Arts


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.” […]


How Adia Victoria Unstuck Herself From The South

The basement of the Lizard Lounge is a cozy space, caressed by soft red lights and the quiet din of folks enjoying drinks and one another’s company. Saturday night is always ripe with the chance to soak up a new experience, to try on a new feeling, and on this Saturday night, in this little […]


Indie Studio Proletariat Explores New Video Game Frontiers

Last year was a good one for the developers at Proletariat. The fledgling studio’s first release, World Zombination, was met with fan and critical acclaim, including a mention as an editor’s choice in the App Store and a nod from Apple as one the best games of 2015. So of course, like most indie game developers, they’re taking what they […]



Next Week, “We’re Gonna Die” at Oberon

What’s the one thing we all have in common? As the Company One Theatre team explains in the video below, we all love Beyoncé, no one dug the second season of True Detective, and everyone cares what other people say about them. Oh, and we’re gonna die. That’s both a hard, fast fact of life and the […]


Dancing in the Moonlight

A few years ago, burlesque entertainer and drag king Allix Mortis was in the midst of the city grind. They were stretched thin, trying to make it work between two jobs and freelance gigs. Seeking an outlet, they found the burlesque community. Now, Mortis balances a more daytime vanilla work life with performing and coordinating shows by […]


CAN’T-MISS CAMBRIDGE: The Boston Underground Film Festival 2016

Every year, the nation’s top festivals and award ceremonies devolve more and more into glorified showcases for their respective brands. Sundance has the market cornered on self-indulgent middle-achievers who impress people at parties with facts from only the most obscure Wikipedia articles while showing films about how they learned to love themselves in the face of no opposition whatsoever. […]


MAGIC MIKE: The One-Two Punch Takedown of Toxic Masculinity

Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL will be playing as a double feature at Cambridge’s Brattle Theater on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27. Check here for ticket availability and showtimes. A funny thing happened when the endearing yet chronically miscast Channing Tatum led a greased-up, gregarious cast of studs for the breezy 2012 hit […]