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All About the Field Museum's New Bug Zoo

When it comes to artistic representation, whether high (Kafka’s Metamorphosis) or low (Men in Black), insects tend to inspire fear and revulsion. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Petra Sierwald, an associate curator at the Field Museum. The German-born scientist consulted on its exhibit Fantastic Bug Encounters! (opening June 28), which features … Read more

Joshua Abrams Aims to Make the Music in His Head

Joshua Abrams’s résumé is a virtual history of local music over the past three decades: house bassist at Fred Anderson’s storied (and now-shuttered) jazz venue Velvet Lounge, member of the experimental group Town and Country, and frequent player with the instrumental rock band Tortoise. But when Abrams, 45, formed Natural Information Society in 2010, he … Read more