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The master of bleakness, depravity, and bitter irony Michael Haneke has at last made an unabashedly romantic love story, and his most upbeat movie to date.
Amour is less
| January 18, 2013
Comfortably UM: Minimalist bags
It bags aren't really our thing. UM bags are a different story.
| December 28, 2012
Brian Zink, Marisa Martino, and Robin Mandel
Zink's new show, "Assembled" at Howard Yezerski Gallery (460 Harrison Ave, Boston, through February 7), features handsome, hard-edged abstractions assembled from mod, jitterbugging patterns of flat Plexiglass tiles.
| January 13, 2012
Eva Hesse at the ICA and Tory Fair at the deCordova
Hesse's ability to imbue her art with body and blood and gravity anticipated the kinder, gentler minimalism of today's Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, and Roni Horn, as well as the fleshy fairy-tale figures of Kiki Smith. Boston sculptor Tory Fair has d
| July 29, 2011
Tedium and enchantment
Can it be a good sign when a curator writes that the artist he's featuring in her first US museum survey "has laid bare the creative act in all its tedium and enchantment for over two decades"?
Frances Stark, Bruce Myren, Rebecca Lieberman, and Megan & Murray McMillan
| November 05, 2010
The wreckage at the end of Modernist art's main thrust is the starting point for "Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line," a four-decade retrospective of the New Yorker's drawings at the RISD Museum.
‘Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line’ at the RISD Museum
| March 19, 2010
Review: Julian Casablancas at the Paradise
Casablancas's solo debut, Phrazes for the Young (RCA), is a bizarre and twisted romp through sophisticated musical stylings that, especially in a live setting, sound light years away from the compact garage minimalism of early Strokes. This was evident
Julian Casablancas, live at the Paradise Rock Club, January 8, 2010
| January 15, 2010
Matias Aguayo | Ay Ay Ay
You know the old saying: you can lead a horse to dance music, but you can’t make it sign up for a Beatport account.
| November 06, 2009
It Does Come Easy
Ringo Starr was the best artist in the Beatles. And, I believe, the best artist to appear on Shining Time Station too. (Sorry, George Carlin.) It feels really weird to say, but it's the undisputable conclusion I drew from seeing "Ringo Starr — Artist"
Ringo Starr At Chabot, Quinn Taylor At Stairwell
| June 19, 2009
Jon Laustsen's sculptures are like a contractor's dreams rendered in miniature.
Jon Laustsen's surreal minimalist mutations
| March 04, 2009
It’s a lazy weekday afternoon, and we’re finishing breakfast at Kevin Micka’s house in Jamaica Plain.
Animal Hospital has achieved a hermetic place in the city’s musical landscape.
| February 24, 2009
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