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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.
| March 22, 2013
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
| November 06, 2009
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
| April 17, 2009
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
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| February 03, 2009
Body and Sol
What’s the last time you really enjoyed 100 of something?
‘Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective’ at Mass MoCA
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'
| November 05, 2008
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
| February 01, 2008
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.
| January 23, 2008
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
| July 10, 2007
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?
| February 14, 2007
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?
| January 08, 2007
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
| August 09, 2006
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
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 19, 2006
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
| June 14, 2006
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
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 30, 2006
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
| May 16, 2006
Did we piss off the hipster-show gods?
José González, Arctic Monkeys, and Annie
| April 07, 2006
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