As you probably remember from third grade, Pi is the symbol used in mathematics to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and it’s expressed as approximately 3.14159 — which is why, on 3/14, dorks around the world celebrate Pi Day. Schools, organizations and businesses celebrate by creating Pi themed […]
While the fate of the Middle East still remains uncertain, news came today that after four decades, its partner in Central Square nightlife, Hi-Fi Pizza and Subs, has served its final slice. The reasons for the closing remain unclear. According to an article in Wicked Local published today, the infamous late night eatery, which more […]
If you’ve recently been out in Boston’s dance or contemporary art scenes, you may have noticed some interesting visuals accompanying your resident DJs. “VJing” is both up-and-coming and a throwback to disco-era visual projections. It’s part tech, part art and all full-body experience. This all out arts and technology experience has become increasingly popular at some […]
A weekend of video games and American Lives thanks to our Scout Picks.
In memoriam Ricardo Fitten, 1942-2014 We are sorry to report that scientist and poet Ricardo Fitten, who was profiled in Scout Cambridge and Scout Somerville in November, died on Saturday, March 1. “He’s passed on to join the ancestors,” said his sister, Marcia Fitten. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Thursday, […]
The Bot Side is the robotics team at the Community Charter School of Cambridge founded in October 2011 with the belief that “everyone should have the opportunity to see and work with robotics.” As team 5397, Bot Siders compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC), which engages middle and high school students in head-to- head […]
One of the most recognizable nasal whines in radio history belongs to Ira Glass, the co-creator and host of WBEZ’s “This American Life,” which is distributed by Public Radio International. Glass will be coming to Harvard’s Sanders Theatre on March 9 as part of their Celebrity Series. He’ll walk the audience through the process that goes […]
“I’m extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to be educated with some of the most diverse, creative, and inspiring young people in the Country. Being a graduate of CRLS and Hamilton has given me the opportunity to be among the best from two very different worlds.”
Everything’s bigger in Cambridge in this weekend’s Scout Picks.
FROM KING FEATURES SYNDICATE By Tom and Ray Magliozzi Dear Tom and Ray: I’ve got a question that arises from time to time in my office. Oftentimes, we need to visit faraway cities and towns within the state for meetings and the like (and long lunches). They give us two options: We can get a […]
Don’t let that suspicious-looking zip code fool you—this night of music, comedy and non-profitry is as Cantabrigian as they come. The official unofficial MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference afterparty, The Nightcap will feature sports-themed standup by Gregg Gethard and Aaron Hertzog, a performance by two-man binary band Big Digits, and a local-celebrity Connect Four tournament […]
If you haven’t already heard of Next Step, then prepare to be inspired. The organization, which was founded with help from the late actor Paul Newman, offers education and support programs to teens and young adults aged 16 to 30 living with cancer, HIV and other life-threatening diseases. Next Step is currently building a state-of-the-art […]