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Review: R. Crumb illuminates the Bible at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Book of Genesis seems like inherently good fodder for R. Crumb's satirical debasement.
Biblically speaking
By ANNIE LARMON  |  March 18, 2011

Odd year ahead for museums and galleries

Remember, for every droopy tarp stalactite that makes it into a museum lobby installation, there are dozens of similar (and similarly impressive) creatures that never leave a studio wall.
2011 brings the Biennial and much more
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  December 31, 2010

Gift Guide 2010: Graphic novels and comic anthologies

There's something about getting a book as a gift that makes you not want to read it.
Freebasing narrative
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  December 10, 2010

Slideshow: Harvey Pekar

Artifacts from the David Bieber archives of the late comic-book writer's work
Artifacts from the David Bieber archives of the late comic-book writer's work
By DAVID BIEBER  |  July 16, 2010

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

Updike does death, R. Crumb does God, Vanity Fair does Proust

Trying to reach as broad a range of tastes and pocketbooks as possible, we this year scavenged everything from the front pages of the Onion to R. Crumb's genesis, to valedictory Updike. Stuff to read, stuff to look at, glossy pages and matte. Remember
Gift books to savor
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 11, 2009


As you like it

English-born artist Melanie Smith has made Mexico City her home for the past 20 years.
Melanie Smith, Taylor Davis and Nicole Cherubini at MIT List Visual Arts Center, R.Crumb at Mass Art
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 21, 2009