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Interview: Amy Sedaris
These days, money is a bit tight for all of us. Even for Amy Sedaris. Well, not really. But she can empathize!
On sausages, short robes, and stealing her new book Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People
| November 19, 2010
The Edgewood Café's slogan is "casual neighborhood dining with a gourmet touch," and every adjective is scout's honor true.
For neighborly gourmands
| March 05, 2010
J.M.P. International Foods
Hooking up with a great cheap-eats restaurant can be like finding romance: you can scour the wide world in vain, then one day discover something terrific right under your nose.
An Indian food-court stall delivers the home-style goods
MC SLIM JB
| September 11, 2009
Dark and light sides of pleasure
"I want to create a place where people can take a little vacation from reality," Brooklyn artist Kirsten Hassenfeld has said. "I'm interested in going to a place where there is no want, only endless plenty." In "Recent Sculpture," her exhibit at Brown Un
Kirsten Hassenfeld's place of "endless plenty" at Bell Gallery
| September 04, 2009
The painting that sticks in my mind from "Beyond Will Power: The 5th Annual Top Drawer Group Show" at Top Drawer Art Center (2731 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, through September 4) is Anthony Brun's mixed-media painting Jason Killed Freddy .
Big statements at Top Drawer Art Center
| August 21, 2009
There are clam shacks and there are clam shacks. Champlin's is more of a clam duplex, hot meals upstairs and fish market below. If you have friends visiting from the coast of Maine, where they take this sort of place seriously, bring them down and show
Clam shack bragging rights
| June 05, 2009
Misaki Kawai's new solo show marks the Boston debut of her two-dimensional works and the first opportunity for New England audiences to see her as a bona fide painter. Opening February 21 at LaMontagne Gallery, " Misaki Kawai : Kung Fu Forest."
Misaki Kawai at LaMontagne, "Collision14: POV" and "LE:60 1-Minute Film Festival" at Axiom
EVAN J. GARZA
| February 10, 2009
Where the wild things are
Venture out into the waters and woodlands of New England, and there's a chance you'll bump into "Champ," America's own Loch Ness Monster, who allegedly plies the muddy ripples of Lake Champlain.
As our planet edges closer to the apocalypse, the escapist, fantasy world of cryptids is suddenly coming to life
| January 07, 2009
Worth another look
In 2008, real estate and jobs dominated local art news.
Intriguing views of a warped world
| December 23, 2008
They seem like something dreamed up by a mad-scientist Martha Stewart tinkering in her cellar late at night.
Tara Donovan's mad-scientist magic invades the ICA
| October 15, 2008
Rhode Island School of Design’s new Chace Center is the physical embodiment of the 131-year-old institution’s effort to rebrand itself as a more open place.
With the dramatic new Chace Center, the art school reaches outward
| September 25, 2008
The Merry Table, whose crêpes are quite good, deserves a better name.
The Merry Table serves crêpes to linger over
| July 09, 2008
Pinpricks and irregular streaks of light illuminate a circular orb that might be the moon, or a partly peeled orange in each of Judith Larsen’s series of photographic works called “Phasing and Solon."
‘Light And Artifice’ at The Schoolhouse Gallery; ‘What Is Big?’ at Brickbottom; ‘Birds Do It’ at Montserrat
| July 02, 2008
There is something about foamed polystyrene — better known by its trademark name, Styrofoam — that seems to embody the space-age future.
The RISD Museum showcases ‘Stryrofoam’
| March 25, 2008
Pepper Pot Restaurant
Roxbury restaurants seem largely overlooked by Boston food writers.
First stop on your Roxbury culinary tour
MC SLIM JB
| February 13, 2008
Words in action
Have you ever had one of those dreams where a lot of wacky things don’t make much sense, but your psyche is having such a good time pumping them out that you wake up shaking your head laughing?
Wild Porcelain lives up to its name
| December 04, 2007
Walk on the mild side
In 1970, William Wegman was making short videos — jumping around in his underwear with purses hanging all over him, that sort of thing.
William Wegman at the Addison Gallery
| April 09, 2007
Choosing our religion
It’s all about the coffee.
How one little post-war doughnut shop became synonymous with Boston’s identity
| March 02, 2007
Madina Market’s Kitchen
Don’t be fooled by the sparse décor of Madina Market’s Kitchen; the food is authentic Pakistani cuisine: rich, abundant, and generous.
Where Boston meets Pakistan
| December 20, 2006
Christmas music has gotten such a bad rap over the years, you could hardly imagine that it was once considered cool for artists like Elvis and the Beach Boys to record full albums of holiday classics.
With a musical twist
| December 11, 2006
What’s more comforting after a long day of work than a steaming plate of al dente homemade pasta, bathed in a tangy sauce?
In a word, satisfying
IRENE DE VETTE
| November 21, 2006
Northeastern’s campus is loaded with restaurants, but for greasy comfort food, neighborhood veterans and students in the know head to Chicken Lou’s for super-cheap subs, burgers, pizza, and fried goodies.
What, are you Chicken?
| October 31, 2006
It’s April, supposedly the cruelest month, but after a winter that seemed like 150 days of March, how bad can it be?
2006: A first-quarter scorecard
| April 05, 2006
Belle Isle Seafood
On the tiny Winthrop Bridge is some of the best no-frills fish and lobster this side of Kennebunkport, Maine.
Cast your net here
| January 05, 2006
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