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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
| February 15, 2013
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,...
| 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
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 23, 2010
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
| 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
| July 24, 2009
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
| 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
| 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
| 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
| July 01, 2008
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
| 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
| 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
| December 12, 2007
As Senegal’s pre-eminent pop singer, Youssou N’Dour has mastered the art of pleasing diverse audiences.
Youssou N’Dour bridges the gap
| November 19, 2007
He may be known worldwide as an “African bluesman,” but he never embraced this idea.
Ali Farka Toure’s last recordings
| November 07, 2006
Crossword: 'trick or threat'
Swimming pool with a sewing kit dumped in it?
I'll go with the latter
| March 02, 2006
Crossword: 'Best of the Worst'
38 Across: "Axel F" ringtone character on About.com's "Top 10 Most Annoying Pop Songs of 2005"
Not the finest 2005 had to offer.
| February 22, 2006
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