Articles by Rebecca Joy


Harder, Better, Faster, Safer: Training at Redline Fight Sports

A boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts gym that describes itself as “high-octane” could seem scary to a newcomer—especially when you realize that entering the gym means descending a flight of stairs to an underground training space. But Redline Fight Sports isn’t intimidating at all. In fact, it just might be one of the most […]



Finding an Inner Space

Located at 1110 Mass. Ave., Inner Space Meditation Center & Gallery is not situated in what one would call a peaceful place. The traffic level is steady outside their glass storefront, and it’s a little hard to believe that anything relaxing can go on in a place that borders the urban essence so closely. But all it takes is a […]


Keeping Up Shop: Grolier Poetry and Raven Used Books

The local and the literary, two of Cambridge’s top values, meet in independent bookstores around the city. Our big names—Harvard Book Store and Porter Square Books—come from our neighborhoods rather than national chains. They seem to be thriving, with celebrity author events, cafe? menus and warehouse sales. But what about the niche bookstores, the even […]



CLASSICS & COCKTAILS: Getting the Last Word with “His Girl Friday”

The Brattle Theatre kicks off its Screwball Summer series with screenings of Howard Hawks’ fast-talking romantic comedy His Girl Friday on Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21. Take in a classic tipple or two in Central Square before settling in for scenes from the silver-tongued Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as “newspapermen”—and as a recently divorced couple. […]


A Gallery of One’s Own: Women of Vision

Get a glimpse into the minds of local female artists at Women of Vision at the Multicultural Arts Center this summer. The exhibit, which runs June 5 through August 28, showcases a variety of works across multiple mediums from the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Women Artists. When N.A.W.A. was founded in 1889, it was one […]


CLASSICS & COCKTAILS: Father’s Day at the Overlook Hotel

The Brattle Theatre has quite a sense of humor—as evidenced by their Father’s Day screening of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” The big daddy of psychological horror films comes to the Cambridge silver screen on Sunday, June 21. Grab the family (creepy imaginary friends, too) to watch as Jack Nicholson destroys his with the help of the world’s […]



CLASSICS & COCKTAILS: Raise a Glass to “Citizen Kane”

In Classics & Cocktails, we combine two of Cambridge’s best features—classic film screenings and top-notch libations—pairing upcoming movie showings with their cocktail counterpart for an evening full of sips and stars. Arguably the classic of all classic films, “Citizen Kane” comes to the Brattle Theatre’s big screen on Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 to wish […]


CLASSICS & COCKTAILS: Stooges, Sparkling and Silliness

In Classics & Cocktails, we combine two of Cambridge’s best features—classic film screenings and top-notch libations—pairing upcoming movie showings with their cocktail counterpart for an evening full of sips and stars. Looking for a laugh this April Fool’s Day? You’ll want to head to Harvard Square for a screening of “The Three Stooges” and a […]