By - 6/12/18 - 9:15 pm
Fireworks and Lucinda Williams concert

Patty got to watch both the fireworks Eastern Bank had shot off over Boston Harbor to celebrate its 200th anniversary and the Lucinda Williams concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (anybody see them from the State Street building?). Read more.

By - 6/1/18 - 3:25 pm
Jun 15-17 Arab Film Weekend

For the third year, the Boston Palestine Film Festival is proud to partner with MFA film to present a survey of the very best contemporary films from the Arab region of North Africa and the Middle East. This year’s lineup highlights female directors and protagonists, featured from Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Algeria. For newcomers to Arab cinema or experienced fans, this mini-festival is not to be missed.

Friday, Jun 15, 2018 3:30p -
Sunday, Jun 17, 2018 8:00p

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115


By - 5/26/18 - 5:21 pm

When You Were Young

By - 5/22/18 - 3:04 pm
R2-D2 as barbecue on side of Park Street subway stop in Boston

Chalked on the side of one of the entrances to the Park Street T stop this afternoon.

By - 5/16/18 - 11:14 am

Boston Magazine reports Keytar Bear is out of commission for the next couple of months due to a broken ankle and foot suffered in a motorcycle accident - he hit a patch of sand left over from the winter on Rte. 146 (which runs between Worcester and Providence) and spun out.

By - 5/5/18 - 10:25 pm
Saxophone player at Long Wharf

Max Grinnell listened to Steve Sharp play at Long Wharf this morning:

"Max, tell them to come out and don't B flat".

By - 4/30/18 - 2:13 pm
Japanese woman on Boston Common

Michael Kerpan took in the annual Japan Festival on the Common yesterday. He took lots of photos and reports:

Despite the extremely variable weather yesterday, the event seemed reasonably well attended. As usual, a lot of interesting food, vendors, performers and attendees.

By - 4/30/18 - 11:49 am

Despite the extremely variable weather yesterday, the event seemed reasonably well intended. As usual, a lot of interesting food, vendors, performers and attendees.

Some photos -- maybe Facebook will let you see this album. Maybe not. One never can tell with Facebook:


I haven't figured out how to share these in a manner other than via Facebook, sorry. :-(

By - 4/28/18 - 8:32 am

The TV series has a focus on Boston - this season with Fenway Park and the old Boston Globe newsroom playing key roles. But a couple of local folks have Issues. Read more.

By - 4/17/18 - 3:10 pm

BOSTON (WHDH) - A turkey turned heads Tuesday when it stopped by a T-Mobile store in downtown Boston.

The bird’s brief visit to the wireless company’s Washington Street location prompted customers and staffers to pull out their cellphones and record the unusual encounter. After flapping into the back of the business, the turkey could be seen making its way back toward the entrance.

Nobody can turn down @TMobile and their unlimited data. #bostonturkey @universalhub

By - 3/31/18 - 4:16 pm

Koro-sensei took in Anime Boston at the Hynes today, taking a break from his work educating students in Assassination Classroom (where they must kill him to prevent him from destroying the earth, only they can't, because not only does he have several superpowers, he is helping them improve their grades). Read more.

By - 3/26/18 - 2:33 pm
indie617 logo

RadioBDC, the online station the Globe set up in 2012 with the help of WFNX refugees goes silent next week as it morphs into Indie617, a new online station that will feature many of the same staffers, including Julie Kramer and Adam 12, playing a "carefully curated playlist" selection of indie and alternative music that "can't be found anywhere on the dusty FM dial."

The station, which will be available over the Web and through phone apps - including a rebranded RadioBDC app - is scheduled to go live at 2 p.m. on Monday.

By - 3/23/18 - 1:51 pm

Fabulous Stains asks:

What are some radio shows that only program local music?

By - 3/23/18 - 9:02 am

BroadwayWorld.com reports on the planned May opening of an off-Broadway production of "Molasses in January:"

An original new musical about a struggling family of Italian immigrants who are literally swept up in the Boston Molasses disaster of 1919.

Too soon?

By - 3/15/18 - 6:42 pm

Molly Lanzarotta heard this guy from five floors up on State Street today.

By - 3/6/18 - 4:30 am

Most people love movies and TV shows. According to the statistics provided by StatisticBrain website, an average person spends 9 years of their lives watching TV.

This might seem terrifying to some of us but actually watching TV doesn’t mean wasting time. Movies and TV shows could give us some new knowledge, various ideas of what to do with our lives, and an inspiration to do something. Of course, not any TV show or movie has the potential to do so - only the one that is interesting and relatable to you personally.

By - 3/1/18 - 7:52 am

Vanyaland reports on the passing of one of the founders of the Boston comedy scene.

By - 2/26/18 - 8:51 am
Musician at a T stop in Boston

Greg Cook spent some time photographing musicians at T stops.

By - 2/23/18 - 10:21 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports Elegance African Fashions has seen a burst of business selling traditional African clothing - so much so the owner is "super exhausted" keeping up with the demand.