Tag: Arts & Culture

  • The Damage Done

    By Marc D. Goldfinger “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”—–‘William Shakespeare, The Tempest, act I, scene 2’ Sascha watched the sky as it began to darken. The powdery snow drifted in the wind. She pressed her hand against the window and scraped the ice on the glass with her fingernail. Sascha knew […]

  • The Joy That Killed

    Fiction by Jacques Fleury Mrs. Hannah Havnoklu, having had a night of nervous sleep, slowly sat up in bed and looked back at her husband, Hans. She smiled at him and got up to go to the bathroom. Today was going to be one of the most joyous days of their life together. They’d been […]

  • MarySusan Williams-Migneault (c) September 2011

    On the edge of a dream… I’m not sure when the lines faded between then and now but there you were as real as flesh Jedi mind tricks no doubt I felt your lips like cushions of air push your breath into mine your hand circling my back your strength pulled me close intensity pressed […]

  • The Arts Maven

    David Fillingham Spare Change News New England Conservatory: Free Concerts Date: October 3, 2011 – 8:00:PM Price: Free Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall New England Conservatory faculty have always enjoyed playing chamber music together, but it was cellist Laurence Lesser —at the time Conservatory President— who transformed these occasional musical evenings into a stellar, regularly occurring […]

  • We Shall Not Be Moved

    We Shall Not Be Moved traveling exhibit will be shown at the Joan Resnikoff Gallery at Roxbury Community College. ON VIEW: Now through October 22 We Shall Not Be Moved combines compelling photography and moving audio testimonies to tell the story of families fighting to protect their homes and communities against the devastating impact of […]

  • A talk with homeless filmmaker Eric "Protein" Moseley

    This week, Chalkey Horenstein of Spare Change News spoke with Eric “Protein” Moseley in a follow-up from an interview in the previous year. Moseley was born in Detroit, but has also lived in Los Angeles, San Diego, Columbia, Kingstree, Miami, Tallahassee, New Orleans, Houston, New York, Seattle and Myrtle Beach. Once renowned as the first […]

  • A Book Review: The Last Werewolf by Glen Duncan

    Marc D. Goldfinger Spare Change News When are the passing years more than one can bear? Jake Marlowe from The Last Werewolf can answer that question. Jake is a werewolf closing in on his 201st birthday. He’s outlived almost everyone he’s loved and, being a werewolf who shifts into a savage thinking beast every full […]

  • Facts from Fiction: The Evolution of Women in American Literature

    By Jacques Fleury “When you look down into silence, you see no friend; When you lift your gaze to space, you hear no echo. It is like striking a single chord it rings out but there’s no music.” “Literature: A Rahapsody” Lu Ji I started writing poetry in high school and was encouraged to continue […]

  • Unregular Radio

    Peter Prokesch Spare Change News I walk up and down Boston’s Bedford Street three times, baffled and unable to find the building for Unregular Radio. A scruffy man in his early twenties with oversized sunglasses and shoulder-length hair emerges from an ally. My first lead. I retrace his steps and find a door with an […]

  • Panhandlers of Harvard Square

    [img_assist|nid=551|title=|desc=|link=none|align=center|width=400|height=400] Adam Sennott Spare Change News When most people walk past panhandlers in Harvard Square, they don’t say anything. But for one local artist, a picture says a thousand words. Marc Clamage, an architectural illustrator and painter, drew his first portrait of a panhandler last year. Since then he has completed eight portraits and says […]