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Gates of Harvard Yard, by Blair Kamin

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Gates today, says Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, have a perception problem. "The word itself is ambiguous," he says. "A gate can pe...

PART 1: A Wide-Ranging Conversation with Physicist Geoffrey West about Life, Evolution and US Presidential Politics

Suzan Mazur | Posted 04.13.2016 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Redmayne as Hawking. Cumberbatch as Turing. If the timing were right, Christopher Lee would have been superb in the big-screen story of British-born theoretical physicist Geoffrey West. (I've interviewed both.)

Prehistoric Massacre Site Uncovered In Kenya

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.22.2016 | Science

Scientists have made a grisly discovery at what was once a lagoon in Kenya: The remains of 27 people, including eight women and six children, who were...

14-Year-Old Gets Lessons in Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 11.17.2015 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

By Alison van Diggelen, host of Fresh Dialogues This year a teen delegation from the United Kingdom won a trip to Silicon Valley, courtesy of...

Reviving Pre-Citizen Suffrage

Nadeem Mazen | Posted 08.07.2015 | Politics
Nadeem Mazen

This summer we will propose sensible legislation in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the benefit of those on the long path to citizenship. Learning from past attempts at similar reform in Cambridge, we believe that extending the vote to documented residents is within the realm of possibility.

Oxford vs. Cambridge? I've Changed My View

Rick Steves | Posted 07.24.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've spent the last three days enjoying both towns and comparing each -- and I need to change my assessment. Here's how I wrote it up for the next edition of my England guidebook.

Guy Raises Money For Homeless Man By Beatboxing On Harmonica

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.04.2015 | Good News

This man's an impressive beatboxer, but his musical skills aren't the only thing admirable about him. A video uploaded to Facebook features Jack G...

10 Great Secret Spots In (And Around) Boston, MA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

You've done the Freedom Trail, you've gone to the museums, now discover what some Bostonians don't even know about their own city. Here are ten secret spots. How many are you familiar with? Want a bit more? The Getaway Mavens take a deeper dive.

Climate Change Concerns Bring Activist Heat at Top Universities

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
The GroundTruth Project

At two of the world's most influential universities, the focus on global warming at both an establishment and grassroots level could signal a renewed push among academic circles to force action on climate change.

The Best City Programs Promoting Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 04.10.2015 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

State programs are important, but what can cities and towns do to accelerate a consumer switch to EVs?

10 Amazing Day Trips You Can Take From London

College Tourist | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Studying abroad in London is great: there are an infinite number of possibilities in such a massive city. It can be amazing but it can also be overwhelming, and sometimes you just need to get out of the city for a day.

When It Comes to Pure Sound, Does Size Matter?

Michael L. Berman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

We recently played with three portable Bluetooth speakers ranging in size from "desktop" to "briefcase" and discovered that the smallest of the trio gave us the best sound.

Why Harvard Commencement Isn't in February

Matt Weber | Posted 04.11.2015 | Education
Matt Weber

Today is a snow day at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Amidst the recent blizzards in this historic New England winter, it is important for students to know that while yes, there are many feet of snow on the ground, at least it isn't graduation day.

That Day After Christmas

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

On the Friday after Christmas, when the sanitation truck drove away, my neighbor went to retrieve her receptacles expecting nothing out of the ordinary. But as she rolled them back into her yard, she couldn't believe what she found scrawled on the side of one of the receptacles: the "N" word.

The 10 Coziest New England Inns For Fall

Oyster | Posted 12.02.2014 | Travel
Oyster

If you're conjuring up images of historic mansions, elegant antiques, thick oriental rugs, and cozy fireplaces for those crisp fall nights -- well, you're right on the money.

Ironman Maryland

Brian Boyle | Posted 11.23.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Inaugural Ironman Maryland, which took place in Cambridge, Maryland. This race was special because there are a...

Drink Up! It's Negroni Week Worldwide

Fathom | Posted 08.04.2014 | Taste
Fathom

Suddenly seeing red? No need to call the optometrist: It's just Negroni Week.

Interview: Richard Ayoade Seeing Double

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gloomy, claustrophobic and haunting, Richard Ayoade's second film, The Double, has been described by some as a dark comedy, a label that leaves Ayoade scratching his distinctive head.

Using His Experiences in Washington to Serve the Town Where He Grew Up

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

In 2008 Barack Obama ran a campaign on the promise of Hope and Change. Today many still argue about whether he lived up to that goal. I for one think ...

"What's Local?"

Leo Brown | Posted 04.01.2014 | Home
Leo Brown

Are you navigating other restrictions and allergies? Local is still a good place to start. It opens the conversation. We are all local; we all understand local. It's a fair question.

Why State Universities Are Best

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Gina Barreca

The essential differences between an education at a private school and a state one are most evident outside the small rooms or lectures halls where actual teaching and learning takes place.

The Role of Ranked Choice Voting in 2013

Rob Richie | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics
Rob Richie

If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting -- there has been a wave of positive national press and great new examples of how it works in practice.

"Princely Postcard"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.30.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It would not be classic British understatement to say that Prince Charles and I have a lot in common. For one thing, as my wife, Sue...

Can Being Too Clean Raise Your Risk Of Alzheimer's?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty

Sometimes a little dirt may be good for you, right? A new study suggests that those living in more industrialized countries with better hygiene may...

Prince George: 'Windsor' or 'Mountbatten-Windsor'?

Will Bower | Posted 09.27.2013 | Style
Will Bower

No matter whether you hear him called -- "George Cambridge," "George Wales" or "George Mountbatten-Windsor" -- the closest thing to a statutory surname that our new little prince will have will be "Windsor."