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The Book of Clouds

A hundred years from now, how will literary historians deal with 21st-century authors like Tao Lin?
As books turn into data and tweets are archived for posterity, how will readers and academics cope with the detritus of a digital age?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 12, 2010

What? This old thing?

Glossy guidebooks often extol Boston as one of America’s most “European” cities, a euphemism that means that we’re . . . you know, wicked old.
A guide to Boston's secret trove of peculiar artifacts
By JACQUELINE HOUTON  |  August 27, 2008

Sketch artists

A man with an ax walks out onto ice crusting over part of a pond and proceeds to chop a wavy line.
The BCA’s ‘20th Drawing Show,’ plus Little Lulu
By GREG COOK  |  December 09, 2007

Busy busy

“If you pulled the cord and the chute didn’t open, how would you dance on the way down?”
Something for everyone
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 12, 2007

Power surge

The Boston Cyberarts Festival arrives to blanket the town with an onslaught of visual-art events and exhibitions connected by their use of technology.
The Boston Cyberarts Festival launches everywhere, Gabriel Orozco and Benjamin Buchloh converse at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 09, 2007

Private Idaho

Photographer Laura McPhee is not afraid to embark on BIG projects, pursuing lines of inquiry that involve miles of travel, take years to realize, and result in great BIG photos.
Laura McPhee at the MFA, Ann Carlson at Radcliffe, and ‘Art House’ in JP
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 03, 2006


The Summers putsch goes awry

The Harvard presidential putsch, engineered by a minority faction of the Arts and Sciences faculty, may yet fail to accomplish the second half of its goal: to determine Lawrence Summers’s replacement.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  March 16, 2006