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Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Rhinoceros

Ever have days when you're just not yourself?
Following the herd
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 01, 2013

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Rhinoceros

Fairy tales seem to have an enduring appeal — especially when they're tweaked to look just a little bit less rarified.

By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 01, 2013

The eyes have it: The Capitoline Brutus at the MFA

Do not attempt a staring contest with this dude.

By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  January 18, 2013

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s Machinal

Staging period plays might be an effective way of presenting a history course, if the inaccuracies in choices like Saint Joan and The Lion In Winter were corrected.
A tragic trajectory
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 14, 2012

Ladies' Man

Mario Testino is best known for photographing Princess Diana for Vanity Fair in 1997, just months before her death.
By GREG COOK  |  October 19, 2012

SLIDESHOW: ''Ori Gersht: History Repeating''

''Ori Gersht: History Repeating'' | Through January 6, 2013 | Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Through January 6, 2013 | Museum of Fine Arts Boston
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 07, 2012


Out: From the MFA to the Pavilion, Passion Pit return to Boston

When Passion Pit were conceived five years ago out of an Emerson College dorm, the result of a Valentine's Day gift of love songs Michael Angelakos crafted for his then-girlfriend, electro-pop really hadn't yet taken hold of popular alternative music.
Getting ’Pitted  
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  June 29, 2012

Photos: Passion Pit at the MFA

Passion Pit perform at the Museum of Fine Arts on June 22, 2012.
Acoustic session | June 22, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 29, 2012

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA’s revolutionary Tango

A totalitarian regime can persist for many reasons: widespread timidity, complacency, political expediency, fear, and so on.
Old World order
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  May 11, 2012

SLIDESHOW: ''Alex Katz Prints'' at the MFA

"Alex Katz Prints" is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts through  July 29, 2012.
April 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 27, 2012

Photos: Bombay Bicycle Club at The Museum of Fine Arts

Bombay Bicycle Club played the Museum of Fine Arts on Friday, March 9, 2012.
Bombay Bicycle Club | Museum of Fine Arts | Friday, March 9, 2012
By JOSH BERLINGER  |  March 16, 2012

Being Jewish In France

Review: Being Jewish in France

"A love affair gone sour," is how one of the writers quoted in director Yves Jeuland's documentary describes the Vichy collusion with the Nazis, which ended with thousands of French Jews rounded up by Gendarmes and shipped to death camps.
Yves Jeuland's documentary
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2012

Photos: James Mercer of the Shins at the MFA

James Mercer of the Shins performs at a WFNX Acoustic session at the Museum of Fine Arts on January 26, 2012.
Hosted by WFNX | January 26, 2012
By SAM LIANG  |  February 03, 2012
Fullmetal - Sacred

Review: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

The Fullmetal Alchemist series has expanded impressively, from the 2001 graphic novel, to the 2003 anime series and film to the 2009 reboot of the anime, and now Kazuya Murata's film, which picks up from the middle of the second anime reboot.
Animated alchemical battles
By MADDY MYERS  |  January 20, 2012

Photos: Frank Turner at the Museum of Fine Arts

Frank Turner performs live at the Museum of Fine Arts on November 2, 2011.
WFNX Acoustic Show | November 2, 2011
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 11, 2011

Aphrodite at the MFA; Pompeii at the Museum of Science

The ancient Greeks said the Titan Kronos cut off the penis of his father, Ouranos, the sky, and chucked it into the sea.
Love and death
By GREG COOK  |  November 04, 2011


Photos: The Wombats at the MFA

The Wombats perform live at a WFNX MFA session on October 20, 2011.
Hosted by WFNX | October 20, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  October 21, 2011

'Degas and the Nude' at MFA

A splendid survey of a modern master as well as girls, girls, girls.
Baby got back
By GREG COOK  |  October 14, 2011

Review: The Clock

"In Switzerland they had brotherly love," he says. "They had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock."
Time pieces
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2011
Linde Wing Contemporary Art

The MFA pulls out the stops for contemporary art with the Linde Family Wing

A conundrum lies at the heart of the Museum of Fine Arts' Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, which debuted last weekend: how does a museum showcase a subject it has long neglected?
Playing catch-up
By GREG COOK  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan

An investigative doc brimming with cultural resonance and historical savvy, Henry Corra's film has ahold of a pungent story — that of the titular black Texan fella who vanished in Vietnam 40 years ago.
Rich in mysteries
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  September 02, 2011


Photos: Taking Back Sunday at the MFA

Taking Back Sunday performs at the Museum of Fine Arts for a WFNX Acoustic Session on July 20, 2011.
WFNX Acoustic Session | July 20, 2011
By ALEXA FAY  |  July 29, 2011
Jack Cardiff, in African Queen

A cinematographer and his masterpiece

It's fitting that the last image of Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff — a film containing interviews with the great British cinematographer but not released until after his death — is of Cardiff.
Young Eyes
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  June 24, 2011
See this film: Three at the MFA [Boston LGBT Film Festival]

See this film: Three at the MFA [Boston LGBT Film Festival]

Every year the Boston LGBT Film Festival provides a kind of snapshot, not just of the state of civil rights in America, but of cinema...
By Peter Keough  |  May 04, 2011

The Week in Geek April 11-18: Spam castles, Donkey Kong-a-thons, and Gelfling violence

Pants, magic pants.It's that time of year again when I cry every time I wake up, because the snow is gone and yet I still...
By Alec Ernest  |  April 11, 2011
See this film: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives at the MFA

See this film: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives at the MFA

The film with the year's oddest title by the director with the hardest-to-spell name might be 2011's best movie. Actually, the title of celebrated Thai...
By Peter Keough  |  April 04, 2011

See these films: “Boston Turkish Film Festival Competition Winners” at the MFA

See these films: “Boston Turkish Film Festival Competition Winners” at the MFA

As can be seen from the MFA's ongoing Turkish Film Festival, Turkey isn't just an economic and geopolitical powerhouse - it also has a vibrant...
By Peter Keough  |  March 26, 2011
Podcast: 1 Last thing 3-11-11

Podcast: 1 Last thing 3-11-11

DOWNLOAD: Podcast: 1 Last Thing 3-11-11 To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."    Farone is a big acronym guy, download to find out why....
By MorningIntern  |  March 11, 2011
Podcast: Henry in the Hub, "Conversations" at the MFA

Podcast: Henry in the Hub, "Conversations" at the MFA

Fletcher and Henry explore "Conversations" at the MFA. DOWNLOAD:  Podcast Henry in the Hub - MFA - 2-16-11.mp3To save podcast, right click and choose "Save...
By FNXAdmin  |  February 16, 2011
Reel sexy

Reel sexy

SPRING FEVER There's a fine line between art and pornography. At least, that's what we told Mom when we were 13 and she caught us...
By Scott Kearnan  |  December 13, 2010