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Culture & Art Links (old Links)

Waiting for a full redesign.. fall 2008-2009-2010...
Gardner Museum — Cliff Evans: EMPYREAN (Nov 9, 2007 – Jan 13, 08) Good five-screen montage "anti-empire" video short.

Mass MOCA — Jenny Holzer PROJECTIONS. Reception Nov 17th (Nov 18th - Fall 2008)
Jenny Holzer Projections — a few photos of projections, bean bags and paintings from the reception at MassMOCA.
Short Video of the Jenny Holzer Wall Art. — Finally a video, as promised. Check it out.

BIG RED AND SHINY — Boston based online art event calendar & art zine.. Looking good folks.

MIT List Visual Arts Center — LVAC Current Exhibitions
Boston Center for the Arts — Events etc. Mills Gallery
Boston Open Studios Coalition — Visit the largest Open Studios event - buy direct from the artists.
mobius — Boston's artist-run center for experimental work in all media
Revolving Museum — still fun
Boston Photography Resource Center - news and boston blogging. Gallery closings

Pinnacles National Monument CA

ART iT —Japanese-English bilingual art quarterly
David Byrne's journal — music man, bicyclist

First Friday's Open Galleries — Boston's Monthly South End Gallery crawl.
Wooster Collective — A Celebration of Street Art
Saatchi Gallery of art — Warning Flash-Heavy site, but worth the looking.
we-make-money-not-art — Lots of international art reporting, blogging and interviews..

Shrigley video still new york

ICA Boston — Institute of Contemporay Art
MFA — Museum of Fine Art
MoMA — Museum of Modern Art
BAM — Brooklyn Aca/demy of Music
Guggenheim — Guggenheim Museum
Whitney — Whitney Museum of American Art
de Young Museum — San Francisco's gem of a modern museum
Samson Projects — Boston Gallery

Stool in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY.

Tom Stoppard ROCK N ROLL.

Theater & Book Links (old, old links)

American Repertory Theater — Copenhagen by Michael Frayn. directed by Scott Zigler.
St Ann's Warehouse — Black Watch (Oct 20- Nov 11 2007)
Bernard B Jacobs — Rock 'n' Roll by Tom Stoppard 2007
The Huntington Theater — Rock 'n' Roll by Tom Stoppard Fall 2008
Zeitgeist Stage Company — Blowing Whistles By Matthew Todd
The Public Theater — Under The Radar
Performance Space 122 — c'est duckie
Signature Theatre — QUEENS BOULEVARD by Charles Mee done
Labrinth Theater Com/pany — The Barn Series, Live Nude Plays (Free readings)
Speak Easy Stage Company
11:11 Theatre Company — The Sea Gull by Anton Chekhov (Spring 2008)
New York Theatre Workshop — BECKETT SHORTS with (bust out your glowsticks) Mikhail Baryshnikov and composer Philip Glass
Roundabout Theatre Company — Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw

Boston Theater Scene — quick directory of upcoming events
theater notes — independent theater reviews by Alison Croggon...

Coolidge Corner Theatre — Current-run local non-profit movie theater. Readings.
Support the Brattle The/atre — Local art house movie theater. Readings.
Internet Movie Database — Your movie research site.
Rotten Tomatoes — raw criticism and opinions on current movies.

In 'Seascape,' evolution theory takes on water — My man is in town for a revival of his whacko play 'Seascape'. Albee explains evolution.... heh (2008)
Albee, Foote and Stoppard poised to take Broadway by storm, again. (2007) I'm a longtime fan of Edward Albee. Many years ago, Thomas Derrah, one of my favorite actors from Cambridge, MA based American Repertory Theatre, held a one-man production called "Albees Men". Albee has been know for his protrayls of strong women characters, and that lead to a well knnow play of character studies called "Albees Women". Well, Derrah thought why not focus on the great male characters as well? Good stuff. And when an artist friend asked me this year, "what do we do now?" once Robert Rauschenberg passed away.. I could only para-phrase Edward Albee: "What is gained is loss, what is gained is loss".

Boston Bazaar Bizarre — I go every year. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. Friends, Fun, Passion, Cards, Holiday Cash, Success, Wonderment, Crafty baby Bibs, Patches
Boston South End Open Studios — I go every year. ...2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. Friends, Fun, Passion, Creaky, Wine, Paint on the floor, Hugs

Books, etcetera
Berkman Center for Internet & Society — Good events, authors, website.
Brookline Booksmith — Local readings, independent bookstore
Harvard Book Store — Local readings, independent bookstore
Rhizome — Interactive/web art (usually glowing and/or moving) phosphor
Juxtapoz — a fun magazine, grippy.
Hifructose — glossy, so very snippy.
adbuster — gangsta reanalysis
The Stranger
Go Metric one person's effort to help push remaining 6% of the world's population to metric SI.
Metric Methods A Consultant's site
Art In General Non profit gallery, residency
Art Forum Picks
Art Cal calendar of events
Upcoming — In case your life wasn't busy enough already...

Fake Steve Jobs — Phoney Steve Jobs wrote a funny book.

Cambridge, MA

Music and Music Spaces

Club Passim — Club Passim's calendar.
Steven Mayone
Choo Choo La Rouge
Wally's Cafe — Wallys & Jazz in a tiny space
Lizard Lounge — Lizard Lounge. Some music in a cellar.
Boston Playwrights' Theatre Theater workshops
Fringe NY Theater arena
Joes Pub
The Beehive — The Beehive in Boston, no cover for live music, but the food prices reflect that.... Now serving Brunch.
Pitch Fork Media — Decent music review site
Metropolis Cafe — Good-food, small, bistro atmosphere. Tasty food & solid brunch thang. No live music, but, whatever.
Great Scott — some bands
The Middle East Restuarant and Nightclub — Wide ranging menu of music
T.T. the Bear's Place — A ridiculously fugly website.

The Shanghai art shop owner/seamstress was really a nice person. And her imaginative interpretation is a cut above. Culture Crawl blog by Holden. Shanghai China - Shanghai Kitty - really kool sewn cat toy

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