In a new study published last March in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Harvard researchers reveal that even a single incident of malnutrition in early childhood can have a profound effect on an individual’s adult personality. Individuals who had suffered from severe starvation as infants tended to be more neurotic and less adventurous, sociable, curious, and organized as adults.
Imagine trying to drunkenly access Harvard University's homepage after a long night of debauchery, only to find yourself staring instead at the homepage of an Ivy League-themed porn site, accessed via harvard.xxx. Keep dreaming—that internet fantasy won't be happening anytime soon.
Much like the proverbial crow or magpie, Stephenie Meyer seems to be attracted to shiny things: the glittering vampires of “Twilight,” for example, or the shimmering parasitic aliens from “The Host.” Andrew Niccol’s film adaptation is visually stunning, but with its underdeveloped characters, awkward flashbacks, and voice-overs, it has little else to offer.
“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” has a strong enough beginning and ending that almost—but not quite—allow its audience to overlook the flat and hackneyed jokes that pepper the mediocre middle portion of the film.
In his newest album, Bowie stays close to his artistic roots but does not simply imitate his past work, providing an engaging album that can stand both on its own and proudly alongside his previous albums. There is some faint hope that “The Next Day” will be not a conclusion but, rather the beginning of a new era.
Xanthe Gresham, a storyteller from the U.K. who has travelled the world spinning tales of goddesses and ancient myths, will be holding a storytelling workshop tomorrow (March 6) at Arts @ 29 Garden. She will also be performing selections from Persian Epic "The Shahnama" today (March 5) at the Sackler Museum.
If you're lucky enough to have a significant other to impress this Valentine's Day, or if you simply need a break from the back-to-school rush, consider checking out an exhibit at one of the many art galleries around Boston and Cambridge. The Arts Blog has found four local galleries that are open to the public and free, so they're the perfect way to spend an afternoon if you've just dropped your last pennies on an Ec 10 book.