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Eight years after its completion, The Cremaster Cycle , Matthew Barney's interminable multi-media opus, continues to befuddle and intrigue audiences.
Matthew Barney's seven-hour Cremaster Cycle descends in the Portland Museum of Art
| November 12, 2010
In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
| January 15, 2010
Michael Mazur, 1935 - 2009
"He was so alive ," a friend wrote to me a few days after Michael Mazur died, on August 18.
Painter, printmaker, teacher, art historian, curator, political/social/arts activist, Red Sox and Celtics fan
| August 28, 2009
Cry me a river
It would seem that Sophocles has been hanging around for 2500 years waiting to be improved — and the makeover artists have been numerous.
The Dreams of Antigone; In the Continuum; Show Boat
| October 01, 2008
Tales of the times
Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best fiction and poetry books the Phoenix wrote about in 2006.
A year in fiction
| December 20, 2006
Harvard Square was very different 40 years ago.
Ground zero for so much, for so many
| November 15, 2006
All poetry is local
The poems achieved are graspable physical objects, not “infinite,” but so wide and so deep, and solid.
Heaney’s District encompasses the world
| July 11, 2006
My lovable, impossible friend of more than 30 years, the artist Ralph Hamilton, died on February 19, of complications from diabetes. He was only 59. It’s a very sad loss. He was one of Boston’s most original and searching painters and had been doing some
| March 09, 2006
The lastest days of the Littlest Bar
The Littlest Bar sits slightly below ground at 47 Province Street, near the Granary Burying Ground and Old City Hall.
Four hundred square feet of history, camaraderie, and booze marches to its end
| January 29, 2006
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