Monthly Archives: September 2014

Just Read: Amanda Hess Calls Out Myopic Journalists

I’ve enjoyed reading Slate staff writer Amanda Hess’ articles before (particularly her piece on why many men misinterpret #YesAllWomen, and her piece on Jill Abramson’s impact during her tenure as the executive editor of the New York Times) but I … Continue reading

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Walden on Wheels: Self-Satisfied Self-Discovery

Back in April 2013, I was very taken with an article I read in the New York Times titled “When Home is a Campus Parking Lot.” The article recounted how Ken Ilgunas, the author, paid off $32,000 in student loan … Continue reading

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Boston Theater: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

The Huntington Theatre Company has brought a classic film to the stage with their current production of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. When Joanna Drayton brings her lovely, older, super successful fiance home to meet the family (FYI: he’s black), … Continue reading

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Robert Pinsky at the Harvard COOP

Robert Pinsky, renowned scholar, former U.S. Poet Laureate, and professor at Boston University, will be at the Harvard COOP bookstore tomorrow evening, Tuesday 16, to read from and sign copies of his new book, Singing School: Learning to Write (and … Continue reading

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Just Attended: Greater Boston Theatre Expo 2014

Last Tuesday, I strolled through the South End of Boston heading toward the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on Tremont St, pumped to be attending the Greater Boston Theatre Expo. Imagine 50+ theater companies in one really … Continue reading

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The Date Approaches: Poe Statue in Boston

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, if you are in Boston you’ve probably heard about the new Edgar Allan Poe statue that will be revealed on October 5th, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South (near … Continue reading

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Just Watched: Discussing the Closing of the Factory Theatre

If you follow the Boston fringe theatre community, you no doubt have heard about the unexpected closing of the Factory Theatre, a brick-walled black box located at the Piano Factory on Tremont St. I’ve seen shows there since way before … Continue reading

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Culture Update: The Atlantic, Susan Choi, and “Shooting Stars”

Here are some cultural products I think you should check out ASAP: THE ATLANTIC: THE EDUCATION ISSUE The cover is provocative, as is the headline title: “Is College Doomed?” In this issue of the Atlantic, Graeme Wood examines whether traditional … Continue reading

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Just Found Out: Tolstoy’s 186th Birthday

Leo Tolstoy, the master of Russian literature, was born September 9th, 1828, which would have made him 186 today. Google honored him with a beautiful doodle (some of the slideshow images found here). War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death … Continue reading

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Just Released: XKCD Book

Ever read the incredibly intelligent and ornate web comic xkcd? Whether the answer be yes or no, you may want to check out the former NASA roboticist and comic creator, Randall Munroe’s, new book, What If?:

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