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Sage and Tanguy at Wellesley, O'Reilly and Hartley at Yezerski

Kay Sage and Yves Tanguy liked each other's paintings of surreal rocky blobs rising on vast, empty landscapes before they met in Paris in 1938, and they liked each other when they were introduced.
Kindred spirits
By GREG COOK  |  October 28, 2011

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010

Play by play: May 28, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 28, 2010

Nudity throughout history



By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010
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A walk on the wild side

Everyone looks so weary in Howard Yezerski Gallery's gritty documentary photos of Boston's dear departed Combat Zone from 1969 to 1978. The year's still young, but this glimpse into our past from Roswell Angier, Jerry Berndt, and John Goodman may be one
The Combat Zone, plus burlesque, drag, cross-dressing, and the avant-garde
By GREG COOK  |  February 19, 2010

Play by Play: January 29, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 29, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 29, 2010


Play by play: January 22, 2010

Boston's weekly theatre schedule
Theater listings, January 22, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 22, 2010

Play by play: January 15, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 15, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010

Play by play: January 8, 2010

Boston's theater schedule: January 8, 2010
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 08, 2010

Play by Play: January 1, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings: January 1, 2010
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 01, 2010
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Rhythm queens

It’s a chilly Monday afternoon, and at the head of the lawn in front of the Christian Science Center, Zili Misik are starting soundcheck, bear-hugging their instruments to keep them warm.
The educational ecstasy of Zili Misik
By MATT PARISH  |  October 23, 2009


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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
Howie Carr's class complex

Howie Carr's class complex


  Be sure to take a look at Dan Kennedy's deconstruction of today's Howie Carr column. As ...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 16, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009
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Trans fact

Aiden Quinn used to be a woman. Now he's a man. It's a titillating detail — but is it news?
When a person in the center of a media maelstrom has had a sex change, is it fair game for the press?
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 22, 2009
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Sporting Eye

There were 7800 official entries and between 2000 and 3000 others along for the ride. By our crude calculations, the leaders were a mile and a half into the course by the time the last runner crossed the starting line.
See how they ran: No loneliness for these long-distance athletes
By GEORGE KIMBALL and MICHAEL GEE  |  May 01, 2009


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Books tour

While most area colleges continue to offer predictably boring campus tours that amount to wandering through academic ghost towns imagining departed crowds, there are also some alternatives to the standard walk-and-talk routine.
A guide to unofficial campus visits
By JULIA RAPPAPORT  |  May 01, 2009
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Tone deaf

March has not been kind to Deval Patrick.
Can Deval hear the thunder of jeers?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 25, 2009

Culture wars

IN A CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM, THE US ARMY IS USING ANTHROPOLOGISTS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN TO BRIDGE CULTURAL DIVIDES AND LIMIT AMERICAN CASUALTIES. BUT IS THE DATA THEY COLLECT USED TO TARGET AND KILL FOREIGNERS?
IN A CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM, THE US ARMY IS USING ANTHROPOLOGISTS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN TO BRIDGE CULTURAL DIVIDES AND LIMIT AMERICAN CASUALTIES. BUT IS THE DATA THEY COLLECT USED TO TARGET AND KILL FOREIGNERS?
By PETER PIATETSKY  |  March 11, 2009
MRTPQ, Jukebox Jury, WTF and The Finisher!

MRTPQ, Jukebox Jury, WTF and The Finisher!


The Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query is all about exposure at Wellesley. We re-convene the Ju...
By Charlie  |  March 03, 2009
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The great Boston art shakeout

By September, the Harrison Avenue gallery district seemed to have become a zombie, stiffly stumbling forward, as the citywide exhibit-space upheaval that began this past spring caught up with the neighborhood.
Ten local galleries closed this year. Where are we going?
By BY GREG COOK  |  November 12, 2008


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MEFA madness

On July 28, news broke that the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority had fallen on hard times.
No need to panic over student loans. Just pay more.
By KARA BASKIN  |  August 13, 2008
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The underdog

Sara Orozco and Scott Brown, total opposites, are perfect candidates for a State Senate district with political bipolar disorder.
Sara Orozco thinks she can beat all-American GOP superstar Scott Brown. Can she convince anyone else?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 13, 2008
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Stop the bastards!

If you’re unfamiliar with the history of Ethiopia, you’ll probably be lost. (Try skimming a summary before you go.)
African exiles get political.
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2008

So to speak

The article attacking House Speaker Sal DiMasi by David S. Bernstein was offensive character assassination based on ethnic stereotyping and cute political correctness.
Letters to the Bostone editor, May 2, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 30, 2008


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Probing minds

In the 1999 cult-classic satire Office Space, disgruntled corporate lackey Peter Gibbons visits an occupational hypnotherapist to address burn-out, stress, and his antipathy to TPS reports.
You, too, can learn to tap into people's unconscious through hypnosis
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  April 25, 2008
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Scenes from childhood

His head is bowed and his eyes are closed. It was three days before he was gunned down at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.
The DeCordova’s classic kids photos, plus Pixnit’s graffiti, and Malcolm X
By GREG COOK  |  February 12, 2008
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Eatin’ good in Boston’s ’hoods

Part of the backbone of any urban neighborhood is its small, independent restaurants.
15 joints, pubs, and bistros worth the trip
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 20, 2007
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Busy busy

“If you pulled the cord and the chute didn’t open, how would you dance on the way down?”
Something for everyone
By DEBRA CASH  |  September 12, 2007