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American Field

Whether you realize it or not everything is designed.  Clothes, houses, handbags, street signs, toothbrushes, toilet paper rolls… design goes into everything.  While I’m not a designer by any right, I really love learning about design and it’s practical applications.   So, for me something like American Field was an ideal opportunity to do some active learning. This weekend marked the third…

"Array of Spices" © Mekhala Hallaster, 2014

Tête-à-tête with Chef Sanjay Thumma

Guest Post by Mekhala Roy. You have pleasured your palate with succulent tandoori chicken, spicy lamb vindaloo, creamy palak paneer, magnificent mutton biryani and luscious mango lassi, all within the confines of your neighborhood Indian restaurant. As you might have experienced during your gastronomic adventure that Indian food holds the power to both fascinate and intimidate. “We understand spices better…


Journalism in the Movies

I’ve been thinking about journalism lately.  Not the kind of super soft, barely there pseudo-journalism I do for my blog, or the kind you find in the “listicles” ubiquitous on Twitter and Facebook, but the kind of real journalism that we go to newspapers and other credible news outlets for. To be a little more specific I’ve been thinking about…

Figment Boston © Greg Harris, 2013

FIGMENT Boston 2014

I love art museums.  I always have.  With few exceptions most of the art museums I’ve visited have been different variations on the same theme.  It’s either been paintings on walls, or sculptures in galleries and gardens.  It seems like the idea is always that by the act of viewing art, or being in its proximity you will learn to…


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