Arts



No Foolin’: April is Poetry Month!

In honor of poetry month, the Scout will be publishing reader-submitted poems every week in April, as well as poetry events, poetry resources, and poetry more! Stay tuned, and if you haven’t checked out our Camberville Canon feature yet, give it a read! Happy Versing!



Visual Vibrations

If you’ve recently been out in Boston’s dance or contemporary art scenes, you may have noticed some interesting visuals accompanying your resident DJs. “VJing” is both up-and-coming and a throwback to disco-era visual projections. It’s part tech, part art and all full-body experience. This all out arts and technology experience has become increasingly popular at some […]



The Scout Needs Poems

There’s a little over a week left until the deadline for submissions to our Poetry issue–it’s time to compose or decompose, people! Give some airy nothings local habitations and names, already!


SCOUT OUT: Elizabeth Addison’s This is Treatment

“When I was an addict, I didn’t know how to access the creativity in me. I was passionate about it, but afraid of it,” says Elizabeth Addison, a local playwright currently writing and producing her own musical — This Is Treatment — about women and addiction. The play is the debut for Reviving Visions Theatre […]


Scout Magazines: Call for Submissions

Wondering how to get involved in Scout? Looking for creative freelance opportunities in your community? Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville are always looking for talented writers, journalists and photographers to contribute to the magazines. Blending the depth and vibrancy of national magazines with the immediacy of hyperlocal journalism, Scout Magazines feature the arts, food, business, […]


Scouted: Ricardo Fitten, Poet and Scientist

Walking around town sporting his beret, Ricardo Fitten looks like a poet. He is, in fact, just that. On any given day, you might spot this Cambridge resident selling copies his poems for $5 each, outside Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville. He pulls out a folder with printouts and photocopies. Some of the older […]


The Beat of Cambridge: African Drumming and Dance

As part of The Beat of Cambridge series, here’s the extended online version of our Scout Out on African Drumming, which appeared in the September / October print edition of Scout Cambridge. Take a stroll down Mass Ave. on any given night and you will be able to feel the energy of African drumming streaming from […]


Hanging with Solstice Circus

By George LeVines Circus: technicolor tents with cotton candy abound. Impatiently pacing big cats and the high flying trapeze. Injury prone clowns running circles to a blaring recording of Entry of the Gladiators. And that sweet waft of dung-soaked hay cooking in the summer heat. Right? For the local Solstice Circus, not exactly. Big things, […]