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Isabel C. Ruehl

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Arts Vanity: Top 5 Trends in Gen Z Talk

French salons produced art of The Enlightenment; the Bloomsbury Group fostered modernist masterpieces; and now, from the mysterious gatherings of youths born after 2000, a new form of poetics is emerging: Gen Z Talk.

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Boomerangs is a secondhand store in Central Square.

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Out With the Old and In With It Too: Thrifting Is ‘In’ in Cambridge

Vintage has always been popular, but fashion resale has recently reached new heights.

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In ‘Becoming Astrid,’ Ericsson Finds Freedom Before Writing ‘Pippi Longstocking’

Astrid, like Pippi, is a woke, wild role model. Hers is a tale of nuanced empowerment, befitting the classics she contributes to children’s literature.


Thanking Frankenstein

Happy 200th birthday, “Frankenstein,” and thank you for endless scares and endless inspiration.


Poets Lauterbach and Wier announce Harvard’s new John Ashbery Reading Library

John Ashbery’s complete library has just been donated to Houghton Library’s Woodberry Poetry Room.

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Artist Xu Bing Introduces New Forms to Contemporary Art

At the Knafel Center, Bing thus introduced the audience to some of his pieces, walking them through his growth as an artist.

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An Invitation to Play: The MFA Winnie-the-Pooh Exhibition

It’s loud, exciting, and stimulating, and this emphasis on interplay — and play itself — is no accident. Wall text abounds with descriptions of collaboration between the Milne-Shepard families, as well as the subtlety of “Winnie-the-Pooh’s” educational agenda.


Miller-Havens Gallery Moves Into Harvard Square

The first solo artist gallery of Harvard Square has arrived.


Dead Centre’s ‘Hamnet’ Takes On Parent-Child Relationships

Stripped of complex language and any inkling of plot, “Hamnet” reduces the Shakespearean canon to a moving meditation on parent-child relationships. The result is a wonderfully accessible performance that is nonetheless quite nuanced.