Quick, what’s the capital of Canada? Alberta? Quebec? Ontario? Vancouver? Toronto? Watch as these Harvard kids feel quite un-Harvard as they grapple for the answer in this funny video by the school newspaper, The Crimson.
We've made it. Another September 1 in Allston has passed us, but it didn't come without its bumps, bruises, and the occasional minor disaster. As rats and bed bugs salivated at the sight of another year's beer-stained garbage, and U-Haul after U-Haul wriggled down narrow backstreets, a fresh batch of Allstonites were born. It may not be the most welcoming experience to the neighborhood, but moving day is more or less a baptism by fire, or the initiation that young movers must go through in order see the fruits of the area. This past weekend, a much-needed crew of inspectors bounced from apartment to apartment, and even Mayor Walsh showed face to welcome some fresh faced students into Boston's most student dominated hood. Here are the scenes we captured.
The Video Underground, which is celebrating its twelfth year, is both a rarity and a staple. For one thing, it's an independent video rental store in 2014, a time of Netflix binges and illegal streaming. And yet, the store is still hanging on in the heart of Jamaica Plain, not simply because of the sheer novelty, but because of the devotion to the community and the obvious passion for all things film and television. I recently caught up with Kevin Koppes, who took charge of The Video Underground a few months back, to discuss the store's move from Centre Street, the difference between Netflix and a video store, and more. More
You might not feel the wind chill yet and the Farmers' Almanac doesn’t cover the sudden shift in the median age of a city, but still, believe us: it’s fall, and the students are coming. Enjoy the heat and your ability to move your arms in your favorite dive bar while you still can this weekend. You bring that old college try (or, you know, the opposite of that), and we’ll school you on all the topical conversation starters like the latest in the Market Basket drama and the thrill of Allston Christmas. That way, when you chat about current events this weekend, you'll seem … educated. More
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
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
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