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Smell and the evolution of disgust

The Senses
"Odors have a power of persuasion stronger than that of words, appearances, emotions, or will," Peter Süskind writes in his psychological thriller, Perfume (1985).
By: MAGGIE LANGE  |  January 18, 2012


Eugenides ponders the ruins of Providence

Born in Michigan, educated at Brown and Stanford, and now teaching at Princeton, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides opens his just-published third novel, The Marriage Plot , with daylight rising over the smokestacks of the old Narragansett Electric plant in downtown Providence.
By: MAGGIE LANGE  |  October 05, 2011

Amanda Pavone throws her weight around

Sweet Science
"You have a puncher's chance all the time," the coach calls from behind the rope. "Don't stop punching."
By: MAGGIE LANGE  |  July 13, 2011


Nico Jaar tunes up

Music Dept.
The sound of Nico Jaar's first full-length album, Space Is Only Noise , must have been inspired by his East Side studio.
By: MAGGIE LANGE  |  April 13, 2011
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