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In Awe: LP in Action

Rarely have I seen a person so comfortable on stage and in their skin. LP can be seen here on stage at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston demonstrating why she landed on Vogue’s 2013 people to watch list. It’s 2014 and we are still watching. Read more →

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Irish Rock Band Kodaline Talks About Their Home Away from Home, Alternate Album Titles and Justin Beiber

Kodaline is the Dublin-based phenom whose soulful brand of rock is winning the hearts of fans across the United States. We sat down for a brief chat with them after their February 14 show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston to talk about New Jersey traffic, backstage Guinness, Boston’s Irish community, castles, and we did our best to test their good spirit. Read more →

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Comedy With Wings

On the blustery and rainy Sunday of the eve of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival, Bella Luna in Jamaica Plain was a welcome respite for residents of the city seeking out a laugh. Every third Sunday of the month, the female comedy collective, Comedy with Wings, assembles and tells jokes, does sketches and provides a forum for female comics to showcase their… Read more →

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Modern Day Exquisite Corpse?

Ok, either this woman has a shrunken head, or LandsEnd is Photoshopping new heads onto plus size models.   In order to promote healthy self-image for teens and women, it’s important for retailers to leave plus size model heads on plus size bodies. I’m positive that their beautiful faces would have looked better than this modern day exquisite corpse. Please… Read more →

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Walk the Moon Gets the Youth Vote

This generation’s music commands a vitriolic positivity that could burn heart-shaped holes into any old dude’s plan to frack New York City’s water supply. The ultra loud Walk the Moon show is Glee meets vintage Dr. Who beats. It’s polite boys from Ohio in tank tops psyched to be alive in 2012.  At the Paradise Rock Club, it sounds like… Read more →

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Keighty Alexander: Color by #’s

We recently heard from Brooklyn artist Keighty Alexander–a talented individual who is working on an interesting interactive/collaborative/installation piece called Color By #’s. Given her background working with internet sourced material, it’s interesting to note that her interactive/social works are not free from spam. And that her openness to public input creates an unusual environment where spam is welcome and is… Read more →

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Fair Fares on the MBTA?

By Barbara Jacobson Starting on January 17, 2012, the MBTA began a series of Public Workshops to discuss the impending fare increases and service reductions for public transportation throughout the Boston metro area. On January 23, I attended a public meeting at Roxbury Community College and the general consensus from the crowd: anger and disappointment. In order to speak to both the… Read more →