Tapping Into the Stories Along Your Bus Route

David Wang and Scott Middleton think that buses are underrated. “The bus has a bad rap right now, of ‘Oh, it’s dirty, it’s not on time, it’s dangerous,’ or whatever, but at least in Boston, it’s a really fun experience,” Wang says. “When I was little kid [there was] that excitement of, ‘Hey, the bus […]

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Local Architects’ Tips for Maximizing Your Space

1. Get Creative Before thinking about adding to a home’s footprint, local architects advise residents look to their attics and basements. Adding dormers—windows that project out from a sloped roof—to an attic is a great way to open up the space, says Somerville architect Jai Singh Khalsa of Khalsa Design. Similarly, adding lightwells makes a […]


Connecting Through the Lens

Meet Mark Ostow, renowned photographer, teacher, and owner of Cafe Zing Mark Ostow has always felt comfortable connecting with people through a camera lens. “When I was a child I spent a lot of time by myself,” the renowned photographer and longtime Cambridge resident explains. Growing up in Long Beach, N.Y., 10-year-old Ostow found solace […]


FICTION: The Young Woman

The young woman, having delayed the task for weeks, was about to call her father to tell him “No.” And yet the very thought of having to do this, knowing that she would attempt to mitigate his disappointment with a disingenuous (yet all too convincing) “I’m sorry,” compelled the young woman to ball up her […]