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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
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010

Everything is illuminated

A solemn pigeon, a rolling thunderstorm, flecks of dust: nearly everything speaks in The Invention of Everything Else , Samantha Hunt's second novel.
Samantha Hunt weaves historical fiction from Nikola Tesla's biography
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  March 11, 2009

Hot love

For once, a scantily clad goth woman swinging chains of neon-orange fireballs over her head isn’t doing so because I’ve pissed her off.  
Taste the flames inside Boston's secret world of fire artists
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008

Tinseltown East

Looking at the photographs now, it’s hard to believe it ever existed.
Boston was once a breeding ground for movie big-wigs. Now, Emerson College tries to preserve its ghosts.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 30, 2007

Dry Daisey

Fortunately for Mike Daisey, Bill Gates is on the other coast and Thomas Edison and Sam Walton are dead.
The monologist opens Monopoly!
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 03, 2007

September songs

“Try to remember the kind of September/When life was slow and oh, so mellow,” sings El Gallo at the top of The Fantasticks .
Invincible Summer ; The Fantasticks ; I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2007

Life, examined

Solo performer Mike Daisey has been described as a cross between Noam Chomsky and Jack Black, Spalding Gray and Robin Williams and — my favorite — “Jackie Gleason meets Franz Kafka.”
Delving deeper with Mike Daisey
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 26, 2006

Are you kidding us?

Russell Crowe as the Bud-I?
Russell Crowe, you’re no Buddy Cianci
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  July 19, 2006

Return of the rogue

In December 2002, when Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci stepped into a car for the drive to his new home at a federal prison in Fort Dix, New Jersey, some thought that life in Rhode Island would never be the same.
Will Buddy Cianci try to make life difficult for Cicilline?
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 12, 2006