had to show Canada what hockey is really all aboot. Once the axe fell
and the Bruins raised the Stanley Cup over their heads in Vancouver,
patrons of the packed watering holes throughout Boston poured into the streets in maniacal
merriment. All around Allston was an eruption of cheers, chants,
firecrackers, American flags, high fives, strangers hugging strangers
and horns honking.
June 19 is already a recognized holiday in most states. Best known as Emancipation Day, or “Juneteenth,” some cities take great pride in celebrating the occasion, which commemorates the 1865 abolition of slavery in Texas.
But starting this year, Massholes can start popping bottles early. Thanks to District 4 City Councilor Charles Yancey and the urban entertainment federation known as the Mass Industry Committee (MIC), June 17 is an official red letter day in Boston from here on out.
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
Citizens Bank (Kendall Square)Peter G. Nelson Jr.
Margaret Glaspy | Club Passim
Summer Stage Series | Palmer Street (by Club Passim + Harvard Coop), Cambridge |
June 16 @ 1 pm | clubpassim.org
"Free Friday Flicks at the Esplanade" | Daddy Day Care screening | Hatch Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Cambridge |
June 17 @ dusk | mass.
summer -- when herbivores and carnivores cast aside their differences
to cordially converge on a picnic blanket for feasting, soaking up the
sun, and maybe playing a few rounds of Frisbee Golf. How and where is such
idyll possible? Read for yourself in our Summer Guide round-up of picnic spots and nearby noshing grounds
has finally arrived (we think) -- that time when Boston transitions
from cold and rainy to hot and muggy, at least in theory. Whatever,
we've got your ultimate guide to outdoor bliss, plus options for having
fun while keeping cool. Cornhole, anyone?SUMMER PREVIEW!We said "best summer ever," and we mean it -- this is perhaps the most beautiful Summer Preview guide we've ever put together, starting with Mike Pecci's luminous, summery photos
MORE PHOTOS: Pride Parade 2010 | Pride Parade 2011
been 41 years since the first Boston Pride. We take Pride for granted
now -- if there are men in in harnesses dancing on floats, it must be
June. But Pride wasn't always so mainstream; in fact, it wasn't even
always Pride. In its earliest incarnation was a nameless Provincetown
march, organized by nascent "homophile" groups to mark the first
anniversary of the explosive Stonewall revolt.
Paper cuts suck, but don't confuse Papercut Zine Library
with the pesky lacerations it's named after. The Somerville space is
actually a treasured resource for anyone who's nostalgic for simpler
times, when self-publishing was about something more than vanity and
profit. The library -- which offers up access to over 14,000
underground publications with topics ranging from alternative
agriculture to zines about zines -- needs your help.
Michael Bronski discusses A Queer History of the United States at the HBS on Thursday
Chris North Dream Quartet + Manners | ZuZu,
474 Mass Ave, Cambridge | June 13 @ 10 pm | zuzubar.com
Paquet-Nesson and Daphne Kalotay |
From Ballet to the Corps and
Russian Winter readings and discussions | Porter Square Books, Porter Square
Shopping Center, Cambridge | June 14 @ 7 pm | portersquarebooks.
Dunkin' Donuts in the
Prudential CenterScott Cobban
What did you just
order?My regular: a medium iced tea with sugar. It gets me going. Some
people go through a cold-to-hot beverage transition during the seasons, but I'm
solid on this beverage year round.
Today's the last chance to hit the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl. And if you're gonna do it right, these are the rules:
1. This is a war zone. Don’t bring strollers into it.
2. It’s a sprint AND a marathon. Six-cup sissies stay home. Leave more space for the heavy hitters.
3. It’s okay to use the coupon for a charity event; they created it to use (text SCOOP to 22122 for $1 off admission).
In all the commentary about Rep Anthony Weiner's unfortunate fall from grace, there is one thing no one seems to be saying. A truth, perhaps, that no one wants to confront. Well, I think it needs to be said:
Anthony Weiner, you are one sexy slab of skinny Jewish nerd. I would like, as they say, to break me off a piece of that.
Ariel Levy's ridiculously fantastic article about Berlusconi and Italian (anti-) feminism is a miracle of journalism, not least because it introduced New Yorker readers to the Cin Cin girls (above), the house dancers on "Colpo Grosso," an Italian stripping game show aired on Berlusconi's networks.
Boston's YouTube sensation Karmin reflect on the success of their viral hit. We explore whether there will be an afterlife, online. In the wake of DiMasi's House scandal, how can legislators neglect AIDS funding? Although a bit clumsy and overambitious, Tree of Life is ultimately an endearing and beautiful film.
Oscar Hijuelos is at the Brookline Booksmith on Wednesday @ 7 pm
Bloggers Summer Reading Suggestions" | Bulk up your beach reading list
with picks from those in the know | Porter Square Books, Porter
| Tonight @ 7 pm | portersquarebooks.com
Bazaar | Music, short films, Native American storytelling, educational
displays, craft-making demos, and ethnic cuisine | Copley Square, Boylston +
Dartmouth Sts, Boston | Saturday, June 4 from 10 am-6 pm | cs.