The following piece was co-authored by Jon Mael and Emily Boyd.
The transition from winter to spring means two things: get ready to see a lot of pale arms and legs for a while, and get ready to discover some great new grub. Now that you can walk two blocks down the street without getting frost bite, why not check out some of the best and most legendary sandwich spots that Boston has to offer?
You can’t go wrong with any dishes at these places, but these are some sandwiches worth grabbing this spring, as they all feature traditional warm weather flavors. More
You see them outside Fenway Park and down in Faneuil Hall, hustling and tapping and drumming up a storm. Now, thanks to this Boston People piece by Boston.com’s Braden Campbell, you can get to know two of those insanely talented bucket drummers you’ve seen around Boston. More
The May 2015 installment of Boston Calling Music Festival is almost upon us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your sights on September, too.
“One movie cannot contain him.”
– Roger Ebert, 2001 review of Shrek
As I type this, there are men in America who dress up and perform as Shrek every night for a living.
Soliders fight overseas for these Shreks. These Shreks are taxed by their government accordingly for their Shrek-related activities. These Shreks are our fathers, our brothers, our tour guides at local museums when productions of Shrek aren’t happening. They are us, if we were Shrek.
As I type this, there is also an editor who would allow an adult writer to see Shrek: The Musical five times in a row at Wheelock Family Theatre in a mentally taxing endurance activity we’ll call #shrekweek — an action that makes it hard for me to look in the mirror. That is, until I put on my Shrek ears, which are hilarious.
So how has Shrek, a film intended as a sucker-punch to Disney fairytale juggernauts and loaded with early-aughts topical references, somehow followed us all the way into 2015?
Let’s go on a disturbing journey together. More
Every city has its characters. People who, by their personality and actions, stand out among the crowds. While some of these characters are known for always being in the same spots, such as Spare Change Guy or the late Mr. Butch, there are those who are known for their effort to put a smile on the faces of those who happen to pass by. In the recent past, Boston has had Keytar Bear, but back in 1993, there was Chris Costonis — the Coffee Buster. More
Boston.com’s Charlotte Wilder recently wrote this piece: “How To Hate On Boston.” And it made me think about Boston and Bostonians and the chip-on-our-shoulder, inferiority complex that sometimes manifests itself. So I invited Charlotte to talk about the things that get under our skin, why they do, and what it all means. More
Freeman Plat Owner Jeremy Sallee and LTHR Supply Owner Jeremy Szechenyi are two gentlemen on the road to building financial freedom and a more stylish Boston by offering timeless accessories, footwear and apparel. Both have done so by creating high-quality lifestyle brands in their Boston homes. More
Last Friday, the MBTA rewarded customers who suffered through a winter’s worth of cancellations and delays with a free day of service across all platforms. Coupled with T-related giveaways from local organizations and a 15% discount on all passes for the month of May, it was the MBTA’s grand gesture to build up some goodwill. More
The majority of rock climbing gyms in Boston have popped up within the past ten years and there is no going back. With the popularity of indoor rock climbing on the continued rise, we think it’s time to check out what all the buzz is about. Here are five to visit that can all be reached by Boston’s public transportation. More
Just over two years ago, Shirley Eisenberger received an email that made all of her wildest dreams come true – she was accepted to her dream school: Boston University.
She had spent the past four years of high school working diligently to achieve superb test scores, a high GPA, and an impressive collection of extracurriculars. In fact, her application was so stellar that she received a Presidential Scholarship, an award that BU says is given to “approximately five percent of our incoming freshmen who demonstrate exceptional academic achievement.” But just over a year later, all of those achievements may not be enough to keep her dream in Boston alive. More