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Maine students look beyond the moon
The next Chris Cassidy could be a member of the Maine Space Grant Consortium’s 2013 MERITS class.
| August 30, 2013
Review: Apollo 18
Officially, the final lunar manned launch was Apollo 17 in 1972. But what if there was another, secret one, and footage from it was "found" somewhere?
López-Gallego's inert thriller
| September 09, 2011
The Wooly Fair gets cosmic
The word "absurd" recurs frequently when you ask the creators of this year's Wooly Fair to describe the annual arts carnival.
| June 24, 2011
Your credibility's shot
He used his ability to appeal to a significant minority of the electorate to propel himself and his pals into the governor's office.
Dennis Bailey's political advice falls flat
| May 06, 2011
More unloved press releases
Space used to be about buzz-cut patriots putting boots to moon to teach those rascally Russkies a lesson, but now it's just nerds studying gravity and rich idiots buying their way up.
Weed's rights, etc.
| April 29, 2011
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
| May 21, 2010
Is genius immortal?
No disrespect to the man who let there be electric light, but Ray Kurzweil is Thomas Alva Edison on steroids.
Tech god Ray Kurzweil is a modern-day Edison. Now he's battling to stay alive — forever
| April 30, 2010
The next Scott Brown?
Republican Scott Brown's victory last month in the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat has every two-bit GOP hopeful in the Northeast claiming the mantle of the pick-up truck populist.
John J. Loughlin’s suddenly high-profile campaign to oust Patrick Kennedy
| February 12, 2010
Sure, some bands take the easy route and have album releases through the summer, enticing you to shows with back-patio barbecues and all-night rooftop after-parties. In January? Not so much.
Local rockers drop it like it's cold
| January 01, 2010
RISD tunes up its moonbuggy
At the Rhode Island School of Design’s NASA-sponsored industrial design studio, the evidence of late-night activity is aplenty: granola bar wrappers, an empty Orangina bottle, and a crumpled potato-chip bag.
| December 25, 2009
Blu Christmas . . . without DVD
Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
| December 11, 2009
King of the world
There was a very nice star turn on the November 29 edition of 60 Minutes by URI's Bob Ballard, although the university got scant mention.
At sea with URi’s Ballard. Plus, pilin’ on Palin, and hanging with Mike and Lucia.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| December 04, 2009
Review: Planet 51
The opening for the latest animated kids’ fantasy is promising — but it’s for another movie.
Even aliens get paranoid sometimes
| November 20, 2009
NASA will crash spacecraft into Moon Friday -- twice
NASA is trying to beat the Moon's ass. At around 4:30 PT, NASA will propell a rocket into the South Pole of the Moon, and...
| October 08, 2009
The punch that took two lives
What started out as a lazy late-summer school day for Joe Donovan and Yngve Raustein ended in the murder of the latter. Below, we trace Donovan's steps, from the point he first hooked up with the duo who would end up his cohorts in crime to the spot wh
Nearly 17 years ago, Joe Donovan initiated a tragic chain of events with a brutish act of machismo. But should he be in jail for life?
| August 07, 2009
NASA admits to losing Moon-landing tapes
Are you serious? This isn't like taping over your wedding with a football game, this is like taping over the discovery of something outside this...
| July 16, 2009
What do you get when you cross NYU music-technology majors just out of their teens, vintage Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy gear, traditional rock-and-roll instruments, a mysterious, robot-building fellow named José with half a middle finger
Anamanaguchi are a shock to the systems
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| June 05, 2009
Love and friendship (Rhode Island-style)
Cort is whispering something to me but she's trying to be all respectful or whatever so I can't make out what she's saying.
An excerpt from Sarah Rainone's new novel, Love Will Tear Us Apart , in which six friends let the music do the talking
| May 22, 2009
While most area colleges continue to offer predictably boring campus tours that amount to wandering through academic ghost towns imagining departed crowds, there are also some alternatives to the standard walk-and-talk routine.
A guide to unofficial campus visits
| May 01, 2009
Space hot dogs
EDITORIAL NOTE In a bad economy everyone needs more creative advertising, even the good folks at NASA, who just wrapped up their You Control the Hubble Contest.
Really out there
| April 01, 2009
The house that Gonzo built
There’s a circus-like house in Allston — complete with an indoor basketball court, movie-projector room, pillow loft, and multiple art installations — whose ethos can best be summed up with a bit of poetry, which is printed out on labels on the wall of t
On a quiet street in Allston sits an unassuming home with an indoor hoops court, a pillow loft, a house band, and one main rule: leave things better than when you came
| April 01, 2009
Slideshow: N.A.S.A., Madness 2012 and Big Digits
Photos of N.A.S.A., Madness 2012 and Big Digits live at Harper's Ferry
N.A.S.A., Madness 2012, and Big Digits perform at Harpers Ferry in Allston, March 11, 2009
| March 13, 2009
All at once
If nothing else, the release of The Spirit of Apollo (Anti-) a few weeks ago by the intercontinental hip-hop/baile/other duo of N.A.S.A. (that’s North America/South America) makes an encouraging, if not actually uttered, statement.
N.A.S.A.’s gang bangers might be a little much
| March 03, 2009
Growing good air
What's greener than houseplants?
| February 18, 2009
N.A.S.A. | The Spirit of Apollo
I could fill up my allotted space by simply listing the plethora of cameos, not to mention incongruous match-ups, stuffed within this Benetton ad of a debut by Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegan, a/k/a N.A.S.A.
| February 18, 2009
As the largest stimulus package in world history winds its way through Congress, the critics are already out in force.
Poetry not prose
| January 28, 2009
Novel idea: Twitter fiction
Inauspiciously, Tom Scharpling began his Twitter novel with a typo.
Post-modernism, post by 140-character post
| January 14, 2009
My Family Vacation
Epic poster by NASA.... Three weeks ago, 30+ members of my family headed to Cape Ca...
| December 04, 2008
Fly Me to the Moon
First chimps and now bugs get to go into orbit — that’s right, the title of this film refers to the common housefly.
Doesn't muster much buzz
| August 13, 2008
Audiences may be ga-ga over WALL•E these days, but as far as space-faring animation for the family goes, Space Chimps is a respectable also-ran.
Witty and ingeniously conceived
| July 16, 2008
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