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Review: Nine Nation Animation

The animated short is one of the most misunderstood genres in film.
Eclectic but masterful
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  April 15, 2011
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A weed grows in Boston

Even though it's a crisp November day, the flower boxes of Mary Jones's neat little bungalow are overflowing with brightly colored blooms.
What's a suburban soccer mom who was once fervently anti-drug doing running a business growing and selling pot?
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  December 04, 2009
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Storied treasures

How much would you pay for a nutcracker James Dean used — precisely how, we can't guess — to pleasure himself? Or a cow-shaped creamer that once belonged to Norman Rockwell during a particularly dark period of his life?
Arts and Crap Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 11, 2009
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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009

Surviving the econopocalypse

If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 12, 2009
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Survive the econopocalypse

If you're like the more than nine percent of Americans currently unemployed, your "Yes We Can!" has lately lost some of its gusto. You've hit up everyone you know for work, including your mom, your ex, and your ex's ex.
Want to keep your head above water in post-meltdown America? Here's some ways to get your own bailout bucks — without a W2.
By LISSA HARRIS  |  June 10, 2009


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Three's company

The show's American curator, Frederick Ilchman, has snagged an improbable number of pairs and trios from the world's famous (and not so famous) museums.
Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese rule at the MFA
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  March 11, 2009

The wild bunch



By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 04, 2009
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Great walls

"Mahjong: Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg Collection" at Salem's Peabody Essex Museum opens with a pair of interesting choices.
Epic visions of contemporary China in Salem's Peabody Essex Museum.
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 25, 2009
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Big Red

“Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons” is one of the best exhibits you’ll see in New England this year.
Brown offers a mirror-view of the 20th century
By GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2008
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The Granite State’s last hurrah

In a few days, New Hampshire voters will take their quadrennial place at the center of American politics, and this time, the stakes will be even higher than usual.
This could be the last election in which the New Hampshire primary, and its quaintly irrelevant retail politics, really matters
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 02, 2008


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The old neighborhood

Some call Charles “Teenie” Harris’s five decades of photos of Pittsburgh one of the grandest chronicles of African-American life ever assembled.
Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris at Gallery Kayafas, plus videos at MIT
By GREG COOK  |  December 12, 2007
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Tourist attractions

Halfway through Wes Anderson’s picaresque train ride through India, everything stops.
Darjeeling is limited but rewarding
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 03, 2007
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The list is life

There’s a line in John Lennon’s “Beautiful Boy,” favored by free spirits and Type-B thinkers: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
His name's not Earl
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 12, 2007
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The Legends of Summer

Never mind that no one in Legend’s band wore a Sox cap and that Legend himself may, gasp, be a Yankee fan for all anyone knows.
Hot Stove, Cool Music, Fenway Park, August 24, 2007
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 27, 2007
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The case of the zombie Pollocks

On Monday, Harvard researchers kicked a hornets’ nest that has been buzzing in the art world since the discovery of 32 drippy abstract paintings claimed to be previously unknown works by Jackson Pollock.
Art sleuthing
By GREG COOK  |  January 31, 2007


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How to save City Hall

All too many Bostonians dismiss City Hall as a windswept monstrosity.
Fight or blight?
By DAVID EISEN  |  January 16, 2007
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West Side Kitchen

West Side Kitchen is part diner, part Norman Rockwell luncheonette, and entirely cozy.
A new golden oldie
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  November 29, 2006

The trials of Bernard Baran

This story originally appeared in the June 18, 2004 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Twenty years ago, a  young gay man was convicted of multiple counts of molestation. There is good reason to believe he is innocent.
By DORI BERMAN, CARRIE LOCK, RICHARD RAINEY, AND LINDSAY TAUB  |  July 12, 2006
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Exhibition expedition

Here are 10 exhibits across New England that will keep you happily inside all summer. Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
A road trip to sample great art is worth the gas money
By GREG COOK  |  June 14, 2006
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Blinded by the light

The pleasures of scenic seacoasts, lakes at dusk, farms in full fruit, and clam shacks by day or night have attracted artists to New England since at least the mid 19th century.
Painting Summer in New England at PEM, Pia Lindman at MIT, Julie Mehretu at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 14, 2006