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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.
| 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
| September 18, 2009
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
| September 11, 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
Dance, Monkey!: Taylor Newhall
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week's victim . . .
Eats stinky cheese
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| March 19, 2009
I was a little dismayed last week when I dropped into Doomstar!'s Central Square rehearsal space
Doomstar! let it all come naturally
| March 03, 2009
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.
| July 09, 2008
Crossword: ''Out with the old''
You know the rest
| May 28, 2008
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
| December 26, 2007
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
| December 18, 2007
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
This one’s a lot to sit through.
Meet Super Creep
| November 14, 2007
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
| September 12, 2007
No reading required.
25 fantasy films that lock horns, swords, and wands with Harry Potter
ELLEE DEAN AND MADDY MYERS
| July 24, 2007
It’s 4:30 on a Friday afternoon.
Some of Boston’s best chefs share their professional fantasies
| June 29, 2007
“You’re not buttering that clam cake, are you?”
Waiting for candy-corn-on-the-cob
| June 06, 2007
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
| May 01, 2007
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).
| January 31, 2007
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
| December 20, 2006
A very global holiday
Nothing says “holiday” like a gluttonous gorge.
A domestic guide to international food gifts
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| December 06, 2006
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.
| March 14, 2006
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
| March 08, 2006
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