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How do Boston’s on-campus dining options measure up?

Food-o-rama!
College students have a reputation for a lot of things, but a sophisticated, discriminating palate is certainly not one of them.
By STEVE HOLT  |  September 05, 2012
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You gotta fight for your right

. . . to evaluate the quality of various college parties (and assign a grade accordingly)
There are a lot of colleges in Boston, and they all have a lot of parties. I spent the semester trying to chronicle them for the purpose of science.
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  January 26, 2012
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Law & Disorder: The Best of Last Semester's Campus Crime Logs

Best time of your life? Hardly. Behold these stunning antics, ripped straight from the campus crime blotters.
Incident logs available online and/or at campus police stations display laundry lists of amateur-hour escapades and bike/backpack/wallet/gadget thefts. Here are some amusing, singular shenanigans and trends from last semester culled from public records
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 25, 2012
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Huntington pays tribute to God of Carnage

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If Lord of the Flies wanted an upscale-urban bookend, it could do worse than God of Carnage (presented by the Huntington Theatre Company at the BU Theatre through February 5).
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 18, 2012



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Campus safe spaces offer comfy couches and open minds

Safety in numbers
Two months into freshman year, I was sitting in a friend's dorm room when Melissa, the broadcast journalism student who lived down the hall, burst into the room. She was near tears.
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 28, 2011
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Boston Midsummer Opera's The Italian Girl in Algiers

Dream Girl ?
This year Drew Minter and BMO gave us the young Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers , composed when he was 21 (it was his 11th opera!). It's an energetic comedy about a wily young woman who outwits the warlord who wants to add her to his harem.
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 02, 2011
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Big conservative funders are making a new push at universities

Right turn on campus
Funders are working through official university channels to underwrite lecture series, conferences and colloquia, and centers geared for the general-interest student, all carrying university imprimatur.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 18, 2011



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Sluts for justice

No means no
On Saturday, Boston joins the national SlutWalk movement, demonstrating solidarity to fight "slut shaming," a common response to sexual violence.
By LIZ PELLY  |  May 04, 2011
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Oh, the Humanities

6,574,357 hours of scholarship
The data contained within the following illustration represents the most common words found in the titles of more than 150 doctoral theses in the humanities and social sciences published in 2010.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 27, 2011
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An old monster re-awakens

 Fallout Boys
Until a few weeks ago, Godzilla was a time capsule of nuclear dread and handmade special effects. But with parts of Tokyo in ruins, over 12,000 Japanese dead, and radiation spreading, the film is more relevant than ever.  
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 15, 2011
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The Royally Screwed Tenenbaum

Sharing is caring
After more than seven years and dozens of petitions, motions, and court appearances, the title fight over the future of music washed up on the South Boston waterfront this week.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 06, 2011



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Clif Garboden, 1948-2011


Clif Garboden, who spent virtually all of his professional career affiliated with the Boston Phoenix , died last week. He was 62.
By PETER KADZIS  |  February 17, 2011



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An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
Welcome to Boston, college kids.
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 27, 2011
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Interview: Greg Fitzsimmons brings it home

Return of the native
Greg Fitzsimmons wasn't born in Boston, but the comedy community in town has claimed him as one of its own all the same.
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  January 27, 2011
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Review: Philip Guston: Collected Writings, Lectures, And Conversations

Fast talk: A great artist bends your ear
If you are interested in the great painter Philip Guston (1913–1980), you will want this book. If you are interested in American painting from 1945 on, and into the future, you will want this book. If you enjoy a great talker in top form, you will want this book.
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  January 07, 2011
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Search-term smackdown: Boston rivalries settled with Google Books Ngram Viewer

 Golden Ngrams
Two weeks ago, Google chucked a shiny new Web toy down the chimneys of Internet-research nerds everywhere: the Google Books Ngram Viewer, a search tool/treasure hunt that shows you the frequency of specific words in literature going back to the 1500s.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  December 30, 2010
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Kentridge's South Africa and Coe's disasters of war

Plus posters from Hatch
South African artist William Kentridge is often hailed for providing "a vivid history of apartheid and its legacy," as Time said when it named him one of the 100 most influential persons of 2009.
By GREG COOK  |  October 20, 2010
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Shelf life

Interested in a career in books? Here's whatcha do.
Some people visit bookstores so their children can chew objects outside the home. Others, to peruse the latest magazines for free. Still others walk into a bookstore and are filled with a vague but palpable longing.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 13, 2010



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Leveling Up

Be a Boston-based video-game developer
Are you unemployed? Have you spent the last two weeks playing Red Dead Redemption and seeing how far you can run your horse around the map before the game stops you? (Here's a hint: it's forever. )
By MADDY MYERS  |  August 08, 2010
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New directions

Docu vs. deadpan at the PRC, and new painting at BU’s 808
Listen carefully: is the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University throwing down the gauntlet? "I'm interested in bringing more documentary into the PRC," says Glenn Ruga, who became executive director in February.
By GREG COOK  |  July 14, 2010
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The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards

A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
By DAN KENNEDY  |  July 05, 2010
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Riot squads

While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  June 28, 2010
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Book bag for the dog days

Load up your Goodman, Gordimer, Franzen, Moody, and more
Planning to be lazy and let it all go this summer? Sorry, there are too many good books to read. From Allegra Goodman's The Cookbook Collector to Richard Rhodes's The Twilight of the Bombs and Jean Valentine's Break the Glass , you'll find tomes galore to keep you occupied through Labor Day.
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 16, 2010

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