Articles by JM Lindsay


Collecting Old Stories at MIT Provides Map for the Future

While MIT is mostly known for developments in mathematics and the hard sciences, the university’s libraries and special collections have an ever-expanding cache of oral histories, particularly about the institution itself. One collection documents the diverse experiences of women at MIT. Undergraduate students interview alumnae, and then transcripts of their conversations are submitted to the […]


MEET YOUR WINNERS: Arts & Entertainment

Events Space: OBERON 2 Arrow St., (617) 547-8300 americanrepertorytheater.org/venue/oberon Named for the medieval King of the Fairies, Harvard Square’s OBERON is the raucous sister-venue to the larger American Repertory Theater. Billing itself as a “thriving incubator for emerging artists to imagine new projects that could only exist in this exciting club theater environment,” the A.R.T.’s […]



Making the Past Present at the Cambridge Historical Society

Tucked away in the 17th-Century Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, about halfway between Harvard Square and Fresh Pond Parkway, the Cambridge Historical Society doesn’t see much foot traffic. And that’s just fine with recently hired Executive Director Marieke Van Damme. “We’ve realized that being a museum is not what’s going to bring people to this site,” Van Damme […]


SCOUT OUT: Laughs in the Attic in the Comedy Studio

“Nobody’s here by accident,” says Cambridgeport resident Rick Jenkins, the owner, manager and frequent host at The Comedy Studio, located on the third floor of Harvard Square’s Hong Kong Restaurant. “Nobody ever walked by and thought to themselves, ‘I wonder what’s in the attic of that Chinese restaurant.’” He’s told that joke onstage countless times but […]