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Shapeshifting totems

The Peabody Essex explores Native America

The Cree artist plays his drag show for laughs, but underlying it are serious questions about white genocide of Native American societies, about the stereotyping of Natives, and about gays in America, as well as Native American society.
Totems
By GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2012
CherieKing

For Cherie King, paid employment doesn't bring shelter

According to a 2011 survey by the US Department of Mayors, Boston's homelessness rate is in moderate decline. Still, the plight of the working, struggling people on the street remains a real one.
The working homeless
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 09, 2012
Sun Tunnels Holt

Nancy Holt locates the cosmos

Holt is part explorer, part surveyor, part hippie/New Age dreamer. And this thorough survey of her art from 1966 to '80 shows her finding her way to becoming one of the pioneers of the "Land Art" or "Earthworks" movement.
View finder
By GREG COOK  |  February 17, 2012

Not-so-progressive nightmares and the Buy Local survey

Deirdre Fulton's characterization of the nightmare unfolding in Augusta is accurate (" Progressive Nightmare ," March 18); her characterization of that as a "progressive" nightmare is not.
Letters to the Portland Editor, March 25, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 25, 2011
Pick your favorite skatepark plan!

Pick your favorite skatepark plan!


It's official - Portlanders can choose their favorite skatepark design. As we know, this has been a long time coming. (See "Bumps in the Ramp?" by Sam Pfeifle, September 23, 2005; "At Long Last, Light at the End of the Skate Ramp," by Deirdre Fulton, July 18, 2007; and "With a Blank Slate, Anything's Possible," by Deirdre Fulton, September 5, 2007.) After the jump are overviews of each of the three options, followed by a slideshow of close-up images of sections of each.
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 17, 2008