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No live/work lofts for Lowell
“That’s where I want to live,” says Maxine Farkas, a painter at Western Avenue Studios (WAS), artists’ workspaces housed in two buildings — the A-Mill and the so-called main building — on an old mill complex in an industrial section of Lowell.
| June 04, 2008
Crappy art near Somerville johns
If you’d gone downstairs to pee during a movie two Wednesdays ago at the Somerville Theatre, chances are you stumbled upon a gallery opening in the works.
| May 21, 2008
They were in a circle chatting on the edge of the Harvard campus: a petite undergrad, her boyfriend, and her middle-aged alumni parents.
| May 07, 2008
For the birds
Artful lodger comes to MIT
Buckminster Fuller was an odd duck, one who routinely tackled concepts foreign to him.
| April 23, 2008
Bill Gage has Down syndrome. And his band rocks
Watching Bill Gage perform with his band, BILL, is an eye-opening experience.
| March 27, 2008
They were siblings in a spat.
| March 19, 2008
Diamonds in the rough
Holocaust survivor Meyer Hack kept a special collection of jewelry secret for 60 years
In 1941, 27-year-old Polish Jew Meyer Hack was deported to Auschwitz along with his mother, two sisters, and brother.
| January 17, 2008
Do not show up unless you plan to take your pants off. This includes media.
| January 16, 2008
Bring your own pillow
Playing in the street
In 2006, an unruly mass of folks gathered on a lawn before the majestic, domed courthouse in the French-speaking city of Lausanne, Switzerland.
| December 14, 2007
Steven Vallarelli and Tim Griffiths forge their own Antiques
As Sting once famously suggested, being in a band is like marriage without sex. And joining a band is often a lot like entering into a romantic relationship.
| December 11, 2007
About shutting down . . .
Jimmy Tingle opens up
A little more than a year after the Someday Café closed its doors, it seems that Davis Square is poised to lose another beloved institution.
| October 17, 2007
Inspiration and a tune up
The mechanical arts
I’m lost. I was supposed to be at Aladdin Auto Service in Cambridge like now .
| October 10, 2007
Blessed be He
One Jew’s struggle with God
Shalom Auslander’s memoir, Foreskin’s Lament , begins with a hoot of a first chapter, one that’s sure to be quoted on nationwide Jewish e-mail chains.
| October 01, 2007
Bread and Roses do the regular-joe thing
What comes to mind when you think of roots music? Neatly trimmed facial hair?
| August 29, 2007
Northern State keep their raps real
Northern State’s YouTube video for “Better Already” is a thing of low-budget beauty.
| August 14, 2007
From ArtBeast to Hogwarts Square
Somerville’s annual ArtBeat festival operates under the idealistic philosophy that kids and adults can have fun together.
| July 30, 2007
Malin’s third solo CD goes over the top
Former glam-rocker Jesse Malin’s 2003 solo debut not only offered proof that he could make it as a singer-songwriter — it was the best thing he’d put out.
| July 09, 2007
Faces of conflict
Marine Corps challenge anti-war vets
Each summer, it seems, the Iraq War springs another issue for the peace movement to rally around, symbolized by a specific face with a story to tell.
| June 06, 2007
The Current Issue
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Where To Follow Me
| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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