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My uncle, the astronaut

As NASA’s Space Shuttle program winds down to a close this November after 33 years and 134 launches, I was lucky enough to catch the 132nd launch this past Friday, which was also the final flight of Atlantis, one of three remaining operational orbiting v
Found in Space
By CHRISTINE ATTURIO  |  May 21, 2010
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Steel, blowtorches, and a little trash talk

At the Steel Yard, arts center and business incubator for the metal-minded, a molten hot contest this past weekend. It was the second annual Iron Chef Competition -- a game pitting artist against artist, blowtorches in hand, in a breakneck race to p
Metal Works
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 25, 2009
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Middling earth

At times, the images in Alastair Fothergill & Mark Linfield's documentary adapted from the BBC nature series of the same name elicit that rare cinematic response: wonder.
Too much talk spoils the images
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 24, 2009
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Scientific slowdown

In the industrial heart of South Boston, behind an unassuming door labeled “Time Warp,” a man slices eggs, tomatoes, and tatami mats at high speed with a samurai sword on a recent Saturday afternoon.  
Warp-speed photography
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  October 22, 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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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007


The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 70-61


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Worst in breed: Television

Who are the unsexiest TV men of 2007?
The 100 Unsexiest men of 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Bon appétit

With apologies to those of my readers who were expecting a poignant analysis of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shalom in the Home .
Sometimes you eat the bull and sometimes . . .
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 28, 2007
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The veal deal

I love veal, and for years I’ve been looking for a way to eat it without apologizing to the staff of Animal Planet.
Call off the PC police: there’s a new meat in town
By LOUISA KASDON  |  September 22, 2006
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ID Check: Louis Scheele

Screw the Food Network. I’d rather eat chocolate-covered ramen-noodle bars whipped up by the host of white-trash Internet cooking show Starvin’ With Louis .
Ghetto chef
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  January 14, 2006