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Remain in light

In the late 1970s, Linda Connor began photographing sacred sites.
Linda Connor's sacred 'Odyssey' at the RISD Museum
By GREG COOK  |  July 23, 2010
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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010
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Balls of fire

For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD  |  May 28, 2010
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Offerings

Nora Chipaumire’s lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukarahundi , presented at the ICA last weekend by CRASHarts, had the makings of a multimedia extravaganza.
Nora Chipaumire and Thomas Mapfumo at the ICA, BoSoma and Contrapose at BU
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  April 30, 2010
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High stepping

The heavy-hitter repertory shows this season come from ALVIN AILEY and GEORGE BALANCHINE . But why not welcome spring by taking a chance on fresh experiences as well?
Dancing with the stars
By DEBRA CASH  |  March 12, 2010
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Spy ware

Hitchcock fans will feel right at home with the DVD box of the 2008 BBC production that's making its American debut this Sunday on Masterpiece Classics .
PBS does The 39 Steps
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 26, 2010


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Going Mobil

Washington – If ideology wasn't already dead in presidential politics, the plug was pulled on its support system last Monday, when the Kennedy campaign announced that its advertising and polling would be organized by Mobil Oil's vice-president of public
Kennedy hires an idea-marketing man
By MARCO TRBOVICH  |  August 28, 2009
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Harvard riled by close encounters

On September 16, 1994, 62 children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, said they saw a spacecraft land near their school.
Illegal Aliens Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2009

Robert Mugabe

First of all, dictatorial madmen are supposed have hard names to pronounce. Things would be different if we lived in Zimbabwe – where this fearless leader is known to harass and even torture journalists – but from Massachusetts it's just tough to be terr
First of all, dictatorial madmen are supposed have hard names to pronounce. Things would be different if we lived in Zimbabwe – where this fearless leader is known to harass and even torture journalists – but from Massachusetts it's just tough to be terrified of a Bobby.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Year in Art: Beyond the gloom

The Boston art scene felt muted for much of 2008, with 10 galleries closing and the death of two local icons: Harriet Casdin-Silver and Jules Aarons.
Continuing cheer in dark times
By GREG COOK  |  December 22, 2008
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Mao's ghost

When the 21st century is old enough to support a sense of historical perspective, the date 8/8/08 may well be more significant than 9/11.
The spirit of the chairman haunts the Beijing Olympics
By EDITORIAL  |  August 06, 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
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Boom-bap diplomacy

With Canada-via-Somalia rapper K'Naan, there’s some serious knowledge being dropped on our shores like bombs over Baghdad, only different.
International hip-hop hits home
By MARTÍN CABALLERO  |  June 24, 2008
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Power outage

Damn it, I want to be optimistic. I have always seen my glass as half full and not half empty. Now I think it’s dry. I’ll check once the lights come on again.
As South Africa celebrates 14 years of post-apartheid rule, AIDS and electricity could spark revolution
By PETER-DIRK UYS  |  April 23, 2008
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Political dispatches

Last summer, Chad Stokes (né Urmston) had the ultimate New England jam-band experience.

State Radio approach punk on Year of the Crow


By MATT ASHARE  |  April 15, 2008
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Making book

This spring brings exciting story collections from established authors and hot newcomers.
Spring Arts Preview: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 10, 2008


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Aphrodesia

The band are tight and fluid, and their command of far-flung languages and musical genres is sure-footed without being reverential.
Lagos by Bus | Cyberset
By BANNING EYRE  |  January 23, 2008

Boston music news: January 18, 2008


Notes on Dispatch
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  January 14, 2008
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Robbing a bank ain’t what it used to be

Bank robbers have long encapsulated the American penchant for high-stakes gambling, fast getaways, and a go-your-own-way ethos of living.
High-stakes crime has moved online, but a desperate few still seek bundles of cash
By TE-PING CHEN  |  August 22, 2007
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True believer

Dispatch aren’t even supposed to be a band anymore.
Dispatch reunite for a good cause
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 04, 2007
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Political Movement

Jeff Silva and Alla Kovgan are the curators of the long-going Balagan Film Series at the Coolidge Corner, and also estimable cinéastes in their own right.
And who will dig Diggers?
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 24, 2007


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Boston music news: February 23, 2007

“The band started out as a kind of a lark,” says Ry Cavanaugh, singer/guitarist/ringleader of Session Americana.
Notes on Session Americana and Dispatch's "Zimbabwe Sessions"
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 20, 2007
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The news from Africa

Top 10 lists are always arbitrary, especially when applied to a “genre” as sprawling as world music.
A year in world music
By BANNING EYRE  |  December 18, 2006
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Karma chameleon

“Kesa” is the term for the traditional, oblong prayer robes worn by Buddhist monks in Japan — and this spiritually rich garment is the subject of Betsy Sterling Benjamin’s “A Sense of Place, an Artist's Tribute to the Seven Continents,” which opens at th
‘A Sense of Place’ at the Peabody Essex Museum, a guided tour of the ‘MFA Thesis Exhibition’ at Tufts, and the last Mad Dash at Green Street
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  December 12, 2006
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Stella Chiweshe

This two-CD set is both a new chapter and a career retrospective for one of Zimbabwe’s most innovative roots musicians.
Double Check | Piranha
By BANNING EYRE  |  August 15, 2006
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Trifecta

It’s hard to imagine a more diverse assemblage of bodies, temperaments, and performing presences than the roster for this year’s “Three Women Solo” at Summer Stages Dance.
'Three Women Solo’ at Concord
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  August 01, 2006


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All apologies

They may be plagiarists, but Boston’s latest star word lifters just don’t know the art of apology.
Sorry doesn’t cut it anymore
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 27, 2006