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Articles by Chaz Firestone (82)

On Wickenden, food once meant for a princess

September 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Angkor Restaurant doesn’t look much like a palace. Nestled in a colonial-style house with a wrought-iron fire escape snaking up its facade, the restaurant modestly promises “authentic Cambodian cuisine” on a practical blue-paneled sign.

From the Yucatan to Providence: Doom

September 12, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Entering college, students are told that with enough effort they’ll make it out in one piece. But the class of 2012 may not be so fortunate, at least according to Patrick Geryl. If he’s right, the only chance this year’s freshmen have at survival is to chuck their color-coded flash cards in favor of more practical measures: $10,000, survival gear and a one-way ticket to the South African Kingdom of Lesotho.

Potential doom? One last party, just in case

September 10, 2008 Comments are Disabled

When the first beams of protons zipped around the track of the Large Hadron Collider at 0730 GMT (1:30 a.m. EDT) this morning, the scientific world was holding its collective breath in anticipation of one of two likely outcomes: Either physicists would finally capture the elusive Higgs boson that their models had predicted, or they would learn that they had been on a decades-long scientific goose chase.

U. now planning to move UEL

August 30, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The Urban Environmental Lab, a converted carriage house that is home to the Center for Environmental Studies, will likely be relocated to a nearby lot on Brown or Olive Street to make room for the Mind Brain Behavior Building, the future home of the merging departments of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences and Psychology, according to University officials.

Web Update: Little ’09 suspended for fall semester

May 20, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Margaree Little ’09, one of the two audience members who threw pies at New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman during a lecture last month, has been suspended by the University for the upcoming fall semester.

One of Friedman pie throwers identified

April 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled

One of the two audience members who threw pie dishes filled with green whipped cream at New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman last night has been identified as Margaree Little ‘08.5, she confirmed yesterday.

Q&A with Thomas Friedman

April 23, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Thomas Friedman is a Pulitzer prize-winning columnist for the New York Times and author of the bestsellers “From Beirut to Jerusalem,” which won the a National Book Award, and “The World is Flat,” a look at globalization in the early 21st century. Yesterday he delivered a lecture for Earth Week titled “Hot, Flat and Crowded,” which shares its name with his upcoming book, and sat down with The Herald.

Times columnist pied in face by activist

April 23, 2008 Comments are Disabled

A female audience member ran on stage last night and threw a green pie at New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who had just begun a lecture on environmentalism in Salomon 101.

Despite protest, Friedman delivers green message

April 23, 2008 Comments are Disabled

The green revolution sweeping across the globe seems more like a “green party” to columnist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman, who spoke to a captivated Salomon 101 audience Tuesday night about the causes of and solutions to global climate change.

Curling: The ice is right

April 9, 2008 Comments are Disabled

Over the weekend, the Toronto Maple Leafs proved themselves less durable than both the surging currency minted a few hundred kilometers downstream and the Northeast division-winning Montreal Canadiens, who handed the buds a 3-1 loss to close out the Leafs’ worst season in more than a decade.