Lebanese indie band Mashrou’ Leila shows politics can be sexy at Cambridge gig

The line outside The Sinclair on Sunday, Oct. 22 was almost unprecedented for the relatively small venue. Those in the crowd were mostly college students, and they spoke in several languages including English, Arabic, French and Turkish. Although the headliner, Mashrou’ Leila, isn’t very popular in the United States, the band has gained cult status among the Middle […]


Teeing off: Eyes on Georgia

Another week goes by and I continue to study molecular biology and the various enzymes of fatty acid metabolism. Jordan Spieth, on the other hand, has just won his ninth career PGA tour event, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, by four shots over Kelly Kraft. Spieth was in incredible form this week, striking the ball […]


The betrayal

I’ve written about Arab Israeli columnist and novelist Sayed Kashua recently. It is safe to say he has had less than an easy life. While some of his frustrations with the current Israeli government are grounded, I take issue with a number of his stances. But for all the critique he levels at the country, […]


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