Articles by Elie Levine

Reparatory Justice: A Look at the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign

When Harvard University student Jarrett Drake worked on a class project regarding the school’s investments in prisons in the fall of 2017, he didn’t expect it to garner national attention and spark widespread campus action to spur divestment in the following three years. The class had focused on incarceration, ending with a final creative project. […]


What’s New: Changing Face

Central Square Central Kitchen: ClosedCentral Kitchen, located at 567 Massachusetts Ave. in Central Square for 20 years, has closed. However, Brick & Mortar, the cocktail lounge upstairs, which remains under the same ownership, will not be shutting its doors. The new marijuana dispensary Western Front, which is not affiliated with Central Kitchen owner Gary Stack, […]


What’s New: Construction Zones

Central Square A new boutique hotel with rooftop diningBuilt by global design firm Gensler in collaboration with Cambridge-based architect Boyes-Watson, 907 Main (located at 907 Main St.) will house 67 rooms as well as retail space and a rooftop bar called Blue Owl. The hotel’s website says its design drew inspiration from the legacy of […]


Do-Gooders, Key Players, and Game Changers: Cambridge YWCA

Body, mind and spirit are the three pillars of the United States YWCA—the institution’s original logo is composed of a triangle with its sides representing these facets of its services. In Cambridge in particular, the YWCA has strived to support underprivileged women and families since its founding 128 years ago.  For most of the YWCA’s […]


Cambridge Dance in ‘Crisis Mode’

This fall, Green Street Studios—a flourishing dance space that served as a hub of creativity in Central Square—closed due to a change in building ownership that caused a massive spike in rent.  The closure reflects a growing trend of prohibitive costs affecting the city’s arts spaces. Cambridge rents have doubled since the early 2000s; Green […]



Reduce, Reuse, and Wrap

This holiday season, think before you buy reams of wasteful gift wrap. Step up your gift-wrapping game with sustainable tricks that won’t cost you tons of money or end up in the trash.  Scout caught up with Sarah Levy, founder of the Cambridge store Cleenland, which sells low-waste home goods; Amy Lou Stein, owner of […]


Cambridge Honors Indigenous Heritage Month with Arts and Activism

What brings together hip-hop, painted doors, film screenings, and fry bread? Cambridge’s celebration of Indigenous People’s Day. The city encouraged residents to come out to honor indigenous histories in a month-long celebration of Indigenous People’s Day, beginning Oct. 14. Since 2016, the second Monday in October has been celebrated not as Columbus Day, but as […]


“In My Heart” Dance Showcase Highlights Local Choreographers

An IT manager for a pharmaceuticals company in Cambridge by day, David Orr is taking a different set of talents to the stage this Friday night. His contemporary dance showcase “In My Heart,” which premieres at Boston Center for the Arts on Friday and will run through Nov. 9, will explore themes of abandonment, loneliness, […]