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Newton's New Art Center exposes heavy metal from within

Named for a Candlemass song, staged in a former church, and curated by a pair of noise-loving MassArt grads, the upcoming group show "We Still See the Black" brings a thunderous charge of wrathful, subtle, beguiling, and teeming contemporary art to Newto
The black art
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 26, 2011
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C. Tsar's

It can be very good when a fine chef moves downmarket, adding focus and financial discipline to pure talent.
The former Ariadne goes back to basics
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  November 12, 2010
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Puppet pageants

In the beginning, there was Kermit. Not Kermit the Frog — not just yet. That would come nearly 15 years later.
The influential art of Jim Henson and Peter Schumann
By GREG COOK  |  May 07, 2010
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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
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2009: The year in Art

The year started off with a kick in the teeth when, in January, Brandeis University announced plans to shutter its Rose Art Museum and sell off its masterpieces.
Saints, sinners, paint
By GREG COOK  |  December 25, 2009
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Fiorella's

Friends are always asking me for my latest cheap-eats "discovery." But amid a million food blogs, 24/7 food television, and amateur-review Web sites like Chowhound and Yelp, I'm rarely the first to sing a good restaurant's praises.
A solid Italian-American trattoria with dynamite pizza
By MC SLIM JB  |  December 04, 2009


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Breakthroughs

Tufts University Art Gallery's "Sixth Annual Juried Summer Exhibition" is one of those summer sampler shows that's got about a million people in it.
Summer round-ups at Tufts and Montserrat
By GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2009
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Literary import

One of the first things Ladette Randolph tells me is that she’s a fifth-generation Nebraskan, that her great-great grandparents settled there, that the landscape there, particularly in the western part of the state, where her novel is set, is “like being
Ploughshares lands a new editor
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 24, 2008
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Flash without fire

The aim of the DeCordova Museum’s Annual Exhibition is to round up “some of the most interesting and visually eloquent” New England artists.
Is New England better than the DeCordova’s Annual Exhibition?
By GREG COOK  |  May 13, 2008
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Terpsichore’s delight

Traveling troupes and local dancemakers spring up around the Boston area this season.
The joys of spring dance
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 13, 2007