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Painter and sculptor converse at CMCA
Paintings by Elizabeth Cashin McMillen and sculptures by Duane Paluska currently share the main gallery at the Center for Maine Contemporary in Rockport.
An unlikely pairing
| June 10, 2011
Ritualz | Ghost Ass Witch
A genre of music based in darkness is always the most sensitive to light, especially the kind of illumination that comes from the scorching laser beam of pop-culture attention.
| March 25, 2011
They say Dr. Lakra got his pen name from the doctor’s bag he carried around when he first began tattooing, two decades ago. “Lakra” puns on the Spanish word “lacra,” meaning scar or blemish, but it’s also slang for “delinquent” or “scumbag.”
The inky delights of Dr. Lakra
| April 23, 2010
Dr. Lakra is no more a real doctor than is Dr. Dre or Dr. Demento. The 38-year-old Mexican tattoo artist’s real name is Jerónimo López Ramírez. As for “lakra,” it means “delinquent.” Or so I thought.
Dr. Lakra loves the ink
| April 09, 2010
David Byrne and the Termite Towers
Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline's second annual Senator Claiborne Pell Lecture on Arts and Humanities wasn't really about the arts. Or the humanities.
| March 12, 2010
The Harvard Psychedelic Club
Timothy Leary brought the bowl of mushrooms up to his nose and sniffed.
How Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil killed the fifties and ushered in a new age for America
| January 15, 2010
2009: The year in cheap eats
In the wake of the Bush Recession, it's been gratifying to spend 2009 noting how many good budget-priced restaurants Boston has.
A good year to dine 'On the Cheap,' for many reasons
MC SLIM JB
| December 25, 2009
At the 2003 Venice Biennale, Damián Ortega presented what has become his signature sculpture, Cosmic Thing . He dissected a 1989 Volkswagen Beetle and suspended the individual parts in mid air so that they resemble a 3-D assembly diagram.
Damián Ortega rides into the ICA
| September 25, 2009
10 years later, we told you so
Like many in the alternative press, we pride ourselves on being ahead of the game. Sometimes, of course, that means we're wrong about what might be coming down the pike — that's part of the risk of being "out front" and not just reacting to the news as
Ten years of being right (well, mostly)
| September 18, 2009
Architecture of Heaven and Earth
Looking at the wavy roofs of Félix Candela's most iconic structures, like the restaurant Los Manatiales (1958) in Mexico City, I think of pinwheels or the fluttering dress of a spinning dancer.
Félix Candela's curves, Walter Gropius's boxes
| September 04, 2009
Make a run for the border
In August 1923, photographer Edward Weston left his wife and three of his four sons in Los Angeles and headed to Mexico City.
Edward Weston in Mexico, plus modern Mexican prints
| June 05, 2009
Trini's Mexican Grill
One of the joys of exploring Boston's cheap-eats universe is the occasional serendipitous encounter with an unlikely treasure.
Splendid Mexican in a mall food court? ¡Absolutamente!
MC SLIM JB
| May 22, 2009
Long before the threat of swine flu, Mexico was the scene of an outbreak of a very different kind: Modernism.
'Vida y Drama: Modern Mexican Prints' and 'Viva Mexico!: Edward Weston and his Contemporaries' at the MFA
EVAN J. GARZA
| May 15, 2009
Lost in translation
Spring can't come soon enough, since it'll be bringing with it some engaging museum shows in and around Boston.
Digital language and Mexican modernism mark the season
EVAN J. GARZA
| March 12, 2009
Having Antonio Sanchez explain the difference between "straight 8's" and "swing 8's" is a bit like having Einstein explain long division — total waste of the dude's time.
Antonio Sanchez's ambidextrous mind, and Cirkestra's big top
| February 09, 2009
What's in a name?
Hey, look everybody: Dane Cook got arrested!
Okay, not that Dane Cook.
| February 04, 2009
A good kind of corny
To have been stuck with corn was the great curse of this continent.
Loco Pollo gets tamales right
| January 28, 2009
As you like it
English-born artist Melanie Smith has made Mexico City her home for the past 20 years.
Melanie Smith, Taylor Davis and Nicole Cherubini at MIT List Visual Arts Center, R.Crumb at Mass Art
EVAN J. GARZA
| January 21, 2009
Adam Ryder was fascinated, he said, by long-distance, high-tension power lines and their scruffy right-of-ways.
Photographers roam the electric grid
| January 21, 2009
Beauty and the East
Gallery-goers with an affinity for art from Asia will have plenty of reason for excitement with a handful of enticing shows this winter.
Boston-area art spaces look to Asia this winter
EVAN J. GARZA
| December 29, 2008
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
About the only one who unleashes any enthusiasm is Jamie Lee Curtis as Chloe’s obscenely rich owner.
A kooky Disney cross-breed
| October 09, 2008
Jolie Holland | The Living And The Dead
Holland doesn’t really need the added rock-band muscle; she’d be worth hearing accompanied only by the tap of her own toe.
| October 08, 2008
Losing common ground
Among the chaos of fractious voices at the 17th International AIDS Conference, it’s hard to discern a clear message, and even harder to know who might be receiving it.
A new rift between science and activism undermines progress in the fight against AIDS
| October 02, 2008
Don José Tequilas
With the restaurants on Federal Hill packed bruschetta to osso buco, competing in slow-mo culinary combat, it’s good to see one old favorite survive and even thrive.
A great Mexican outpost on the Hill
| September 10, 2008
Greetings, Olympic sports fans!
Sports blotter: Olympic edition
| August 06, 2008
President Bush’s decision to score a historical footnote and be the first sitting US president to attend an overseas Olympic Games seemed like a good idea at the time.
George W. Bush is going to the Beijing Olympics
| June 04, 2008
All three candidates declared that if the Chinese don’t change their attitudes about Tibet in a hurry, President George W. Bush should boycott the opening ceremony of the Olympics in Beijing.
No matter how well American athletes do in the Olympics, John M c Cain should get a lift from the Games
| April 16, 2008
Mexico City abuzz with Beantowners
Where’s New York? Where’s LA?
A report from the International Mexico City Festival of Contemporary Cinema
| April 07, 2008
The news of the Allston Skirt Gallery closing turned out to be the first sign of a major gallery shake-up involving a number of Boston’s most prestigious venues.
Shake-ups on the gallery scene
| April 01, 2008
Essence of place
He spoke about his process creating public interventions, walking the audience through one of his best known projects, one concerning the genocide in Rwanda.
A conversation with Alfredo Jaar
| December 12, 2007
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