This winter, the perfect antidote to cabin fever could just be mixing up your workout—whether that means putting on your dancing shoes, practicing your swordsmanship or braving frigid temps on your bike. *** Every weekday morning, Amy Chilton wakes up in her Somerville apartment, throws on a pair of jeans, stuffs her work clothes into a […]
Articles by Katherine Rugg
These area women are carving up the ice and skating over stereotypes.
“You think of comics, and you think of superheroes or fantasy or whatever. But everything that happens in our natural world really is just as unbelievable.”
The Lynch Family Skatepark doesn’t just provide the area’s skaters with 40,000 square feet of bowls, ramps and railings. Skateboarder Maya Volpacchio, age 18, loves the park’s layout. Its three bowls—essentially, empty swimming pools—of different sizes allow beginning skaters to start small, working their way up. She’s also a fan of the mini street section. […]
“Say a black woman is an immigrant; she migrated here from Haiti. So she is a woman, she is black and she is an immigrant. Now there are three intersecting identities for which she can be discriminated [against]. And we haven’t even started talking about whether or not she is straight or gay.” Boston Black Pride board member Charlene […]
These days, there’s something almost revolutionary about working in a manual trade—in creating a thing, in experiencing the the tactile fruits of physical labor. As our world and work increasingly move online, there are still those working to perfect a craft, who are tied to their toolbox rather than to their inbox. We asked four […]