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Crocodile Rocks

Perched on a stool in the artfully cluttered Crocodile Tears studio, listening to Marya Chan and Jodi Klann discuss their work while willing myself not to spill my glass of red all over the beads, baubles, and oddities strewn across the polka-dotted tabl

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  January 11, 2013

Work of Artistry: Indie holiday gift ideas

Holiday shopping doesn't have to mean braving the horrors of the mall. Indier options abound.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  November 16, 2012

DregNog Video Advent Calendar, Day #5: Silent Night, Trippy Night

The holiday season means something different to everyone. Some love to gather with family and friends and sing "Joy to the World" while they warm...
By Infinite Santa 8000  |  December 10, 2010

Your tax dollars at work(1)

The standout piece in the "2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition" is Alison Owen's hand-drawn wallpaper installation.
Imago hosts the ‘2010 RISCA Fellowship Exhibit’
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2010

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

Victorian jewel

What price beauty? That's the question lovely Grace Hammer has to answer as her world begins to fall apart.
A fictional setting that never fades
By CLEA SIMON  |  September 11, 2009


Max Ophüls at the Harvard Film Archive

Max at the Harvard Film Archive
Plaisir d’Ophüls
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  January 20, 2009

Aspiring fornicator

I have spent my entire life in the evangelical culture, so I have no idea how to function in the real world.
Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  July 23, 2008

Flora, fauna, and the female figure

The Art Nouveau movement of the late-19th/early-20th century distanced itself from the mass production of the Industrial Revolution with elaborate, one-of-a-kind works made from unusual materials.
Art Nouveau Jewelry at the MFA, ‘Players’ on MIT’s Media Test Wall, and ‘Nascent’ at NESAD
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 15, 2008

Mixed mediums

A current running under “Jackals and Jerks,” a group show at Stairwell Gallery, is the thrills and worries of today’s technological, synthetic, bioengineered SimCity world.
‘Jackals and Jerks,’ ‘Domain Error,’ and ‘Protest’
By GREG COOK  |  June 24, 2008

Man of the Century

Bo Diddley, a particular favorite of Lupo, was the first “name” performer to play the club.
The late, great Bo Diddley helped put Lupo’s on the map
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  June 04, 2008


DJ Drama

The West Coast is conspicuously under-represented.
Gangsta Grillz: The Album | Atlantic
By ANDREW GRAHAM  |  December 26, 2007

The princess bride

When it comes to weddings, at this point in my life, I have no idea what I should want.
Disney weds girlish fantasy with adult desire for, er, girlish fantasy
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 12, 2007

Faux and Fabulous

Lane seems forever a child of the ’60s: psychedelia, India, and all that.
Kenneth Jay Lane’s classy costume jewelry at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  October 30, 2007

How to be a Brit

This article originally appeared in the June 19, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
(Or just look like one)
By MIMI COUCHER  |  June 21, 2007

June 12, 2007

By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  June 06, 2007

Dancing queen

Cowboy says I can’t dance.
Bramhall Square
By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  April 11, 2007

Here’s to you

“Hey there, Mr. Jason Simon. My name is Melanie Fiander, and this is my film.”
Melanie Fiander’s “One Minute Introduction”
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  March 28, 2007

January 25, 2007

First-quarter moon in Taurus. VOC 4:50 to 8:28 am. I've said it before, I'll say it again: shopping when the moon is in Taurus is an excellent idea, particularly if you're looking for turtlenecks (well, it's been cold sometimes ), scarfs, mufflers, neck
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  January 24, 2007

Goodbye to Gallery Agniel/Martina & Co.

In the fall of 2004, gallerist Sara Agniel and jewelry designer Martina Windels joined forces, moving Gallery Agniel into Martina & Company’s storefront at 120 North Main St. in Providence.
City watch
By GREG COOK  |  January 10, 2007

All that glitters is not ethical gold

Consider this when you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring: producing an average gold band generates about 20 tons of cyanide-infused waste.
Hidden costs  
By ANDREW FOX  |  August 09, 2006


J.T. & me

Once upon a time in Harvard Square there was a short-lived venue called the Market Theatre. The space truly altered the face of performance art in Boston by taking on avant-garde projects and obscure playwrights, and turning them loose on mainstream audi
How I fell for the second-best literary hoax of the year  
By KAY HANLEY  |  February 23, 2006

JT and me - side

By  |  February 22, 2006

The “I” word

Greg Mitchell had a very nice piece in the trade magazine Editor & Publisher about how our mainstream media — an absolute disgrace throughout the Bush administration — is avoiding using the word “impeachment” concerning the Boy in the Bubble’s affro
Why is the mainstream media afraid of George W. Bush?
By  |  January 25, 2006