Kudos to the usually-staid headline writers at Mass HIGH Tech (huh-huh) for pulling off the following headline: "Pot-dispensing machine maker explains stock highs." HIGHS, get it? You see what they did there?
The story under the headline doesn't make a hell of a lot of sense, since it turns out the stock in question is internally held and fluctuates wildly -- and it's latest jump was your fault, Massachusetts voters, for legalizing medical weed
just arrived in DC when a Volvo nearly flattened me. Like a fool, I
was snapping pics of a Kony 2012 van rounding a rotary. Such a sight,
I figured, was less common than a decade-old “Support Our Troops”
magnet, or a rolling remnant of any other fad cause that expired some
time ago. It was a shot worth risking a limb for, but as it turned
out, I didn't have to jump into action.
A past Banditos Misteriosos Gift Swap
Misteriosos' "Company-Wide Gift Swap" :: This year's annual
holiday gift swap if office-themed. "Good gift" examples include "handmade desk
clutter" and "homemade inbox/outbox accessories. So, basically, get creative. Location TBA at midnight the day of the event
:: Saturday, November 17 @ 1 pm :: misteriosos.
Scoop NYC's Newbury Street
outpost attracted Boston's
best dressed as they turned out to fete the store's first year in town. Guests
joined hostess Hayley Maybury, founder of Papercut magazine, to shop
for a good cause: a portion of the evening's sales benefited the country's oldest
child-welfare agency, the Home for Little Wanderers, whose services help ensure
healthy development for local kids at risk.
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Dental Medicine, Tufts University
What's the deal with
this statue?He's just a nice old man. He used to be a dentist here,
actually. He came back for the opening-day welcoming ceremony this past year.
Okay so we're a couple of days late to this party, but the new "music" video
from viral video producer Patrice Wilson (the man behind
Rebecca Black, who must be giving thanks right about now that she got to
"Friday" first) has to be addressed. Speaking of parties, the kids-only dinner party Nicole West here is throwing for Thanksgiving raises some concerns.
Boston activists have called for an emergency rally tonight at 5pm in Copley Square in solidarity with the people of Gaza, in response to Israel's recent military attack on the Gaza Strip. More information about tonight's rally is on Facebook. "The United States have pledged
their unconditional support for the Israeli government including explicitly
endorsing this most recent assault," wrote a representative of Northeastern's Students for Justice in Palestine, in a press release.
The Washington Post today confirmed what for weeks had been
rumored: That Boston Globe editor
Marty Baron would exit Morrissey Boulevard to take charge of the Washington
Post - a regional newspaper with a
national footprint which, for a variety of reasons, has lost much of its
The timing of the move is tinged with a touch of Hollywood. Washington operates on a
two-year cycle, just as Congress does. But the quadrennial warp and weft of the
presidential election is the rhythm that matters most. The appointment of a
forceful talent like Baron at this particular moment reassures the imperial
egos of the scribbling class that the stars are still in the heavens.
Image of OB in NY by Jenna Pope via Sandy Relief Boston Tumblr. For more amazing Sandy pics check Jenna's blog HERE.
starting to feel like the whole eastern seaboard has gone mad. Since
Hurricane Sandy tore up the Atlantic coast two weeks ago, and Occupy
Wall Street quickly evolved into a complex human aid machine across
the boroughs, attitudes toward the perpetually shat upon people's
movement have shifted so dramatically as to cause whiplash.
Since we last spoke,
you've remained mayor of seven different locations designated as "Allston."
What's the deal?The Meet the Mayor interview with me came out
[last year], and all of a sudden people were like, "Hey, he shouldn't be mayor
"Fear No Art" has a reception at Fourth Wall Project on Saturday
Eat, Drink Local" | Discussion of John Holl's book Massachusetts Breweries and beer
tastings from Cambridge Brewing Company (tastings are free with purchase of
book) | Porter Square Books | Friday,
November 9 @ 7 pm | portersquarebooks.
Our roving photogs were out and about on election night; this is what they saw.
The mainstream media is a dark place for teen girls, but
Rookie - an online mag started by 16-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson last year -
is changing that, with smart, feminist musings on pop culture, teen issues, DIY
fashion, and more. It's grown so popular with a certain niche of teens and
twentysomethings that meetups have been popping up around the world, allowing
readers to talk feminism, make zines and flower crowns, and profess their love
Previous installments of "Activist's Notebook" listings posts have featured a week's worth of events, but there are enough radical happenings all around town tonight alone to merit a whole entry. Read on for info regarding events happening tonight at Boston University, Bikes Not Bombs, the Lucy Parsons Center, and elsewhere.
Junot Diaz: telling it like it is
Today on his New Yorker blog, Adam Gopnik attempts to unpack Barack Obama's election-night victory speech for clues to why the President engenders such dislike from his foes on the right. For Gopnik, it comes down to what he sees as Obama's calculated distance: