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Law & Disorder: The Best of Last Semester's Campus Crime Logs

Incident logs available online and/or at campus police stations display laundry lists of amateur-hour escapades and bike/backpack/wallet/gadget thefts. Here are some amusing, singular shenanigans and trends from last semester culled from public records
Best time of your life? Hardly. Behold these stunning antics, ripped straight from the campus crime blotters.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 27, 2012
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Ski Guide 2012: [Slideshow] Snow and ski art contest

Finalists from our annual illustration contest
Finalists from our annual illustration contest
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 11, 2011
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Starving artists-in-training

They're probably all cartoonists, now.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  September 09, 2011
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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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Slideshow: The MCC Awards at Tufts, 'Flourish' at MassArt, and 'The Cave Project'

Greg Cook presents his pictures of 'The Cave Project,' alongside works from The MCC Awards exhibit at Tufts University Art Gallery, and 'Flourish' at MassArt.
Gallery 263, Tufts University Art Gallery, and Mass Art
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 15, 2011
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The MCC Awards at Tufts, 'Flourish' at MassArt, and 'The Cave Project'

On the whole, I wish many of these 13 grant winners were more exciting. The art often feels conservative or academic. Even when the craft is impressive, the artists often seem to have little they care about and little to say.
Thinking locally
By GREG COOK  |  July 08, 2011


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Slideshow: Bike cover art contest 2011

MassArt students competed in the Bike Bible cover art contest.
 Bob Maloney's Experimental Illustration Class at MassArt competed for the cover spot on the Phoenix's 2011 Bike Bible
By BOB MALONEY'S EXPERIMENTAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS  |  May 13, 2011
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Kentridge's South Africa and Coe's disasters of war

South African artist William Kentridge is often hailed for providing "a vivid history of apartheid and its legacy," as Time said when it named him one of the 100 most influential persons of 2009.
Plus posters from Hatch
By GREG COOK  |  October 22, 2010
July 29–August 1 | Roxbury International Film Festival

July 29–August 1 | Roxbury International Film Festival


We love a good summer blockbuster. Loud explosions, wild car chases, and rugged action heroes barking lines like "I'm getting too old for this crap!"...
By Scott Kearnan  |  July 26, 2010
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Slideshow: Bike cover art contest 2010

Bob Maloney's Experimental Illustration Class competes for the cover spot on the Phoenix 's 2010 Bike Bible
Bob Maloney's Experimental Illustration Class competes for the cover spot on the Phoenix 's 2010 Bike Bible
By BOB MALONEY'S EXPERIMENTAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS  |  May 14, 2010
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Worcester rock city

When I first saw the gooey-inked hand-screened sleeve of the Golden Girls’ recent Ultimate Freedom EP, not only did I get that stirring, satisfying feeling that it had come straight from unsound minds confined to some DIY basement workshop, I also sor
Boston, you be nice to Dom and Golden Girls
By MATT PARISH  |  April 16, 2010


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Magpie and copyist

If you were going to recount the evolution of hippie guy fashion, you might say that what began with psychedelic ruffled shirts and corduroy pants in 1968 has in late middle age split into two streams: collarless white button-down shirts, usually buttone
Iris Apfel at PEM, Mary McFadden at MassArt
By GREG COOK  |  November 27, 2009
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Slideshow: 'Dark Arts' at MassArt

American Memory Project, Coyotel Press, and A Year At the Wheel at Mass Art's Pozen Center
Dark Arts Lecture Series at MassArt's Pozen Center , April 24, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 01, 2009
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Braziliant

As if puny, leaf-free trees and a general lack of flowers in late April weren't enough of a message to the post-winter season to hurry its shit up, art schools across Boston are poised to open their annual May fundraisers, all in the name of spring.
'Brazil on Screen 2009,' Mass Art shorts, and spring sales at Mass Art and the SMFA
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  May 01, 2009
Playlist: Bell & The Bees: "Top 5 Shalala Songs!"

Playlist: Bell & The Bees: "Top 5 Shalala Songs!"


