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
With Boston again afflicted with Red Sox Fever – a seasonal condition common here in New England –fans are once more flocking to the Mount Rushmore of Baseball flicks. This great pantheon of sports films invariably includes genuine classics (Bull Durham, 1988), and kids movies seeped in nostalgia (The Sandlot, 1994). Old school fans are popping in their VHS copies of Fear Strikes Out (1957). 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
I work part-time as a nanny for a 9-year-old boy. Recently, at school, he had an accident (I think he might have had mild food-poisoning). The office called his mom at work, and when I showed up to get him, she was already home with the kid–let’s call him Eric–getting ready to head out to buy new clothes and shoes (it was that kind of accident). More
If you haven’t heard of the MyIdol app by now, don’t worry – it’ll be a distant, Internet-based fever dream inside of twenty-four hours. The free app was developed in China and, while not incredibly user-friendly to English-speaking users, allows you to superimpose the face of your choice into an avatar.
We figured we’d do our part in beating this dead horse into the ground, so without further ado, here are some of your Boston favorites like you’ve never seen them before, and hopefully never see them again. More
To a Boston resident, the blue and white pastry box neatly tied with a piece of string is as familiar as the Prudential Tower or the Citgo sign. No matter where you are in the city, it’s practically impossible to escape the sight of Mike’s Pastry. Few feelings rival the excitement of untying the string that separates you from a coveted cannoli and, more importantly, that heavenly first bite.
Home to 18 cannoli flavors ranging from Hazelnut to Mint Chip, people line up in the bakery, out the door, and spill onto Hanover Street for all kinds of pastries, but let’s be honest, mostly the cannoli. And so, for the greater good, we took it upon ourselves to taste and subjectively rank all 18 Mike’s Pastry cannoli to find out which one reigns supreme.
I like music. Who doesn’t? I grew up with a guy whose entire musical interest was limited to the soundtrack for the movie Smokey & The Bandit and the cassingle of Inner Circle’s surprise 1993 smash hit “Bad Boys.” Even, so, Tony truly loved those few songs, although, for reasons I was never able to precisely determine. Because one’s enjoyment of music is so aggressively subjective, I sometimes try and think of questions that will help me understand what that inner experience for them is actually like. The most effective question I’ve come up with lately is this: More
My boyfriend had been looking for a job for months and was offered an awesome-paying position. But he would have been working 6 a.m.-6 p.m. 4+ days/week. Instead of taking it, he bought into his friend’s business selling game cards. We have no real monetary cushion so I took the first job offered (food-service) hoping to support us and our 5 children. More
The notorious TIME 100 list was released today, highlighting the most significant artists, politicians and innovators of the day. Of course, there are the compulsory additions – think your Kimyes, your Hillarys, your Obamas – but many names that readers may not expect to be recognized are also thrown into the mix. More
Whether you’re a musician, politician or notorious criminal, you know you’ve made it as an Object of National Interest when the New York Times writes about you. Just imagine how pizza, America’s Italian transplant and sweetheart, felt in this week in 1944 when they saw this sweet headline deemed as “news that’s fit to print.” More