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Story | Nov 6, 2013 | 11:00 AMJunot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a professor at MIT, a MacArthur "Genius," and the first Latino to sit on the Pulitzer Prize board of jurors. Still, the Dominican-American writer graciously took the time to answer a few of my questions via e-mail amidst a rigorous teaching schedule and a national paperback book tour (he'll be stopping by Yale University on Nov. 12 and Naugatuck Valley Community College on Nov. 14). We managed to cover the meaning of art, some of the quirks of his reoccurring narrator Yunior, and I even did my best to coax a little writing advice out of him.
Story | Feb 27, 2015 | 2:45 PM
Two industrial engineering students at the University at Buffalo decided to see if they could build a fairer NFL schedule. It added up to a tougher challenge than anticipated. After more than year of coding, number-crunching and a few failures along...
Story | Feb 27, 2015 | 3:22 PM
Story | Feb 26, 2015 | 11:13 AM
Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday he asked for and received the resignations of four members of the state's health connector board because the agency had "underperformed" and he wanted to replace them with members of his own team. Among the four who...