Arts

Here’s What to Watch at This Year’s Boston Underground Film Festival

If you weren’t at the Brattle Theatre last night to kick off this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival, then we’re sorry to say you missed Prevenge, a horror flick about a pregnant woman on a killing spree spurred on by her unborn baby. From writer, director and star Alice Lowe, the film is in turns horrifying […]


From Rent Control to Riot Squads: The Photographs of Olive Pierce

Cambridge Public Library archivist Alyssa Pacy knows that 1970s City Council meetings might not be particularly interesting to the average person. And they certainly don’t sound like the most engaging subject for a series of photographs, right? “But they were,” Pacy insists. “It was such an explosive time. There were hearings on rent control, on police brutality. […]



WORKOUT-SIDE THE BOX: Dance Like No One Is Watching

This winter, the perfect antidote to cabin fever could just be mixing up your workout—whether that means putting on your dancing shoes, practicing your swordsmanship or braving frigid temps on your bike. *** Looking to bring more physical activity into your life but can’t stand the treadmill or freezing temperatures? Try trading in those running shoes […]


Volunteers and Visitors Commemorate 40 Years at Transition House

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Transition House—the first domestic violence shelter in New England and the only one in Cambridge—recently debuted “40 Stories,” a multimedia project that shares the experiences of staffers and survivors who have been impacted by the shelter over the years. Sandy Goldberg conceptualized this series of “audio slideshows.” The writer, producer […]


Local Students Are Building A Full-Scale Trojan Horse

 When the International Spy Museum reopens in a brand new building near the D.C. waterfront next year, it will greet guests with one very visible new addition: a full-scale, period-accurate Trojan Horse that will guard the museum’s entryway. The Trojan Horse is a collaboration between the Spy Museum and Handshouse Studio, an artist space in the Norwell […]




Daniel Galvez Brings Middle East Mural Back to Life

Daniel Galvez painted the colorful, multicultural mural that adorns the outer wall of the Middle East back in 1992—which, he laughs, makes it older than many of the people who take tickets or serve drinks at the restaurant and nightclub today.




A New Performing Arts Center Will Soon Debut in Central Square

“One of the things that has been happening, sadly, over the last five or six years, is that the number of small- to mid-size venues has been shrinking, while the demand for them has been increasing. There’s no shortage of interesting performers in Boston, but there’s a desperate need for places where they can perform.” […]