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Alizarin Crimson
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Alizarin Crimson

Bright red pigments line the shelves of the Harvard Art Museums' archives.

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Libraries

the-laughing-room

Cambridge residents try out The Laughing Room in the lobby of the Cambridge Public Library.

Art at the Harvest Party
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Buying Art Like Vegetables

The “harvest” featured at this market, however, isn’t farmers’ produce. Cambridge’s Community Supported Art is a unique program — purportedly the only one of its kind in the country — that sells local artwork using the traditional farmshare model.

Transit Pod
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Pod Save… the World?

"This is the silver bullet. This is the silver bullet for not just transportation, but for happiness. This is the happiness pill."

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Please Laugh

Sometimes, the room laughs when no one tells a joke. Other times it remains dead silent after a punchline.

Art at the Harvest Party
Cambridge

Art at the Harvest Party

Cambridge residents view art at the annual Harvest Party organized by Cambridge's Community Supported Art program.

Colonial Print Master
History

Colonial Print Master

Gary Gregory uses colonial ink balls to ink his type at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill in Boston. Gregory, a salesman turned modern-day colonial print master, founded this colonial printing museum and exhibit in 2010.

Regrets
Restaurants

70 Percent Pad Thai

I feel ready. I’ve been fasting since, well, lunch, and my stomach is as prepared as it will ever be to endure a pad thai eating contest. If I can eat an entire plate of Spice pad thai the restaurant will award me $100 in cash and a $100 gift certificate

FM Gets a Tarot Card Reading
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Cross Examination

By the end of the reading, we have a feeling that the cards just function as a mediator for the reader and subject to discuss their personal obstacles and how to overcome them.

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One Mall Walk for Man, One Mall Leap for Mankind

But where were my fellow mall walkers? Both representatives of mall management I talked to — a man at the welcome desk and a customer service agent —  could not point me to a mall walking program, and seemed baffled by the entire concept of walking through a mall purely for exercise.

Decorated Tarot Card
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Decorated Tarot Card

The tarot cards are intricately decorated.

Ines Patop
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Ines Patop

Karla M. Noboa (right) points out a bird to newcomer Inés Patop (left).

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A Walk With Boston's Feminist Bird Club

Karla M. Noboa, who founded and runs the Boston branch of the Feminist Bird Club, greets each individual birder as they arrive. She takes on the task of leading the walk with a hope that no one feels intimidated.

FM Gets a Tarot Card Reading
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FM Gets a Tarot Card Reading

Allison Hooper explains her tarot card reading to FM contributing writer Sam Eisendrath, describing the meaning of each card's symbols and orientation.

Binoculars
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Binoculars

Members of the Feminist Bird Club use their binoculars to zoom in on trees, hoping to find the bird whose calls they can hear.

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