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Harvard students push for fossil-fuel divestment

Throughout 350.org's Do the Math tour this month, climate-change warrior Bill McKibben has blasted Harvard, his alma mater, for the school's failure to fully divest from South African companies two decades ago.
Oil and ivy
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2012
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Ross McElwee and son look back

The films of Harvard professor Ross McElwee serve as an intimate, ongoing first-person document of his life, so I was somewhat surprised when he preferred answering questions about Photographic Memory , his ninth feature-length documentary, via email.
Time machine
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 16, 2012
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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.

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 05, 2012
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How do Boston’s on-campus dining options measure up?

College students have a reputation for a lot of things, but a sophisticated, discriminating palate is certainly not one of them.
Food-o-rama!
By STEVE HOLT  |  September 07, 2012
CentralSquareRoots+Future

As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to balance the allure of tech development with Central Square's gritty soul

A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
Square roots
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 09, 2012
Review: The Turin Horse

Review: The Turin Horse(1)

Legend has it that in Turin, Friedrich Nietzsche came across a horse being beaten by its driver. Nietzsche embraced the horse, went insane, and remained so for the rest of his life.
Bela Tarr's final film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 09, 2012


Art Preview: 2012

A new Gardner, plus landscapes, performance art, and RAD

Greater Boston's art-museum building boom continues with the debut of an expanded Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in January.
Shapeshifting
By GREG COOK  |  December 30, 2011
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Revisiting Nixon in China

To celebrate the forthcoming 25th anniversary of the opera Nixon in China , its three creators gathered last Tuesday afternoon on the stage of Harvard's Loeb Drama Center (home of the A.R.T.) to discuss their landmark opus.
Grand Opera and Anti-Opera
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 25, 2011
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After the occupation

From Oakland to New York, city police departments and their elected overlords are crushing lawful Occupy movements in their midst.
#OccupyBoston
By LIZ PELLY  |  November 18, 2011
Just Peachy: Sneak preview of Lucky Peach #2, plus David Chang's Harvard appearance tonight

Just Peachy: Sneak preview of Lucky Peach #2, plus David Chang's Harvard appearance tonight


Alright, foodies. For those of you paying attention, you know the release-date for the hotly anticipated Lucky Peach Issue 2: The Sweet Spot is upon...
By Cassandra Landry  |  November 14, 2011
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Science fare

This week, Chang is coming to Harvard to take part in "Science and Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to the Science of Soft Matter," a new lecture series devoted to the science of food that pairs renowned chefs with Harvard scientists.
The chemistry of haute cuisine
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 11, 2011


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Whatever happened to Danville's giant mystery monkey?

The giant monkey of Danville was my symbol, back then, of the fin-de-siècle nadir in media fluffery, thankfully obsolesced in one grim morning.
Unfinished (monkey) business
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 05, 2011
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Big conservative funders are making a new push at universities

Funders are working through official university channels to underwrite lecture series, conferences and colloquia, and centers geared for the general-interest student, all carrying university imprimatur.
Right turn on campus
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 15, 2011
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Review: Heaven + Earth + Joe Davis

Joe Davis is the type of character who begs to be profiled.
Cambridge’s own eccentric trash-spelunker
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 29, 2011
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Oh, the Humanities

The data contained within the following illustration represents the most common words found in the titles of more than 150 doctoral theses in the humanities and social sciences published in 2010.
 A word cloud representing 6,574,357 hours of scholarship
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 29, 2011
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Search-term smackdown

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 Golden Ngrams
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 31, 2010


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The velvet rope of prejudice?

RACE RELATIONS
Race relations
By G. VALENTINO BALL  |  December 10, 2010
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Republican congressional class drops out of Harvard

For most organizations, getting 26 members of Congress to show up at a soiree would be an impressive feat.
Too cool for school?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 03, 2010
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Charles in charge?

Voters should already have a good idea what they think about the candidates — which is why an increasing number of observers, across the political spectrum, are expressing surprise at how few Bay Staters like Charlie Baker.
Republican Charlie Baker has been ready to be governor for years. But was he ready to be a candidate?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 08, 2010
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Can you love Boston art and still love the Foster Prize?

When I roam Boston galleries or stumble upon Brandon Nastanski's "Unofficial Franklin Park Research Outpost," I feel the buzz of potential.
And what happened to the Morgan Prize?
By GREG COOK  |  October 08, 2010
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BU offers the class of 1970 a second chance at complacency

Boston University’s class of 2010 celebrates its commencement this weekend, and BU has invited the class of 1970 to tag along.
After School Special
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  May 14, 2010


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Harvard virginity conference pops its cherry

At what moment are you no longer a virgin? When you get a blowjob? Give one? Give 30 ? When someone fingers you? Oral sex? Anal sex? Enjoyment? Orgasm?
Roe v. Wait Dept.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  May 07, 2010
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Meme police

I just woke up from some sort of bizarre dream. I was at MIT. There was a weirdo painting nudes of President Obama on a unicorn. Several adults were dressed like domestic animals.
MIT’s ROFLcon, a gathering of the Web’s biggest names, decides what will make you laugh and cry.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010
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Ledge Lessons

As advocates of higher education and living as long as medically possible, we were sad to read that, according to new-media-powerhouse Web site the Daily Beast, Greater Boston is home to not one but five of the most stressful colleges in the United Sta
We love you, stressed-out college kids! So relax, and remember how good you have it.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010
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Ex–porn star blogs her way sober

This past week at the Radcliffe Union of Students (RUS), Jennie Ketcham taught her first class about something besides, er, “dick-sucking.”
Jennie Does Harvard  
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 02, 2010
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Wintour tackles weighty subject at Harvard

Brazilian fashion model Ana Carolina Reston was not the first model to die from an eating disorder, and sadly, she won't be the last.
Ice Age over at Vogue?
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  March 26, 2010


The Sandbox interviews Greg Epstein

The Sandbox interviews Greg Epstein


The Sandbox interviews Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard, about what he does and does not believe in.. Listen here! Put us on your iPod....
By Charlie  |  December 07, 2009

New in the Phoenix: Harvard's prophet of atheism


It's not a media piece, exactly. Instead, it's a profile of Harvard's Greg Epstein--who's becoming a major player (and media spokesman!) for the growing group...
By Adam Reilly  |  November 25, 2009
Burrito, rats, American Hi-Fi, Dawn Yanek and WTF(s)

Burrito, rats, American Hi-Fi, Dawn Yanek and WTF(s)


The Info Burrito, a MRTPQ about rats, American Hi-Fi, Dawn Yanek and both WTF Lines are in todays The Sandbox podcast! Listen here! Put us...
By Charlie  |  November 10, 2009
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Cannonball quiets Harvard quad

It’s been awhile since we had to worry about the multi-colored national danger spectrum, but last week, the northwestern quadrant of Harvard Square was put on high alert.
Time bomb
By TOM MEEK  |  November 06, 2009