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 […]

Out of the Blue Gallery Needs Your Help!

Out of the Blue Gallery, Prospect Ave.’s beloved little venue space, is looking for a new home. Citing real estate issues that are becoming all too familiar with the continued development of Central Square, owner Tom Tipton is relocating to an as-yet undetermined location, and looking for donations to help ease the costs. You can […]

Click and Clack Talk Cars: Not (Just) Blowing Hot Air

FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 Honda Civic. My air conditioner starts off blowing cool air, but after several miles of driving, it blows only hot air. The Honda dealer told me the compressor is shot and must be replaced (total cost just under […]