As most of us prepare to revel in whatever minute Irish connection we can tell ourselves we have, another national force is descending upon the city. More
Emily Hopkins Staff
Stories by Emily Hopkins
Every comedian has been heckled at some point in their career, sometimes even after they make it big. But it’s not so often that an audience member gets the same mistreatment, which is exactly what happened at The Comedy Studio when comedian Chris Fleming took offense at a Cambridge bro’s demeanor at a recent performance. More
“It was amazing. It changed my life,” says Femsex Boston founder Hang Nguyen of her first experience with the peer-facilitated sex and sexuality workshop. She was living in Washington, D.C. at the time, where their chapter is called Femex. She’d studied sciences and gone into tech after graduating from Brown University. She was on the med school track. After the workshop, she quit her job, went abroad for a few months, and then settled in Boston to start her own version of Femsex. More
“A lot of public transit systems are so overburdened, they’re underfunded, and there are no investments going into them.” More
I have weird feelings about the World Cup. There’s a lot of violence that goes into putting on a game like that, and it makes me uneasy and at times enraged. But when I see the games themselves, but there is something about watching the games themselves, something about watching people who are so skilled at what they do, that I sometimes can’t avoid getting swept up into.
From climate change to public health to public transportation, a lot falls under the umbrella of environmental legislation that can affect our everyday lives. Here are a few key environmental issues that will be hot topics come election time. More
President Barack Obama has been speaking out for years in favor of an increase in the federal minimum wage, but due to the resistance from most Republicans to most of Obama’s ideas, it’s unclear that any kind of increase will be passed at the federal level.
Two young men ask a single question: What is silence?
Then: the sound of the needle on a record. The voice of Christopher Ricks, music historian. He catalogues, quoting novelist and anarchist philosopher Paul Goodman, the different kinds of silence. In the next hour, listeners will explore a man’s search for a silence that doesn’t exist even in the quietest place on earth, the spiritual silence experienced by a Trappist monk, the importance of the silences between the music, and ore. More