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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

Here comes the Whambulance

Mass Art hosts the Baltimore Round Robin Tour
The Baltimore loft once known as Wham City is long dead, its inhabitants evicted in 2007, but the twisted DIY art movement it housed has flourished nonetheless.  
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 01, 2008

School daze

Sonorous studies at Oxfam
The shows that Tufts University’s Oxfam Café has hosted over the past year-plus are not your typical sweat-drenched college rock shows.
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  September 17, 2008

Granite up for grabs

Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008

I am I said

‘Empire and Its Discontents’ and more at Tufts; ‘Re-View’ and visiting faculty at Harvard; GASP’s Fourth Anniversary
Tufts University Art Gallery presents “Empire And Its Discontents,” which opens September 15 with work by 11 artists tied to previously colonized regions in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  September 03, 2008

Unhinging the binge

Some drinks are just too good to chug
I have a possible solution for the binge-drinking quandary: be more discerning about what you pour down your throat.
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  September 02, 2008

Major problems

Triple helpings of course requirements can ruin your college experience
Why are so many students taking on so much?
By MEREDITH HASSETT  |  August 13, 2008

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

Twelve patties, no cake

A burger safari
Can one revive something that is, unlike barbecue, universally American, and steeped in personal nostalgia?
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 13, 2008

Parody flunks out

Political humor is no longer welcome in Academia as administrators choke the life out of parody
Artist Barry Blitt’s brilliant illustration — which sought to satirize the naysayers who portray Obama as a flag-burning, unpatriotic Muslim and his wife as a black-power radical — cut to the core of today’s political paradox.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  July 30, 2008

Killing grounds

The Seagull flies at the Publick; Company One knocks off Assassins
Chekhov wrote to a friend while composing The Seagull , first of his Big Four, that he was writing a “comedy with three female parts, six male parts, four acts, a landscape (a view of the lake), much talk about literature, and five tons of love.”
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 15, 2008

Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin’ Pins live it up

Gettin' real gone
Over the years, Providence’s Johnny Carlevale has served as a kind of musical archivist.
By BOB GULLA  |  June 10, 2008

Tommy's Naked Soda

Steer clear
Soda ratcheted up a level, while still paying homage to the tonic classics.
By PHIL AMARA  |  June 04, 2008

Live at five

Fifth Annual Juried Summer Show at Tufts, Norman Laliberté at Montserrat, Julie Vinette at Atlantic Works, and Annual Juried Members’ Show at the Danforth
The Tufts University Art Gallery has taken the off-season opportunity to celebrate its year-round neighbors.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  May 28, 2008

Procrastination proto-hop

Yea Big D and Kid Static want you to fail your classes
This Sunday, a shitload of important reading-period assignments will go seriously undone at Tufts, when Chicagoan proto-hop masterminds Yea Big and Kid Static roll up on campus.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 06, 2008

State of hock

If the MBTA wasn't in debt, these items would be at the top of its new wish list.
Kenmore Station looks as if it has just survived an act of God, the Orange Line hasn’t seen a new car since the Reagan administration, and the head of the Transit Police union says there are only five cops riding the rails at any given time.
By JASON NOTTE  |  April 30, 2008

Who brought the cool kid?

Ian MacKaye visits Tufts
“For me, punk is the new idea, always the new idea, forever the new idea. That’s why punk can never die. Because as long as there are people, there will be new ideas.”
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 15, 2008

They're number one

Pissed Jeans at Oxfam Café + Middle East Upstairs, April 12, 2008
“I hate hardcore,” sighs another girl with a swollen eye. “I was in there watching the show, and I punched myself in the face. By accident, of course.”
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 15, 2008

Some Spaniards in the works

‘El Greco to Velázquez’ at the MFA, ‘Artadia Boston’ at the Mills Gallery, Harmonious Noise on the Roof at Tufts, and Animal Estates at MIT’s CAVS
With his elongated forms and spiritual intensity, Greek-born Domenikos Theotokopoulos is often seen as expressing the passion of Counter-Reformation Spain.
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  April 07, 2008

Obama outside the Boom

The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is
A year ago, when I saw Obama speak on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire, he did not sound the way he does now.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 05, 2008

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