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GZA explores the universe

Sounds of Science
In the mid-1970s, Gary Grice and his cousin Robert — ages 11 and 8, respectively — traveled for hours by ferry, train, and bus from Staten Island to the Bronx.
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 05, 2012
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Berenice Abbott's miracle of science


Like Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Berenice Abbott was inventing abstract photography. She combined Surrealism and a romance with modernity.
By GREG COOK  |  October 12, 2012
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What physics can teach us about Wall Street

Speakers
Lisa Randall is one of the world's leading theoretical physicists.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 25, 2012

Physics lesson for Diamon

Letters to the Portland editor, May 21, 2010
Newton’s laws of gravity and motion are universally understood laws, not subject to anyone’s opinion.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 20, 2010

Dad’s Place

Father knows best
Sometimes it's hard to assess the quality of a small diner-like place, in a small tourist-type town, but when you notice the cook-owner, Jean Pion, snipping fresh herbs for his omelets from pots he grows behind the eatery three seasons of the year, then your curiosity is piqued. At least mine was.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  February 17, 2010
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Harvard's breathable chocolate

Biomedical engineer David Edwards is experimenting with ways for us to inhale our food.
Not long ago, Harvard engineer David Edwards was dining in Bordeaux with famed French molecular gastronomist Thierry Marx and colloidal chemist Jérôme Bibette. Suddenly, tucking into a plate of gourmet fare, Edwards — who specializes in aerosols — had what might be called a voilà! moment.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 22, 2010
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Lightning Bolt | Earthly Delights

Load (2009)
I’m not sure why people are so worried about the Hadron Collider, especially since Lightning Bolt have been tearing black holes in the fabric of Providence on a regular basis for the past 15 years.
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 14, 2009
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Heaven and Hell

Angels & Demons has it all
Tom Hanks is back as Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, but the filmmakers have ditched the long hair and allowed Hanks to look like an early-fiftysomething (which he is) instead of The Da Vinci Code 's 40ish hipster wanna-be.
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 15, 2009

Play by Play: May 1, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Theater around town
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 28, 2009

Play by Play: April 24, 2009

Plays from A to Z
Theater around town
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 22, 2009

Play by play: April 17, 2009

 Plays from A to Z
Theater around town
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 14, 2009
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Review: Knowing

The plot is a sham, and Proyas's slick visuals do little to dress it up.
Although he's an MIT astrophysicist, John doesn't use science to go at the mystery so much as pints of whiskey and lunatic calls to the FBI.
By TOM MEEK  |  March 18, 2009
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Puzzle Quest: Galactrix

Puzzle Quest drifts off course once more
It's appropriate that the new Puzzle Quest game should take place in space. Just like a black hole, it's impossible to resist; you wind up crushed into a subatomic particle.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  March 10, 2009
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More new than old

Hope gets its close-up at Festival Ballet
Artistic director Mihailo "Misha" Djuric has a polished ensemble of dancers and impressive choreographers at the Festival Ballet Providence.
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 11, 2009
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Super-curious

A conversation with a Nobel-winning polymath: QED
A conversation with a Nobel-winning polymath: QED
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  February 11, 2009

Class of the Titans

MUSIC SEEN
Hypothesis: If a band perform a tribute to a parody musical act, does it create a meta-textual black hole from which no form of entertainment can escape?
By DAN CLARK  |  December 23, 2008
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The Year of the Nerd

Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 24, 2008
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Nobel Son

A precious, hyperkinetic mess
On its surface, this quirky thriller from Randall Miller has indie-style appeal, with Alan Rickman in a delicious role as a gluttonous, philandering, narcissistic physics professor whose Nobel Prize win is deflated by the kidnapping of his rebellious philosophy-major son.
By PEG ALOI  |  December 05, 2008
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Jacob Kirkegaard | Labryinthitis

Touch (2008)
Labyrinthitis deals with the material science of sound — in particular the Tartini tone.
By DEVIN KING  |  December 02, 2008



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The road not yet traveled

A layman's guide to the science of time travel
In 1916, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity.  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 21, 2008
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Space cowboy

For more than 50 years, UConn physics professor Ronald Mallett had a secret. Now that it's out, we may be one step closer to traveling back in time.
Ronald Mallett wanted to build a time machine.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 14, 2008
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The good news

David Alan Grier fills "TV's black hole" with Chocolate News
When David Alan Grier promises that he’s “filling TV’s black hole” with his chocolate flavor, you know it’s gonna be good.  
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 08, 2008
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Mirrors up to Nature

As You Like It on Boston Common; QED in Central Square
Up close, the Forest of Arden, an elevated glade tucked into Boston Common, looks like verdant, dappled clouds tacked to two-by-fours.
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 29, 2008
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The illusionist

Anish Kapoor at the ICA
Kapoor’s work looks like nothing in reproduction; you have to experience it in person to get it.
By GREG COOK  |  June 06, 2008
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Rage against the machines!

Could robots take over the world? In many ways, they already have.
We’re on the cusp of a perilous era. Our pitiful carbon bodies are evolving much slower than the silicon and steel gizmos we’re inventing. And the guys in the lab coats and pocket protectors are starting to worry we’ve opened Pandora’s hard drive.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 28, 2008
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Dark matter

An astonishingly unpredictable ending
This first film by Chinese director Chen Shi-Zheng and American screenwriter Billy Shebar is an intelligent, well-acted TV-level movie.
By GERALD PEARY  |  April 09, 2008
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Musical man

Jason Simon ends his run in The Producers
When holographic projection technology gets perfected, you can be sure that Mel Brooks’s The Producers will be one of the first holograms released.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2008
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Beat the clock

Does anybody really know what time it is?
“The Earth is a terrible timekeeper,” says Geoff Chester, the spokesman for this country’s official clock-master, the US Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 27, 2008
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Science and fiction

Hollywood teleports to MIT
It wasn’t all hyperventilation.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 15, 2008

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