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self-released (2009)
By: IAN SANDS  |  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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  July 08, 2009


The healing arts

Breathing Easier
Eunah Kim, a Korean-born, Cambridge-based artist with advanced lung cancer, has focused her craft on dark imagery.
By: IAN SANDS  |  April 22, 2009


Food fight at MIT

A battle to determine the superior of the Jewish treats
Latke or Hamantashen?
By: IAN SANDS  |  March 11, 2009


Sculpt by numbers

Counting on the Weather
Nathalie Miebach's Brookline apartment looks like the home of a very talented madman.
By: IAN SANDS  |  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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  February 09, 2009


Anita Silvey

Women warriors
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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  November 07, 2008


Old trickster

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.  
By: IAN SANDS  |  October 09, 2008


Yes, but why?

Bumpkin Island puzzler
Isolation was part of the challenge.
By: IAN SANDS  |  September 03, 2008


The art of being homeless

Street photography
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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  August 27, 2008


Rip off

The man, on this bright, crisp Saturday morning, stood facing a utility pole outside the Central Square Starbucks tearing down a flyer.
By: IAN SANDS  |  July 09, 2008


Virtual brotherhood

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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  June 25, 2008


Unappealing zoning

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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  June 04, 2008


Torturous portraits

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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  May 21, 2008


Meeting Dad

They were in a circle chatting on the edge of the Harvard campus: a petite undergrad, her boyfriend, and her middle-aged alumni parents.
By: IAN SANDS  |  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.
By: IAN SANDS  |  April 23, 2008


Rough power

Bill Gage has Down syndrome. And his band rocks
Watching Bill Gage perform with his band, BILL, is an eye-opening experience.
By: IAN SANDS  |  March 27, 2008


Dunkin' rage

They were siblings in a spat.
By: IAN SANDS  |  March 19, 2008
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