Arts

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, […]


Spotlight: Steven Garcia on House Dance

“The day you cry in a club… that’s when you know you’re in tune with the music and the dance,” attests Steven Garcia, organizer of “the House Dance Exchange” at Central Square’s Dance Complex, recalling a particularly memorable dancing experience. Steven explains that house dancing is unique in the sense that it can’t be quickly categorized. Interdisciplinary […]


Last Nite: Balagan presents… Mirror Stage

If you go to a movie, you will most likely see a lot of people facing in the same direction. There’s a reason movie theater seats don’t swivel: the action, the stuff you shell out all that money to see, is happening up on the screen. Why look anywhere else? But if you caught “Mirror […]


WHAT’S NEW?: Public art heads to The Avenue

The neglected stretch of sidewalk between Cambridge Common and Porter Square is set to receive an extensive and badly needed makeover. On Saturday, the newly formed Arts Committee for “The Avenue” – referring to the above-mentioned section of Massachusetts Avenue – issued a call to artists, requesting proposals for public art to be installed on […]


Geek Week backlash at ImprovBoston

Fans of Cambridge’s comedic, geek-chic scene are out of luck. The popular geek-culture comedy festival, originally slotted for April 16-22 at ImprovBoston in Central Square, is on hiatus after a seven-year run because of an intellectual property battle, reports Marc Levy at Cambridge Day here. Apparently, founder and organizer Kevin Harrington had issue with ImprovBoston […]


Interview with BUFF filmmaker Drew Tobia

BUFF shouldn’t just stand for the Boston Underground Film Festival. It should also be an acronym for bizarre, unconventional, fearless, and filterless because those are the types of films the festival delivers, which started yesterday and ends on Monday, March 31. It all started as an overnight movie-marathon in ‘98. Now, celebrating 15 years, it’s […]