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Snakebite

"I can no longer stand to let this travesty continue," sings a character in Madame White Snake , the new opera based on an ancient Chinese legend co-commissioned by Opera Boston, which has just presented its world premiere. I'm afraid I shared the senti
Opera Boston presents the world premiere of Madame White Snake; plus the Leipzig Gewandhaus and Boston Philharmonic
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 05, 2010
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Love hurts

There've been some bizarre stories over the years involving gullible jocks and their inappropriate, multiple-alias-bearing girlfriends/wives.
Tough times for Dirk Nowitzki. Plus, a Pitt Panther gets caught shooting blanks.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 22, 2009
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More sex, more Lincoln

The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 29, 2008
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Losing common ground

Among the chaos of fractious voices at the 17th International AIDS Conference, it’s hard to discern a clear message, and even harder to know who might be receiving it.  
A new rift between science and activism undermines progress in the fight against AIDS
By DAVID KISH  |  October 02, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Kelly MacFarland

"Robots are hot and are incredibly strong."
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 03, 2008
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Mapping the mind

Consider the countless processes your body is performing in order for you to read these words.
Deborah Aschheim’s deep cartography
By IAN PAIGE  |  February 14, 2007


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Med school drug pushers

You may have heard of a little ongoing row about a Merck drug called Vioxx, which was pulled from the market in 2004 due to evidence that it caused serious heart problems in some users.
How scientists are selling out to drug companies
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 12, 2006