Articles by JM Lindsay


Making the Past Present at the Cambridge Historical Society

Tucked away in the 17th-Century Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, about halfway between Harvard Square and Fresh Pond Parkway, the Cambridge Historical Society doesn’t see much foot traffic. And that’s just fine with recently hired Executive Director Marieke Van Damme. “We’ve realized that being a museum is not what’s going to bring people to this site,” Van Damme […]


SCOUT OUT: Laughs in the Attic in the Comedy Studio

“Nobody’s here by accident,” says Cambridgeport resident Rick Jenkins, the owner, manager and frequent host at The Comedy Studio, located on the third floor of Harvard Square’s Hong Kong Restaurant. “Nobody ever walked by and thought to themselves, ‘I wonder what’s in the attic of that Chinese restaurant.’” He’s told that joke onstage countless times but […]