Whenever I drove through the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, my eye always involuntarily gravitated towards the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge nestled between the ballpark and Boylston street. It appealed to me as a gem from another era, a place where I easily imagined interesting characters flooding in and out of its rooms while baseball, bars, and music venues formed a protective shell around its perimeter. More
"The Big Lebowski." It’s a stoner comedy, a western, a crime drama and above all else: a cult film. The epic tale of Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski and his bowling buddies has been a fan favorite since its release in 1998, and Coolidge Corner Theatre, the Brookline movie house, has screened it annually since 2003. On the tenth anniversary of Lebowski Night at Coolidge, fans lined down and around the corner, eager to get inside and grab a seat. Some wore costumes; some were veterans of the Lebowski scene, and others were seeing the film for the very first time. As seats were claimed and beverages were purchased, the theater was abuzz and spirits were high. But when the house lights went down, all eyes were on the silver screen. More
Within the first twenty feet, Andrew Schmidt was sold on it. Prior to his first visit to Superpedestrian’s office in Cambridge, Schmidt knew enough about the Copenhagen Wheel to see the potential. He had been introduced to the electric bike startup by a friend. The Superpedestrian team was looking for someone to do the sort of marketing work Schmidt was currently doing for Puma. But up until that ride, there understandably was some uncertainty. More
In the grand scheme of things, 2004 wasn't that long ago. We still live our lives in basically the same way. Many of the cultural mores and conventions of that year still hold today, and we love the products of a decade ago with the same fervor as when they emerged ("Mean Girls"remains the most quoted movie ever). Still, a lot has changed — especially in the arena of fashion. No, the difference isn't as readily available as if we were wearing waistcoats and corsets a decade ago, but the styles have inevitably changed. Take a look at how the trends have shifted from the year that Facebook was invented (yes, really).
You submitted it, so we reviewed it. All this week, you can find the reviews of every entry to BDCwire's Review Anything August, from Bandcamp albums to photography to recipes. Click around below to discover some of the talents that our team of reviewers had the privilege of lending their two cents to. And remember, just because we thought a certain way about something doesn't mean you need to agree. Let us know how you feel, you might find your new favorite band. Or your new favorite podcast about vaginas.
Another Best of Boston awards program? Great. You need another sprawling list of pricey restaurants and Newbury Street salons like you need a hole in your wallet, which is kind of what it would be like to actually visit all of those places. More
If you can’t find a way to get out of town for the long weekend to avoid the gigantic mess that is moving day in Boston, make the best of it with some pretty sweet theater, arts, and music events. Or just stroll around and make up a September 1st drinking game: Moving truck stuck under a bridge on Storrow? Take a shot. Recent grad fighting with his mom because he wants to assert his independence but also has no earthly idea how to hang up curtains? Finish your drink. You get the idea. More
Phrosties were a sort of (totally) illegal, pseudo-underground (in the way that everyone knew) operation that sold mysterious plastic bottles full of sugary sweet alcoholic slush in various bright shades — like a rocket pop-inspired red, white, and blue, with the sugary sweet kick from a rumored addition of cough syrup. More
It's that time of year again - one of the most despised and simultaneously celebrated events of the year is upon us. With every September 1 mass relocation, Allston Christmas brings with it a bevy of emotions, but above all, it brings obligation. More
Wednesday night's stacked bill at The Sinclair featured noisy co-headliners in Cardiff's Joanna Gruesome and Syracuse's Perfect Pussy, with opening sets from semi-locals Potty Mouth and Chicago one-man-band Love of Everything.
Mass production has long meant mass-indifference, as we’re generally left to fit generic, commutable objects into the fine contours of our lives. But we run the opposite direction, and so are always happy to find headstrong, do-it-your-own-way types blazing a better path where few to none have existed before. Allston-based fashion designer, Emily Sawich, is such type of creator. More
The Boston Band of the week is brought to you by our content partner Allston Pudding, which is a Boston based music blog that highlights new and live music from the local music scene and beyond. Each week, Allston Pudding will highlight awesome local acts that they feel should be on your radar. For more about music from Boston and elsewhere, be sure to check out Allston Pudding.More
The summer may be almost over but The Knuckles are forever. This week, we'll give the Red Sox a respite from our piling on and devote an entire page worth of Knuckles to the NFL, the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to pure, unadulterated knuckleheadedness. Within, you will learn about stupid helmet-to-helmet hits, players getting caught driving a car baked and not understanding why that's illegal and salaciousness/ridiculousness masquerading as legit TV reporting. But don't take my word for it. Read on and shake your head solemnly at this week's well-deserving winners of The Knuckles!
If you're an Allston regular, kicking around basements and chasing new sounds across the neighborhood, chances are you've met the friendly face of Jesse DeFrancesco. As a both a show booker and show player, DeFrancesco is one of the independent mind that fuels the local music scene. More
New Jersey rockers Titus Andronicus wrapped up a late-summer New England tour with their second sold-out night at the Middle East Upstairs on Tuesday. Like-minded and associated acts Liquor Store and Wicked Kind opened.