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Pseudoscience debunkers and original thinkers unite in their lack of faith
It’s a few days after Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, and Rebecca Watson is posted up at the Asgard, a popular bar down the road from MIT, passing out leaflets promoting an upcoming “Skeptics in the Pub” event.
| March 19, 2009
Rock-paper-scissors is sumo for nerds
"So easy to learn, so hard to win." That's how Somerville resident Brian Loring describes the timeless game of rock-paper-scissors.
| January 26, 2009
Real time savers
Breaking news: scientists have eradicated the social malady known as "watch tan." The cure, of course, was the advent of the cell phone.
| December 17, 2008
Comics and crafts unite
What differentiates Comicazi-con from this past month's Boston Comic Con, sponsored by Framingham's Bedrock Comics, is the big-tent approach. Comicazi-con won't be focusing solely on comics, but will include local merchants.
| December 12, 2008
Geeky gifts 101
An introduction to buying things you don’t completely understand
“Smelly Yankee Candle for Grandma? Check. Tie for Dad? Got it. Toy dump truck for Tommy? Yup. Man, this holiday shopping stuff is easy. Now, who’s next? . . . Um. . . Hmmm.”
| December 11, 2008
Of pints and pens
If you drop by a Cambridge bar this Saturday afternoon and ask the bartender to draw you a pint, be forewarned: the guy on the next stool might take you literally.
| October 24, 2008
Brian Sullivan is Dylan in the Movies
For a brief moment recently, Brian Sullivan’s musical career came full circle.
| March 24, 2008
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.
| March 20, 2008
Blogs like Swedesplease.net
Green living and government-subsidized health care and education are breeding smart indie-pop acts by the dozen.
| February 25, 2008
Free your nerd
When “I’m Too Sexy” comes on, 28-year-old Rachel Marks has a flashback. “Oh my God,” she says. “My bat mitzvah.”
| February 20, 2008
Beauty and the geeks
The idea? A shooting gallery where the goal is to hit the ducks — and avoid bagging Dick Cheney’s hunting partner.
| February 14, 2008
A fitting opening for 'Inappropriate Touching'
The exhibit is called “Inappropriate Touching,” and whether you wanted it or not, that’s what you got at the packed opening reception.
| February 05, 2008
The warm and fuzzy pop of the Smittens
In the cold climes of maple country, the Smittens are sentimental saps and proud of it. Militant, even.
| February 04, 2008
Hasbro vs. Scrabulous
For Scrabble fans, there are few bigger dilemmas than how to play a Q without a U.
| January 30, 2008
Jason Drakes stakes his own claim
Drake has posted a free download-only covers EP.
| January 28, 2008
Chris Marstall brings Tourfilter to life
How do you take a Web site and make it come alive?
| January 22, 2008
Of Montreal: Reissue
If He Is Protecting Our Nation, Then Who Will Protect Big Oil, Our Children | Polyvinyl
Remember back when Of Montreal couldn’t be heard in commercials for Outback Steakhouse?
| January 07, 2008
Friends of John
Ra Ra Riot head up a benefit for their fallen Drummer
Most people at the Middle East downstairs on December 15 probably didn’t know John Pike, the 23-year-old drummer of New York’s Ra Ra Riot who drowned on June 1.
| December 26, 2007
Indie music and the internet have fueled an arts-and-crafts renaissance that would puzzle your grandmother
What would Grandma say?
| December 10, 2007
The wisdom of crowds
Well before the appointed hour, nearly a thousand people had gathered at tiny Reverend Thomas J. Williams Park in North Cambridge, waiting for . . . well, no one really knew.
| September 26, 2007
The Current Issue
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| March 24, 2013 at 11:09 AM
Mo Takes His Turn
March 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM
[Q&A] KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on art, Columbine and having balls
On The Download
| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
Outside The Frame
| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
March 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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