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Natasha Mayers’s wide-ranging vision

For outspoken artist and activist Natasha Mayers, art, politics, and life are seamlessly interconnected for mutual benefit.
Postcards from the conscience
By BRITTA KONAU  |  February 15, 2013
Taj Mahal at the Narrows Center for the Arts

Taj Mahal at the Narrows Center for the Arts

Taj Mahal? He might put a reggae bottom on Elizabeth Cotten, sing a jazz tune, or mess around with kids' songs. With every step forward,...
By webteam  |  August 17, 2010

Save the pool: readers reflect on the Christian Science Center landmark

Boston has a special place when it comes to the history of modern urban spaces in the United States. It has one of the worst of such spaces — the plaza in front of City Hall — and one of the best, the plaza of the Christian Science Center.
Letters to the Boston editor, July 23, 2010

Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010

More than a feeling

The centerpiece of the Museum of Fine Arts' "Contemporary Outlook: Seeing Songs" is Candice Breitz's 2005 Queen (A Portrait of Madonna), a wall of 30 televisions, each showing a different Madonna fan singing a cappella to her 1990 greatest-hits compilat
Music inspires art at the MFA, Panopticon, and the Gardner
By GREG COOK  |  July 24, 2009

Seeing Sparks

Those hardcore fans among you already have much of Eyes to the Sun in your collection. Sparks the Rescue have been selling nine of these 12 songs on a disc they've brought to shows and mailed out from time to time.  
The Fearless release of Eyes to the Sun
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 01, 2009


You say what?!

When Professor Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof created the language called Esperanto in late-19th-century Poland, he envisioned a world unified under a lingua franca.
On American campuses, Esperanto is an extracurricular language
By EVA WOLCHOVER  |  January 08, 2009

A terror unlike the usual terrors

"Mumbai meri jaan" is a phrase that has been carried in the hearts of dreamers in this city, on tongues parched by lack of clean water, and on record players that scratch since 1956.
Report From Mumbai
By KATHRYN GEARHART  |  December 03, 2008

Here comes the neighborhood

The Midway Café occupies what could be the most remote location of any club in Boston.
The Midway Café stretches its legs
By MATT PARISH  |  July 01, 2008

Steam dream

The All-in-One Victorian PC is the perfect little black dress of computer modifications.
Steampunk bursts through its subculture roots to challenge our musical, fashion, design, and even political sensibilities
By SHARON STEEL  |  May 14, 2008

Rockin’ ’n’ writin’

Fall River artiste Don Hammontree has done his share of recording, with a couple of solo discs out since debuting in 2003.
Don Hammontree’s Baptized in Formaldehyde
By BOB GULLA  |  April 10, 2008


A holiday sample-pack

I always give local music at the holidays.
Albums to pick up for all your friends and family
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  December 12, 2007

Middle man

As Senegal’s pre-eminent pop singer, Youssou N’Dour has mastered the art of pleasing diverse audiences.
Youssou N’Dour bridges the gap
By BANNING EYRE  |  November 19, 2007

Final acts

He may be known worldwide as an “African bluesman,” but he never embraced this idea.
Ali Farka Toure’s last recordings
By BANNING EYRE  |  November 07, 2006

Crossword: 'trick or threat'

Swimming pool with a sewing kit dumped in it?
I'll go with the latter
By MATT JONES  |  March 02, 2006

Crossword: 'Best of the Worst'

38 Across: "Axel F" ringtone character on's "Top 10 Most Annoying Pop Songs of 2005"
Not the finest 2005 had to offer.
By MATT JONES  |  February 22, 2006