Step Into the World of the Lilypad Mural

Dan Masi spent six months of 2017 living nocturnally, sleeping during the day and painting all night, while creating the three-panel mural at the Lilypad in Inman Square. “It pretty much turned my entire body clock around, so that I was just used to being up at three in the morning, four in the morning,” […]


How Many Harvard Businesses Will Go the Way of Crema Cafe?

Flat Patties Expects to Close or Move This Year Due to Anticipated Rent Increase When beloved Harvard Square coffee shop Crema Cafe closed suddenly late last year, the owners didn’t try to hide why the doors were shuttering. “They are here to make mad cash,” Co-partner Steve “Nookie” Postal wrote in a column for Eater […]


Momi Nonmi Teams Up with Spoke Wine Bar for Pop-Up Dinner

Momi Nonmi will infuse its Hawaiian and Japanese flair with a farm-to-table approach on Monday in a pop-up collaboration with Somerville’s Spoke Wine bar. The prix fixe four-course menu ($49, with an optional wine and sake pairing for $35) will include local seafood, Japanese ingredients, and grilled dishes that both combine and contrast the styles of […]


Local Winter Bucket List

Say cheese Hosting friends during the cold winter months is a great way to socialize without leaving the house, but you’ll need to reward your travelers with libations and a legendary cheese plate. For the latter, head to Formaggio Kitchen for classes on the delightful dairy. The shop’s Cheese 101 class discusses the history of […]


Bagelsaurus Pop-up Vinal Bakery to Open Independent Shop in Somerville

It’s tough out there for English muffins. Sure, they’re reliable, versatile, and a go-to foundation for everything from egg and cheese sandwiches to toaster pizzas, but it’s the more glamorous breakfast breads that earn spots on trendy brunch menus and likes on Instagram. In a world of golden brown brioche, savory scones, and seeded bagels, […]


Passim Grant to Help Fund Multimedia Show ‘Bring Us Your Women’

As musician Catherine Capozzi visited the great churches of the world while touring with her band, she felt inspired to “believe in something.” But she also wondered how women fit into their stories. “I was traveling through different parts of France, Switzerland, Spain, all the different countries that I went to, I was thinking, ‘I […]


Shakespeare, Sex, and Seafood: A Night Out at A.R.T.

The American Repertory Theater’s 2019 lineup is as colorful as ever—here are five upcoming shows you won’t want to miss. “Miss You Like Hell”  Jan. 11 – 27, OBERON. Tickets start at $25. Imagine Kerouac, Steinbeck, Faulkner, or whoever’s “road journey” narrative you read in school—but recast it with mother-daughter protagonists in a pickup truck. […]


School District Proposes Lengthening Elementary, Upper School Days

WHAT: The Cambridge school district has drafted proposed changes that would include lengthening the school day, allowing for more personalized learning, and adding time for teachers to collaborate during the day. The drafted proposal, if adopted, would lengthen the six-hour school day by 45 minutes, with the option of a five-hour day each Wednesday. A […]


Harvard Square Winter Carnival Kicks Off Jan. 17

It’s time for chocolate, chili, and Celtic music—Harvard Square’s 11th annual Winter Carnival starts on Thursday and runs through March. First up is the Boston Celtic Music Festival at Passim, which will include concerts, workshops, and a brunch to celebrate “Greater Boston’s deep tradition of music, song, and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and […]


City Calls for Art Submissions to Adorn Vacant Storefronts

Got art? Cambridge wants to put it in empty buildings. Part of the city’s multi-year retail strategic plan, the Vacant Storefront Creative Design Contest aims to both support artists and improve the aesthetic of unoccupied storefronts. The Community Development Department (CDD) is looking for submissions of any medium that can be reproduced via a digital file. […]


Meet the Scout Team: Holli Banks Allien, Founder & Publisher

Holli’s journey to Somerville and to the brazen task of launching a print magazine in 2009 was a complicated one. She grew up in East Tennessee, studied acting in New York, and ultimately followed a friend up to the Somerville and Cambridge area. Scout was a long shot, to say the least. Holli went from […]


Do-Gooders, Key Players, and Game Changers: Aaronson Chew

Dr. Aaronson Chew learned to hold himself to a higher standard of inclusivity when he was an undergraduate at University of California, Irvine. There, he became a resident advisor in a living-learning community known for its commitment to fostering diversity through various programs and extra in-hall classes. Chew has channeled that standard throughout the 10 […]