Restaurant Review | Tampopo doles out feel-good cuisine

The Shops at Porter are a cornucopia of great Asian cuisine, the best of which is Tampopo. The cozy restaurant – which on a good day seats 14 people – is a perfect spot for eating with just one other person. For two, it usually isn’t difficult to get a seat. Plus, the food, prompt […]


Retaurant Review | Tampopo doles out feel-good cuisine

The Shops at Porter are a cornucopia of great Asian cuisine, the best of which is Tampopo. The cozy restaurant — which on a good day seats 14 people — is a perfect spot for eating with just one other person. For two, it usually isn’t difficult to get a seat. Plus, the food, prompt […]


‘Heaven Is for Real’ delivers portrait of Christianity

It started with a bestselling book: “Heaven Is for Real” (2010), the account of Colton Burpo’s near-death experience, during which the four-year-old allegedly briefly visited heaven before being wrenched back to life through the miracle of modern medical science. The topic is very big-hearted in many respects, and the film attempts to follow suit. There […]


Davis Square’s Snappy Ramen finds its groove

Originally known as Snappy Sushi, one of Davis Square’s claims to Japanese cuisine revamped their menu and blossomed into a new restaurant: Snappy Ramen. Located on 420 Highland Street, Snappy Ramen is practically unavoidable for anybody who has either walked farther than the Joey stop in Davis Square or frequented the Bank of America not […]


TV Review | ‘Portlandia’ is far from over

There are few comedy shows that showcase as small a small niche as “Portlandia” (2011-present), and even fewer that satisfy the comedic desires of such a particular target audience. The humor does not just revolve around lampooning hipster stereotypes,  but is specifically focused on the hipster stereotypes of one particular city – but then again, […]


Restaurant Review | Pikaichi delivers searing ramen experience

In the time-honored tradition of excellent Japanese eateries, Pikaichi is tucked away in an unconventional location and requires either a little know-how or a long-lost treasure map for the uninitiated to discover it. Located in Allston near Boston University, the restaurant is situated snugly between the Super 88 market and an eating court that offers […]


The Artsy Jumbo | Sophie Maki puts culinary skills to test with vegan baking

Freshman Sophie Maki has a rather unique hobby: She runs a blog on Tumblr on vegan baking. When it comes to animal rights Maki isn’t particularly political; she instead prefers culinary expertise to activism. “I’m not very confrontational,” Maki said. “I don’t have to comment on these other people who are like, ‘Bacon is the […]


Weekender | Tufts alumnus releases new book ‘What’s Important Is Feeling’

Adam Wilson (LA ’04) has garnered enough critical acclaim and literary merit over the past two years to turn more than a few heads. A regular contributor to The Paris Review and a finalist for the National Jewish Book award, he has had work published in Tin House, Meridian and “The Best American Short Stories […]


Weekender | Tufts alumnus releases new book ‘What’s Important Is Feeling’

Adam Wilson (LA ’04) has garnered enough critical acclaim and literary merit over the past two years to turn more than a few heads. A regular contributor to The Paris Review and a finalist for the National Jewish Book award, he has had work published in Tin House, Meridian and “The Best American Short Stories […]


Restaurant Review | Yume Wo Katare not for faint of heart

Near the Porter T stop, almost completely hidden in the chilly shadow of a red avant-garde windmill sculpture, one restaurant reigns supreme. There is almost no topping the treasure that is Yume Wo Katare. The restaurant’s ambience alone is deeply satisfying — a blend of casual and group effort dining , placed within a colorful […]


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