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Review: Head Games
Legendary documentarian Steve James ( Hoop Dreams ) again turns his camera on the dark side of America's obsession with sports, this time looking at the rash of suicides and dementia linked to concussions.
| October 05, 2012
Review: The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep's two films with Phyllida Lloyd, Mamma Mia and this silly biopic, demonstrate that even when the world's greatest actress is at the peak of her powers — whether dramatic, comic, or musical — it's not enough.
Streep's not enough to save this one
| January 13, 2012
Interview: Oliver Sacks, on The Mind's Eye
Over the past 40 years, since the publication of Migraine in 1970, neurologist Oliver Sacks has written 10 books and countless articles, examining what happens when specific parts of a human brain go haywire or stop working.
Oliver Sacks floats some thoughts on biophilia, smoking pot, and anti-science lunacy
| October 22, 2010
Plaques and Entanglements
I’m 25 years old and working overseas for a small human rights agency ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
| April 02, 2010
Consider the banana: that ambassador of potassium, patron saint of portable snacks, fundamental unit of slapstick, euphemiser of dementia.
Peter Chapman examines the rise of the banana
| March 04, 2008
Rise of psychosurgery
This article originally appeared in the March 11, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The new lobotomists
| April 09, 2007
Are you too old for school?
For anyone over 25 planning to go back to school, there is no shortage of things to worry about. Changing concentrations: As the world shrinks, schools expand their majors and programs. By Seetha Narayan
Even at age 30, your brain is different from the average student’s
| January 24, 2007
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