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Elsa at 75: The Cambridge photographer looks back

Elsa Dorfman, now 75, is the most unassuming of Cambridge literary/art-world legends.

By JON GARELICK  |  October 19, 2012


Every once in a while the city needs a show like "Elsewhere," the round-up of 17 local artists organized by Flux.Boston blogger Liz Devlin, to get a snapshot of the art being produced here.

By GREG COOK  |  October 12, 2012
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Review: Red Lights

The third feature by the talented Spanish genre specialist Rodrigo Cortés (Buried) follows the brilliant Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver) and her protégé Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy) methodically debunking claims of paranormal evidence as the inventi
Rodrigo Cortés' third feature
By PATRICK Z. MCGAVIN  |  July 27, 2012

The Battle of Midway

To understand what happens when a defense contractor moves into an artists' enclave and isn't the strangest thing to happen there, one only need look at the saga of Midway Studios.
Have you heard the one about the artists, the defense contractor, and the landlord they all don’t like?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 30, 2012
Review - the Look

Review: Charlotte Rampling: The Look

Rampling's physical gifts, unimpeded by plastic surgery in their march through time, are matched by a keen mind and an unapologetic approach to life and work.
Angelina Maccarone's portrait of the actress
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 03, 2012
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Newton's New Art Center exposes heavy metal from within

Named for a Candlemass song, staged in a former church, and curated by a pair of noise-loving MassArt grads, the upcoming group show "We Still See the Black" brings a thunderous charge of wrathful, subtle, beguiling, and teeming contemporary art to Newto
The black art
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  August 26, 2011

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A friend in need

For the last 15 years, Aliza Shapiro has been the heart and brains of Truth Serum Productions, the rabble-rousing outfit behind the irreverent TraniWreck cabaret.
Community comes together to support Aliza Shapiro
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  August 05, 2011

Tips for young artists

This region of the country is, and always has been, a magnet for artists. If I spent some time thinking about why this is the case, I could probably conjure up a few convincing theories. But that's not my purpose today.
Express your self; bus fumes; bands behind bars
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 15, 2011

Photos: Art Mingling at the Spot Underground

The Spot Underground hosts Art Mingling: The Art of Collaboration on May 26, 2011.
The Spot Underground | May 26, 2011
By RICHARD MCCAFFREY  |  June 03, 2011

Photos: Cut Copy + Holy Ghost at House of Blues

Cut Copy and Holy Ghost perform live at House of Blues on April 4, 2011.
Cut Copy + Holy Ghost | House of Blues | April 4, 2011
By STEPHANIE ROSE  |  April 08, 2011

A look at Portland's graffiti history

Back in the early '90s, Eli Cayer had just finished art school in Boston and headed to Maine, where he continued creating street art.
City walls
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 01, 2011


Interview: Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

Age 31, recently elected Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley is a member of a new generation of local politicos who are more at home in coffee bars than in smoke-filled rooms.
The new kid
By PETER KADZIS  |  December 10, 2010

Slideshow: 'Networks 2009-2010' Exhibit at the Newport Art Museum

Local Providence artists collaborate for the 'NetWorks 2009-2010' exhibit at the Newport Art Museum through January 17, 2010.
NetWorks 2009-2010 | Newport Art Museum | Through January 17
By NEWPORT ART MUSEUM  |  November 26, 2010

Review: 'Networks 2009-2010' at the Newport Art Museum

In art communities like Providence, local institutions often ignore their town's history. Which can convey the message that little art made here ever mattered. And the corollary: Little made here ever will matter. Which is, of course, silly in the town
A 'community of makers'
By GREG COOK  |  November 26, 2010

Happy birthday, Picasso

A public message from the Office of Artistic Ephemera.
By DAVID KISH  |  October 22, 2010

What is public art?

Life is short; art is forever. At least until someone trips on it.
And can it be by someone from away?
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  October 01, 2010


Maine creators at the New York Comic-Con

If you've never attended a large comics convention, it's difficult to get a sense of the enormity and nonstop sensory onslaught.
Dispatch from Comictopia
By ALEX IRVINE  |  February 11, 2009

Slideshow: Snow and ski art contest 2011

Every year, students from Bob Maloney’s ‘Experimental Illustration’ class at MassArt take on the challenge and compete with each other for the Phoenix ’s annual Ski /Snowboard cover.
Finalists from our annual illustration contest
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 01, 1900