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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
By BRITTA KONAU  |  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.
Self-released (2011)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 25, 2011

Cheap thrills

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
By GREG COOK  |  April 23, 2010

Tattoo you

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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  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.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  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
By DON LATTIN  |  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
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 25, 2009

Love bug

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
By GREG COOK  |  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)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  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
By GREG COOK  |  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
By GREG COOK  |  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!
By MC SLIM JB  |  May 22, 2009

Viva Modernism

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
By 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
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  March 12, 2009

Musical acrobats

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
By JON GARELICK  |  February 09, 2009

What's in a name?

Hey, look everybody: Dane Cook got arrested!
Okay, not that Dane Cook.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  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
By BRIAN DUFF  |  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
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 21, 2009

Power rangers

Adam Ryder was fascinated, he said, by long-distance, high-tension power lines and their scruffy right-of-ways.
Photographers roam the electric grid
By GREG COOK  |  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
By 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
By TOM MEEK  |  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.  
Anti- (2008)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  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
By DAVID KISH  |  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
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 10, 2008

Olympian anti-heroes

Greetings, Olympic sports fans!
Sports blotter: Olympic edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 06, 2008

Gold muddle

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
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2008


Beijing bounce

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
By STEVEN STARK  |  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
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 07, 2008

Shuffle mode

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
By GREG COOK  |  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
By IAN PAIGE  |  December 12, 2007