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Slideshow: The MFA's Luis Melendez exhibit

Images of Luis Melendez's show at the MFA
"Master of the Spanish Still Life," now showing through May 9, 2010
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 12, 2010

Harvard's breathable chocolate

Not long ago, Harvard engineer David Edwards was dining in Bordeaux with famed French molecular gastronomist Thierry Marx and colloidal chemist Jérôme Bibette. Suddenly, tucking into a plate of gourmet fare, Edwards — who specializes in aerosols — had w
Biomedical engineer David Edwards is experimenting with ways for us to inhale our food.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 22, 2010

Crossword: ''Initial reaction''

Letters, not words
Letters, not words
By MATT JONES  |  November 27, 2009

French kiss

Productions I attended at the Opéra and Opéra Comique would be rare in New York, let alone Boston — though some of the performers would be familiar.
What we don't get in Boston
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 10, 2009

Three's company

The show's American curator, Frederick Ilchman, has snagged an improbable number of pairs and trios from the world's famous (and not so famous) museums.
Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese rule at the MFA
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 11, 2009

Slideshow: Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese at MFA

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
"Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 10, 2009


Nazis, Manet, and romance

During World War II, Nazi plunderers focused their greedy eyes on Paris and began looting the city's artwork — operating according to Hitler's plan to open a massive, self-aggrandizing museum in Germany.
Telling Fiction from Fact
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  February 19, 2009

Graffiti wars

Even though he’s headed to prison, SPEK will still be visible in Massachusetts.
Cops and taggers play a high-stakes game of cat and mouse
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 03, 2008

Our bad

As the Curator in Chief of the Museum of Bad Art, I would like to thank Ian Sands and the Boston Phoenix for the article about the opening of our new gallery in the Somerville Theatre.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 30, 2008

Crossword: 'Ghost of a chance'

What's the common link?
By MATT JONES  |  May 23, 2007

Golden anniversary

Happy 50th anniversary to the San Francisco Film Festival.
The SF Film Fest turns 50
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 16, 2007


Eye on you

Oskar Kokoschka is reputed to have asked, if the Louvre were burning and you could rescue either the Mona Lisa or a cat, which would it be? Slideshow: "Super Vision" at the ICA
The new ICA’s pretty, so how’s the art?
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  December 13, 2006

State: One Santa okay; another no way

Maine regulators have refused to approve an English beer’s label featuring Santa Claus holding a beer, saying it makes the product attractive to children.
Open Market
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 06, 2006

Crossword: 'Gas station'

Silent but deadly
By MATT JONES  |  October 04, 2006

Twice-drunk tales

The best fiction is the work of an author inventing characters. The best non-fiction is the work of an author exploring real characters in the process of inventing themselves.
Peaks author travels the world in search of alcohol
By LAYNE WITHERELL  |  September 20, 2006

Strong, silent type

A mirror as well as a shadow, Piero is Renaissance Italy’s international artist of mystery, by turns painful and rejoicing, always involuntary.
Piero della Francesca, Italy’s international artist of mystery
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 30, 2006


Squares in Paris

Thomas Eakins was one of thousands of ambitious young American artists who flocked to Paris after the Civil War. Paintings from The Museum of Fine Arts's "Americans in Paris" exhibit
What American painters didn’t learn on their European vacations
By GREG COOK  |  June 21, 2006

Da Vinci Code

You’d have expected this trio to arrive as a boxed set, but for reasons even Dan Brown might be hard-pressed to explain, the Da Vinci Code soundtrack is on Decca instead of Sony.
Three movie tie-in discs
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 23, 2006

Tinkling symbols

That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 19, 2006

Two provocateurs

More goes on in a single John O’Reilly photo collage than in the entirety of most museum and gallery exhibits. He’s inexhaustible; there’s no way to take everything in.
John O’Reilly’s devout blasphemies; Ruth Daniels’s kinky abstractions
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  April 13, 2006