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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 …

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Flash fiction: Biofeedback

Were you a tree climber as a kid?  I certainly was, and I had a favorite tree in the backyard, a hemlock with nice easy branches and a decent perch …

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On the road with Calder

“Wake up, Lynda, it’s time to go.” About an hour later, we’re on the road. It’s 1977 and the group includes the legendary curator (and my mentor) Walter Hopps, Jean …

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From collection to collection

By Gary Graham In June, I visited PEM for one day and was privileged to see over 50 works of art, textiles and artifacts from the museum’s collection. This research …

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Searching for shipwrecks

It’s been tough to settle back into the routine of my office after the inspiring expedition I participated in last month. Over the course of many years conducting Caribbean maritime …

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Running away with the circus

Editor’s Note: Marci Johnson Howard, also known as the Monarch of Merriment, is on the committee for PEM’s  Gala on Nov. 8.  This year’s theme — DREAM — has inspired …

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Taping it From The Top

Thirteen years ago, Matthew Aucoin submitted a collection of original orchestral arrangements to From the Top in the hopes of being featured on the nationally broadcasted public radio show. When …