Prince William County and Jiffy Lube Live (yes, they have a venue called Jiffy Lube Live) were ready for Boston levels of Molly ODs at an Avici concert last night, but that didn't happen.
"Human Contact: Short Sci-Fi Plays," which opens in a couple weeks,
is an evening of five thought-provoking one-acts that ask whether
technology robs the soul or augments it. These original tales explore
the evolution of the nature of humankind as we confront aliens, time travel,
self-directed evolution, and more. With well-crafted stories performed by a large
cast of Bostonâ€™s finest... Read more
Southie Spots shows us the road in front of South Boston High School tonight - repainted for filming for the murdering-thug biopic (you may recall how said serial killer shot up the Globe for its support of busing).... Read more
Just hearing the awful news abt tonight. Its a terrible thing, I rly hope everyone is ok! My thoughts go to those affected & their families.
It might be a familiar refrain for the Swedish DJ at this point, since this sort of thing seems to happen at least once a... Read more
Making Comic Sense
Tonight- Thursday, June 26
3484 Washington St,. JP
Tickets $25 at the door
A fundraiser for the Boston Ward 19 Democratic Committee (thanks, Jimmy!)
UPDATE: The Globe reports 36 people were transported to local hospitals while another 50 were treated at the scene.
Looking to meet like-minded progressives while working on your tan? Well, bring your sunscreen - we'll be soaking up the sun for justice at Carson Beach, 600 William Day Blvd in South Boston on Saturday, July 12th!
We'll be there from 11am-1pm so stop by anytime. We'll be the gaggle of folks having fun in front of the first parking lot! Plan ahead and... Read more
A company that has a contract with Billy Joel to sell officially authorized Billy Joel concert clothing and tchotchkes yesterday filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against 200 John and Jane Does and "XYZ Company" to keep them from trying to sell Joelware outside the singer's concert next Thursday at Fenway Park.
Defendants John Does 1-100, Jane Does 1-100 and XYZ Company who are sued herein under... Read more
Evolution 101.7, the electronica replacement for WFNX, signed off the air forever at noon, after a run of about 18 months. The frequency is now playing country music as its owners go about "building the new country revolution, one artist at a time."
Over at the Globe, Ty Burr loves Tom Cruise's latest movie:
The fact is that this is a pretty good summer-kablooie movie, and Cruise is better than pretty good in it.
Over at the Herald, though, James Verniere couldn't wait to get out of the theater:
â€śEdge of Tomorrowâ€ť is two hours of sci-fi, rewind-repeat eye-agony.... Read more
Margery Eagan and Jared Bowen interview Leonard Nimoy at WGBH.
There's an odd sight in Copley Square this morning: A film crew shooting something involving a supposed NYPD cruiser.
No, has nothing to do with "Black Mass." Stefani Vieira, who took the photo, reports it's a German film crew making their own movie in which Boston stands in for the more-expensive-to-shoot-in New York.
She says they're also using the BPL as a stand-in... Read more
Storytelling is not just for bedtime. Want to learn how to strategically weave your story into your next fundraising, recruiting or education campaign?
Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more
We were starting to grow worried, what with that bar in Cambridge being remade as the convicted murdering thug's headquarters and all. Southie Spots reports "Black Mass" will actually be filming in the area of E Street and W. 5 Street next Wednesday and on Silver Street between Dorchester Street and F Street on Thursday.
Wicked Gay Blog expresses frustration with the trend of women celebrating impending nuptials to show up at bars that normally cater to gay men - even in Provincetown during Bear Week:
Jacques, which is a Boston drag institution and gay bar is now nothing more than a playground for bachelorette parties, often hosting 3 and 4 parties in a single evening. When I go... Read more
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers take a spin around Boston in 1972.
Via Todd Prussman.
How many episodes do you think this TBS series about a Charlestown barbershop will last before it's canceled? But at least it answers the question of what happened to Norm from Cheers after he realized he had a drinking problem and joined AA.
Via Matt Perkins.