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Navigating the barroom breakup

You Got Served
It's pointless to plunge into the holiday bacchanalia with dead weight — namely, an insignificant other who doesn't need to meet nosy Auntie Gertrude at the family potluck.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  December 06, 2012

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Return to sender

Challah Back Dept.
Sure, we've all gotten an unwelcome fruitcake or fluorescent sweater in the mail, usually from a well-meaning and slightly out-of-touch relative. But few New England Jews could have been prepared for the surprise "gift" that recently arrived on their doorsteps courtesy of Georgia-based messianic former businessman Sid Roth.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  March 22, 2010

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Field guide to Facebook

Log on at your own peril! We take you on a surfing safari and break down the site's 19 most browser-busting bozos.
Recently, CNN ran a short piece listing common Facebook personas. CNN ? After our collective jaws dropped, we asked the rhetorical question, "How instructive is the funeral-parlor-stopover of undead zombies like Lou Dobbs and Larry King going to be to the Facebookers of today?"
By: KARA BASKIN  |  September 04, 2009

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Living beyond their means?

The go-go '80s have receded into the oh-no aughties, but not everyone has gotten the memo.
I'm at Bond on a Thursday night, and it's simmering with testosterone and possibility. Spaghetti-legged cocktail waitresses coo at businessmen. Tables spill forth with bejeweled women speaking too loudly and young couples sipping Champagne. 
By: KARA BASKIN  |  June 17, 2009

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Nervous, stressed, and depressed, LLC

What's a recent law grad expected to do in this economy?
Twenty-seven-year-old Jesse White is a temporary staff attorney at a domestic-violence nonprofit in the South End.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  April 30, 2009

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Bringing the party to the people

A history of our Inaugural West Swingers and White House Hoedowns
Are there any jobs on Earth more virile-sounding than commander in chief?
By: KARA BASKIN  |  January 19, 2009



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The holly and the miser

You're suddenly poor; suck it up and be cheap
Let the current financial tsunami be a lesson to you, arrogant plebeian consumer: greed cometh before a fall.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  December 09, 2008

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Half-baked Alaska

Why is the coldest state such a hotbed of corruption?
Until a couple months ago, did the state of Alaska ever cross your radar? Its chief exports were cute polar-bear screen savers and Northern Exposure .
By: KARA BASKIN  |  November 10, 2008

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Living la vida Republican

Because at America’s colleges, even the dangerously misguided have a right to be heard
Trying to find college Republicans in Boston is like looking for a flattering pair of jeans: they’re elusive — either too stiff or completely out of style.  
By: KARA BASKIN  |  October 22, 2008

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Stock stupidity

Self-declared financial ignoramus revels in the fact that investing ‘geniuses’ probably know less than she does
In my wildest dreams, I never thought my stock-market ignorance would be something to brag about.  
By: KARA BASKIN  |  October 03, 2008

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Fallopian follies

While celebrity sages salivate over Hollywood babies, Beltway pundits are spinning the latest wave of ovarian escapades. Have girls really gone wild?
Speculating on celebrity baby “bumps” is Hollywood blood sport.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  September 10, 2008



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MEFA madness

No need to panic over student loans. Just pay more.
On July 28, news broke that the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority had fallen on hard times.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  August 13, 2008

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Sweet madness

Marya Hornbacher’s bipolar life
Just reading this book exhausted me, so I can only imagine how tired Marya Hornbacher must have been after writing it. Or perhaps it came easily to her. Most things seem to.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  May 19, 2008

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Nowhere to hide

College gossip blogs exposed
Google-fucked. That’s what you are when a potential employer searches your name and discovers that you — you of the 4.0 GPA, you of the charity work — are also the sluttiest person on campus.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  April 25, 2008

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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

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Loving abuse

No one can be ruder than your family, and the holidays provide the perfect stage for the kindest cuts of all
Oh, the holidays.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  December 10, 2007



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Boston's green heroes

Small steps and super-human efforts
Small steps and super-human efforts
By: KARA BASKIN  |  November 07, 2007

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Celibate at Harvard

Can true love ever replace campus hook-ups?
A year ago, a conservative revolution was born in the throbbing heart of liberal Cambridge: a True Love Revolution (TLR), that is.
By: KARA BASKIN  |  October 25, 2007
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