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Nancy Holt locates the cosmos

Holt is part explorer, part surveyor, part hippie/New Age dreamer. And this thorough survey of her art from 1966 to '80 shows her finding her way to becoming one of the pioneers of the "Land Art" or "Earthworks" movement.
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By GREG COOK  |  February 17, 2012
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Perfect worlds

In utopia, everything is wonderful. Reading about it usually isn't.
J.C. Hallman's utopias
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 13, 2010
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Boston pols bail on Bank of America

In this time of political stridency, where everything is either red or blue, Boston City Councilors have found a potential purple issue that everyone can stand behind, be they radical lefties or Fox News worshippers.
Locovore Banking Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 11, 2010

The way robots should be

While Ray Kurzweil pursues the Nanotech Revolution, robotics researchers in Maine are chasing their own futuristic outcomes. Here’s what’s new on the local robot scene (didn’t know we had one of those, didja?).
Maine’s burgeoning automaton population
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 30, 2010
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It takes an identity thief

In late April 2006, shortly before the hearing to evict his tenant Karen Keester, Lee Gersch received a phone call from Keester’s twin sister, Michelle. She had just gotten divorced, Michelle claimed, and needed to move to Boston from Arkansas for a new
How Karen Keester made off with $250,000 — and became one of Boston's most accomplished con artists
By JACLYN TROP  |  April 23, 2010
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Springtime for Militia

I’m scrubbing my armpits in the campground bathroom at Fort Hunt Park in Virginia. It’s taken more than 20 hours for me to get here for today’s firearm-friendly Restore the Constitution rally, which is supposed to commence shortly.
Gun nuts from around the country converge upon the murder capital of the nation, Washington, D.C.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 23, 2010


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Going for Gold Glossary

The Summer Olympics are fairly easy to comprehend for the average couch tuber: people running, hoisting, swimming in synch — all fairly quotidian activities.
Jump Starts
By LANCE GOULD  |  February 19, 2010
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Review: Meredith Monk: Inner Voice

After studying music and dance at Sarah Lawrence College in the '60s, Meredith Monk was struck by the idea that the voice could be like the body — it could move, it could have characters and landscapes, it could alter time.
Monk's evocative book of hours
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 19, 2010
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Purposeful randomness

"How do I absorb all this beauty," Leslie Schomp writes in Diary (2010), an open cloth notebook resting on a wood stand.
‘Experiments, Memory & Devices’ at BCC
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010
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Review: Legion

What are angel wings made of? Why, bulletproof titanium with razor-sharp tips to slice open the entrails of sinners.
God is fed up with all the bullshit
By ZAK JASON  |  January 29, 2010
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Fourth-estate follies, 2009 edition

Between the rise of the Web, the ADD-addling of America, the fragmentation of any national political consensus, and the devastated economy, working in the press can feel a bit like manning the Titanic — and this year, the entire industry seemed to te
The Phoenix's second annual year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 25, 2009


DregNog Video Advent Calendar: Day #11: E.T. ruins Christmas, innocence


Hey, it's Christmas Eve, the perfect time to meditate on one of the most epic video-game bummers ever: 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The release of...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 24, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

I just finished reading the piece Ken Greenleaf wrote about my dear friend of blessed memory, Bob Solotaire.
Letters to the Portland Editor, November 6, 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 06, 2009

Crossword: ''Mixed reviews''

From your anagraming film critic
From your anagraming film critic
By MATT JONES  |  October 23, 2009
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Weather reports

One of the great themes in America is nostalgia for the "good old days," which flame into being and then fade into the distance.
Landscape nostalgia, plus climate, the nature of community, and drawing show #21
By GREG COOK  |  October 09, 2009
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Something for everyone

In the last three years Hands and Knees have been signed to the Beatings' Midriff Records and racked up ample gold stars from critics; late last month they also dropped their splendid sophomore record, Et tu, Fluffy?
Hands and Knees' vintage-to-Fraggle rock
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 15, 2009


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Sporting Eye

There were 7800 official entries and between 2000 and 3000 others along for the ride. By our crude calculations, the leaders were a mile and a half into the course by the time the last runner crossed the starting line.
See how they ran: No loneliness for these long-distance athletes
By GEORGE KIMBALL and MICHAEL GEE  |  May 01, 2009
That State Sucks, Sandbox Yard Sale, Box Of Sound and WTF

That State Sucks, Sandbox Yard Sale, Box Of Sound and WTF


  We find out which state really sucks, you sell your stuff in the Sandbox Yard Sale, ...
By Charlie  |  April 23, 2009

Why local TV news will suck

For the past few weeks, the phones at Casa Diablo have been ringing off the hook with word of what was about to transpire at Channel 10/WJAR-TV.
Plus the return of the Remains, judging the judges, and best wishes for Charlie
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 03, 2009
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Lows, highs, and middles

Yousuf Karsh is one of the giants of portrait photography.
A mixed bag at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2009
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Grand seductions

If you've been desirous of an eminently tasteful exhibit that undermines the sanctity of marriage, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's "The Triumph of Marriage: Painted Cassoni of the Renaissance" may be for you.
Marriage at the Gardner, decoration at Montserrat, Milton Rogovin at Kayafas
By GREG COOK  |  December 16, 2008


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Rise of the political bogeyman

The Republicans appear headed to a second straight national pummeling, which will leave it marginalized in the federal government and an increasing number of state houses. Many party faithful are already noting the need for the GOP to move back toward t
Impotent on the issues, the GOP turns to scare tactics. Be afraid!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008
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It’s about time . . .

It’s been 17 years since Boston’s last local festival of contemporary music, the New Music Harvest organized by composer Charles Fussell: 19 programs (several free), a celebration of composer Ned Rorem, an opera production performed by BU students, and t
The Ditson Festival of Contemporary Music starts in Boston
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 25, 2008
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When men were men

Since Sam Peckinpah’s untimely death at the age of 59, he has acquired such legendary status that it’s startling to remember that he made only 14 films over a period of 22 years.
Sam Peckinpah at the Harvard Film Archive
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 03, 2008
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Bo Diddley was a gunslinger

Grab a stack of albums at random and scan the liner notes. Ten bucks says you’ll find the name “E. McDaniel” listed among the song credits on at least one of them.
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By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 04, 2008
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Union seeking rich person to purchase daily newspaper

Newspaper employees, 600 +/-, and their labor union in search of rich, secure sugar daddy (or mommy, or daddies, or mommies, or some of each) for long-term relationship to provide stability, income, employment.
Matchmaking
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 16, 2008


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Fishing for filmmakers

When you can make Shreveport look like Bridgton for less money, what’s the bottom-line allure of filming in Maine?
Maine struggles to attract the movie industry
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 02, 2008

Ode to the Lonely Alumnus

Last Saturday my alma mater dropped a squeaker for the ages.
Balls and pucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  February 27, 2008
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See spot run

The roughly 205,000 campaign ads that have run on American TV so far this primary season have undoubtedly played a major electoral role.
Candidates seeking the Oval Office are blitzing the airwaves with political ads. But only one seems to be making any traction.
By LESLIE SAVAN  |  February 13, 2008
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Staying afloat

The only way I have found myself able to be an intensely passionate American, patriot, and political activist is through my support of Dennis Kucinich and his ideas.
Kucinich supporters won’t give up the ship
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 16, 2008