Articles by Emily Cassel

Full Moon Celebrates 20 Years of Family-Focused Dining

Ask any parent—eating out with kids can be complicated. So when Sarah Wheaton opened Full Moon in 1997, she did it with a concept that was radical in its simplicity: she’d serve delicious, complete meals in a space that outwardly, intentionally welcomed families with children. Full Moon will turn 20 in just a few months, and while the menu has […]


Frequent Flyers

You’ve seen their work advertising shows around town. Now, meet three local designers who won’t let poster-making become a lost art.



A Look Inside the Lab

Scientists haven’t exactly been quiet about their frustrations with the current presidential administration. There was that global “March for Science” on Earth Day this year, which brought researchers and concerned citizens out to demonstrate in more than 600 cities. And many at MIT have been particularly outspoken; 400 opposed Trump’s cabinet appointments in a November letter, […]


Colorful Cambridge Boutique Shine to Close Next Month

Prospect Street’s going to be a little less bright come July, when the quirky, eclectic gift shop Shine closes its doors. After three years just outside Central Square (106 Prospect St.), the funky boutique, lovingly curated by founder and owner Emma King, is shutting down as its stylish, fearless leader makes a move to the west […]



Can You Guess Which of These Guys is a Manager at Life Alive?

“I love a big boot—that’s just a big kick to the face, you can never go wrong,” chuckles Max Pelham. “Head butts, and even just a good punch—it sounds boring, but if you can throw a good punch it’s everything.” Pelham—AKA Axl Keegan and later Mickey Keegan—knows it’s quite the juxtaposition: a WWE-affiliated wrestler who, for […]


First-Ever Central Flea to Celebrate Cambridge’s Cultural History

Next week, the Central Square Business Association and New England Open Markets plan to issue a formal press release for the first-ever Central Flea, an outdoor, Brooklyn Flea-style market that’ll bring artists, vintage dealers, musicians and more to the square. But in the meantime, the NEOM team thought they’d make a Facebook event the organizations could use to drum […]


Boston Calling Gears Up for its Biggest Year Yet

This weekend, Boston Calling is back. But this year, for the first time, the music festival is saying farewell to its digs at Boston’s City Hall—where it’s been held since it debuted in 2013—and setting up camp at the Harvard Athletic Complex. The move to Harvard marks Boston Calling’s biggest event to date, with headlining sets from Chance the Rapper, […]



Five Questions With Award-Winning Cambridge Bartender Naomi Levy

Thirst Boston, a cocktail conference (seriously!) that brings the city’s bartending experts together for a celebration of sipping locally, returns on April 28 with panels, classes and—of course—a few parties. One of those experts is Cambridge’s Naomi Levy, who’s participating in a seminar called “Title Town: How to Make Friends & Win Cocktail Competitions.” The decorated […]


Introducing Pepperlane: A Platform for Working Moms, Built by Working Moms

It’s in no way radical to say that mothers in the workplace face a specific set of challenges. Forbes recently reported that the among developed nations, the U.S. is “dead last” when it comes to paid maternity leave, and that’s to say nothing of the day-to-day difficulty (and Herculean organizational feat) that comes along with getting kids […]