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Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009
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Altered states

Talking drugs, Zen, and painting with art critic Ken Johnson
Talking drugs, Zen, and painting with art critic Ken Johnson
By IAN PAIGE  |  March 04, 2009
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LA confidential

Sweet Eve, a local band, had been trying to make things happen since forming in 2005.
Sweet Eve get lucky
By BOB GULLA  |  July 02, 2008
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Local color

It’s an art-world misconception that, to champion local art, you have to grade on a curve.
The 2007 DeCordova Annual Exhibition
By GREG COOK  |  May 08, 2007

Dishonorable Mentions

There is no higher First Amendment ideal than the right of protest.
Those who just missed earning Muzzle Awards
By DAN KENNEDY  |  June 28, 2006
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The needle and the damage done

Katherine Porter is known primarily as an abstract painter. But she's always made her work distinctly her own, imbuing it with symbolism and a visionary consciousness
Katherine Porter’s ‘Embroideries,’ film night at MIT, and the New Media Wall at Tufts  
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  March 22, 2006