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Morris on!

Morris dancing. Where to begin? When I describe this English folk dance to some friends, acquaintances and absolute strangers, I am often met with puzzled looks. It is an ancient …

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What does the font say?

By Susanna Baird What are you looking at? Right here, right now. What do you see? Words, made up of letters. But what kind of letters? Serif or sans? Bold? …

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Miniature books

Ask any librarian and they will tell you that every book has something that makes it “special.”  Here at the Phillips Library our shelves are filled with books that are …

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Sticking together

Picking up sticks is a common practice where I come from. A recent visit with family in Southern Missouri meant long walks on the farm, stooping for interesting sticks and …

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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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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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We can’t possibly say it better than Junkyard Arts.  Happening this Thursday, March 20 “In what seems like an unprecedented move in any major museum in our neck of the …

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Adam Gopnik speaks

We are delighted to have Adam Gopnik, longtime staff writer for The New Yorker, give a reading and engage us in a lively conversation this Thursday at our monthly evening party PEM/PM. The …

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Dressing for the future

The main directive was to work with what you have. Look in your closet. Think monochrome.  Focus on blacks and grays. Do not grab for the pastels, patterns or the …