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Navigator: Festivals

A FALL HARVEST FAIR is a quintessential New England experience: The crisp scents of apples and hay bales fill the air; the leaves on the trees have started to crimson around the edges; and the shrieks of children reverberate from…

Ask the Expert: Liverpool FC Historian John Williams

Though he has a day job in the sociology department at the University of Leicester (UK), John Williams may be better known as the author of soccer histories. In particular, he’s written several histories involving our new sports brethren, Liverpool…

The Must List

Fine Art: Dale ChihulyThe MFA’s four-decade retrospective presents Chihuly’s famed kaleidoscopic colors and flowering forms in grand scale. The big, dramatic spaces in the museum’s new wing play a key role here, too — the Shapiro Courtyard should fit Chihuly’s…

Arts Beat: Live and Let Fry

YOU CAN ALMOST HEAR the frantic phone calls between movie execs: Wait, there’s a new book about how Julia Child was a spy in World War II? And then she and her husband were hounded during the McCarthy Red Scare…

The Red Sox Lover's Guide to Liverpool

TO BECOME A KNOWLEDGEABLE FAN of a team with as rich a history as the Red Sox requires years of study and obsession. Liverpool supporters can relate: You need to learn the history, the current roster, the slang, the culture…and…

The Arts Beat: Masters of Arts

BACK IN JANUARY 2009, Brandeis University shocked the art scene (or at least the local slice of it) when it proposed closing its Rose Art Museum and selling off the 6,000-piece collection. Pitchfork-wielding alums and an alarmist press helped save…

The Must List: March Events

MUSIC :  DROPKICK MURPHYSMarch always means Dropkick Murphys, but this year more than most. Sure, they’ll play their annual St. Paddy’s shows at the House of Blues ($32.50–$52.50, 3/16–3/18) and UMass Lowell’s Tsongas Center ($32.50, 3/19). But first they’ll release…