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What is Filk?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the DIURNAL atmospheric DISEQUILIBRIUM
Filk’s not so much a genre as a state of being.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  March 20, 2008


Cosplay chic

What to expect at Anime Boston this weekend
Why cosplay?
By: MADDY MYERS  |  March 18, 2008


Roll on

Skating toward a massacre
Space suits, pink leotards, and townie wear. Add roller skates and a scowl, and you have a Boston Derby Dame.
By: ELIZABETH FLOCK  |  March 05, 2008


Online cameraderie

Photo net gain
It was a photo of six tan friends — lounging around a table littered with bottles and cups on a shady deck, apparently enjoying vodka and lemonade — that spurred Matt Prepost to action in January.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  March 05, 2008


Publish and Perish?

Blogging Harvard courses could revolutionize open education — if its contributors aren’t expelled first
Professor Tal Ben-Shahar is a resident rock-star lecturer on Harvard’s campus.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  February 28, 2008


Free your nerd

Dancing stupid
When “I’m Too Sexy” comes on, 28-year-old Rachel Marks has a flashback. “Oh my God,” she says. “My bat mitzvah.”
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  February 20, 2008


Everything is coming up bacon

That intoxicating smell, the siren-call sizzle — looks like pop culture has gone hog wild
Pigs are noble creatures, selflessly giving of their delectable flesh — and we need as many of them as we can get.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 22, 2008


Road show

Eugene Mirman takes ‘Maya’ to the MFA
Be warned, Hollywood: Eugene Mirman ain’t takin’ yo’ shit.
By: SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 20, 2008


Turn and face the strange

What would you do to find the perfect mate?
On Delia’s Web site, overly fast typist “Dptanimal” writes: “THE PERFECT WOMAM —– THE ONE YOU ARE IN LOVE WITH !!!”
By: DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 13, 2008


Meow mix

Garfield  meets MTV
You’ve probably realized at some point over the past 30 years that Garfield is horrifically unfunny.
By: MIKE MILIARD  |  February 12, 2008


Winner takes all

Inside the prize-filled trophy home of a seemingly obsessive-compulsive contest enterer
Tom Wethern’s house brims with more prizes than the free-toy wing at the Cracker Jack factory.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  February 07, 2008


Sex and (comic) sensibilities

Dirty pictures
Josie and the Pussycats were sexy for cartoons, but they were a fairly chaste trio — too shy to appear in full-frontal shower scenes.
By: CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  January 30, 2008


The cuteness surge

Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008


The things we did for love

Cry and the world laughs with you
Your high-school experiences probably fall between middling and unspeakably horrifying on the unofficial scale of shame.
By: SHARON STEEL  |  January 30, 2008


L_w su_t

Hasbro vs. Scrabulous
For Scrabble fans, there are few bigger dilemmas than how to play a Q without a U.
By: GEORGIANA COHEN  |  January 30, 2008


Fractured fairy-tales

How George Saunders, Hans Christian Andersen, and a trip to Fairyland can keep you sane
Somehow, somewhere, we seem to have forgotten the meaning of the fairy tale.
By: JAMES PARKER  |  January 23, 2008


Slip-sliding away

Think front-wheel drive can protect  you from the hazards of a snowy Boston commute? Not so fast.
What’s that, you say, front-wheel drive is unsafe?
By: ALAN R. EARLS  |  January 23, 2008


The kids in the hall

Teen pregnancies are up. Can on-campus student-parent services be far behind?
Someone is going to get pregnant.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  January 22, 2008


No escape

In and out of the classroom, teaching overseas is a learning experience, not a paid vacation
Like most of my colleagues in China, my journey here began online.
By: JULIA THROOP  |  January 23, 2008


Better by degrees

Online Universities gain popularity — and a new legitimacy
For busy adults already in the workplace, finding a set time and place to pursue a degree can be nearly impossible.
By: ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 22, 2008


It’s so different here

Savoring the challenges of spending all four college years abroad
Sometimes living and studying abroad can feel like running a marathon with a backpack full of bricks.
By: MARY GARBODEN  |  January 18, 2008

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