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Our Burgers, Ourselves

Hamburgers remain an essential unit of culture of the United States. Ask a fellow citizen where their favorite place is to get a burger and you will start a conversation which will be enthusiastic, passionate, and ripe with anecdotes (“I’ve always wanted to hit a hamburger with a golf club. You gonna be free this […]


City Voices: La Familia Amador

A teenage girl with a neon green pixie cut opens the lavender door. “Oh, hold on, I’ll go get her,” she says, then follows it up with, “I’m her daughter.” Within seconds I’m greeted by the sound engineer, the family dog and Brian, the father. Then Rosi Amador greets me in the kitchen with a […]


Square Roots: Cambridge’s Culture of Innovation

Sharing progressive politics and reputations as hubs of innovation, Boston and San Francisco are in many ways twin cities. But when it comes to tech advances, an important assist from Cambridge just might tip the scales in winning the sibling rivalry. “I have a unique perspective, in that I’ve now worked in the center of […]


Life Lessons: Cambridge College’s Impact Beyond the Classroom

[This Story Originally Appeared in the November/December 2013 Issue of Scout Cambridge.] She wasn’t even a student yet, but when Stacey Borden-Holliday walked into the admissions office at Cambridge College in Central Square, she already had a stack of papers in her hand. They weren’t tests or essays, but criminal reports, government documents and work […]


One Arrow Project Aims To Treat Vets

By Jen Hirsch The sounds of rain and bells and the smell of incense and moxa float through the air as Athena Desai palpates the wrist of a patient lying on the table in her small Cambridge office on Arrow Street. She pushes and then is still and pushes again, looking for a change in […]



The Story Behind Our January/February Cover Photo

Deemed “The Case of the Mystery Cover Girl,” Scout’s January/February edition featured a photo from the “(Un)Changing Face of Harvard Square” feature story. Unfortunately, the photo description was left out of the final version of the Table of Contents in error. We sincerely apologize for the error and thank our dedicated readers for informing us. […]


Q&A: MC Kabir and The Dub Down

London-born, Cambridge-raised hip hop artist, MC Kabir, describes his music as “a never ending journey of personal observation in song form with rhythm.” His art is inspiring not just from a musical standpoint, but from a literary one as well. Perhaps that’s why his most recent album, “Olympic Gold,” currently ranks No. 4 on the […]


Hanging with Solstice Circus

By George LeVines Circus: technicolor tents with cotton candy abound. Impatiently pacing big cats and the high flying trapeze. Injury prone clowns running circles to a blaring recording of Entry of the Gladiators. And that sweet waft of dung-soaked hay cooking in the summer heat. Right? For the local Solstice Circus, not exactly. Big things, […]