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  • An inspiring and insightful 'Underwater Dreams'

     An inspiring and insightful 'Underwater Dreams'
    With the debate over America's unresolved immigration policies at fever pitch these days, the inspiring documentary "Underwater Dreams" makes for quite the timely entry. Writer-producer-director Mary Mazzio neatly recounts how a group of Mexican-born...
  • Infrastructure building is historically cheap. Why has it stopped?

    Infrastructure building is historically cheap. Why has it stopped?
    Via Twitter, Erik Brynjolffsson of MIT posts a graph similar to the one above and asks:  "Why is public construction plummeting? a)no workers available b)interest rates too high c)nothing worth fixing d)??" The answer, of course, is d. There is no...
  • Aaron Swartz Documentary 'Internet's Own Boy' Set for June 27 Release

    FilmBuff and Participant Media have set a June 27 multiplatform release for "The Internet's Own Boy," the documentary on the late activist Aaron Swartz. Participant's television network Pivot will broacast the film later in 2014. The film is also...
  • Medical City still laying groundwork for spinoff businesses

    Medical City still laying groundwork for spinoff businesses
    It may take only seconds for cancer researchers at Lake Nona's Medical City to identify a tumor and pinpoint the best drug to treat it. It could take a decade, however, to spin off that kind of biomedical advance and create a profitable business...
  • Driverless cars still a long way off

    Two years ago, the annual MIT/New England Motor Press Association Technology Conference focused on autonomous vehicles. These are cars and trucks that can drive themselves. The conclusion: Autonomous vehicles will impact every aspect of vehicle and road...
  • Guitarist Tom Scholz Talks MP3s, Power Chords And Symphonic Rock

    Guitarist Tom Scholz Talks MP3s, Power Chords And Symphonic Rock
    Six albums in nearly 40 years: it's not what you'd call prolific. But just listen to those albums — the layered guitar lines on "Piece of Mind," the Brad Delp's vocals on "Hitch a Ride," or pick your favorite spot — and you might agree the...
  • Maryland's road to independence [Editorial]

    Maryland's road to independence  [Editorial]
    Within months of the first shots of what was to become America's Revolutionary War, Maryland mustered troops to join the Continental Army and help newly appointed general George Washington drive the British from Boston. But the willingness to support...
  • 'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family

    'Everything I Never Told You' a moving tale of a dysfunctional family
    "Everything I Never Told You," Celeste Ng's excellent first novel about family, love and ambition, opens with a death. Indeed, the demise of Lydia Lee, the teenage middle daughter of a Chinese American professor and his Virginia-born wife, is...
  • Film Review: 'Video Games: The Movie'

    Ranking high on the list of movies you can't quite believe nobody thought to make previously, "Video Games: The Movie" provides a slick, entertaining survey of electronic gaming's history to date. Most folks under 50 are likely to find it all nostalgic...
  • Newport Aquatic Center rowers shine

    Seven rowers from Back Bay high schools helped the Newport Aquatic Center finish second in the lightweight eight final at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships completed June 15 at Lake Natoma near Sacramento. Newport Harbor students Jake Sliker,...
  • Sacramento Kings unabashedly lean on madding analytic crowd

    Sacramento Kings unabashedly lean on madding analytic crowd
    Some of the smartest guys involved in the Sacramento Kings' draft decisions were in the room next door. One was a quantitative investment fund manager. Another was a Duke history major. A third was an IT strategy consultant. None of the five analytic-...