Kevin Slane is a staff writer at BDCwire, where he specializes in saying good morning to everyone who walks by and reading angry emails. He has written for numerous online outlets of varying repute, and enjoys bothering chain restaurants on Twitter in his spare time.
Following the recent Paris terror attacks, the United Kingdom’s National Counter-Terrorism Security Office (Nactso) issued new guidelines on what to do in the unfortunate event you find yourself in an active shooter situation, breaking their pointers down into three categories: “run,” “hide,” and “tell.”
The Department of Homeland Security’s guide for an active shooter situation (which is especially worth reviewing following Wednesday’s tragic shooting in San Bernardino, California), suggests people “run,” “hide,” and “fight”; instead of “tell,” where Nactso suggests you contact emergency services, DHS suggests you try yelling or improvising weapons as a last resort. One topic not mentioned in either of the guides? Playing dead. More
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… a virtual reality experience that lets you feel like you’re flying. And it’s coming to Cambridge on Wednesday. More
In January 2013, local artist Laura Meilman began an ambitious project: Draw all 121 subway and streetcar stations. Earlier this year, after two years of drawing — with a break in the winter of 2014 so her fingers wouldn’t freeze off — she finished the undertaking.
Now, as noted by Universal Hub, Meilman is selling a calendar featuring some of her favorite “T-scapes” just in time for the holidays. More
Looking to wake up with a burst of energy instead of feeling like getting out of bed is a physical impossibility?
How about heading to a sunrise yoga practice/dance party spectacular in the heart of Boston tomorrow?
We all remember “The Dress,” the optical illusion that took over the Internet nine months ago, boggling minds with its bewitching color-changing abilities. But that was nine months ago, a decade in Internet time. Now there’s a new dress taking over the Internet, one that seemingly every female meteorologist in the nation is wearing. More
Legendary singer-songwriter and Boston native James Taylor has long said his song “Fire and Rain” was about the suicide of Taylor’s childhood friend Suzanne Schnerr, his battles with drug addiction and depression, and acclimation to his growing fame. But when Taylor stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, his explanation of the song’s origins had a very different vibe. More
Freelance journalist Seth Porges walked out of a Paris apartment he was staying in Friday night when he was greeted by an abruptly violent scene. A man, bandaged and bleeding. Police officers, guns drawn, hiding behind vans. And yet 20 feet away, people were carrying on as if nothing had happened. More
Anonymous, the international hacking collective whose attacks on companies and organizations like the Church of Scientology, the Westboro Baptist Church, Visa, and Sony have caused major disruptions, supposedly have their eyes on a new, deadlier target: ISIS.
Millions of people around the world have sent prayers to the residents of Paris in the wake of Friday’s terror attacks, the second time the city has suffered an act of terror in 2015. But a cartoonist for Charlie Hebdo, the Parisian satirical publication targeted by an Islamic terrorist group in a mass shooting in January, doesn’t think Paris wants or needs your prayers.
This weekend is a big one for comedy in Boston. The Cam Neely Foundation’s 21st annual Comics Come Home benefit features huge talents like Louis CK, Jimmy Fallon, and local legend Lenny Clarke at the TD Garden; Amy Schumer is bringing her brassy comic sensibilities to town as the headliner of Northeastern University’s homecoming festivities; and starting tonight, over 130 comics will take the stage in the 16th edition of the week-long Boston Comedy Festival. More