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Ice ice baby

In July 1860, Captain Isaac Israel Hayes's schooner, the United States, left Boston and sailed to the Arctic.
Polar landscapes at the Peabody Essex, plus monsters at the Museum of Science
By GREG COOK  |  January 06, 2009

Peabody rising

Could the Peabody Essex Museum be the Boston area’s most exciting art museum right now?
Bold leadership and an ambitious curatorial vision have vaulted the Peabody Essex Museum into a spot among the country’s best
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2008

What’s in a name?

The discovery that we’ve had Lane’s name wrong since at least 1913 has prompted questions about what else scholars have gotten wrong about him.
Why it’s Fitz Henry, not Fitz Hugh, Lane — and why it matters
By GREG COOK  |  August 31, 2007

The ocean blue

Lots of folks take their sketchpads or easels to the shore, but it’s a different thing to try to capture the visual experience of the ocean while bobbing in the midst of it, or after sailing to a port halfway around the world.
‘Sketched at Sea’ and ‘Yachting Photography’ at PEM, ‘Personal Assistance’ in P’town
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 01, 2006

A Boston booze time line

The Pilgrims land in Plymouth because they're out of booze. As good a reason to start a country as any.
Boston's place in booze and brews history
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 16, 2006