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Strip show: Lisa Nilsson's Tissue Series

A few years back, Lisa Nilsson was rummaging though a junk shop when she found a quilled crucifix.

By GREG COOK  |  March 22, 2013
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Menino, again

At a time when Americans are racked by anxiety about the uncertain future of a weak economy, Boston voters handily returned Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to an unprecedented fifth term.
Plus: Latino gains, same-sex defeat, and a buzz for pot
By EDITORIAL  |  November 06, 2009
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A cut above

From out of blearily luminous pools of spiraling orange fractals, the disembodied head of a stately-looking man emerged, coaxing us to attention with little more than his calming gaze and an invitation to “a new beginning.”
The Books, live at the ICA, April 10, 2009
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 17, 2009
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Wisps and a volcano

Two concerts last week by mid-career artists who are still looking into life's persistent questions: Brian Crabtree, Marjorie Morgan, and dancers at the Dance Complex, and David Dorfman Dance at Salem State College.
Crabtree, Morgan, Dorfman
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  February 03, 2009
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Body and Sol

What’s the last time you really enjoyed 100 of something?
‘Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective’ at Mass MoCA
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 05, 2008

State council snubs artists

On October 8, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill establishing a first-in-the-nation state-level Creative Economy Council.
Okay, Define 'Creative'
By GREG COOK  |  November 05, 2008


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Mitt’s pit bull

Flackdom rarely leads to fame. But Eric Fehrnstrom, the traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney, has already joined the pop-culture firmament.

Meet Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s teeth-baring press secretary


By ADAM REILLY  |  February 01, 2008
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Murder in the streets

The sad news, the truly disturbing and troubling news, is that Boston is a long, long way from curbing street violence, gun play, and murder on its troubled streets.
It is more than just a political problem. Plus, former State Senate President Robert Travaglini strikes a classy chord.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 23, 2008
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Remembrance of things past

Pratt is a connoisseur of historical faux pas.
Greta Pratt at Bernard Toale, Bonnie Donohue at the Center for Latino Arts
By GREG COOK  |  July 10, 2007
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Economy travel

Remember Jane Swift? She was the likeable-enough political-mediocrity chosen as Governor Paul Cellucci’s running mate in order to produce a gender-friendly ticket.
Why Governor Patrick’s helicopter ride was A-okay. Plus, war with Iran?
By EDITORIAL  |  February 14, 2007
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Good Deval, bad Deval

There are a few ways to interpret Deval Patrick’s weeklong million-dollar inaugural bash, which includes festivities throughout Massachusetts and concludes with Patrick’s swearing-in outside the State House on January 4.
How will Governor Patrick work the press?
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 08, 2007


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Where have all the artists gone?

Nancy Kureth is lost in the Biddeford mills again.
Portland’s creative exodus gives Southern Maine’s mill towns a new lease on life
By SARA DONNELLY  |  August 09, 2006
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Healey’s pork problem

Along with cuts to big, statewide programs, the governor pulled funding for smaller, local projects earmarked for towns from Cape Cod to the Berkshires.
With his budget vetoes, Romney may have handed his potential heir an army of small-town enemies
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 19, 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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Why did the Suffolk DA let Rodrick Taylor go free?

The Suffolk County DA had repeated chances to lock up murder suspect Rodrick Taylor several years ago, but failed to sentence him to a single day.
The murder of Dominique Samuels
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 30, 2006
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You’re history

No longer the exclusive domain of modern-day enthusiasts for mediæval faires and Civil War battlefields, the idea of historical re-enactment has captured the art world’s imagination lately, and small wonder.
“Ahistorical Occasion” at MASS MoCA, Members Exhibition at PRC, and “Asian Legacy” in Arlington
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 16, 2006


Three-way

Did we piss off the hipster-show gods?
José González, Arctic Monkeys, and Annie
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 07, 2006