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Smell, taste and gratitude

Molly Birnbaum will be reading from her first book Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way during the December PEM/PM: Raise a Glass. …

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Audio fest

“Evvverybody is here. I mean, do you have any idea who is sitting behind you?” I ask my friend, as we sit in a bar high above Chicago. And then …

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Lighting up the night

I first head the word while standing out on a raw night, looking closely at buildings in Salem’s Derby Square. “Keystoning” has nothing to do with cheap college beer, I …

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Out on a limb

Would wood be what’s up these days at PEM? It’s really more than wood. It’s also trees and bark and the lifecycle of leaves. For me it began with the …

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The PEM press

Most of PEM’s offerings are visible and accessible as you move through the galleries and interactive spaces. One area rarely seen by museum-goers is where PEM’s books are made. Producing …

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Rx: Creative boost for teachers

Face it.  It’s a tough life out there if you are a teacher these days. From ever-changing procedures and requirements to preparing students for state testing, it’s no wonder then …

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Follow me

I arrived at work the other day to the sound of fire engines and a chattering sea of people strewn about the sidewalk.  As I approached the building, I quickly …

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Culture…by the numbers

Editor’s Note: Everyone knows that creativity is fueling local economies. (This recent Boston Globe article on how Somerville came to be hip tells this story.) As the November 4 elections …

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Shopping with Marci

By Marci Johnson I LOVE researching for my blog that offers a Glamour Girls Guide to Boston. I get to explore new areas of the city and meet the most …