Thankfully, this is a sports column and not a style one. To either my benefit or my detriment or somewhere in between, I’m of the belief that a solid white t-shirt and jeans will suffice for most engagements.
Still, regardless of my complete lack of fashion sense, I’m well-versed enough in that realm to make the following observation: The NBA’s foray into short-sleeved jerseys was, and remains, a terrible idea. More
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg's has launched a campaign to ban the word "bossy," and it has caused quite the reaction from various internet sources. Sandberg, who has the support of Beyonce, Condolleeza Rice, and more, believes that "when a little boy asserts himself, he's called a 'leader.' Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded 'bossy.'" Ultimately, Sandberg hopes that the banning of the word will encourage more young girls to become leaders. Below are some links to varied opinions on the topic from around the Internet. What are your thoughts? Is this a progressive step or a misguided campaign?
Wicked Local Cambridge reports that Hi-Fi Pizza in Central Square has closed after more than 40 years in business. No longer will hungry concertgoers have pizza so close and convenient after shows at the Middle East, they'll now have to walk an extra hundred or so feet.
This year continues to take the shape of a great one for new albums; just take a look at this list from Bradley's Almanac. 2014 also marks the anniversary of some pretty amazing albums from what turned out to be a pretty impressive year for alternative music: 1994. Writers will wax nostalgic about Green Day's"Dookie,"Beck's"Mellow Gold,"Nine Inch Nails'"The Downward Spiral,"Soundgarden's "Superunknown," and Weezer's"Blue Album," to name a few. All of those are great albums that still sound solid twenty years later. I'll say the same about the following list of twelve that I've compiled.
Zach Galifianakis has hosted the likes of Justin Bieber, Natalie Portman, and Bradley Cooper on his awkward staged-interview segment, Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns," but he somehow landed an interview with a man of great importance this time around: President Barack Obama. Galifianakis, known for his roles in "The Hangover" (as Obama would point out), isn't shy about taking some jabs at the President, maybe even toeing the line on a few cracks, but Obama not only takes the jokes like a champ, he delivers them right back. More
How does a band keep its own identity when every media outlet pushes them as a comparison to their surroundings? For Philadelphia band Swearin’, it’s comparisons to Waxahatchee, which shares both members and bloodlines. For Potty Mouth, it is riot grrrl, “all chick bands,” and the exploding Western Massachusetts music scene. How is a band to set itself apart from these factors while remaining unscathed and unshaped by the press? I discussed these topics and more with Allison and Jeff from Swearin’, Abby and Ally from Potty Mouth, and Potty Mouth’s tour friend Sam, on Saturday evening at their show at Great Scott. More
Take a couple hundred yo-pro’s, throw in a ‘Legit’ band, give them a reason to party and you, my friend, have a recipe for a successful winter ball. The 6th annual Boston Winter Ball took place this past Saturday, March 8th at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Boston’s most eligible young professionals gathered together for a night of dancing, drinks and all around bougie-ness. The ball helps benefit the Boston Children’s Hospital, raising money each year for a specific area of need. This year’s ball helped raise money for The Extraordinary Care Fund, helping families with any additional expenses incurred when traveling to and from the hospital. More
Saturday's "Blarney Blowout" party near the UMass Amherst campus ended in several arrests and injuries, yet a few days later, opinions on the Internet remain mixed. Most sources blame the students for breaking rules and then not cooperating with law enforcement when riot police were forced to tame the situation. Other blog sources point to the school for baiting the students with threats in advance of the event and law enforcement for abusing their power. Here are a handful of mixed reactions about the event. What's your take? Who's at fault: the students, the school, or the cops?
What are you going to do with your extra hour of daylight? If you're kind of lazy and don't feel like going to any events or concerts, you may find it easier to stay awake for some late night talk shows. Here are some of the best guests appearing this week. More
Logan Smith sees the worst of the worst on Twitter. He is the mind behind @YesYoureRacist, a Twitter feed that retweets any post that begins with, “I’m not racist, but…” and is guaranteed to end with something extraordinarily offensive.
Smith doesn’t take the time to follow up with his contributors’ places of work, but he has seen some people lose their jobs after gaining exposure for their hateful biases. More
North Carolina folk-rock titans The Avett Brothers made the jump to arena headliners in Boston on Saturday night with a massive show at TD Garden. Bluegrass revivalists Old Crow Medicine Show provided support.
At this point there’s been so much digital ink spilled over “True Detective,” HBO’s expansive, Southern gothic-tinged thriller, that it’s hard to imagine even the most die-hard fans being able to pore over every little blog post or think-piece that gets published. And there’s been a litany of them—Slate, Grantland, the AV Club, The Atlantic, The New Yorker–just pick your poison. More