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No Regrets

By: Charles Giuliano - 09/01/2014
No RegretsOnce celebrated artists no longer are. One of them was Jennifer Bartlett. Even then I was not impressed.

September Song

Reaping What We Sow

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/30/2014
Reaping What We SowArma virumque cano.

Magna Carta at the Clark

1215 and All That

By: Clark - 08/29/2014
1215 and All ThatMagna Carta comes to the Clark courtesy of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral as part of the United Kingdom’s preparations for celebrating the document’s 800th anniversary in 2015. The Lincoln Cathedral Exemplar of Magna Carta is widely regarded as the finest extant copy of the document due to the fact that it is written in an ‘official’ hand and has remained at Lincoln since the time of its first issue.


Last Days of Summer

By: Charles Giuliano - 08/11/2014
Last Days of SummerIn the Roman calendar August was named for Augustus, the Roman emperor Gaius Octavian eleveated to the status of a god. The peak and tipping point of summer. Start of the long slide into January and the two faced god Janus.

The Rise and Fall of WBCN

Carter Alan’s Book on Radio Free Boston

By: Charles Giuliano - 06/17/2014
Carter Alan’s Book on Radio Free BostonBetween 1968 and its demise in 2009 Boston's rock station WBCN was the epicenter of an alternative lifestyle. Its DJ's interviewed and broadcast live concerts and studio sessions with virtually every major band of the era. It was a strong advocate of local band breaking many including J Geils, The Cars, Aerosmith, Boston and British stars from Bowie and The Who to Ireland's U2. Carter Alan's superbly researched book covers it all from A to Z.

36 Righteous

A Serial Killer's Hit List

By: Ien Nivens - 03/29/2014
A Serial Killer's Hit ListIn a haters-gonna-hate world shared by the likes of Fred Phelps and a host of jihadist suicide bombers, we are obliged to grant credence to the central motif of a thriller pitting radical fundamentalist beliefs—one Jewish, the other Christian—against one another.

Venus of Willendorf

Poem Inspired by Vienna Viewing

By: Astrid Hiemer - 09/23/2013
Poem Inspired by Vienna ViewingWhile in Vienna Astrid Hiemer viewed the Venus of Willendorf. It inspired the poem reposted from Maverick Arts Magazine.

100 Boston Artists by Chawky Frenn

New Book Follows 100 Boston Painters

By: Charles Giuliano - 09/16/2013
New Book Follows 100 Boston PaintersThe figurative artist, Chawky Frenn, has followed 100 Boston Painters with 100 Boston Artists. The books are handsomely designed and printed with superb reproductions. Although he consulted with many experts in the field he made the final selections. This has resulted in an eccentric and uneven overview with a mix of major and minor artists. One of the strong points of the second volume is a fresh and insightful critical essay by Debbie Hagan the former editor of Art New England.

Jim Jacobs

On the Fly

By: Charles Giuliano - 06/13/2013
On the FlyWhen I worked as an intern for the Egyptian Department of the MFA next door Jim Jacobs was a student of classics curator Cornelius Vermule. We have been friends ever since although I rarely get to see him. Last night he flew in for a visit but vanished by dawn.

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