Photo by Katherine Schulmann 1. "Baby It's You," The Beatles 2. "Blue Angel," Roy Orbison 3. ...
By Shaula Clark  |  April 21, 2009
Review: Nat Baldwin at MassArt

Review: Nat Baldwin at MassArt


It’s not typical all-ages MassArt Friday-night protocol to stick a solo upright-bassist right in the...
By Matt Parish  |  February 26, 2009


R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt

R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt


 

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Before graphic novels became a credible form of literature, there was R. Crumb, torchbearer of the ’60s hippie underground and founder of Zap Comix, and scribbler of zany characters like the bearded guru, Mr. Natural; the unabashedly bawdy Fritz the Cat; and countless buxom broads. The 1995 documentary Crumb famously revealed that he also chronicled his life and neuroses in colored ink. And today, five decades later, his psychedelic social commentary easily qualifies as iconic fine art. Take a look at how he kept on trucking in “R. Crumb’s Underground,” which also features his never-before-seen “spool” drawings: the traveling exhibition was organized by
By Stuff Boston  |  February 06, 2009

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Robert Crumb at MassArt

R. Crumb's Underground at MassArt
The beast in me
By GREG COOK  |  February 03, 2009
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Help wanted

I can’t speak for everyone, but I’d take a painting over a snowflake sweater any day of the week.
‘Anything But Paper Prayers (The Annual Aids Benefit)’ at Barbara Krakow Gallery, ‘Icons + Altars’ at the New Art Center, ‘Annual Holiday Sale’ at Massart
By EVAN J. GARZA  |  November 19, 2008

Speakers and listeners

With the three-day Brainwaves festival in town, you'd think there'd be little room for anything else this week.
Odd Couple at the Speaker Project; Ouest at Open Sound
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  November 18, 2008

Speaker Project


Chicago-based artist Juan Angel Chávez is not only a visionary, he’s what we’d call a sound-ary, to...
By Staff@Night  |  November 13, 2008


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Exposures

In "Karsh 100: A Biography in Images," which is now up at the Museum of Fine Arts, his iconic shots of Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, and Ernest Hemingway are defining portraits of the men in all their crusty manliness.
Photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
By GREG COOK  |  November 10, 2008
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Photos: Exposures

A slideshow of photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
A slideshow of photos from Yousuf Karsh, William Christenberry, and the PRC
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB STAFF  |  November 10, 2008
Through Saturday, November 22: “Speaker Project” at MassArt

Through Saturday, November 22: “Speaker Project” at MassArt


 

Chicago-based artist Juan Angel Chavez is not only a visionary, he’s what we’d call a soundary, too. The “Speaker Project” he created at MassArt (621 Huntington Avenue, Boston. 617.879.7333) is a room-size installation. At the center is a colossal sculpture constructed of found objects including billboards, glass bottles, wood panels, and traffic cones. Look closely and it’s like a speaker of a scale that belongs on a pimp-mobile the size of Fenway Park. Listen closely and you’ll hear that it behaves like one, too. The sculpture can fit a five-person ensemble, and up to 250 people can fit in the room. Performers of all sorts — DJs, spoken-word artists, jazz musicians, rock bands, and others — are making appearances in the structure. It may be the
By Liza Weisstuch  |  November 03, 2008

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One world, several dreams

It’s no secret that recent years have seen a new “cultural revolution” in the visual arts in China.
“Business as Usual: New Video From China” at MassArt, “Text in Video” at Axiom, and “Many Kinds of Nothing” at Montserrat
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 12, 2008

Baltimore Round Robin in Boston: Craziest show ever?


 
The last time Dan Deacon came to MassArt, it looked like this.

Dan Shea's had this one on his calendar for a while, but we didn't quite understand the gravity of the situation until we got a press release explaining exactly what DAN DEACON
By Carly Carioli  |  August 11, 2008



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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

Slideshow: Snow and ski art contest 2010

Finalists from our annual illustration contest
Finalists from our annual illustration contest
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 01, 1900
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Slideshow: Bike cover art contest 2009

Several students from Bob Maloney's Experimental Illustration Class at MassArt competed in the contest and Allison Bamcat won.
Bob Maloney's Experimental Illustration Class competes for the cover spot on the Phoenix's Bike supplement
By BOB MALONEY'S EXPERIMENTAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS  |  January 01, 1900