Arts

Burlesque Talk About Sex

Much like your high school sexual education assemblies, the new Rogue Burlesque show “Your Body and You” tackles topics like STDs, contraception, health and hygiene. Unlike your high school sex ed class (probably), this lesson involves stripteases and pasties and comes with a warning: “This assembly may contain references to street drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, vibrators, […]


From Artist to Author to Publisher: Merrimack Media’s Jenny Hudson

Jenny Hudson has been a visual artist her whole life. She taught art at both the high school and college level, and she’s worked as a graphic designer and web designer for most of her career. But several years ago, she found a new outlet for her creativity: writing fiction. Hudson would get up at 6 in the morning, write for […]


A Gallery of One’s Own: Women of Vision

Get a glimpse into the minds of local female artists at Women of Vision at the Multicultural Arts Center this summer. The exhibit, which runs June 5 through August 28, showcases a variety of works across multiple mediums from the Massachusetts chapter of the National Association of Women Artists. When N.A.W.A. was founded in 1889, it was one […]


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 […]


SCOUT OUT: Out of the Blue, into the New

Central Square has had many a building stand empty for years, 541 Massachusetts Ave. being one of them. The building used to house a Blockbuster Video, but for the last six or seven years it has been vacant, aside from the occasional pop-up. Every once in a while rumors about the location would become the […]


Authentic Items and Spirit Thrive at Tibetan Arts Gallery

Located amongst the many shops in Porter Square is the small Tibetan Arts Gallery (1925 Mass Ave.). The inconspicuous store opened in 1996. Since then, the shop has offered traditional wares from India and Nepal at prices lower than most other places in the city. The gallery’s owner, Bomdonn Ngodup, was born in Tibet but later escaped to India […]


Taste of Iceland to feature film, music and more

Most of us are quite happily submerged in a sea of all things vaguely Irish during March, but if you find yourself needing to come up for air, Taste of Iceland is bringing some mid-month relief. The five-day cultural event will take place around Boston and Cambridge from March 12-16 and will serve to make us all […]


What You Need to Know About the New Harvard Art Museums

Standing in the newly restored Calderwood Courtyard is like standing in a prism; light filters in from all angles, illuminating the square. This marvel is at the center of the new Harvard Art Museums, which reopened to the public in November after more than $250 million in renovations and six years of construction. The museums […]


Lust and Learning Meet at The Sextacular Show

Sex and comedy make for strange bedfellows (pun intended). After all, laughter is not the reaction most of us are gunning for when we things get hot and heavy and we start taking our clothes off. That’s why the cast of The Sextacular Show at ImprovBoston is here to laugh with you, never at you, when it comes to sexuality. Instead, the […]


Yes, Please: Amy Poehler Named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

There are a lot of reasons to love and cherish Amy Poehler: She’s funny, she’s smart, she’s a feminist–and of course she helped bring us Broad City. And Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals is hip to this love, as they’ve crowned Poehler the 2015 Woman of the Year.


Youth on Fire Art and Talent Show Tonight

With the temperatures steadily dropping day after day, we are all grateful for the roofs over our heads and the clothes on our backs. But, it is also an important time to remember those less fortunate. Youth on Fire, in Harvard Square is a offshoot program of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. The program operates as […]


SCOUT OUT: Tips from Cambridge Authors

The blank page and relentless flashing of Word’s cursor can be a writer’s worst enemies. Gathering inspiration, dealing with writer’s block and finding the perfect place to write are common challenges for many writers. But thankfully, Cambridge is home to impressive historic and contemporary writers, some of whom are willing to share their trade secrets […]