Fast movies, bad movies, Keytar Bear benefits and more events this week

By: - Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:38am

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While you spent the past 48 hours staving off scurvy by squirting lime juice into every food or beverage that went in your mouth, teams of local filmmakers were writing, shooting and editing entire movies. See how those turned out, plus a movie that’s so bad it’s good and one that hasn’t hit theaters yet. (more…)

This weekend in Boston: Board games, burlesque, block parties and more

By: - Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 10:59am

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Today I learned on the Internet that Socrates and/or Eleanor Roosevelt said only “average minds” discuss events. Looking at this weekend’s slate of awesome events happening in Boston, you know what? Guilty as charged, Socrates/Eleanor Roosevelt. Guilty as charged. (more…)

This week’s events: Books at the bar, strings on the T, and more

By: - Monday, Apr 28, 2014 - 9:56am

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Right now in Boston, it’s simultaneously Art Week, Lit Week, and Jazz Week. A film festival wraps up; comedy and photography festivals kick off. Now’s your chance to do something artsy so you won’t feel guilty about the hours and hours you spend watching sports or laughing at memes or whatever culturally bankrupt activities take up most of your time.  (more…)

Lady wrestlers, pig roasts, and more events this weekend

By: - Thursday, Apr 24, 2014 - 8:30am

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Just one more week of April showers left, so most of this weekend’s events are happening indoors. But then it’s all May flowers and sunshine from here on out! Or at least until the humidity kicks in and we get the occasional “summer shower” (that’s what I call it when you bump into a really sweaty guy on the T). (more…)

Robots, records, roller derbies and more weekend events

By: - Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 - 10:11am

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The world descends on Boston with a very special Marathon Monday coming up, and the city’s slate of events rises to the occasion. If you’re hanging out with any runners this weekend, remember that it’s just good etiquette to pay for their beers. They need the carbs, after all. (more…)

@BostonTweet wants us to #DownloadBoston

By: - Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 - 3:05am

DLB_LogoSkyline_LargeWhen you shave with Gillette razors or pick up a Harpoon variety pack on your way to a friend’s place, you’re probably aware that you’re helping out a Boston business. But did you know you’re also supporting a homegrown product anytime you track your pace with RunKeeper, pay for something with LevelUp, or have that Harpoon beer delivered to your front door with Drizly?

Or maybe you’re thinking, “Wait a second — I can have beer delivered to my front door?”

That’s why Tom O’Keefe started #DownloadBoston. (more…)

This week’s events: Bond, blood drives, and beer dinners

By: - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 - 7:02pm

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You’re going to need something to do this week once you’ve filed your taxes and finally catch up on your Sunday-night DVR backlog. (This season of “Call the Midwife” is insane, right?) So catch a documentary, take in opening night at the theatre, give blood in exchange for pizza, or chase oysters with beer. (more…)

Parties for gamers and guac lovers, more events this weekend

By: - Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 - 11:53am

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This week, take a walk down the runway, take a long look at some priceless art, and take a break from a road race to eat burgers. Oh and take a laser to some chocolate, because why not? (more…)

Meet the man behind Boston’s hottest IG account: @brianmcw

By: - Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014 - 1:20am

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Haven’t we all, from time to time, questioned ourselves whether this is a good picture? Even photographers frequently don’t know how to think about pictures. We tend to say “I like it” and then, when it comes to “why is it nice,” often it goes unanswered. If vision is the ultimate end to end tool, I can’t help but wonder if the way we see, or better yet look at the world, could be frankly very subjective. Having said that, we can not ignore one exception to the rule: Brian!

Brian learned photography in the auto-didactic manner and there isn’t a day that goes by without experimenting on new angles and places or improving the style and texture of a picture. His gallery offers dynamic views of the city, illuminated with lyrical sensitivity. Lucky enough to spend some time with Brian, we are going to unfold the way he shaped his IG account through this last year and discover the aspects that have made him Boston’s favorite “Iger.”

To start, when was your “initiation” to Instagram? Were you into  photography before that?

Not really. I always thought it was weird that people obsessed over those little square photos on their phones. But then I started instagramming my walk to work last April, and now I am as obsessed as anyone.

Acorn Street by @brianmcw

What kind of camera do you use and what is your most used application before uploading a picture? (more…)

Robots, rhyming couplets and more events in Boston this week

By: - Monday, Apr 7, 2014 - 1:21pm

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There’s a little something for everyone coming up this week in Boston: Sonnets for Shakespeare lovers, documentaries for dancers, and food for people who consume food. People who aren’t robots, that is. Just watch out for robots this week, OK? (more…)