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Metallica guitarist’s monster movie posters go on display

SALEM, Mass. — Kirk Hammett may be known best as the guitarist whose deafening solos have come to define the band Metallica. But a new exhibit is showcasing a different side of the rocker, his passion for sci-fi and horror films. The exhibit which opens Saturday at the Peabody Essex Museum features 135 works owned …

Museum as shoeseum: What our footwear says about our souls

SALEM, Mass.—Boots aren’t just made for walking. On the contrary, footwear has captivated hearts and minds worldwide for centuries. Whether a pair of crystalline embellished slippers, or thigh-high boots with platform heels, shoes show our personalities, moods and social status. That’s the premise behind “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain,” an exhibition opening Saturday at the Peabody …

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