By - 3/19/16 - 2:43 pm
Wanted: Wolfman

Clark's Trading Post up in Lincoln, NH is looking for a new Wolfman. A valid driver's license is required, but absolutely no weapons are allowed (not even rusty steel traps mounted on the front of old cars, let alone bombs painted with faces, we imagine).

By - 3/15/16 - 5:48 pm

Variety reports CBS wants to get rid of its radio stations, which in Boston include WBZ 1030, WBZ-FM, a.k.a. the Sports Hub, WBMX, i.e., Mix 104.1, and WZLX.

Via the Boston Radio Interest mailing list.

By - 3/13/16 - 7:09 pm
Johnn D's goodbye

Mark Novak was among the people who crowded in front of Johnny D's to say goodbye this evening.

Jean Nagy shows us some of the dance party in the street: Read more.

By - 3/8/16 - 5:53 pm

WCVB reports that Natick's own Doug Flutie will be among the celebrities on the next "Dancing with the Stars."

By - 3/3/16 - 12:48 pm
Ghostbusters scene shot in Boston Chinatown?

Chinatown losing phone service due to slime in the switching station at Harrison and Essex.

The Ghostbusters trailer is out, and, sure, it opens with scenes of Manhattan, but we all know better, right?

Take, for example, the scene that shows one of the protagonists thrown out a window of the second floor of a Chinese restaurant that's really Kaze Shabu Shabu, also at Harrison and Essex (note the addition of a couple of Manhattan water tanks and what appears to be the New York City Municipal Building): Read more.

By - 2/29/16 - 5:38 am

Spotlight's win as Best Picture probably came a bit late for him to stay up for over in Rome.

The actual reporters and editors who told the stories of the pedophile priests and their victims were in the auditorium. One of them, Matt Carroll, livetweeted the experience. Read more.

By - 2/27/16 - 5:16 pm

2016 Call for Entries
Race & Exhibition
Cambridge Arts River Festival


EVENT: June 4, 2016: A ¾ mile juried race of pushed, pulled, or pedaled sculpture and daylong exhibition at the Cambridge Arts River Festival, an annual celebration with 150,000–200,000 festival-goers.

HOW TO ENTER: Submit work by March 18 to [email protected]. Details on website.

By - 2/27/16 - 8:48 am
Boston Hassle telethon image

Boston Hassle's telethon goes live at 10 a.m. on March 4 on the Somerville cable-access channel and runs through 10 a.m. the next day.

Backers hope to use funds raised from the 24 hours of "science experiments, poetry, sketch comedy, presentations, demonstrations, live music, music videos, children’s reading time, magicians, sad pet tricks, puppets [and] drag" to secure "an independent art space/venue somewhere in the city."

People without access to Somerville cable TV will be able to listen online.

By - 2/26/16 - 11:28 pm

WBZ reports the company agreed to a request from town officials, who said recreating the events on the streets they actually happened on was not a good idea.

By - 2/26/16 - 12:10 pm

RCN is alerting customers they might have brief problems with their TV pictures during the day between Feb. 29 and March 8.

These outages are caused by a phenomenon called "solar satellite interference" or "sun outage." This happens when the sun moves directly behind a TV satellite and interferes with its signal.

Read more.

By - 2/24/16 - 8:11 am

Peter Gelzinis talks to some Watertown residents about Marky Mark's plans to recreate the Tsarnaev manhunt and shootouts on the streets where they happened, including the owner of The Boat, who's opposed, and two people who lived on the street with the shootout, who are down with the idea.

By - 2/17/16 - 11:09 pm

Michael J. Epstein, a Somerville musician and filmmaker who has given us, among other things, the Boston version of the opening of The Prisoner, is leaving for Los Angeles this fall along with his partner Sophia Cacciola. Epstein cites a number of reasons, including the weather, but writes the move is ultimately about the frustrations and limitations of the creative world in the Boston area:

Every year, more and more of our friends give up and move outside the city because they can no longer afford the rent. Boston, as a community and as an institution, fails to support startup and mid-level arts groups. ...

This deficit means that the city fails to attract the types of infrastructure that result in creative workers getting paid fair wages. For our needs, that means that there are very few record labels, booking agencies, feature-film production houses, film distribution companies, etc. We personally just can’t rely on crowdfunding and accumulating debt forever, and we can’t work under those financial restrictions to do better than we are now. We are just killing ourselves to pull off anything serious on tiny budgets. The true cost of this failure to value creative work is that people like us are significantly burdened by staying, and we are driven to leave. We’d prefer to stay, but it’s self-sabotaging to wait for sociopolitical miracles.

By - 2/15/16 - 4:06 pm

UPDATE, 5 p.m. Theaters have been re-opened.

The AMC Boston Common closed its doors after shooing patrons out around 2:30 p.m. due to some sort of security threat or maybe just burst pipes.

And then a worker put Closed until further notice signs on the doors.

By - 2/15/16 - 11:52 am

It used to be 500 channels and nothing to watch, but this morning it's more like two channels and nothing to watch. As Matthew Gilberti reports:

My TVs are stuck on Sportscenter and The View. Don't know which is worse!

By - 2/6/16 - 1:48 pm

What were those 3 military helicopters flying over the South End about???

By - 2/4/16 - 11:51 am

Fenway Recording Sessions presents Baio at Brighton Music Hall on Thursday night! Event is 18+, and you can find tickets here: http://bit.ly/1lxa5Ud

By - 2/2/16 - 4:15 pm

On the evening of February 3rd, Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm! Advance tickets $10.50, DOS tickets $15!

TOMORROW NIGHT :: Allan Rayman, Mothers, LOLO and Animal Flag play Brighton Music Hall as part of the Fenway Recordings Sessions, in association with Communion Music.

Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/820182171426697/

Tickets here: http://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/01004F8FB86F46ED

By - 1/22/16 - 9:32 am

But wouldn't "the townie" say "dude" or "khed" instead of "bro"?

H/t Michael Ratty.

By - 1/12/16 - 9:07 pm
Central Square David Bowie tribute

Chris Devers found this Bowie tribute in the Central Square graffiti alley today.

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