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For most sane people, caving is an inexplicable pastime. What, after all, is the appeal of claustrophobic crawls, frigid swims, extreme heights (even underground), oceans of insects, no toilets, and ever-present, absolute darkness?
The race to find the world's deepest hole
| July 16, 2010
Stranding travelers across the continent as it forged surreal panoramas in the sky, the ash spewed forth by Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull might rank among 21st-century Europe’s most impressive natural disasters, but it didn’t quite register with Dan
Caribou’s Swim rules the pool
| April 30, 2010
If you were an ordinary Catholic boy in parochial school, giving nuns as hard a time as you were getting, you probably ended up with the usual stories of ruler-rapped knuckles. If you grew up to be talented playwright John Patrick Shanley, you ended up w
Doubt explores the quicksand of certainty
| September 18, 2009
Heat of the moment
Because of the high cost of heating oil, I'm considering installing an alternative energy source in my house. I've examined the possibilities, and it looks as if my best bet is a home nuclear-power plant.
Politics and other mistakes
| July 30, 2008
It’s all soothing, but Walker’s never too sweet.
Urban Angel | Quango
| January 14, 2008
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
It’s going to take more than screwing in a few compact fluorescent light bulbs to make a dent in the state’s energy use.
Can Maine’s alternative-energy sources save the day?
| September 19, 2007
Waste your time
Summer is fleeting. Days are so rare. Precious perfumed breezes. Gentle warmth.
Ten underrated summer activities
| June 12, 2007
One night in Belgium
Recently, a story’s been going around the baseball community about Matt White, a journeyman reliever with barely a cup of coffee on the big-league circuit.
Micah Blue Smaldone shows off his European flair
| March 16, 2007
The weather whisperer
"Some time in this century, the day will arrive when the human in?uence on the climate will overwhelm all natural factors.”
Tim Flannery: the man who might make people actually care about global warming
| June 06, 2006
Restrained playfulness and a certain decorative sensibility are the outstanding attributes of this year’s DeCordova Annual Exhibition, an event that began life 16 years ago to showcase the work of New England artists at various stages of their careers.
Looking for the renegades at this year’s DeCordova Annual
| May 17, 2006
They may call each other Panda Bear and Geologist, but these boys can kick out the wibbly-wobbly jams.
The Woodland Bop
| February 27, 2006
The collective discography of Avey Tare, Panda Bear, Geologist, and Deakin includes material recorded by different permutations under various names, live albums, solo projects, side projects, and collaborations.
Animal Collective's discography
| February 15, 2006
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