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Walt Whitman via Fred Hersch
The pianist and composer Fred Hersch first encountered the poetry of Walt Whitman as a student at New England Conservatory in 1976.
A new "Song of Myself"
| April 20, 2012
SPACE to screen video banned from Smithsonian
A video banned from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last week in the wake of threats from conservative politicians will be on view in the front window of SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) this week and next, as part of a nationwide s
| December 17, 2010
Interview and photos: Gerard Malanga
In Walt Whitman’s notebook for the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass , he writes, “Every soul has its own individual voice.” That notion rang true for photographer/poet/filmmaker Gerard Malanga as he put together “Souls,” an exhibit of 100 portraits span
A gathering of souls
| April 02, 2010
More Bard, please
The sultry season is soon upon us, and as always, it will bring area theater-goers such dependable balms as Shakespeare (both in and out of the park), classic musicals, and giddy misbehavior of various sorts. Between that manna and a few original produ
Lots of Shakespeare for summertime
| June 12, 2009
A little history
Two of Boston's most admired and honored composers (both Pulitzer winners) have just celebrated landmark birthdays: Yehudi Wyner his 80th and John Harbison his 70th.
Yehudi Wyner and John Harbison, Susanna Mälkki with the BSO, Natalia Gutman with the BPO, and BLO's Don Giovanni
| May 01, 2009
The great American (office) novel
They are coming regularly now, like buses, like bulletins — the great office novels of the 21st century.
Thirteen fictional perspectives on your 9-5
| June 04, 2008
Senses come alive
Are Jay-Z’s synapses wired to express supreme confidence?
Did art prove science before science did?
| February 13, 2008
“One’s self I sing, a simple separate person. . . . Of physiology from top to toe,” goes one of the Walt Whitman poems set by Rufus Wainwright for Stephen Petronio’s Bloom.
Stephen Petronio at the Barbara Leee
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| January 17, 2007
Hart Crane roared through his short, tormented, and doomed life.
Hart Crane complete
| October 03, 2006
As the Huntington Theatre Company mounts Radio Golf , the ghost in the rafters is that of Wilson, who died last October at 60, soon after completing this final piece of his grand project chronicling decade by decade the African-American experience of t
Radio Golf ; bobrauschenbergamerica ; I Am My Own Wife
| September 20, 2006
Graham Greene’s last interview
This article originally appeared in the June 28, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
A great writer condemns US interventionism
JOHN R. MACARTHUR
| June 28, 2006
Don’t shoot the piano players
Twenty years ago, Fred Hersch was known as a talented young jazz pianist and teacher at New England Conservatory.
Fred Hersch, Ran Blake, and Charles Gayle take solos
| March 23, 2006
Song of ourselves
Do I contradict myself?
Seeking a multitude of Whitman readers
| March 08, 2006
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