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.
Earlier this week, my esteemed colleague Alistair Birrell wrote an article detailing the many candies invented in Massachusetts, going so far as to say that “When it comes to candy, Hershey, PA ain’t got nothing on Boston.” More
Tired of the same old bars? Looking for a place to kick back after work and enjoy a delicious cocktail made with artisan booze, obscure liqueur, homemade bitters and a bizarre garnish? Then the soon-to-open Ames Street Deli is the perfect place for you. More
Ed McCarthy has driven pretty much every road in Boston during his 22 years as an EMT / ambulance driver. Now he’s putting that knowledge to use by making a comprehensive set of maps that show Boston’s development over almost 400 years, and the results are nothing short of amazing. More
The Ottowa gunman, Mayor Menino’s battle with cancer, and the death toll in Syria are all important news from this week that you should read up on and discuss over the first beer of the evening—but man, they do not make for great bar jokes. As the night wares on, the banter gets lighter, and you want to make jokes while seeming to know something about the world around you, stick with the classics: bros rioting, angry sculptors, and the ever-comical Green Line. More
Kids these days are too focused on their iPads and their video games and barely go outside anymore, according to my 85-year-old neighbor Earl. But in North Attleboro, there might be a reason for that: playing on the sidewalks and streets are banned, and will remained banned, thanks to a vote earlier this week from Town Meeting members. More
Forget Ebola fears, the real disease Americans should be worried about is the flu, considering 200,000 Americans are hospitalized with flu-related complications every year. But Uber is doing its part to stop the annual spread of influenza by delivering free flu shots until 3 PM today, all while donating $5 to the Red Cross for every shot administered. More
Here’s a little behind-the-scenes music industry process: When a band puts out a new album, the record company works with a publicist to draft a press release which will accompany review copies sent out to all critics. This press release, while purporting to be an innocuous, plain statement of the facts, is actually a carefully crafted document embedded with subtle talking points that the record company hopes will influence each and every statement made about the band and their new album by members of the press. More