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A year in Westeros

Two Allston roommates make the nerdiest cookbook ever
"There's a pig head in the pot," Sariann Lehrer says, almost apologetically.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 02, 2012


Rich Juzwiak, the superman of supercuts, waxes philosophical about his métier

He’s not there to make friends
I'm not here to make friends. This pithy phrase tidily encapsulates all the bluster, the stiltedness, the underwhelming drama and overinflated breasts of reality TV.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  May 04, 2012


The ’90s auteur is back with Damsels in Distress, and he wants you in his club

Me and Whit Stillman down by the schoolyard
I attended a Catholic prep school in the early '90s filled with the scions of physicians and food czars.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 20, 2012


Review: Damsels in Distress

Whit Stillman's first film in 13 years
Damsels in Distress , writer-director Whit Stillman's first film in 13 years, is a comedic fable set at a fictional college in the East at some indeterminate time that seems like the present but might as well not be.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 20, 2012


Bill Murray's bag job

Live from Suffolk  
When Bill Murray walked onstage to deliver the opening remarks at a Suffolk University award ceremony last Tuesday, he carried with him an unmarked paper shopping bag.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 04, 2012


Touré on Prince

'Touch, if you will, my stomach'
Boston native Touré, a critic (Rolling Stone), talking head (MSNBC), television host (The Hip Hop Shop), and author (What It Means To Be Black Now) has added "Harvard lecturer" to his lengthy résumé.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 30, 2012


The Battle of Midway

Have you heard the one about the artists, the defense contractor, and the landlord they all don’t like?
To understand what happens when a defense contractor moves into an artists' enclave and isn't the strangest thing to happen there, one only need look at the saga of Midway Studios.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 30, 2012

GameOfThrones Dinklage

And thus the 'Game of Thrones' continues

Calling Dr. Zaius!
'Twas the thud heard round the world. In the penultimate episode of the first season of HBO's Game of Thrones , our hero Ned Stark (Sean Bean), after a brief, fraught tenure as the King's Hand, discovered the Lannisters' incestuous affair, was falsely declared traitor to the realm, and was beheaded in front of a frothing horde in the town square at King's Landing.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 04, 2012


Everything Is Terrible sics ''DoggieWoggiez! PoochieWoochiez!'' on the Coolidge

Worst in show?
For a concise introduction to Everything Is Terrible, look up "Nightmare on Drug Street" on YouTube.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 26, 2012


The realist’s guide to experimental fiction

Ripeness is all
Ten years ago, I bought a copy of Ben Marcus's first novel, Notable American Women, on the recommendation of a young literary editor.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 14, 2012


Will high-tech steal Central Square's gritty soul?

As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to find balance in Central.
A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 21, 2012


Big changes are coming for Central Square

Can this unique neighborhood maintain its identity?
In December, Councilor Kenneth E. Reeves presented a report to the Cambridge City Council.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 29, 2012


Authors strut their stuff

Live and in person
Literary gossip columnists, political poets, cranky lefties, and singing novelists are just some of the characters traipsing through Boston this spring to promote their new books.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 05, 2012


Bridgewater campus rallies against assault

Hate Crimes
On Tuesday, less than a week after a lesbian undergraduate was allegedly assaulted on campus, around 400 students, faculty, and community members marched at Bridgewater State University in support of LGBT students.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 22, 2012


A store with character

Is our children reading?
Curious George shall rise again. As Publishers Weekly reported, the Harvard Square monkey-merchandise-cum-children's-bookstore, shuttered last summer, will return in late April under new ownership.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 15, 2012


A woman in science's male domain

Beautiful minds
Geniuses have it rough.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 15, 2012


Davis Square gets a new venue

Play Spaces
Play Spaces
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 08, 2012


Christopher Kimball of America’s Test Kitchen tackles tough topics on his new radio show

Chafing dishes
Christopher Kimball is angry about olive oil.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 01, 2012


Gender bias at NPR — and what it reveals about the world of literary fiction

All (Male) Things Considered
In August 2010, the literary corner of the Internet seized in crisis.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  July 05, 2012


The cost of open courseware

MITx Files
MIT's announcement last month of a new online certification program made national news.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 20, 2012


All over Boston, artists, radicals, and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to work — together

Tearing down the cubicle
In these strange economic times, groups of young creatives around Boston have banded together to start nontraditional, cooperative work spaces.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  January 12, 2012

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