Articles by Reena Karasin

Valentine’s Day in Cambridge

Still making your Valentine’s Day plans? Here are some distinctly Cambridge events around the city for those who want an alternative to a sit-down dinner. “Queer Heartache” Kit Yan, a queer, trans slam poet, shares the challenges unique to all forms of queer love and the strength it takes to navigate them. “If you’ve ever […]


Paying Attention to ‘The Little Details’

Ever feel like your belongings are closing in on you in your high-rent, low-square-footage Cambridge home? If so, you’re in luck—a professional organizing studio is headed to 2255 Mass. Ave. Stasia Steele started The Little Details over six years ago because she loved the way that proper organization could make a person’s life simpler. Organization […]


Meet the Students Who Are Shaping the Future of Transportation in Cambridge

Eight teams of Cambridge Rindge and Latin Students will spend their summers making transportation in Cambridge more sustainable. Approximately 35 students won summer internships with the city through the Glocal Challenge, a collaboration among EF Education First, the City of Cambridge, and CRLS that invites students to come up with creative solutions to local problems […]


Library Receives Coding Education Grant

The Cambridge Public Library received a Ready to Code grant from the American Library Association and Google to run a seven-week computer science program this summer. “Coding is something that we’ve been wanting to ramp up our services around for a while,” says Manager of Technology and Innovation Reinhard Engels. “It’s something that, as public […]


CRLS Black Student Union Takes to the Press

Members of the Black Student Union, which was resurrected at Cambridge Rindge and Latin this school year, will launch a news publication focusing on the lived experiences of students of color this February. Students were inspired to start The Volume by Frederick Douglass’s anti-slavery publication, The North Star, and by the Black Panther Party’s newspaper. […]


Blood and Biomarkers: Tracking the Body from the Inside

Laura Ingalls is a marathon runner, triathlete, and running coach. In late 2013, she inexplicably began to gain weight. Her doctor told her nothing was wrong, and that to combat weight gain she should exercise more—a recommendation that she found baffling, given her active lifestyle. Ingalls tried out InsideTracker, a Cambridge-based health optimization service that […]


Winter Carnival Kicks Off in Harvard Square

Harvard Square kicks off months of programming designed to bring people to the neighborhood during the coldest months of the year today, promising a whole host of events including a chocolate festival, a chili cook-off, and celebrations for the Chinese New Year. “You take all of those things and you put them together and you realize, […]


City Opens Winter Warming Center

Cambridge opened a warming center on Tuesday that will provide an alternative to shelters for the city’s homeless population during the coldest months of the year. The city found that despite the many local human services organizations, people were falling through the cracks, according to Shelly Chevalier, planning and development manager for the department of […]


OBERON to Embrace Shakespeare With a Twist

Lucky Charming feels he was born to play Puck from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He stopped growing in ninth grade at 5 feet 4 inches and is playfully peppy when around friends. But whenever he saw a casting call for the play, the role of Puck was already filled. “I need to play this role […]


Passim Awards Grants to Local Musicians

Passim doled out $42,000 this winter to musicians with ties to New England as part of its annual effort to help artists advance their careers. The Harvard Square-based nonprofit’s Iguana Music Fund is designed to enrich local communities by supporting musicians and making it easier to be a full-time artist. “It’s really to help the […]


From the Cloud to the Paige: Meet Harvard Book Store’s On-Demand Printer

Nestled in the back of Harvard Book Store, Paige M. Gutenborg whirs away. A faint smell of glue surrounds the machine as digital files transform into bound books. It starts with a Xerox printer. The manuscript pops out and is whisked into a neat stack, and then comes the gluing and binding. Tiny balls of […]


Our Best Stories of 2017

From mass protests that kicked off the beginning of the year to the bitter cold ushering December to a close, 2017 has been a wild ride. As we look back on the year, we want to highlight some of our favorite stories about the people, places, and movements that make Cambridge, Cambridge. So we hope […]