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Maqbool Fida Husain has long been known as one of the grand old men of Indian art.
M.F. Husain at Brown, Keith Waldrop at AS220 Project Space
| February 26, 2010
Lows, highs, and middles
Yousuf Karsh is one of the giants of portrait photography.
A mixed bag at the RISD Museum
| March 24, 2009
Volcano Suns | The Bright Orange Years and All-Night Lotus Party
I'm one of those rare specimens who, thanks to the vagaries of time and fate, got into Volcano Suns before Mission of Burma.
| February 03, 2009
In "Karsh 100: A Biography in Images," which is now up at the Museum of Fine Arts, his iconic shots of Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, and Ernest Hemingway are defining portraits of the men in all their crusty manliness.
Photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
| November 10, 2008
It was the darkly comic offerings of Mats Ek in the middle, and the personable interpretations that gave the evening its distinction.
Stockholm 59° North at the Pillow
| August 19, 2008
Slideshow: Found in translation
As movies began to gain worldwide attention, Hollywood studios tailored their marketing to specific geographic locations, allowing local distributors to create their own publicity campaigns.
A new book looks at the golden age of international movie marketing
| July 31, 2008
Remasters of the universe
The adage “All things come to those who wait” tends not to find too many useful applications in rock and roll.
The ‘definitive’ Mission of Burma
| June 09, 2008
The Russians are coming!
Looking ahead to Ballets Russes 2009
| May 23, 2008
This article originally appeared in the January 18, 1983 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The break-up of Mission of Burma
| January 17, 2008
Painter, sculptor, photographer, and performance artist Robert Rauschenberg changed the look of 20th-century visual art by combining disparate objects into cohesive works that commented on contemporary society.
Charles Mee and Anne Bogart mix up art and Americana
| September 05, 2006
Rick Harte literally suffered to stake out his role in Boston music history.
Rediscovering the roots of Ace of Hearts Records
| April 11, 2006
Post-punk prophet excerpt
An Excerpt from Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984 by Simon Reynolds
| March 23, 2006
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