Diana R. Laing

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Depression and War Left Their Marks

A Radcliffe education doesn't teach you how to do anything but it teaches you how to do anything but is

A Surrealist's Metamorphosis

T HE SPRING OF 1920 was a hard time for Joan Miro. The young Catalan had arrived in Paris from

Benares on the Charles

"Enthusiasm: Possession by a god, supernational inspiration, prophetic or poetic ecstasy..." The Oxford Universal Dictionary T HE ONLY THING that

Anthropological Soma Cubes

M ONTAIGNE once commented that the clever are usually the least reliable observers of curious customs and events. They interpret

After First Impressions...

At the Rolly-Michaux Gallery Through November 26 "An official whom I'd heard of as the Flemish patron-of-the-arts was showing me

Psychic Profiteering

S KEPTICISM, LIKE PENICILLIN, is in trouble these days. Certainty grows apace. A man in Detroit may momentarily capture national

Strangers in the Night

W ALKING THE STREETS on a rainy Sunday night in October, everyone but you is taking care of business, old


H OW COULD a Berkowitz kill a Moskowitz?" the interviewer asks Shelley Duvall as they find their table in a

Sherry and Schopenhauer

"Poetry has saints. He was not of them. His death was his best poem, and Crosby, dead Shall live in

Carnival Beside the Arctic Ocean

Newbury Street on the first sunny day in a week has almost a carnival atmosphere. No cotton candy or ferris

So you want a revolution?

Back in the days when women, lumped together with criminals and the insane, were disenfranchised and mounted police rode down

Mayor Honors 'Grand Bostonians' With Gala Dinner

Mayor Kevin H. White toasted seven "Grand Bostonians" with champagne and presented them with genuine Boston bricks and caricatures of

Don't Like It? Just Wait a Week...

It was one week closer to exams but the sunbathing students in Harvard Yard yesterday didn't seem too disconsolate about


THURSDAY Chinese, Thai and Indonesian Music will be presented by the Northern Illinois University Ethnomusicology Ensemble in Cabot Hall, South

Checkout Counter Spiritualism

East West Journal April. $1 Have you ever wondered why Dave next door swoons with "a tingling quietness" as he