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An evangelical chemist on faith and science

Chemistry professor Troy van Voorhis is a bit of an anomaly, an evangelical Christian — by definition, though not necessarily by social or political affiliation, as he is quick to note — working at that high church of science, the Massachusetts Institut
By RHEMA THOMPSON  |  February 24, 2012
Friends with Benefits review

Review: Friends with Benefits

FWB is a well-crafted comedy of the sex-first, romance-later genre that — bonus! — isn't blatantly nonsensical.
Chemistry and comic timing
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  July 29, 2011

Review: Dirty Pictures

At one point, Dirty Pictures transports us to Burning Man, where we watch a pack of free spirits cruising around the desert in flame-spewing tentacle-mobiles. Which is exactly the kind of blissy neon bacchanalia that springs to mind when we think of
Subversive chemistry
By SHAULA CLARK  |  April 16, 2010

No identity crisis

If great art and great artists are supposed to contain multitudes, then in music, at least, pianists have the edge: 10 fingers theoretically capable of 10 different simultaneous paths for the music to take. Of course, it's not that simple.
Nando Michelin and Matt Steckler know who they are
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 2010
Sock it to me

Sock it to me

It’s a tough time of year — the weather isn’t quite as inviting as we would like, and Tax Day is just around the corner. For those in search of an affordable fashion fix that will work with any spring look, consider some playful legwear. There’s no need to revamp your entire wardrobe; just add a brightly colored pair of hose in an attention-grabbing texture or pattern to punch up any outfit. Try vibrant socks matched with a fun pair of tights, layer up knee highs and thigh highs if you’re more daring, or pick a wild statement print that will speak for itself. Men, too, should take pride in their socks, selecting bold colors, argyles, stripes, and geometric prints to give the most rudimentary style a peek of the unexpected.


By Liana Peterson  |  March 20, 2009

Mixing it up

Perishable Theatre has dedicated itself to being a research theater, adopting a chemistry lab flask in its logo to emphasize the point.
Perishable’s Fledging Festival
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 14, 2007


G. Love

When in 1994 G. Love emerged as a rapping white-boy Boston transplant from Philadelphia’s old-school blues scene, the temptation was to write him off as a one-shot, “Cold Beverage” curio — a left-field indulgence of the alt-rock era. G Love, "Rhyme for
Lemonade | Brushfire/Universal
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  August 15, 2006