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Art of the Streets Dept.
Painted portraits are, as evidenced by the many on display inside Boston’s world-famous art galleries, a window into the world of royalty, politicos, and other spectacularly coiffed assholes from centuries ago.
| November 04, 2009
Less than zero
Artist Russell Freeland went from Boston to Austin — and gave up absolutely everything in the process
Three years ago, Russell Freeland had what most would consider a settled life. Just two years later, though, Freeland was hungry, exhausted, and homeless, trying to survive in Austin, Texas.
| October 10, 2009
Wheels in Motion
Ghana Fly Now
David Branigan, who recently returned to town after more than a year in Koforidua, in Eastern Ghana, says what he missed most about Boston is the "efficiency." That might come as a shocker for those of us here who have ever waited for the Number 66 bus in the thick of winter.
| September 02, 2009
Outfit your digs with bad art, help save a life
Back from an arduous vacation full of nail-biting beer-pong battles and vigorous Wii tennis matches, you enter the dilapidated dorm or apartment where you'll be spending the next year doing much the same.
| August 31, 2009
For those about to lock
Somerville's champion lockpicker Schuyler Towne can't be stopped.
It's too bad Skip Gates didn't have Schuyler Towne's cell number on that fateful day last month. If he did, the Somerville-based lockpicking champ likely could have gotten in to the good professor's home in no time at all, and a national controversy (and international beer summit) might have been averted.
| August 05, 2009
Only the awesome need apply
Free Money Dept.
What if Eli and Edythe Broad, two important financial backers of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, had gone batshit crazy back in the early '00s and decided to go in a different direction with their philanthropy?
| July 22, 2009
Antiques | No Fortune
| July 14, 2009
The dark knight
Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
| July 08, 2009
The healing arts
Eunah Kim, a Korean-born, Cambridge-based artist with advanced lung cancer, has focused her craft on dark imagery.
| April 22, 2009
Food fight at MIT
A battle to determine the superior of the Jewish treats
Latke or Hamantashen?
| March 11, 2009
Sculpt by numbers
Counting on the Weather
Nathalie Miebach's Brookline apartment looks like the home of a very talented madman.
| March 04, 2009
The wrong change
A man driving a red sport-utility vehicle pulled up a few feet from the Cambridge Street firehouse in Inman Square.
| February 11, 2009
Interview: Artist, construction worker Susan Eisenberg
On Equal Terms: Women in Construction 30 Years & Still Organizing at the Adams Gallery at Suffolk University.
In order to shine some light on the inequality – as well as call attention to the strong, talented tradeswomen who wire this country's buildings, lay out piping systems, and fabricate metals – the local artist and poet Susan Eisenberg, herself a pioneering tradeswoman who came into the business in 1978, has unveiled On Equal Terms: Women in Construction 30 Years & Still Organizing at the Adams Gallery at Suffolk University.
| February 09, 2009
In her near-40-years working in the field of children's literature, Boston-area resident Anita Silvey has been everything from a publisher, to an editor, an author, a lecturer, a reviewer, and even a professor.
| January 22, 2009
Empowerment on Two Wheels
JP cyclists reach out to Africa
If you grew up, as I did, a privileged snot in a leafy suburb, chances are you took bikes for granted.
| November 07, 2008
At age 78, able-bodied Alan Abel’s life is still one big joke
On New Year’s Day 1980, telegrams sent from Utah arrived at the New York Times and the Daily News announcing that 50-year-old media hoaxter Alan Abel had suffered a heart attack at a ski resort near Orem, Utah. He left behind a wife, Jeanne, and daughter, Jennifer.
| October 09, 2008
Yes, but why?
Bumpkin Island puzzler
Isolation was part of the challenge.
| September 03, 2008
The art of being homeless
Jake Anderson was a high-school sophomore from Lexington, walking down a Boston street, when a man rattling change in a cup asked for help.
| August 27, 2008
The man, on this bright, crisp Saturday morning, stood facing a utility pole outside the Central Square Starbucks tearing down a flyer.
| July 09, 2008
Uniting the world by two-way video
Three kids camped out in front of Brookline Booksmith’s storefront window in the middle of June and peered into a video screen broadcasting real-time views of a street corner in Dudley Square.
| June 25, 2008
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| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
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| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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