Arts and Culture

The promise of MASS MoCA

The promise of MASS MoCA

The museum’s latest expansion is a hit, but its impact on the struggling town of North Adams remains a work in progress

Photographs by Michael Manning TWO YOUNG MEN from Brooklyn tentatively inch down the hallway, holding onto a handrail because it’s so dark. They turn a corner and the room in front of them opens up, filled with intense light of different colors.  They make their way to a bench and sit down, mesmerized by a large(...)

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New funding agreement for Greenway Conservancy

New funding agreement for Greenway Conservancy

State keeps money flowing; abutters, city to chip in

A NEW FUNDING AGREEMENT for the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy was unveiled on Monday that requires a smaller amount of taxpayer money from the state along with new contributions from park abutters and the city of Boston. State officials had said they wanted to zero out their $2.3 million annual payment for Conservancy operations,(...)

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Tea Party Ship loses $3.6m

Tea Party Ship loses $3.6m

In 3d year, museum boosts revenue but losses continue

THE BOSTON TEA PARTY Ships and Museum boosted revenue in its third year of operation, but continued to lose money, nearly $3.6 million. Damaged by fire in 2001, the museum commemorating the 1773 tax rebellion against the British by the Sons of Liberty reopened in 2012 with the help of an $18 million loan from(...)

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All together now

All together now

Boston Children’s Chorus director Anthony Trecek-King gets young voices to sing out for justice

After 10 years as the artist director of the Boston Children’s Chorus, you’re now taking on the role of president as well. You’ve said you plan to up the organization’s focus on social justice and race and cultural harmony. How so? Now that we’ve built a platform where we feel comfortable with where the growth(...)

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Boston Public Market: Looks great, makes sense

Boston Public Market: Looks great, makes sense

Locally produced food sold in a smart way

DO YOU REMEMBER the first time you went to Whole Foods and saw the perfect stacks of flawless carrots and oranges?  You might have wondered: grocery store or toy store for the crunchy set? If Whole Foods is a toy store, the Boston Public Market downtown is Tiffany’s.  It isn’t that cranberry-orange-chocolate-cinnamon jam is so(...)

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Senator still working on film tax credit changes

Senator still working on film tax credit changes

'There's a lot of moving parts,' Rodrigues says

THE SENATE COCHAIR of the Legislature’s Revenue Committee said on Wednesday that he is still working on legislation that would reduce the cost of the state’s film tax credit. “It’s a work in progress,” said Sen. Michael Rodrigues of Westport, who has been working on the legislation for months. “There’s a lot of moving pieces.”(...)

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Iron Man run off by reporter

Robert Downey Jr.  was talking up the new Avengers movie in London when his TV interviewer suddenly started asking him questions about his past drug use, his politics, and his father. Downey eventually took offense, shed his microphone, and left. “It was getting a little Diane Sawyer and you’re kind of a schmuck,” he said to his interviewer on(...)

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