Well folks, summer is upon us once again. As Matthew McConaughey says in “True Detective,” “time is a flat circle,” and this philosophical concept certainly holds true to summer jams as well. Just look back at the songs of summer ’04 (a time of personal innocence and naïveté) and then shift your gaze to those of this upcoming summer (a time of crushing and smothering adulthood), and you may want to do a dramatic spit-take. Is the vast expanse of time occurring simultaneously on different planes? Is my iPhone stuck on repeat? Either way, it appears that some trends never die.
Today marks the 2014 running of the Belmont Stakes, in which California Chrome will be competing for the first Triple Crown in 36 years. While East Boston's famous horse track Suffolk Downs expects thousands of spectators to show up to t0 watch the race there, it could potentially be the last time Bostonians have the privilege of doing so. Depending on how the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awards casino licensing, Suffolk Downs partner Mohegan Sun could either be given the opportunity to build in Revere and would keep the 79-year-old track open, or the casino permit will be denied and Suffolk Downs may not live to see 80. More
Remember back in the day when Al Gore invented the Internet? Even then it seemed like a vast, unknown world of opportunity where you could stumble into uncomfortable chat rooms or surf a total of 4 pages in 15 minutes. It was such undiscovered territory that we needed to be sherpa'd through it with the help of inspiring guides like this recent yard sale purchase, "300 Incredible Things to Do on The Internet," a captivating guide to the world wide web written in 1997 by Ken Leebow. More
Let mom and dad tell you-- they just don't make movies like they used to. That may be a curmudgeonly way of looking at it, but when Adam Sandler releases a piece of crap to the likes of "Blended," the old folks may have a point. Luckily, we live in a city where you can catch the latest blockbuster if you so desire, or you can check out one of these classic films being shown in Boston this month. Whether it's "The Shining" on Father's Day or "Wet Hot American Summer" to kick off the sunny whether, you're in for a true experience with each of these flicks.
Grad season has come and gone in one quick toss of a graduation cap. For the whole month of May, schools around Boston and beyond have seen the class of 2014 leave their respective alma maters and walk blindly into the “next chapter.” My own graduation memories are filled with tearful goodbyes and hungover classmates, one of which wasn’t wearing any pants under his gown.
Think back to when advertisements bore images of icons like Rosie the Riveter or Uncle Sam, energizing the masses with their bold demeanors and emphatic statements to mobilize a particular movement. These posters and ideas set the stage for the social and political movements of their time; they made a lasting impression in the minds of the American public, so much so that they continue to remain two of the most prominent and recognizable images to this day. More
A trip through The Boston Globe's archives is always an insightful one, but it's particularly fun when you stumble upon a feature that profiles the Allston music scene of yore. "Allston's underground culture makes this gritty Boston neighborhood a haven for aspiring rock musicians BASEMENT BEAT" published in a Dec 18, 1994 issue of Globe Magazine by Paul Hemp, interviews some of the characters that made up the buzzing and spirited musicians hotbed that was mid-'90s Allston, grabbing a healthy dose of Gen-X ideologies and post-grad party animals. To start, let's look at a few excerpts from the piece.More
We have hit a milestone in the Information Age-- one that we may not be extremely proud of, but dammit, we better respect. The "NOW That's What I Call Music" compilation has just released its 50th edition, meaning that people are still buying these things and that we're getting old. Rather than sit here and mock the state of music, we figured we'd go back in the archives and find the best music from all of the "NOW" releases. More
Yesterday, in his C'mon Ref blog for TSN, former NHL head referee Kerry Fraser put to rest an argument that has plagued '90s movie fanboys for nearly 22 years. In the 1992 generational cornerstone "The Mighty Ducks," was the Flying V a legal move? More
BDCwire is opening the floodgates.
Though it's against our better judgment, we're inviting musicians, visual artists, photographers, writers, comedians, filmmakers, and creatives of any stripe to submit their to BDCwire with the guarantee it will Keep Reading