“The Glass Menagerie” in the Loeb Ex

February 27, 2010

Victoria Petrosino considers HRDC’s production of “The Glass Menagerie.”


Anthony Apesos: artist, teacher, man for all seasons

February 22, 2010

Along the streets of Boston this season, I haven’t seen so much as a precocious crocus to assure me this winter, too, shall pass. But at the Arnold Arboretum, at least one variety of pussy willow (Salix gracilistyla) has already sprouted fuzzy catkins to shine in the winter sun. Just as encouragingly, the Arboretum’s Hunnewell […]


Free Beethoven: The Chiara Quartet at Harvard

December 5, 2009

The Chiara Quartet, in-residence at Harvard’s music department, performed the first of six-concert series surveying Beethoven’s complete string quartets. Vance Koven reviewed it on the Musical Intelligencer. The concerts continue February 12th and April 9th. Free tickets are available in advance from the Harvard Box Office, but as long as you show up at Paine […]


Boston’s Lecture Scene: Not John Stoddard Anymore

October 21, 2009

If BSO tickets or the MFA’s new prices are draining your entertainment budget, Boston’s gamut of free lectures, often followed by receptions with free food and even a little free booze, offer engaging and educational relief. The MFA’s Shapiro Celebrity Lecture Series may fetch $30+ for a ticket, but Boston’s universities rarely charge even a […]


Six Norton Lectures by Orhan Pamuk

September 26, 2009

Orhan Pamuk, Nobel laureate and critically acclaimed novelist, gave the first of a series of six lectures this past Tuesday to a densely packed crowd at Harvard’s Sanders Theater. The Norton lectures were first endowed in 1925 as a yearly lectureship pertaining to poetry, in the broadest sense of the word. Past lectures have been […]