Here are 2016’s reader selections for the best of Cambridge’s arts and culture scene—with a few wild cards thrown in for good measure.
For the members of the ImprovBoston-birthed comedy band Off-Ramp, things started with a straightforward enough idea: “Let’s make some funny songs.”
Daniel Galvez painted the colorful, multicultural mural that adorns the outer wall of the Middle East back in 1992—which, he laughs, makes it older than many of the people who take tickets or serve drinks at the restaurant and nightclub today.
The Cambridge Arts Council is giving a new meaning to “CSA” this fall with Community Supported Art (CSArt), a program that functions like a farm share but delivers artwork instead of produce.
“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.”
“One of the things that has been happening, sadly, over the last five or six years, is that the number of small- to mid-size venues has been shrinking, while the demand for them has been increasing. There’s no shortage of interesting performers in Boston, but there’s a desperate need for places where they can perform.” […]
The basement of the Lizard Lounge is a cozy space, caressed by soft red lights and the quiet din of folks enjoying drinks and one another’s company. Saturday night is always ripe with the chance to soak up a new experience, to try on a new feeling, and on this Saturday night, in this little […]
Last year was a good one for the developers at Proletariat. The fledgling studio’s first release, World Zombination, was met with fan and critical acclaim, including a mention as an editor’s choice in the App Store and a nod from Apple as one the best games of 2015. So of course, like most indie game developers, they’re taking what they […]
“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 […]
What’s the one thing we all have in common? As the Company One Theatre team explains in the video below, we all love Beyoncé, no one dug the second season of True Detective, and everyone cares what other people say about them. Oh, and we’re gonna die. That’s both a hard, fast fact of life and the […]
A few years ago, burlesque entertainer and drag king Allix Mortis was in the midst of the city grind. They were stretched thin, trying to make it work between two jobs and freelance gigs. Seeking an outlet, they found the burlesque community. Now, Mortis balances a more daytime vanilla work life with performing and coordinating shows by […]
Every year, the nation’s top festivals and award ceremonies devolve more and more into glorified showcases for their respective brands. Sundance has the market cornered on self-indulgent middle-achievers who impress people at parties with facts from only the most obscure Wikipedia articles while showing films about how they learned to love themselves in the face of no opposition whatsoever. […]