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  • October 12, 2014

    Booking It

    Booking It by Jacqueline Houton

    Persistence paid off for Deborah Porter. “We’ve been trying to get Doris Kearns Goodwin to the festival for years,” says the founder of the Boston Book Festival, whose sixth annual installment brings more than 50 free events—including a history keynote from the Pulitzer-winning Goodwin—to Copley Square Oct. 23-25… More>

  • September 09, 2014

    Swiss Kicks

    Swiss Kicks by Jacqueline Houton

    Smart Swiss design doesn’t stop at Swatches and pocketknives… More>

  • July 28, 2014

    Beer for Beethoven

    Beer for Beethoven by Jacqueline Houton

    Classical music isn't confined to the concert hall. Lately, we’ve heard it performed in local bars and living rooms, and this Wednesday brings sweet strains to some new terrain: a brewery. … More>

  • April 25, 2014

    Cali Comforts

    Cali Comforts  by Jacqueline Houton

    Mad Men’s California sojourns have been a bit of a downer. A sunnier take on the state at midcentury waits at the Peabody Essex Museum in California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way. On view through July 6, the exhibit features 250-plus objects—a sleek 1964 Studebaker Avanti, bathing suits made from parachute silk, an ice crusher that looks like a weapon wielded by a comic book hero, early Barbie dolls, cheery ceramics, clean-lined furniture and other mementos of movements that aimed to democratize design, uniting craft and mas… More>

  • March 17, 2014

    Asking for "Permission"

    Asking for

    "This is not meant to be a general overview or survey," says Jen Mergel, the MFA's Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. "This is meant to be an exhibit with teeth." She's talking about Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection—one of our picks of spring’s must-see exhibits—which opens this week. But first, Mergel gave us the lowdown on the show's title, its reception at Art Basel Miami Beach and a few of its 46 featured artists (including one who’ll be in attendance… i… More>

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