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Arts Oct 14Simone Leigh will be first Black woman to represent U.S. at Biennale
The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art say renowned sculptor Simone Leigh will be the first Black woman ever to represent the U.S. at the prestigious Venice Biennale arts festival.
Arts Sep 03Art museum accused of racism names first director of inclusion
The museum on Thursday named Rosa Rodriguez-Williams to the senior post, saying she "will play a critical role in delivering on the MFA's promise to be a museum for all of Boston."…
World Jul 14Campaign brewing to remove name of Hindu god off popular beer
An interfaith coalition is pressing the world’s largest brewer to remove the name of a Hindu god from a popular beer that dates to the late 1800s.
Nation Jun 25Protesters demand removal of statues depicting freed Black American kneeling before Lincoln
Calls are mounting for the removal of twin Emancipation memorials in Washington, D.C., and Boston that depict a freed Black American kneeling at Abraham Lincoln’s feet.
Health Mar 13Boston Marathon postponed until Sept. 14 amid virus concerns
The Boston Marathon has never been canceled outright since its first running in 1897, though there was a de facto cancellation in 1918, when the end of World War I and a global influenza pandemic prompted organizers to switch to…
Nation Aug 03JFK’s rocking chair, other iconic memorabilia up for grabs
BOSTON — Some of the most iconic items associated with the late President John F. Kennedy are going on the auction block.