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Friday, February 10, 2017
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is up for two Grammys for its series of recordings of Shostakovich symphonies. It was recorded in front of a live audience, but it's not one seamless performance.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Porchfests are neighborhood events where musicians and other artists perform from their porches, while neighbors walk from door to door. We go to a Boston-area neighborhood to experience Porchfest.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Massachusetts farmers have been scrambling to get water to their crops this season, one of the driest summers in recent memory.
Saturday, March 05, 2016
It seems George Orwell's Big Brother never gets old — and he's still watching us. Right now, he's in Cambridge, Mass., where a theatrical adaptation of Orwell's novel 1984 is on stage at the American Repertory Theatre. The production was a sold-out hit in London.
Orwell's dystopian tale remains ominously ...
Friday, February 12, 2016
If you follow the vast world of fermented grapes, you may have noticed an influx of so-called natural wines. I fell under their spell a few years ago. Apparently, I'm not alone. There's something of a natural wine cult blooming in shops, bars and restaurants around the U.S.
Natural wines ...
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Kahlo painted Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia) in 1928 and sold it in 1929. Conservators at the Museum of Fine Arts say the maids in the portrait may have cared for Kahlo after a violent car crash.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Black Mountain College was only open for 24 years, but it helped foment the work of several artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cy Tw...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The musical was adapted from a 2007 indie film starring Keri Russell. It follows a diner waitress who pours her churning emotions about her abusive marriage into creatively named pies.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
When you hear the words "green brewery," you might picture gleaming solar panels or aerodynamic wind turbines. But the most valuable piece of technology at the $24 millionheadquarters of Smuttynose Brewing Co. on the seacoast of New Hampshire isn't quite as sexy.
"The place you have to start is ...
Thursday, June 04, 2015
At age 11, Matthew Aucoin memorized and performed at a piano all of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. As one of his own operas debuts, some critics are calling him the next big thing.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Parviz Tanavoli's calligraphy-inspired figures helped revive sculpture as an art form in Iran. Now, Wellesley College's Davis Museum is giving American viewers a chance to see his work.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The story of how kale went from frumpy to trendy is a great inspiration to Gabriela Bradt, a fisheries specialist at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
"Nobody cared about kale. Then it became the green du jour," says Bradt.
With a little help, Bradt says seaweeds ...
Friday, January 23, 2015
Crack the vast menu at any self-respecting beer bar, and you're bound to run into a scientific name among the descriptions: Brettanomyces, affectionately known as Brett.
I've heard American brewers and beer geeks utter "Brett" in hushed, reverent tones before swooshing aromatic liquids made with it across their tongues. But ...
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Boston's Handel and Haydn Society is one of the oldest continuously running performing arts organizations in the country. To celebrate its bicentennial this season, the group made a new recording of a holiday perennial, Handel's Messiah, which also happens to be one of the first works it staged nearly 200 ...
Sunday, November 09, 2014
David Edwards has been called a real-life Willy Wonka. The biomedical engineer has developed, among other things, inhalable chocolate, ice cream spheres in edible wrappers, and a device called the "oPhone," which can transmit and receive odors.
Edwards is based at Harvard, but much of his work has been done ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Amy Clampitt was named a MacArthur genius in 1992. Today, the home she bought with her award money is used to house rising poets in tuition-free residencies.
Friday, July 25, 2014
At his ramen shop in Cambridge, Mass., chef Tsuyoshi Nishioka wants customers to follow their dreams. His philosophy? If you can finish a bowl of his ramen, you can accomplish anything in life.
Friday, July 11, 2014
In the early 1960s, abstract artist Mark Rothko created five murals for a penthouse dining room at Harvard University. By the late '70s they were trashed — sun-faded and splattered with cocktails.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Jim Cummins was one of the few African-American photographers working in superstar rock, shooting everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Sonny & Cher. Along the way, he forgot about more than 2,500 negatives.