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Taylor Moore-Willis, a first-year law student at the Boston University School of Law, was crowned Miss Black Massachusetts 2015 in October and will go on to compete for the title of Miss Black USA in August 2015. PHOTO COURTESY OF TAYLOR MOORE-WILLIS

BU law student Taylor Moore-Willis on her road to Miss Black Massachusetts 2015

The words “beauty pageant” carry a lot of baggage. Thanks in part to shows like “Toddlers […]

by · November 19, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Spotlight
A research team led by Sinan Aral, a management professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, looks to tap into the large network of social media sites to encourage HIV testing in South Africa. GRAPHIC BY EMILY ZABOSKI/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

MIT professor to promote HIV testing, public health issues via social media

Eat this. Wear that. And make sure to do what? When faced with decisions of all […]

by and · November 18, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Science Tuesday
Gael García Bernal plays journalist Maziar Bahari, who worked during the 2009 Iranian presidential election riots, in "Rosewater," released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF OPEN ROAD FILMS

INTERVIEW: Journalist Maziar Bahari tells ‘universal truth’ of experience in Iranian prison in ‘Rosewater’

Sporting a light grey pullover and a sensible pair of square-framed glasses, Maziar Bahari looks a […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Amanda Palmer took the stage at the Royale nightclub Tuesday for the Boston leg of the tour promoting her new book, "The Art of Asking," also released Tuesday. PHOTO BY CONNER REED/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Amanda Palmer’s “Art of Asking” tour kicks off in dizzying emotional fashion at Royale Tuesday

Much has been made in recent years of Amanda Palmer’s crowdfunding habits. In the early 2000s, […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse
Progressive rock band Pink Floyd released its last album, "The Endless River," on Nov. 10. PHOTO COURTESY OF ULTIMATECLASSICROCK.COM

REVIEW: ‘The Endless River’ is fittingly ‘Floydian’ goodbye to progressive rock legend Pink Floyd

On Oct. 10, Pink Floyd released “The Endless River,” its first new album in 20 years. […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Features, Muse, The Muse
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their roles as Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in "Dumb and Dumber To," released Friday. PHOTO COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL

REVIEW: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ proves ‘to’ offensive this time around

Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are back as the bowl-cut brunette and shaggy blonde characters of […]

by · November 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Boston-based chef Jamie Bissonnette, seen here preparing pork ribs, praises the inclusiveness of the Boston culinary scene, as showcased on the current season of TV show "Top Chef." PHOTO COURTESY OF BREVILLE USA

‘Top Chef: Boston’ showcases unique tastes, talents of city

In its 12th season, cable network TV show “Top Chef” has finally made its way to […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
Sa Pa's pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup consisting of scallions, bean sprouts, cilantro, carrots, Thai basil and braised beef or marinated tofu. PHOTO COURTESY OF JACLYN VAZQUEZ

REVIEW: Fresh aesthetics, classic flavors collide at Vietnamese restaurant Sa Pa

It’s tough to say how much Cleveland Circle owes its happening hubbub to people falling asleep […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
The exhibit displays a mix of photographs, paintings, artifacts and multimedia for historical context. PHOTO BY JACQUI BUSICK/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: New exhibit at BU Art Gallery showcases Boston history with women’s art

Caroline Riley, a Ph.D. candidate of history of art and architecture at Boston University, has taken […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse
A mask by the Dayak peoples of Borneo is one of the pieces in "Arts of the Pacific," a recent installation at the Museum of Fine Arts. PHOTO BY MICHAEL ENWRIGHT/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Artistic traditions of the Pacific Islands come to MFA in new gallery

Unfortunately, art museums remain an agonizing experience for many. Those who have been on a middle […]

by · November 14, 2014 · 0 comments · Features, Muse, The Muse