of conjecture

The Haiti disaster will not serve to turn a state from toss-up to safely Republican as the George W. Bush Administration's calculated response to Hurricane Katrina did in Louisiana.
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 29, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 29, 2010
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Fresh fruit and vegetables

The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
By GREG COOK  |  January 01, 2010
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Graffiti gone good

One after another, young patients approach Caleb Neelon as he paints in the lobby of Children's Hospital Boston.
Healing Art Dept.
By GREG COOK  |  October 02, 2009
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Reykjavik International Film Festival 2009

How would the Reykjavik International Film Festival, which I was attending, September 17 to 27, be affected by the horrid downturn?

By GERALD PEARY  |  October 02, 2009
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Björk | Voltaic

As befits an artist who doesn't do much in the conventional manner, Voltaic is a live album unlike many you've heard before.
Nonesuch (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 10, 2009


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Fail better

It's another gross, rainy afternoon in Boston, and I'm on the phone to Copenhagen with Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson talking about failure and despair. Great. Maybe I just had weird assumptions about Icelanders, but I expected we'd proceed on joll
Jóhann Jóhannsson explores the ruins of dreams
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 26, 2009

Surviving the econopocalypse

If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 12, 2009
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Survive the econopocalypse

If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 10, 2009
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Men + money = mess

Since Iceland is something of the epicenter of the global financial crisis — its government being the first to essentially go belly up — it's probably not surprising that the Icelanders have come up with the most novel and interesting theory as to what c
The financial crisis is a man-made problem. And it might not have occurred if we had listened to women.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 15, 2009

Our digital landscape

The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Fest
The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Fest
By GREG COOK  |  May 01, 2009


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Our digital landscape

The installation Children of Arcadia convinced me that the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival isn’t going to suck.
The 2009 Boston Cyberarts Fest
By GREG COOK  |  May 01, 2009
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Super Sonik

When Cambridge native Caleb Neelon talks about how he got hooked on graffiti, he often recounts a trip he took to Germany with his mom in 1990.  
Graffitist Caleb Neelon is a street survivor
By GREG COOK  |  February 18, 2009
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Ice ice baby

In July 1860, Captain Isaac Israel Hayes's schooner, the United States, left Boston and sailed to the Arctic.
Polar landscapes at the Peabody Essex, plus monsters at the Museum of Science
By GREG COOK  |  January 06, 2009
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Tweak-folk

Released this summer, Nico Muhly's Mothertongue (Bedroom Community) — the latest album by the ambitious contemporary classical music composer, a protégé of Philip Glass — offers listeners a bombastic example of the ongoing collaboration between the comp
Reimagined folk songs by Sam Amidon
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 03, 2008
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Interview: Lance Hammer

Some filmmakers seek to penetrate the mystery of human existence through cinema.  
Delta force
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 28, 2008


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Around the block

I am a 26-year-old woman and got married four months ago.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 30, 2008
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Happy days

He eats rotten shark in Iceland, gets fried on Moroccan hash in the Netherlands, and graciously accepts a 14-inch gift penis in Bhutan.
The Geography of Bliss
By AMY FINCH  |  April 08, 2008
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The French are coming

The launch of an extensive North American tour sponsored by MySpace that comes to the Paradise this Saturday.
Justice and Busy P bring the Ed Banger sound to Boston
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  March 10, 2008
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Screaming Masterpiece

Magnússon’s film fails to illuminate what this declaration of independence meant or how it was carried out.
Sort of crap
By WILL SPITZ  |  February 06, 2008
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Steep

“Mountains have the last say,” explains his stoic wife. “Sometimes they swallow you up.”
Reckless and soulful
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 16, 2008


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Eclectic finds

With the frigid weather and bracing winds, the natural inclination early each new year is to go a bit fetal, curl up, and hibernate until springtime.
Looking for the brave and the new in 2008
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 26, 2007
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''Great Journeys''

Now that the jungle is withdrawing, and the wilderness is tenanted, the brief of the travel writer has altered somewhat.
From Marco Polo to Twain and Shackleton, with a bit of Pico Iyer
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 24, 2007
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Benni Hemm Hemm

The language of twee-dom knows no borders.
Kajak | Morr Music
By DAVID DAY  |  June 26, 2007
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Jubilation!

We can all thank the conservatives who several years ago controlled the state legislature for the fact that Massachusetts citizens have same-sex- marriage rights.
Today Massachusetts, tomorrow the world
By EDITORIAL  |  June 14, 2007