Patty Jenkins made history this summer when she became the first woman to direct a superhero movie. But women have been making a splash in the independent film world for quite some time. Here are six films directed by women that are perfect to watch on a chilly fall day — all you need is […]

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Nowadays, it feels like every time we log on to Twitter there’s a new terrible event in the news. Here are five weird and funny things that have happened in the last few years to take your mind off the sadness of the real world for a little bit.   140 people in Malawi were […]

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“JFK’s not here,” Sue told me. “A French king, sure. A colonial woman. A Revolution-era paymaster named Ebenezer. The spirit of a dead chef. But not JFK.” Sue is the manager at the Union Oyster House, the country’s oldest continuously-operating restaurant and one of Boston’s biggest tourist traps. My roommate and I were seated across […]

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Have you ever thought about how much the world’s most expensive meat costs? If you have, I’m sure you never thought it could be worth four figures. Sixth generation Frenchman Alexandre Polmard is one of the most exquisite butchers and sells the most unique and expensive meats. Polmard’s family founded its business in 1846, and […]

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My dad was in the Paris airport about three hours before the attack. From there he left for China, eerily on time. When I finally processed and acknowledged the horror in France, however, I shivered. I was afraid of my own continent, of my own Europe, of the place I call home. For the first […]

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Are you at least 17 years of age? Are you free of cold or flu symptoms? Are you currently taking any antibiotics? Have you recently traveled to the Caribbean or a malarial region? If you have ever been nervously sitting in the waiting room ready to give blood, you’ve probably half-heartedly skimmed through these questions […]

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Picture your classic 1950s housewife. She has shoulder-length hair that is neatly curled. She wears a tea length, shirtwaist dress and low heels — a feminine, yet, conservative look. She is probably cooking in a kitchen and sporting her staple piece — an apron. This woman, however, is more than a chef. As a mother […]

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As an international student I get asked a lot what the biggest difference is between my home country, Switzerland, and the United States. Although I have noticed many things are different than what I am accustomed to, I am always amazed at the sight of the sizable bright red apples in the Boston University dining […]

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Street artist Banksy’s “Dismaland” exhibit in England officially closed on Sunday at 10 p.m., but its remains will not go to waste. Its pieces are being shipped to Calais, France, to build shelters for refugees. Banksy is a graffiti artist and political activist but, above all, he is quite mysterious. Banksy is a pseudonym, and […]

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Until news broke earlier this year that a deal was in the works between Iran and other members of the United Nations Security Council, it seemed that the nuclear question had been a strictly binary argument as of late. The compromise requires that either nuclear limitations are lightened and sanctions against Iran are lifted, or […]

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