Interview with BUFF filmmaker Drew Tobia

BUFF shouldn’t just stand for the Boston Underground Film Festival. It should also be an acronym for bizarre, unconventional, fearless, and filterless because those are the types of films the festival delivers, which started yesterday and ends on Monday, March 31. It all started as an overnight movie-marathon in ‘98. Now, celebrating 15 years, it’s […]

Photographer spotlights homeless youth

Anthony Pira, the photographer featured in the inaugural edition of Scout Cambridge in the story called “Invisible Faces: Photographer Spotlights Homeless Youth in Harvard Square,” has been honored by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as one of the “29 Who Shine.” Pira is slotted to receive the award at the State House in May. […]

Rotary Club spotlights CRLS students

On Thursday, March 21, the Rotary Club of Cambridge hosted Cambridge Rindge and Latin School National Honor Society students–members of the 2013 graduating class–at the club’s annual Leadership event. Randy Lindel, President of the Rotary Club of Cambridge, welcomed the assembled guests that included school officials, local business leaders and Rotary members. “Special thanks to […]

Weekend warrior edition March 22-24

  As if Cantabrigians needed any other reason to celebrate after Harvard’s historic win over New Mexico, the weekend is upon us. This weekend features some great events, like the WAM! Boston Film festival (with films made by women, for women), a natural wine-tasting class (yes, thank you) and a closer look at Chinatown. And […]

Abigail’s Restaurant hosting oyster festival

Love oysters? You’re in luck. Whether you like ’em fried, raw or on the half shell, Abigail’s Restaurant in Cambridge is hosting their first annual Oyster Festival on Monday, April 22. With proceeds benefitting Faith Kitchen, the Kendall Square hot spot is hosting a shucking competition with “local mutha shuckers” and, of course, fresh shucked […]

Porter Square Books seeking new owners

Porter Square Books may be changing owners, but not its identity. In an interview with Scout Cambridge, owner Carol Stoltz revealed that she and two of her fellow owners plan to give Porter Square Books’ keys to someone else. The reason, she says, is that all three are thinking of retirement after eight and a […]

A better future for Cambridge meeting

A group of concerned Cantabrigians are meeting in an attempt to make the city a better place to live — and you can join them. On Thursday, April 11, the crew from “A Better Future for a Better Cambridge” will talk to three experts about ways to plan urban growth in Cambridge while promoting a […]

St. Paddy’s Day weekend warrior edition

You must’ve picked a four-leaf clover because this weekend, we’re all in luck. Besides the usual corned beef and cabbage with a Guinness on the side on the day we celebrate green pride or Irish culture (or both), Scout has found other ways for you to celebrate your inner Irish(wo)men. We have something you can […]

Harvard Square turns over a new Leaf

Trackable charity, welcome to the 21st century. Fifteen tablets are being installed at local stores in Harvard Square with the sole purpose of giving care to the area’s homeless. Participating stores include Black Ink, Brattle Square Florist, Concepts, Curious George, Market in the Square, Tistik and The Tannery

Scout Out! Nehru cocktail at Rendezvous

Named one of Boston’s 15 most iconic drinks by Eater.com, the Nehru from Rendezvous is Central Square is no ordinary beverage. Bar Manager Scott Holiday makes this on-the-rocks drink with saffron gin, lemon and cardamom. Your liver may not thank you for ordering it, but your taste buds certainly will.

Oprah Winfrey heads to Harvard campus

Where can we get tickets for the Harvard commencement? Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one. Harvard officials just announced that none other than talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey will step up to the podium as speaker at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement.

Trailer turned movie scores a ‘TEN’

What sort of story would you come up with if you were given the word TEN?  The Brattle Theatre’s Trailer Smackdown asked filmmakers to do that last year. The result is a locally shot post-exploitation flick sporting an all-female cast wearing plastic pig masks. Yep, the soon-to-be launched trailer for the upcoming movie TEN brings home […]