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Harvard's breathable chocolate

Not long ago, Harvard engineer David Edwards was dining in Bordeaux with famed French molecular gastronomist Thierry Marx and colloidal chemist Jérôme Bibette. Suddenly, tucking into a plate of gourmet fare, Edwards — who specializes in aerosols — had w
Biomedical engineer David Edwards is experimenting with ways for us to inhale our food.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 22, 2010

Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009

A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 18, 2009
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Willy Wonka in Smellovision

If you'll imagine the New England Confectionary Company in Revere to be Willy Wonka's magical estate, then Union Square would be the analogous working-class outskirt from where Charlie Bucket hails.
Scent of the Times
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  September 11, 2009
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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
By SARAH RAINONE  |  May 22, 2009
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Dance, Monkey!: Taylor Newhall

We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
Eats stinky cheese
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 19, 2009
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Heavy flow

I was a little dismayed last week when I dropped into Doomstar!'s Central Square rehearsal space
Doomstar! let it all come naturally
By MATT PARISH  |  March 03, 2009


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Zuzzy’s Cookie Dough

Zuzzy’s Cookie Dough is deadly good. It’s the kind of stuff Willy Wonka would use to stucco the walls of his summer house.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls
By PHIL AMARA  |  July 09, 2008

Crossword: ''Out with the old''


You know the rest
By MATT JONES  |  May 28, 2008
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It parade

There is a moment, at the end of a beauty pageant, when the previous year’s winner is forced to place the sparkling crown on a new champion’s head.
In 2008, novels turn to fairies, fashion goes faux green, and Star Trek  gets all 90210
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 26, 2007
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Close shave

If it weren’t for his beloved turn as Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, Johnny Depp would best be known as the cinematic alter ego of Tim Burton.
Tim Burton’s latest is bloody good
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 18, 2007
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Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

This one’s a lot to sit through.
Meet Super Creep
By MARK BAZER  |  November 14, 2007


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In living color

Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point  
By BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007
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Potter-schmotter!

No reading required.
25 fantasy films that lock horns, swords, and wands with Harry Potter
By ELLEE DEAN AND MADDY MYERS  |  July 24, 2007

Dream on

It’s 4:30 on a Friday afternoon.
Some of Boston’s best chefs share their professional fantasies
By RUTH TOBIAS  |  June 29, 2007

Cap’n Jack’s

“You’re not buttering that clam cake, are you?”
Waiting for candy-corn-on-the-cob
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 06, 2007
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Taking their lumps

Across the underwater plains of Alaska’s Bering Sea go movable cities of red king crab, silently marching sideways.
Red-king-crabbing, pitbull smacking, and more bull riding
By JAMES PARKER  |  May 01, 2007


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Epic Movie

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the brain warp behind the Scary Movie franchise and Date Movie , again take their tired and not-so-true formula and spoof a list of semi-recent theater fillers).
No remorse
By TOM MEEK  |  January 31, 2007
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Flower power

Many of Zhang Yimou’s films come down to a battle between character and décor. Watch the trailer for Curse of the Golden Flower (QuickTime)
Zhang’s gaudy, gory Curse
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 20, 2006
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A very global holiday

Nothing says “holiday” like a gluttonous gorge.
A domestic guide to international food gifts
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 06, 2006

Smoking Popes

The recently reunited Smoking Popes absolutely, uh, smoked last Monday night downstairs at the Middle East at their first show in town in “like eight years,” according to frontman Josh Caterer.
Holy smokes
By WILL SPITZ  |  March 14, 2006
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She heard something pop

The world of sports journalism has for decades been one giant Willie Wonka chocolate factory for the tired cliché. And while sportswriters themselves are generally just literate enough to keep from confusing their products, the general public may be excu
Plus, the troubles of the Delaware Blue Hens
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 08, 2006