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There's more to Pythagoras than his theorem concerning right triangles.
Pythagoras, beyond the theorem
| April 15, 2011
At RISD: Art, science, and what's wrong with ATMs
Among the most prominent solutions offered up for our present economic malaise and the broader decline of the republic: a robust investment in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education.
| January 21, 2011
Pics from Wu-Tang at the Wilbur (Second Show Next Monday)
Wu-Tang, while always good for an unexpected turn or two, did something absolutely unprecedented at their Boston show last week: they showed up on time....
| December 29, 2010
If you’re going to explore the cosmos, better do it at night.
Grace DeGennaro’s ‘Indigo’ at Aucocisco
| April 02, 2010
Faculty exhibitions tend to be hodgepodges, no matter how prestigious the school. But "Sabbatical Exhibition" is a delightful exception.
Doug Bosch and Stephen Fisher in RIC’s ‘Sabbatical Exhibition’
| March 12, 2010
Mathematics | Return Of The Wu & Friends
As chairman, muse, and beatmaker for the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA casts a shadow big enough to shade all but a few marquee members of his extended family.
Gold Dust Media (2010)
| March 05, 2010
Airing it out
New York painter Eve Aschheim has said that she uses geometry in her abstractions "to 'think about' the intersection of nature and cityscape. My works might suggest the chaotic geometry of the city, the expectant stillness of air, the tenuous balance o
Works by Aschheim, Buck, Gottlieb, and Prine
| November 27, 2009
Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity
Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
| January 06, 2009
Follow the leader
What makes a man lust for the high score?
Geometry Wars 2 shoots and scores
| August 12, 2008
The troupe at Roger Williams University’s Barn Summer Playhouse is taking on the delicate drama Proof with satisfying finesse.
RWU’s intriguing Proof
| July 16, 2008
The dine-out set
Mim’s on Commercial Street is one of Portland’s best places to ponder life from the perspective of set theory.
Mim's confluence of influences
| May 14, 2008
“Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century” rounds up 15 painters who reinvigorate abstraction by drawing inspiration and imagery from computers, stars and constellations, quantum physics, data mapping, the Internet, genetics, squiggly microscopic
At the DeCordova, abstraction is new again
| January 29, 2007
Maybe writers should avoid the light, whether describing its effect or analyzing its nature, and instead leave it to experts like painters and physicists to worry about.
Thomas Pynchon’s up Against the Day
| November 14, 2006
Head for the hills
Comparative mythology suggests a motif classified as the “axis mundi” and often represented by distinct cultures as a cosmic mountain or tree.
The spiritual journey of Hilary Irons’s “Sheetrock Mountain”
| August 30, 2006
Largest US math group quietly calculates in Providence
Located just a sphere’s throw from the Charles Street on-ramp to I-95 is the Providence headquarters of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the country’s largest mathematics organization.
| March 01, 2006
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