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This Week in Geek, July 11-17: Sand sculptures, Slurpee’s, and tons of free stuff!


Some of the best things in life are free, and I don't mean the taste of new toothpaste or laughing with friends. Sure, those are...
By Wei-Huan Chen  |  July 11, 2011
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How To Be Good at the Future

One of these days, when the Doc Brown and McFly jokes dry up, you'll have no choice but to start thinking seriously about the future. Not just tomorrow, and the day after, but the next several hundred years, since lifespans are on track to skyrocket.
Tap into technology and make yourself a Master of Tomorrow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 14, 2011
Stuff's Holiday Survival Guide: Make your merry way through the season with body, mind, and wallet intact

Stuff's Holiday Survival Guide: Make your merry way through the season with body, mind, and wallet intact


Photo: JANICE CHECCHIO Once upon a time, the holiday season brought us peacefulness and playtime, candy cane binges and tons of free toys. (Oh, to...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 29, 2010
November 6 + 10 | Closet Comics Big Break class at the Boston Center for Adult Ed

November 6 + 10 | Closet Comics Big Break class at the Boston Center for Adult Ed


While alone in a shower, car, or elevator, many of us have fantasized about becoming an opening act for a favorite performer. But it's usually...
By Scott Kearnan  |  November 01, 2010
Feed your head: Kick-ass adult-ed classes put the cool in back-to-school

Feed your head: Kick-ass adult-ed classes put the cool in back-to-school


For a lot of you, the idea of going back to school probably induces all sorts of PTSD flashbacks. Admittedly, it's been quite a while...
By Luke ONeil  |  August 23, 2010
Wine, declassified: Today’s oenophiles are embracing wine’s unstuffy side

Wine, declassified: Today’s oenophiles are embracing wine’s unstuffy side


  KELLY COGGINS OF BISTRO DU MIDI | Photo: JOEL VEAK It's been said that the tone of poetry changes from generation to generation, flip-flopping...
By Aaron Kagan  |  July 12, 2010


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Words around town

“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” said Joseph Heller. Let that serve as comfort.
Our fair city is chock full of people who write well and are willing to teach you their trade.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 30, 2010
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10 things to do on St. Patty's Day 2010

Places to go, food to eat, and where to have fun on this Irish holiday.
You don't have to be Irish to score some fun this St. Patrick's Day
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB TEAM  |  March 19, 2010
Beginner's Pluck

Beginner's Pluck


Brehon Garcia-Dale is working on becoming a "domestic goddess." She's a rank beginner, especially in the kitchen. A newlywed, she didn't know enough about cooking...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  February 22, 2010
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A bad boy's guide to earning your B(ad) A(ss)

With some exceptions, college is a nightclub with a $30,000 annual cover charge. Tests and term papers occasionally crash the party, but for the most part undergraduate matriculation is an excuse to engage in outlandish hedonism.
Boston's most rebellious continuing-ed courses
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 08, 2010
The Art of Exotic Dancing | November 21

The Art of Exotic Dancing | November 21


There are two kinds of exotic dancing: on the one hand, there's the kind you'll find in a Chinatown strip club, where hot chicks twirl...
By Stuff Boston  |  November 16, 2009


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Course correction

So it unfolded on Facebook, the story of this down-on-his-luck recent graduate in possession of a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts from a respected area school.
Out of school and out of work? Don’t enroll in a grad program just yet — adult-education coures could do (and land you) the job.
By VANESSA CZARNECKI  |  October 16, 2009
Project: runway

Project: runway


We’re not all fortunate enough to hop a flight to Paris for the couture shows or to get a frontrow spot at Bryant Park. But...
By Staff@Night  |  September 08, 2008
Man up! 10 ways to be a better guy in Boston

Man up! 10 ways to be a better guy in Boston


Yes, we realize you can down 12 tequila shots without puking, score any phone number you desire, and burp the alphabet backward. But how ’bout a...
By Heather Bouzan  |  May 19, 2008
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Playing with your food

In 1977, two food-loving childhood friends named Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield signed up for a $5 Penn State correspondence course in ice-cream making, just for the hell of it.
Recreational cooking classes to satisfy every appetite
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  October 25, 2007
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Finer wine?

How'd you like a bit of stag’s bladder with that Bordeaux?
Getting to the bottom of the organic-wine trend
By RUTH TOBIAS  |  December 22, 2006


A good girl's guide to feasting on culture

EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD
EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD
By BY ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 01, 1900
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From the Web to the Workplace

Nearly nine percent of the Massachusetts workforce is unemployed this summer, and with local colleges cranking out a glut of degree recipients in a lousy job market, many of them are inevitably lounging around on futons, blogging and posting on Facebook
Polish your tweets and blogs with a course in online social networking
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 01, 1900