Scary Moments Campaign Aims to Spread Awareness of Biking Dangers

“I was in an unprotected bike lane while wearing a helmet, reflective jacket, and front and back lights,” a bicyclist recounts of a trip through Central Square. “I was hit by a car that stopped in the street and opened their passenger door into the unprotected bike lane. I was briefly knocked out from the […]


BBC Adventurer Uses Gecko Technology to Scale EF Education First Building

A gecko could climb the 10-story glass waterfall at EF Education First’s North American Headquarters in 52 seconds. So when local research and development laboratory Draper was tasked with helping soldiers scale walls, its researchers found the lizard an obvious prototype. “A couple years ago my son requested a gecko for his birthday, and I […]


To Be Born Again in Cambridge

Ryan H. Walsh’s Quest To Document (And Become) Part of Local Music History In 1968, Van Morrison found himself with a clean slate in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Irish singer-songwriter had just gotten married (partially out of love, partially for a green card) and cut himself from a shady record deal he made back in New […]


World Baking Shop Sets Sights on Camberville

For Alyssa and Teddy Applebaum, it’s all about the grain. “Once people get introduced to it, it’s just like anything else that we’ve adopted and gotten really excited about that seemed weird 20 years ago, but now everybody gets it,” Teddy says. “There’s like 20 varieties of coffee and everybody talks about their variety of […]


Cambridge Men Explore Their Roles in the #MeToo Movement

Content warning: This article discusses gender-based violence. “Those of us who identify as male most likely learned some behaviors that were very harmful, specifically to women,” Duane de Four, a member of Mending Cambridge who works with universities, the military, and professional sports leagues to end gender-based violence, told 20 participants. “Think about some of […]


The Apothecary Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A few miles away from the setting of “Cheers,” there’s another mythic place where everyone knows your name after a visit or two. To be fair, it’s probably best for a pharmacy to know everyone’s name for the sake of filling out prescriptions, but Skenderian Apothecary treats a first-name basis like a common courtesy, not […]


Shifting Out of Autopilot: The Health Benefits of Being Present

David Foster Wallace stood in front of Kenyon College’s graduating class in 2005 and gave a commencement speech. He chose to impart his wisdom to the graduates using a tale of two fish. “There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way who nods […]


What You Need to Know About the Vision Zero Action Plan

The city released a detailed plan earlier this month for how it will eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries, after pledging to adopt Vision Zero in 2016. Vision Zero got its start in Sweden in the late 20th century, according to the City of Cambridge website, and has since disseminated throughout the world. Cities come […]


Exercise Loves Company

A hundred people were gathered in Harvard Stadium at 6:30 on a cold November morning. The massive complex that can seat 30,000 was reverberating with impassioned screaming at a time when most people would still be in bed. The horde of people had come together to exercise. The routines vary based on ability level, but […]


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 […]


Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurant Roundup

Live Alive Life Alive is a destination for the crunchy (or crunchy-curious!) vegetarian, vegan, or omnivore. The official mission of Life Alive, in fact, is to “renew your energy and connection to life by soulfully serving you the most fantastic, vibrant, organic, therapeutic, whole food you could ever imagine.” Based on the line often displayed […]


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 […]