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A walk on the wild side

Everyone looks so weary in Howard Yezerski Gallery's gritty documentary photos of Boston's dear departed Combat Zone from 1969 to 1978. The year's still young, but this glimpse into our past from Roswell Angier, Jerry Berndt, and John Goodman may be one
The Combat Zone, plus burlesque, drag, cross-dressing, and the avant-garde
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010

Rhode Island weighs a succession drama of its own

The death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy has Massachusetts' political class speculating, in not-so-hushed tones, about the odds of a next-generation Kennedy running for and winning the seat.
Political Watch
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 04, 2009

Providence city solicitor organizes for AG run in 2010

While Rhode Island’s statewide election in 2010 remains more than 30 months away, we can expect to see a heightened level of organizing among potential candidates in 2008.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 02, 2008

Stage worthies

The roar of the greasepaint precedes that of the autumn wind this year.
Fall on the Boston boards
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 12, 2007

Community rallies against closing of Boys and Girls Club

In October 2004, 17-year-old William Lamont Thomas highlighted the launching of a GTECH-sponsored computer lab at the South Side Boys & Girls Club.
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  February 21, 2007

Hoary days

DOWN THUNDER ROAD: THE MAKING OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, by Marc Eliot with the participation of Mike Appel. Simon & Schuster, 382 pages, $23.
One opinion about the making of Bruce Springsteen
By JOHN J. KELLY  |  May 23, 2006


Down under

The myth of Orpheus is a Rorschach blot at which artists from Monteverdi and Gluck to Jean Cocteau and Marcel Camus have squinted over the centuries, seeing different and sometimes shifting shapes.
Rinde Eckert retools the Orpheus myth
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 04, 2006

Music man

The story of Orpheus, master musician and bereft husband, is one of the most enduring of the Greek myths.
The ART leads Orpheus into the future  
By IRIS FANGER  |  March 23, 2006