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Ra Ra Riot graduate to the indie elite

When you listen to Mathieu Santos, you might imagine that Ra Ra Riot have enjoyed a charmed rise to indie fame, everything coming a little too easy for the erstwhile college students.
Senior project
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 26, 2010

In crisis, there is opportunity

The news about the news business is bleak.
Jobs are out there, even with the Internet remaking the media business
By A.J. PACITTI  |  August 27, 2008

Networking traps

Sure, 1984 was 23 years ago, but Big Brother’s still alive and well.
A message for Facebook users: you’re being watched
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 31, 2007

Wizard bits

Odds and ends on the occasion of the final book's release
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 18, 2007

Facing off over Facebook

Students, be warned: the college of your choice may be watching you. Post at your own peril: The risks of sticking it to the man on Facebook. By Adam Reilly
Who’s looking at you, kid?

Wild Kingdom

A recent article in the British magazine the Economist describes a scientific study done at Syracuse University by professor Scott Pitnick, focusing on the biological relationship between bats, their testicles, and their brains (some readers are now as
The connection between men and their balls
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 28, 2006


Muckrakers in the outfield

Last week was an important moment in the history of American journalism.
It’s time for baseball — and all sports — to be covered just like any other multi-billion-dollar business  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 05, 2006

No place like home

This Friday is Margaret Rouleau’s 77th birthday. It will mark the 56th year she has lived at the Fernald Developmental Center in Waltham, a state-run facility for people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation.
The families of mentally retarded Bay Staters fight to save Fernald — and an entire way of life
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 23, 2006

Attack of the 50-foot Oprah

David Letterman is by no means the first one to realize that the road to success — or forgiveness — entails planting a kiss somewhere on Oprah’s oft-fluctuating anatomy.
Why America’s most powerful celebrity should be more feared than loved
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  February 09, 2006