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Scavenged sculpture and Dead Sea scrolls: 10 heady spring exhibits blooming in New England galleries
In Barry McGee's art, you'll find traces of influences lifted from thrift stores, tramp art, skating, punk, surfing, and Bay Area murals and psychedelia.
| March 01, 2013
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
| November 04, 2011
Slideshow: ''A Day in Pompeii'' exhibit at the Museum of Science
The Museum of Science hosts the "A Day in Pompeii" exhibit through February 12, 2012.
Through February 12, 2012
| November 04, 2011
Autumn blossoms: Our 10 most anticipated art shows this fall
This fall is a season of celebrations and new beginnings as the Museum of Fine Arts opens its new contemporary art wing, the Institute of Contemporary Art turns 75, the Addison Gallery reopens after fixing its roof, and Brandeis's Rose Art Museum re
This season, the galleries are filled with light shows, monster rock and roll, and naked ladies
| September 16, 2011
This Week in Geek June 6-12: Featuring a Number of Pleasant Opportunities to Dress Up in Ridiculous Costumes
If you found last week's events too high-minded and cultural, then do we have news for you! This week's, we give you a multitude of...
| June 06, 2011
This Week in Geek June 1-June 6: Celebrating Mars, the Arts, and Mobile Grilled Cheese
Welcome to June! It's Potty Training Awareness Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Bathroom Reading Month. This first week of June celebrates none of...
| June 01, 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...
| April 11, 2011
The Week in Geek April 4-11: Laugh while you can, monkey boy
And now, for some nerd-inspired slam poetry:This is for the nerds who want to get involved with humanoid robots but never had a chance to...
| April 04, 2011
The Week in Geek! 3.28 - 4.4: Geeks get slammed and artsy, but not fooled
This week we wonder: will Duncan Jones' Source Code be as good as Moon?If last week's festivities took a toll on your fragile human body,...
| March 28, 2011
The Week in Geek, 3.14 - 3.21: A Robot-Loving, Apples-to-Appling, Turing-Testing Good Time
Best possible week: After learning about mushrooms, Nazi ciphers, and cancer, I explore the depths of the human condition in Frankenstein, and chill for a...
| March 14, 2011
Dan Buettner speaks at the Museum of Science
It isn’t often that an event comes along that promises to extend the lives of those attending by “eight good years.” But that’s what Dan Buettner...
| June 09, 2010
"Food, Glorious Food: Our Palate vs. Our Planet" with Joanne Chang and Corby Kummer
Myers & Chang impresario Joanne Chang, the Atlantic Monthly’s Corby Kummer, and sustainability expert Helene York seek to simplify our relationships with food and our...
| May 05, 2010
PODCAST: Grammys Edition: "Music on My Brain," featuring Rosanne Cash and Daniel Levitin [MP3]
In a few short hours, we'll all find out whether Rosanne Cash will take home a Grammy for "Sea of Heartbreak," her duet with Bruce...
| January 31, 2010
Massachusetts: You might be living in a red state if
Scott Brown’s Senatorial victory is merely the latest sign that red tides are creeping upon our once-progressive Commonwealth. Don’t believe us? Consider that Kenny Chesney sells out Gillette Stadium every summer, and, of course, that wealthy Republican
31 signs that Scott Brown’s victory is changing the face of the commonwealth for the worse
| January 22, 2010
Terrence Masson's "Living In A CG World"
Depending on your opinion of CGI, animation and visual-effects producer Terrence Masson could be seen as a wizard or a warlock. But how can you...
| January 20, 2010
Genetics, neuroscience, and optical camouflauge: The real science of Harry Potter
"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" arrived at the Museum of Science in October, much to the delight of wide-eyed urchins, fantasy fans, and twenty-somethings who never...
| December 21, 2009
Photos: Most popular articles of 2009
The stories you couldn't not read this year
The year in martyrs, mortuaries, chupacabras, and pot-peddling soccer moms
| December 18, 2009
Wizards and masterpieces
At “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Science, when a robed attendant places the sorting hat on a visitor’s head and soon after a door whooshes open to reveal the Hogwarts Express, you find yourself filled with the kind of giddy expectation
Harry Potter at the Museum of Science, and another look at the Rose
| November 06, 2009
Harry Potter: The Exhibition | October 25
Harry Potter fans, ’fess up: we know you’re out there, and that once or twice you’ve fantasized about stepping inside the hallowed halls of Hogwarts...
| October 19, 2009
"Music On My Brain," with Rosanne Cash and Daniel J. Levitin
The link between music and the brain remains fascinating and mysterious - one almost wishes a musician could undergo brain surgery, perceive the link better,...
| October 14, 2009
Pottery, Potter, mummies, and a 'Rare Bird'
The art of 2000 BC Egypt, visions from the Iraq War and AIDS activism, and the magic of a digital technology and Harry Potter make up the highlights of Boston's autumn art calendar.
Museums and galleries gather their objets d'art
| September 18, 2009
“Laser Guitar Hero” at Museum of Science
Trent Reznor may have retired forever after Bonnaroo 2009, but Nine Inch Nails live on in laser form, at the Museum of Science’s new “Laser...
| July 01, 2009
The Oscar-winning success of Slumdog Millionaire has sparked interest in India — it is a subcontinent with a population of over a billion and a...
| May 20, 2009
Sculpt by numbers
Nathalie Miebach's Brookline apartment looks like the home of a very talented madman.
Counting on the Weather
| March 04, 2009
Where the wild things are
Venture out into the waters and woodlands of New England, and there's a chance you'll bump into "Champ," America's own Loch Ness Monster, who allegedly plies the muddy ripples of Lake Champlain.
As our planet edges closer to the apocalypse, the escapist, fantasy world of cryptids is suddenly coming to life
| January 07, 2009
Ice ice baby
In July 1860, Captain Isaac Israel Hayes's schooner, the United States, left Boston and sailed to the Arctic.
Polar landscapes at the Peabody Essex, plus monsters at the Museum of Science
| January 06, 2009
10 above-and-beyond Earth-huggy ways to do things in Boston that, of course, do not use gas
| June 11, 2008
Sisto act 2
LDW is a party, but also a massive love letter to the city’s bare-bones arts scene.
Love During Wartime — a last splash and a fresh start
| May 28, 2008
"The Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" at the Mugar Omni Theater
THROUGH MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1There comes a time in every city dweller's life when the asphalt, concrete, and lack of wildlife (dogs on the Boston Common...
| May 05, 2008
Gods and monsters — and David Hasselhoff
The Museum of Fine Arts did big things with Napoleon and Edward Hopper, pictures of prostitutes graced the walls of Boston’s two biggest art museums, and all hell broke loose when the Mooninites invaded.
Art: 2007 in review
| December 17, 2007
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