Michael Botticelli, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, speaks Wednesday at the Boston University School of Public Health. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Drug policy director pushes consensus between science, public at SPH forum

In March 2014, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick declared opiate abuse a public health emergency. Though […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 1 comment · Catalyst, Features
Nosaj Thing demonstrates his work at the Apple Store on Boylston Street Tuesday. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Campus DJs spin stigma on Macbook musicianship

The stigma surrounding electronic musicians such as Skrillex is nothing new. They get on stage, the stereotype […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Anya Oskolkova is a managing partner and director of media relations at Zazil Media Group. PHOTO COURTESY OF ZAZIL MEDIA GROUP

Media manager Oskolkova on company narratives, including own

In the eyes of Anya Oskolkova, the business world’s cold façade is more than a stereotype: […]

by · April 9, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Boston University Dean of Students Kenneth Elmore hosted a conversation Monday about censorship as part of Mugar Memorial Library's Free Speech Installation. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BRIAN SONG/DFP FILE PHOTO

Censorship talk considers cases for keeping quiet, causing commotion

Libraries are essentially massive symbols of free speech: entire multi-level buildings filled with ideas, many of […]

by · April 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
A study published March 31 in “Cell Research” found facial imaging predicts aging better than blood profiles. GRAPHIC BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

As predictor of age, blood over face proves big disgrace

The age old question, “How old are you?”, can be answered by analyzing a person’s face, […]

by · April 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
“While We’re Young,” starring Ben Stiller as Josh (left) and Naomi Watts as Cornelia, premiered in Boston Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF A24

REVIEW: Few wrinkles in forward-facing “While We’re Young”

Noah Baumbach’s latest film, “While We’re Young,” opens with a silent epigraph from 19th century Norwegian […]

by · April 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Multiple artists performed in the 27 Club Memorial Concert at the Berklee Performance Center Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF DARLA HANLEY

In honor of ’27 Club’, Berklee hosts night of sexy, drug-free rock n’ roll

Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers Band and Barry Goudreau of the band Boston are picking […]

by · April 6, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse
The pilot for "Weird Loners," starring Zachary Knighton as Stosh Lewandoski, premiered Tuesday. PHOTO BY GREG HERNANDEZ/WIKIMEDIA

REVIEW: “Weird Loners” nothing of sort amid quirky sitcom surplus

Ever go into watching a new TV show with zero expectations and come out of it […]

by · April 3, 2015 · 2 comments · Features, Muse
"Hokusai" and "In the Wake," exhibitions portraying Japanese culture, open Sunday at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. PHOTO BY BETSEY GOLDWASSER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: At MFA, 6,852 islands, two exhibits, one Japan

Three poppies bend in the wind. Their curvature mirrors Katsushika Hokusai’s widely known piece “The Great […]

by · April 3, 2015 · 3 comments · Features, Muse
Vin Diesel stars as Dominic Toretto in “Furious 7,” premiering Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES

REVIEW: “Furious 7″ still fast, still furious, still frivolous 7th time around

Some might argue the “Fast and Furious” movies are everything that’s wrong with Hollywood: car chases, […]

by · April 3, 2015 · 0 comments · Features, Muse