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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
| 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.
| January 22, 2010
Crossword: ''Initial reaction''
Letters, not words
Letters, not words
| November 27, 2009
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
| July 10, 2009
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
| 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.
| 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
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| February 19, 2009
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
| December 03, 2008
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
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| May 28, 2008
Crossword: 'Ghost of a chance'
What's the common link?
| May 23, 2007
Happy 50th anniversary to the San Francisco Film Festival.
The SF Film Fest turns 50
| 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?
| 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.
| December 06, 2006
Crossword: 'Gas station'
Silent but deadly
| October 04, 2006
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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| May 23, 2006
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
| May 19, 2006
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
| April 13, 2006
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