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From porn star to professor: Annie Sprinkle

Annie Sprinkle's contemporary lectures are known to be fairly explicit: She has at times pleasured herself on stage, while encouraging those in the audience to do likewise in their seats.
By CARRYE CASTLEMAN-ROSS  |  April 22, 2011

Art beef

Carlson/Strom at the DeCordova, Jonathan Torgovnik at Brandeis, Kenji Fujita at Samson Projects
Carlson/Strom at the DeCordova, Jonathan Torgovnik at Brandeis, Kenji Fujita at Samson Projects
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  February 20, 2009

You wear it well

The relationship between our bodies and our clothing is, of course, intimate.
‘Dress • Redress’ at Brandeis, Fredo Conde at the Artists Foundation, Parade For The Future with Platform2, and June art talks at BU thanks to AIB
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  June 10, 2008

A voice for the voiceless

“Where we come from we have a saying: ‘If you live in hell long enough, you get used to it.’ ” That’s Mohammed Harba talking about his former life in Iraq, under Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship.
The Boston Muslim Film Festival
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  April 09, 2008

Morality stories

“Mary Bean” isn’t who she says she is — the trial that follows the factory girl’s death certainly illuminates that much.
Mary Bean  embraces the ambiguity of real life
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 27, 2008

Sexual politics

Eve Ensler’s play is as much a manifesto as a dramatic production, not so much agitprop but an animated display of wordy protest signs condemning violence against women.
PC vs. The Vagina Monologues
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  January 22, 2008


New new things

Robolobster, an underwater crustacean with eight plastic legs and an industrial-strength plastic shell, is a groundbreaking example of the new science of biomimicry.
“Design Life Now” at the ICA, Tom Sachs, Steve Miller, and “Women Artists of India” at Brandeis
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 18, 2007

The 10th Annual Muzzle Awards

Mitt Romney will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him become president.
Silencing free speech
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 10, 2007

Last of the Tuba

In a 2006 performance in the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy, MaryPat Warming wore a costume with a third prosthetic breast, stood with the Madonna’s poise at the edge of a wall with the vista of Florence unfolding behind her, and endeavored to consume
MaryPat Warming’s burial of feminist theory
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  October 11, 2006

Back in the USSR

Gulag is the Russian acronym for the government agency that administered the famously harsh system of forced labor camps in the former Soviet Union, but it has come to refer more generally to that system of prisons and detention facilities.
Studying the Gulag at BU, Mexican women in art at Brandeis, and Pedro Reyes at Harvard
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 10, 2006
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Cock tease

Through a series of roles and relationships, The Penis Responds opens the sort of candid, body-centered conversation more often associated with feminism and Women’s Studies.
Penis Responds , stays shallow
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 28, 2006