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Lindsay Bu

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Third Thursdays at the Isabella Gardner Museum

​We can hear it before we even enter the courtyard. An almost ethereal soundscape, droning, adding nervous undertones to the otherwise sophisticated ambiance of this affair. It is the work of André Obin, this month’s featured DJ for Third Thursdays at the Isabella Gardner Museum.


Scene and Heard: Shabbat 1000

I think about this as I sit at a beautifully set table: A crisp white tablecloth drapes over the round table, ruby red carnations stand tall in a gold vase, and a full plate of food invites me to stare.


Mummies and Microbes: A Conversation with Ralph Mitchell

Mitchell’s pure passion for applied microbiology is obvious from the start of our conversation—he seems to be on a mission to convince me of how important these microscopic organisms are.


Drinky Drink: Spooky Cocktails

There’s a cat in one corner, Steve Jobs in another, a pair of life-size salt and pepper shakers across from you. Obscene amounts of candy amass on top of tables and your roommates have decorated the common room with orange and black streamers. This means it’s Halloween and Halloween calls for some spooky alcoholic drinks. Here are some of FM’s favorites:


You're Researching What?

With so many academics and researchers around Harvard, eclectic topics are bound to emerge. Here are some of FM’s favorites.