By - 3/2/14 - 10:28 am
Oops in Somerville

Dan Meade reports that not long after he took this photo yesterday, one of the swords went flying into the assembled crowd of onlookers in Union Square. "And that's the roller coaster of life. Everything is going great until it's not," the sheepish swordsman quipped. Nobody was injured.

Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/1/14 - 12:05 pm

Need a break from the stress of work, the economy, and everyday life? Looking for something to do that is fun, cheap, and progressive? Join us for Games for Justice on March 22 from 3-6pm at Panera Bread! Arrive by yourself or bring a friend.
RSVP at www.sojust.org - Newcomers always welcomed!
Fee: $2 per person + food
Location: 115... Read more

By - 2/28/14 - 9:06 am

Riptor asks:

Anyone know if WHDH's Alex Corddry is related to Nate and Rob Corddry?

By - 2/27/14 - 7:28 pm
Post Office Square Park

Roving UHub Photographer Edmund Hennessy thought it was a bit odd - and cold - to see Occupy taking up space in Post Office Square Park today.

In fact, it's for filming a pilot for NBC about three families caught up in a global conspiracy.... Read more

By - 2/22/14 - 4:55 pm
Saxophone Monkey and Keytar Bear in Boston

Adrienne watched and listened to a rare paring of Keytar Bear and Saxophone Sock Monkey in Government Center this afternoon.

By - 2/18/14 - 1:12 pm

Ken Levine, co-founder of Quincy-based Irrational Games, writes he's shutting down the game studio best known for its BioShock line and which he helped start in a Cambridge living room:

Seventeen years is a long time to do any job, even the best one. And working with the incredible team at Irrational Games is indeed the best job I’ve ever had. While I’m

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By - 2/11/14 - 2:04 pm

Happy Valentine's Day! Ready to meet some like-minded progressives? Then you'll want to join us for Dating While Progressive, a fun and welcoming singles party!

Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2200 members, hosted 145+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 6+ years ago.

RSVP: ... Read more

By - 2/11/14 - 7:32 am
Shirley Temple on the Public Garden bridge

The BPL has a collection of Leslie Jones photos of Shirley Temple's visit to Boston in July, 1938, including her walk through the Public Garden, where she took a Swan Boat ride.

As you can imagine, she was crowded pretty much everywhere she went:

Crowds waiting for Shirley Temple

Although the photos all show... Read more

By - 1/10/14 - 10:49 am

Meet like-minded progressives and get connected to great social justice organizations in Boston. Haven't been to a Socializing for Justice event? It’s time to meet the friendly faces of the group that’s grown to over 2350 members, hosted 165+ events and fostered hundreds of connections since our founding 7 years ago.

Join us if you are ready to go BEYOND ALLIES and build a... Read more

By - 1/8/14 - 10:16 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Joshua Tree on Comm. Ave. has shut down, apparently for good this time, rather than for a makeover before being turned back into Joshua Tree. It could even be turned into a Trader Joe's or some sort of non-Shaw's for the burgeoning LEED-certified crowd moving into the area.... Read more

By - 1/1/14 - 6:10 pm
Patti Smith on First Night in Boston

Dan Meade went to Patti Smith's First Night show.

Copyright Dan Meade. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/30/13 - 8:46 pm

Jeff Boudreau reports the UMass Boston station is ending the Grateful Dead Hour on Jan. 12.

By - 12/23/13 - 10:42 am

Duncan Wilder Johnson is raising funds for a documentary about Sam Black Church, a local hardcore and metal band from 1988 through 2000.

By - 12/20/13 - 5:01 pm

Luke O'Neil says farewell to the Pill, a long-running Friday-night indie dance party that ends tonight.

By - 12/19/13 - 6:54 am

Mark Connelly at the Boston Radio Interest mailing list reports on a new station: WZBR, "Boston's Real Jazz," 1410 on your AM dial:

Music was about 80% instrumental 20% vocal. A number of jazz styles were played covering from '40s up to contemporary hip-hop / jazz fusion.

The station is licensed to Dedham but is actually using a transmitter and antenna off Sprague Street... Read more

By - 12/17/13 - 7:28 am

Kiss 108 held its annual Jingle Ball this past weekend. And its DJs kept announcing that Miley Cyrus was in the house - up until the moment they announced she wasn't. But they didn't just say she was about to go on stage - they kept lying about her being backstage:

She has a dancer that's like a little person and I accidentally tripped

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By - 12/6/13 - 7:33 am

Cambridge Day reports the location where the old club was set to return to now looks set to become a pet store instead.