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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
| 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.
| 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...
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’
| 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
| November 27, 2009
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
| September 11, 2009
Max Ophüls at the Harvard Film Archive
Max at the Harvard Film Archive
| January 20, 2009
I have spent my entire life in the evangelical culture, so I have no idea how to function in the real world.
| 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
| July 15, 2008
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’
| 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
PHILLIPE + JORGE
| June 04, 2008
The West Coast is conspicuously under-represented.
Gangsta Grillz: The Album | Atlantic
| 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
| 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
| 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)
| June 21, 2007
June 12, 2007
| June 06, 2007
Cowboy says I can’t dance.
| 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”
| 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
| 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.
| 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.
| 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
| February 23, 2006
JT and me - side
| 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?
| January 25, 2006
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