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Téa Obreht author of The Tiger's Wife

Téa Obreht 'remembers' the old country

For Obreht to set her first novel in a country she hasn’t lived in since the age of 12 shows considerable ambition.
Foreign affairs
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 11, 2011

Video vérité

Javier Téllez's 2007 black-and-white film "Letter on the Blind, For the Use of Those Who See" starts with a catchy premise: he gathered six blind New Yorkers at an empty public pool in Brooklyn to act out the fable of the blind men and the elephant.
'Acting Out' at the ICA, plus Eileen Quinlan
By GREG COOK  |  April 03, 2009

Mixed book bag

It looks like a good season run-up to beach reads, with new fiction from Denis Johnson and Aleksandar Hemon, biographies of Gabriel García Márquez and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John Updike's final collection of poetry.
Reads to thaw out with
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 16, 2009

A powerhouse play

For a play titled Small Tragedy , playwright Craig Lucas certainly has packed in a bundle of large feelings.  
URI’s compelling Small Tragedy
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  October 16, 2008

The wonders of olive oil

Many of us may think about increasing our intake of olive oil just by pouring a bit more on our salads.
The Italians, French, and Greeks are on to something
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 02, 2008

iFun for phone nerds

Apple’s iPhone was unveiled last week to much chattering and drooling.
Dept. of new stuff
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 17, 2007


Life is a highway

In August 2006, more than 200 artists, architects, and assorted citizens of the world traversed the former Yugoslavia’s former Highway of Brotherhood and Unity, exploring the cultural and urban landscape of nine cities in the Western Balkans as an experi
‘Lost Highway Expedition Symposium’ at MIT; ‘Inspired by China’ at the Peabody Essex  
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  October 17, 2006

Crossword: 'High five'

Totally busted
By MATT JONES  |  October 11, 2006

This is how we do it

I’m going to tell you how to beat the Republicans in November.
Letters to the Boston editor: July 7, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  July 05, 2006

Social studies II

Workhorse is a well-named theater.
Workhorse’s insightful With Claws and Beak
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 18, 2006

Theater of war

Saving Private Ryan reprised the glory days of GI Joes fighting nobly at Normandy, but it certainly didn’t spawn a comeback of World War II combat flicks.
The HFA brings back the good old days of combat movies
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 02, 2006