Archive for May, 2011

Pearl Buck: Bones and a deeper truth

May 09 2011 Published by under Boston Globe

Absalom said of Carrie at that time, “I never saw so hard a heart, so unreasoned a mind. . . nothing I could say would move her,” referring to her selfish need to mourn the loss of her babies when there was a whole nation of infidels who needed saving.

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Is Boston Ready For a Revolution?

May 09 2011 Published by under Boston Globe,Featured Work

Can Boston really go from being the worst city for bicycling to the best? The mayor and his spitfire bike czar think so, and they’re determined to launch the biggest bike-share program in the country. But as one visit to Paris reveals, bike share is about more than cool racks and shiny two-wheelers.

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More Good Years If Boston biologist and entrepreneur Christoph Westphal, 40, has found a way to turn back aging, then why aren’t we all getting younger?

May 09 2011 Published by under Boston Globe

If I could get your drug, would it help me, a 44-year-old man with a serious coffee-ice-cream addiction, to live to be 200? A century ago, babies dying and infectious disease kept life expectancy very low. […] once we solved those basic problems, people began dying from diseases of aging like cancer and heart disease.

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