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Surviving your first year

Even though college is your last four years of freedom and you'll meet some of the most incredible people of your life there, remember — your primary job is as a student.
The intern's guide to getting it right
By MELISSA NELSON  |  September 28, 2012
Review: Elena

Review: Elena(1)

Andrei Zvyagintsev's film, a Special Jury Prize winner at Cannes 2011, becomes more than a domestic melodrama: a grim, effective allegory of the daily whirl in Putinland.
Domestic servitude
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 01, 2012

Vocational education opens new opportunities for all students

Walk around the cavernous "hard trades" wing of the Portland Arts and Technology High School (PATHS) — which houses the auto-mechanic, carpentry, and welding programs, among others — and you're bound to witness a hubbub of activity, the bubbling-over en
Blue collar girls
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 09, 2012
BackTalk Tilda Swinton

Interview: Tilda Swinton talks about Kevin

You never know what you're going to get with a film starring Tilda Swinton.
Mother load
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 24, 2012

So much to do

Where to begin?
By KARL STEVENS  |  December 02, 2011

Review: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

The latest action epic from Hong Kong new wave director Tsui Hark ( Once Upon a Time in China ) is a fact-based historical drama set in 689 AD, a period when "all hell was about to break loose," according to the dense narration that opens the film.
Exhilarating action
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 23, 2011

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On carpentry and college

Age 30, I quit the Phoenix and ended up with a job as an apprentice to a carpenter. Sawing, chiseling, hammering, nail-gunning, tiling, sanding, slotting, framing, hauling, measuring, and sweeping are less obvious outcomes of an undergraduate career in
Finding reward - and real learning - in the ivory tower
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 02, 2011

Woo-hoo! Vacation!

A relaxing tropical getaway, without the getaway part.
By DAVID KISH  |  July 01, 2011

College kids get confidence

I’m a junior in college and am doing an internship at a nonprofit organization. Last week my boss, who has always been very professional, asked me if she could talk to me outside of work for something that was not work-related.
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 01, 2010

Supporting the arts

They haven't paid you in how long?
By KARL STEVENS  |  April 16, 2010
Gay Pride music options that won't send you screaming back to the closet.

Gay Pride music options that won't send you screaming back to the closet.

Trust me, I know: One day, some crucial gland inside of me will cough a final puff of its stuff into my bloodstream and I’ll...
By Michael Brodeur  |  June 11, 2009