Dating in Boston, although the city is a veritable hot-bed of overeducated single people and quirky restaurants, can be tough. HowAboutWe.com reported in 2012 that “walking around the Common” is the most popular first date in Boston, although hanging around Davis Square in Somerville is a close second. For those of us who think walking around aimlessly with a cute person sounds terrifying, professional help is available! More
Emily Gaudette Correspondent
Stories by Emily Gaudette
Whether you’re dumping someone or you have a bad feeling you’re about to be dumped, picking a strategic location for that final, devastating conversation is key. Don’t add another layer of awkward on top of your misery-fest by meeting your significant other (soon to be ex-SO) at either of your apartments. No one wants to initiate the end of a break-up conversation by asking for a glass of water or to use the other person’s bathroom before taking off. More
It’s always been difficult for me to muster excitement for vegan and vegetarian food. I mean, who would pick falafel or quinoa over the fleshy, processed goodness of a dirty water hot dog? Apparently, Camberville folks and Bostonites do all the time. More
If young Bostonians appeared tired and ragged this past weekend, they may have been involved with the Boston 48 Hour Film Project, the city-wide challenge for indie filmmakers who enjoy making art and hate sleeping. Ben Guaraldi and Rachel Stacy, Boston’s citywide producers, say the event is a spectacle like no other. More
I signed up for four sessions of Introduction to Burlesque at the Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (B.A.B.E.) with a limited understanding of what the art form really is, and I spent my commute from work to the studio wondering if my clothes were the kind of clothes I would enjoy taking off. What if I was terrible at it? What if I was great? I texted manic questions to my boyfriend, whose interest in my taking burlesque classes ranged from puzzlement to sarcasm. “Are you nervous or excited for old timey take-your-clothes-off class?” he asked. He also said, “Don’t pick Savannah as your stage name. You’ll sound like an old lady.” As we neared Allston, I replied, “Hope there isn’t a huge neon sign announcing Burlesque outside the place. I don’t want the people on the bus to know what I’m about to do. More
Is the upcoming web series “K&A” Boston’s version of “Broad City”? The series’ trailer certainly suggests a similar vibe. Both shows feature two dynamic, twenty-something female leads as they navigate relationships and early careers. In the early marketing for “K&A,” its leads Karly and Alex are described as “dysfunctional, day drunk and doomed.” Considering the media’s recent infatuation with dysfunctional characters of Karly and Alex’s age, (“Girls,” “Broad City,” “The Mis-adventures of an Awkward Black Girl,” “Two Broke Girls,” “New Girl,” “For a Good Time, Call”…) the “K&A” arrival to the scene feels well-timed.
Winter slows a lot of things down in Boston: T service, the feel of an average work day, and the general activity level of its citizens. A lot of people exercise more frequently in the winter, in order to keep their endorphins pumping while the temperature drops below 10 degrees. For those of us who prefer Netflix to a stairmaster, staying positive and energized can be just as challenging. Here’s how to keep an active mind in Boston until May (early April if we’re lucky).
Boston has inspired hundreds of short stories, Hollywood films, and historical novels, but some depictions of the city ring more true to locals than others. Immersing ourselves in a fictional Boston, as imagined by an author, can change the way we look at our city. More
Kitschy “Seinfeld” nostalgia has been in full swing the last few years. And we’ve got you covered for this season’s gathering. More
Despite being home to comedy theaters which cater to hundreds each week, Boston is still considered an “incubator city” for burgeoning comedians who want to make it big. That is, comedians consider the city perfect for breaking into the scene, learning the basics, and networking with other comedians, but most believe that career-oriented performers only find success in New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles. More