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Silenced on campus

The college Muzzles
As this list drawn from campuses around New England demonstrates, liberty — as defined by the American constitutional tradition — is under constant assault.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 26, 2013

School for fools

Politics + Other Mistakes
If there's one Maine institution Governor Paul LePage hates more than the state's whiny newspapers, it's public schools. And for good reason.
By AL DIAMON  |  February 13, 2013

Muzzles on campus

The 15th Annual Muzzle Awards, student edition
Sticks and stones might break your bones, but on college campuses in the Northeast, words can get you expelled.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 11, 2012

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

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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He's all Dwight

Remembering Dwight Macdonald's work
Throughout the 1940s, 50s, and '60s, Dwight Macdonald was one of the nation's most provocative and original literary, political, and cultural critics.
By PETER KADZIS  |  October 20, 2011

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Autumn blossoms: Our 10 most anticipated art shows this fall

This season, the galleries are filled with light shows, monster rock and roll, and naked ladies
This fall is a season of celebrations and new beginnings as the Museum of Fine Arts opens its new contemporary art wing, the Institute of Contemporary Art turns 75, the Addison Gallery reopens after fixing its roof, and Brandeis's Rose Art Museum reopens after a mini renovation and settling a lawsuit by backing off from its threat to close for good.
By GREG COOK  |  September 14, 2011

Is Rhode Island a paywall mecca?

As the ProJo Turns
Media analysts say Rhode Island could be especially fertile ground for a declining newspaper industry's primary survival strategy — charging readers for access to its heretofore free web sites.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 17, 2011

At the Harvard Museum of Natural History, taxidermy takes on a new life

Dead in tooth and claw
The fisher perches in his case, between a black bear and a porcupine. His spine is permanently kinked in an S-curve, his tail cocked, his body no bigger than two paper-towel tubes soldered end-to-end.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 12, 2011

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A new school encourages domestic study 'abroad'

In the field
Starting with a New England expedition this summer, three local young women are launching an independent school that will eventually have its home base in Maine, while finding roots all over the country.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 11, 2011

Rewriting the history of capitalism

Brown University president Ruth Simmons has made it hard to ignore the school's ties to slavery — and by extension, the ties of well-known Providence families.
By MARION DAVIS  |  March 30, 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

Review: Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench

The little Boston movie that could
The little Boston movie that could
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 15, 2010

The new black

Can a new group of leaders help Boston finally shed its reputation as hostile territory for the black professional middle class?
When the Theater District's Cure Lounge ejected a group of black Harvard and Yale alums and grad students last month, many saw it as the latest confirmation of Boston's racist core.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 15, 2010

Her Campus knows what girls want and isn't too shy to sell it to them

Brand aid
In her second vlog for Her Campus's New Balance "Fit for School" Campus Fitness Challenge, Emerson senior Cassidy Quinn Brettler sits on a gray couch against a plain white wall.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 15, 2010

Weezer: The Early Years

Rivers Cuomo reflects on the making of 'Blue' and Pinkerton
When Rivers Cuomo, Weezer wunderkind and Harvard-educated overachiever, sets his mind to something, he is nothing if not meticulous.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 07, 2010

Jeb Bush, savior of public education

Waiting for Kryptonite
Jeb Bush is a visiting fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 23, 2010

Maddow to media: come out of the closet

By CARLY CARIOLI  |  November 17, 2010

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Society's demands

Esperanza Spalding | Sanders Theatre | October 2, 2010
Esperanza Spalding wants to prepare her listeners for something different with her new Chamber Music Society (Heads Up). She made that clear at Sanders Theatre Saturday night.
By JON GARELICK  |  October 06, 2010

Interview: Aaron Sorkin (''The Social Network'')

The screenwriter on hackers, Harvard, and getting even
Aaron Sorkin is one dapper guy.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 05, 2010

Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (''The Social Network'')

The actor on Harvard, anachronistic technology, and raging at the patriarchy
Eisenberg's performance suggests he's a genius, and a five-minute conversation does nothing to dispel that impression.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 04, 2010

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