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MFA Celebrates Aphrodite In A New, First-Of-Its-Kind Exhibit

MFA Celebrates Aphrodite In A New, First-Of-Its-Kind Exhibit 
AphroditeAncient worshipers traveled to Mount Olympus in Greece or to temples in Cyprus to pay homage to the goddess of love and beauty. But fortunately - if you live in or around Boston, you won’t have to go very far to enjoy Aphrodite’s beguiling divinity. Starting tomorrow - through mid February - the first exhibition of classical works devoted solely to Aphrodite and her realm - will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Aphrodite and the Gods of Love, is an exhibition of 160 objects drawn from the MFA’s collection and 13 important loans - including the spectacular Sleeping Hermaphrodite, which has left Italy only once. Joining me now to talk more about the show - and about celebrating the first female nude in western art history - is Christine Kondoleon, the MFA’s senior curator of Greek and Roman Art.
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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