Nestled in a cozy corner of Porter Square’s residential neighborhood, NOCA Provisions couldn’t be a more fitting environment for a slow afternoon paired with a steaming cup of coffee. Among freshly made oat parfaits, an assortment of baked goods, and a daily menu selection, what stands out are their unique lattes.
Technology shapes the way one thinks and expresses. As the 21st century rapidly brings us closer to a world woven with the synthetic threads of artificial intelligence and automation, how will art react? This is one of many questions that fuels research-based artist, Ani Liu, in her transdisciplinary work. Her pieces encompass the intersection of aesthetics, science, design, and technology.
Colorful portraits of smiling MIT students wrapped around the pale limestone supports. Each photographed person carried a whiteboard with their names scrawled on, accompanied with its meaning, their pride spilling off the glossy photo-grade paper. In the stressful midst of finals week, this unexpected change of scenery came as a delightful surprise.
Japanese society is defined by homogeneous organization. But beneath a shell of structure pulses a harsh underworld of oppression, overwork, and exploitation. 'Shoplifters,' a film directed by Kore-eda Hirokazu, poignantly uncovers the overlooked struggles of an oddball group of people who consider one another family, despite lacking biological relation.
At the ripe age of 11 and a half, Flynn McGarry began to host a supper club called Eureka in his mother’s dining room. He enlisted his friends to staff his dinners, but after being invited to appear on the Today Show, star on the cover for New York Times, and cook with at pop-up restaurant events with the world’s most prestigious chefs, Flynn outgrew the walls of his home.
Unlike the other items at Clover that celebrate plants in their natural form, the Impossible Meatball Sandwich turns the inconceivable to reality. The meatball is made using something called Impossible Meat, a vegan meat substitute.
“Our main motivation in creating the book was that we saw that undernourishment was such detriment to runners of all levels, ages and genders due to disordered eating habits that can result in all sorts of health issues like stress fractures and other injuries,” said co-author Elyse Kopecky.