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Field Report - Operation: Iron Austerity

Field Report: At 4:00 Hours, Seal Team 6 engaged subversives at 123 Sesame Street in Operation: Iron Austerity.
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By MATT BORS  |  October 12, 2012
Being Elmo: Short Take

Review: Being Elmo

Just in time for the release of The Muppet Movie on November 25 comes Constance Marks's look at the man behind the pilly-fabric Sesame Street character.
A moving portrait of an unheralded artist
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 18, 2011
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Two odd docs open the ninth Independent Film Festival of Boston

The Independent Film Festival of Boston — now in its ninth year, and the most exciting film event in town, if not in New England — opens this week with two outstanding documentaries about two very independent and inspiring individuals.  
Independent lives
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 22, 2011
Round-up: Threats, Breasts, and other Gaga

Round-up: Threats, Breasts, and other Gaga


Ain't no knife-wielding, ex-FDNY firefighter gonna scare Madonna. Lady's from (close to) Detroit.Tina Fey too busy, funny for Twitter.Letterman wants check, not apology from failed...
By webteam  |  September 23, 2010
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Puppet pageants

In the beginning, there was Kermit. Not Kermit the Frog — not just yet. That would come nearly 15 years later.
The influential art of Jim Henson and Peter Schumann
By GREG COOK  |  May 07, 2010
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Photos: Jim Henson's Fantastic World

Photos from Jim Henson's Fantastic World at the National Heritage Museum
At the National Heritage Museum through June 27, 2010
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 07, 2010


Play by play: April 30, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 30, 2010

Play by play: April 23, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 23, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 23, 2010

Play by play: April 16, 2010

Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
Theater listings for the week of April 16, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 16, 2010
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Portraits of artists

Yikes! Is this really what it’s like behind the scenes with, say, the Emerson String Quartet?
Opus at New Rep; From Orchids to Octopi at Central Square
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 09, 2010
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Bringing it all back home

"Pull around back, head up the fire escape and knock twice, someone will let you in."
In the studio — a former pasta sauce factory in Central Falls — with the Low Anthem
By CHRIS CONTI  |  February 26, 2010


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Fresh fruit and vegetables

The bleakest months of New England winter are ahead of us, so the prospect of leaving your toasty house to see art may not be at the top of your to-do list.
A winter crop of art
By GREG COOK  |  January 01, 2010
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Pink Martini | Splendor in the Grass

The members of Portland’s Pink Martini have covered plenty of well-known songs in their decade and a half together, like “Que Sera, Sera” on their 1997 debut, and the theme from I Dream of Jeannie in their early live shows.
Heinz (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  October 30, 2009

Build a Better Halloween Party: 20 Creepy Video Clips


You can festoon your apartment with all the dollar-store cobwebbing you want, but it's atmosphere that'll make or break a good Halloween party. Over-the-top decor...
By webteam  |  October 28, 2009
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Walk on the wild side

With Douglas Adams dead, where have we to turn for quirkily unconventional questions about life, the universe, and everything?
 Inner beasts are unleashed in Avenue Q
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 23, 2009

Crossword: ''What are the odds''

You may be luckier than you think
You may be luckier than you think
By MATT JONES  |  October 16, 2009


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Both new and old classics

The Gamm certainly has come a long way in the quarter-century leading up to this its 25th anniversary season. The evolution of its name alone is quite a trip.
Life on the boards
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009
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Cirque du Dieu

Charisma, daring, showmanship, whimsy — these are just a few of the character qualities expected under any given Big Top. But they might be just as at home in the discovery and passing on of religious ideas, as a teacher delivers and seekers explore the
Arundel Barn's Godspell
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 03, 2009
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Review: ASP's The Duchess of Malfi, Nora's The Cherry Orchard

T.S. Eliot famously opined that John Webster saw "the skull beneath the skin."
Dying breeds
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 13, 2009

Beatin’ the odds

Imagine this: A developer suddenly shows up in your rundown little town and announces plans for a multi-million-dollar project.  
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 16, 2008

Crossword: ''Flippin' Sweet''


That's how it's gonna be.
By MATT JONES  |  August 27, 2008


Crossword: ''Repeat after me''


I solemnly swear that's how it works.
By MATT JONES  |  April 30, 2008
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Strings attached

FirstWorks is going year-round.
FirstWorks sends in the puppets
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 15, 2008

Crossword: ''When in Rome''


Letters and numbers
By MATT JONES  |  April 02, 2008
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Breaking boundaries

Expanding the range of venues for artistic dance in southern Maine, the City Theater in Biddeford will host the second annual New England Dance Project on March 29.
Speaking with the New England Dance Project
By EMILY PARKHURST  |  March 19, 2008
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After Sesame

Where does Gen-X move when it’s way too old for Sesame Street and way too poor for Park Avenue?
Avenue Q  is the street where you live
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  March 14, 2008


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Cheerleaders of the pack

There’s one thing the Go! Team’s cheerleading frontwoman, Ninja, does not like to do: walk.
The Go! Team, Paradise, October 25, 2007
By LIZA WEISSTUCH  |  October 30, 2007
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Masters of Muppets

Here are some of our fave muppet musical moments.
The 20 best musical moments on the original Muppet Show .
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  August 27, 2007
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DJ clearinghouse

Of course, with such a hefty herd of MP3s, separating the sheep from the goats can be a Herculean endeavor.
"Blentcasts" from the "People's Mix Click Collective"
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  August 20, 2007
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All sewn up

Patchwork quilts, crazy quilts, quilts that tell stories, quilts that point the way to freedom, and quilts that just keep us warm are all part of the rich history of this art form.
A quilted movie at the Revolving Museum, Ernesto Pujol at the ICA, and ‘Touch But Don’t Touch’ at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  July 24, 2007