Deirdre Hughes, Staff Writer The term “new age media” has taken on yet another identity as an Emoji. In a surprising intersection of pop culture and classical art practices, Yung Jake, a California-based artist, has gained notoriety for creating portraits of celebrities using only Emojis. The idea of new media has always lurked ominously in […]

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By DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer Beyoncé and Jay Z have been taking selfies, and they’re single-handedly exposing the art world to an entirely new demographic. In one of the photos, the power couple stands tough-faced in front of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. In another, Beyoncé poses next to Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Francoise, his […]

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By Deborah Wong, Staff Writer Gather around, book lovers and inspiring artists! It’s that time of that year in Boston where book lovers unite at Copley Square to share their love for the power of words. The fifth-annual Boston Book Festival will be bustling with people attending fiction-writing seminars, listening to inspiring authors about their […]

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By Marie Goldstein, Staff Writer @Marie_Goldstein I am not an art expert, but artists from Vincent Van Gogh to Jan Vermeer are able to make me fall in love with their timeless paintings. Each painting’s back-story combined with the opinion of the viewer creates compelling conversations and unique perspectives. Having visited the Boston Museum of […]

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