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Simple gifts

Charles and Henry Greene came to Boston in 1888 to study architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Master architects: The Greenes at the MFA, Frank Lloyd Wright in Manchester
By GREG COOK  |  August 21, 2009

Interview: T. C. Boyle

Among his many fictionalizations of the American past, novelist T.C. Boyle has remade such real-life characters as the inventor of cornflakes, John Harvey Kellogg ( The Road to Wellville , 1993), and sexual behaviorist Alfred Kinsey ( The Inner Circle
On The Women and Frank Lloyd Wright
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 03, 2009

Is anybody paying attention to McClatchy's powerful Guantánamo exposé?

Even before its 2006 acquisition of Knight Ridder, California-based McClatchy had a reputation for putting out some of America’s best mid-level dailies.
An old-media triumph sheds new light on Bush’s terror policy
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 25, 2008

Great gifts

Knussen’s interludes, barely seven minutes, are a complex but attractive mix of the seductively creepy and the intricately lively.
Julian Kuerti leads the BSO and Leon Fleisher, Stockhausen’s Mantra at Harvard, Emmanuel’s St. John Passion
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 12, 2008

Carter heaven

James Levine’s devotion to the music of Elliott Carter has been a boon to Boston.
The BSO and BVM celebrate America’s greatest living composer, plus Stockhausen’s Mantra, and music for Beckett
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 20, 2007

We’re all doing time

The facts are almost unbelievable: As a nation, our incarceration rate is five times what it was 30 years ago and the highest in the world.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  August 29, 2007


Lynch pin

The tragedy of Leo Frank seems an uneasy fit for a musical.
Parade pushes the musical-theater envelope
By IRIS FANGER  |  May 08, 2007

Prison madness explained

More than 2 million people are imprisoned in the United States, the largest number of any country, including China.
Big picture
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 28, 2007

'Halloween' Producer Akkad Dies in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan - Moustapha Akkad, the Syrian-born filmmaker and producer of the "Halloween" horror movie franchise, died Friday from wounds sustained in the triple hotel bombings in Jordan. He was 75. His daughter, Rima Akkad Monla, 34, also was killed.
By Sarah James  |  December 18, 2005