Monday, April 9, 2012

Latinos’ Place In U.S. History

We talk with Ilan Stavans, author of a history of Latinos in the U.S. Stavans says there’s a question of assimilation, of diversity and of becoming “American,” especially for Latinos, and especially when it comes to how Massachusetts understands what he calls “non-whiteness.”

Study: Swinging Temps Could Be Fatal For Seniors With Chronic Diseases

According to a new study, wild summer temperature swings could actually be fatal for elders struggling with chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Two women jog on the banks of the Charles River in Boston in March (AP)

Screeeechhh! Does The Noise On The T Affect Your Hearing?

An MBTA commuter and BU student looks into the damage being done to riders’ hearing by the loud screeching noise made by the Green Line as it turns out of Boylston Station.

The Green Line train is notorious for the loud screeching noise it makes out of the Boylston Street station (Flickr/Pylon 757)

The Meaning Of The Word ‘Jazz’ Has Baseball Roots

The meaning of the word “jazz” has an unlikely history. It starts 100 years ago with an obscure baseball player named Ben Henderson.

The meaning of the word 'jazz' starts 100 years ago with an obscure baseball player named Ben Henderson. (Flickr/Christophe Verdier)

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