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I still love The Dig despite just about everything

I still love The Dig despite just about everything

I love The Dig. While I definitely played it in 1995, I’ve almost no memories of that. But the last time I played it in 2011, I rediscovered a LucasArts adventure that felt like something truly special, something unique in their oeuvre, and something that hit the sweet spot of the science fiction I most…

Azer Bestavros’ Computing Journey from Egypt to BU

Azer Bestavros’ Computing Journey from Egypt to BU

By Boston University March 5, 2020 Comments Azer Bestavros, associate provost, at the site of Boston University’s new Center for Computing and Data Sciences, which is expected to open in 2022. Credit: Jackie Ricciardi In December 1977, when Azer Bestavros was a 16-year-old junior in a Lasallian French school in Alexandria, Egypt, he asked for…

Coronavirus Update: All the TV, Movies, Sports, and Entertainment Events Canceled So Far

Coronavirus Update: All the TV, Movies, Sports, and Entertainment Events Canceled So Far

The coronavirus global pandemic continues to spread, with over 380,000 diagnosed cases worldwide. In the United States, many state and local governments have been closing schools, shutting down restaurants and nightclubs, and encouraging residents to follow the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation for “social distancing” as a means to slow the spread of the disease…

Guest Blog: Portrait Photographer Sam Haddix

Guest Blog: Portrait Photographer Sam Haddix

Obligatory awkward self portraitThe Most Productive Quarantine EverWow. What a wild time we’re living in. Whether by government or corporate mandate, or simply by your own personal choice, it’s entirely possible that as you read this you’re more or less stuck at home. There’s also a strong possibility that you may continue to be stuck…