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In the late 1970s, Linda Connor began photographing sacred sites.
Linda Connor's sacred 'Odyssey' at the RISD Museum
| July 23, 2010
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
| June 18, 2010
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
DAVID SCHARFENBERG AND LANCE GOULD
| May 28, 2010
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
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| April 30, 2010
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
| March 12, 2010
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
| February 26, 2010
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
| August 28, 2009
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.
| June 12, 2009
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.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
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
| December 22, 2008
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
| August 06, 2008
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.
| July 08, 2008
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
| June 24, 2008
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
| April 23, 2008
Last summer, Chad Stokes (né Urmston) had the ultimate New England jam-band experience.
State Radio approach punk on
Year of the Crow
| April 15, 2008
This spring brings exciting story collections from established authors and hot newcomers.
Spring Arts Preview: Fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
| March 10, 2008
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
| January 23, 2008
Boston music news: January 18, 2008
Notes on Dispatch
| January 14, 2008
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
| August 22, 2007
Dispatch aren’t even supposed to be a band anymore.
Dispatch reunite for a good cause
| June 04, 2007
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?
| April 24, 2007
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"
| February 20, 2007
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
| December 18, 2006
“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
| December 12, 2006
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
| August 15, 2006
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
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| August 01, 2006
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
| April 27, 2006
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