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Aphrodite at the MFA; Pompeii at the Museum of Science

The ancient Greeks said the Titan Kronos cut off the penis of his father, Ouranos, the sky, and chucked it into the sea.
Love and death
By GREG COOK  |  November 04, 2011

Slideshow: ''A Day in Pompeii'' exhibit at the Museum of Science

The Museum of Science hosts the "A Day in Pompeii" exhibit through February 12, 2012.
Through February 12, 2012
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 04, 2011

Smoothed out on the R&B tip

"Seeing Mary Bee interact and talk on a daily basis is totally different from hearing Mary Bee sing — it's like night and day," writes producer David Gonzalez.
Mary Bee and David Gonzalez’s Fiesole
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 05, 2010

Review: Broken Embraces [Los Abrazos Rotos]

No filmmaker generates narrative like Pedro Almodóvar. Five minutes into Broken Embraces and he's got half a dozen potential storylines spinning.
Broken promises: Pedro Almodóvar's open Embraces
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 25, 2009


The installation is a bit of a shift for Whiteread, who’s best known for making plaster, rubber, resin, or concrete casts of old used mattresses, a staircase, the entire interior of rooms.  
Rachel Whiteread’s dollhouse village at the MFA, Erwin Redl’s red-light district at Emerson
By GREG COOK  |  October 21, 2008

Sympathy for the semi-colon

Because it’s also a conceptual art piece, Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! , which documents a concert the Beastie Boys played in Madison Square Garden, can be watched by people who have no use for concert videos.
Adam Yauch discusses Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  March 30, 2006


Body moving

Beastie Boys’ MCA on punk-rock filmmaking, semicolons, and his new screenplay set in NYC’s Wild Style -era graffiti scene.
Adam Yauch talks up the Beasties’ new concert film Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  March 30, 2006

Café Pompeii

I have a soft spot for Café Pompeii, because it’s where I had my first cappuccino. I’m still talking about it.
Delectable dinners and dessert, served ’til dawn
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  February 02, 2006