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Inverting, and illuminating, the story of Eurydice

The memory-darkening waters of the Lethe run in unlikely channels — inside a blue-lit elevator, through a system of pipes and spigots, in the sound of a persistent drip always somewhere just out of sight.
Myth, updated
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  November 02, 2012
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Heavenly creatures

Apsara are the heavenly dancers of Khmer mythology, the shape-changing nymphs whose bas-relief images have adorned the walls of the temple of Angkor Wat since the 12th century.
Dance
By DEBRA CASH  |  October 26, 2012

Six artists take on reality at Rose

The search for meaning can lead to some pretty weird places. Into a minotaur's lair, for instance, or the hollowed insides of a horse.
Let’s get mythical
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 27, 2012
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Review: Immortals

In Ancient Greece a stonemason is plucked from obscurity to battle evil while a posse of beautiful gods look on from their fabulous Olympian penthouse, before plunging earthwards to kick mortal butt.
Tarsem Singh's "visionary" directing
By SHEILA JOHNSTON  |  November 11, 2011
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Review: The Myth of the American Sleepover

David Robert Mitchell's impressive if derivative debut doesn't delve so much into a myth as a mini-genre.
Adolescent initiation rites
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 02, 2011
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Fantasy camp

Wizards & Warriors Camp is a living video game, putting kids in control of everything from plotline to character personality.
Where Lord of the Rings meets Lord of the Flies
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  August 12, 2011


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Hit the Books

The Boston Book Festival happens this Saturday, October 16, from 10 am to 9 pm at various locations in Copley Square.
Thirty-three reasons you can't miss this year's Boston Books Festival
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 15, 2010

Shabti, Mythology, Scalpel at Flask Lounge, July 26

We're not sure if this particular Metal Monday at Flask was a happy accident or the start of a new (sorta-) weekly event, but the little ring-shaped bar makes a fine host for the loud and bleak, and free shows like these gather a particular type of steam
Music Seen
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  July 30, 2010
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Where the wild things are

Venture out into the waters and woodlands of New England, and there's a chance you'll bump into "Champ," America's own Loch Ness Monster, who allegedly plies the muddy ripples of Lake Champlain.
As our planet edges closer to the apocalypse, the escapist, fantasy world of cryptids is suddenly coming to life
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 07, 2009