Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
The War on Christmas:
liberal conspiracy, or figment of conservative imagination?I don't like it. I guess there was some senator - I can't remember
what state it was, but they had the big lighting of the tree at the state
house, and he called it a holiday tree.
If we were to make a venn diagram of reality TV, er, personalities, they'd all fall into one of three categories: Insanely Hot and Vapid, Insanely Repulsive and Vapid, or....huh. It turns out maybe this is more of a pie chart than a venn diagram after all. And guess which slice of this unsavory pie our picks for Unsexy Reality Stars of 2011 these dudes fall into? There's nothing less sexy than whoring out yourself, those less fortunate, or your own family for a little, ok a lot of dough (damn that burns us up.
Girlfriends play a free after-show at the Great Scott Holiday party on Sunday
Baltimoroder + DJ Die Young | "Make it New" at Middlesex
on Thursday, December 15 @ 9 pm | middlesexlounge.us
Editors Pick It's Lonely in
the Modern World | Book-signing event for the book spawned from the ironic
home design blog UnhappyHipsters.
We know some holiday parties are mildly painful, and usually
require some sort of maximum-strength libation to keep you going, but here's
one we'll gladly show up to, no arm-twisting required.
This clip from a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live has been making the
rounds, and we think it's just the perfect thing for getting you and
yours into the holiday mood.
my favorite sources for both information and entertainment have
blessed us this week with multimedia assaults concerning the Occupy
movement at large. One is the activist gang at Strange Famous
Records, which assembled the progressive rap dream team of Sage
Francis, B. Dolan, Toki Wright, Jasiri X, and Buddy Peace for an
important public service announcement: “Film The Police.
Oh, we had some real gold to dig through in the Phoenix Unsexy Meeting this year. From Chris Brown's obvious douchebaggery to Tyler the Creator's fondness for shit-pissing his egomania all over the Twittersphere (not to mention the sonic punch in the head that is LMFAO) there were a lot of strong contenders.
Image via Occupy Allston-Brighton on Facebook.
Occupy Boston held its first post-Dewey General Assembly on Saturday evening at the Boston Common bandstand. At Saturday's GA, a member of the Anarchist Alliance of Occupy Boston made a statement calling for neighborhood-based general assemblies throughout the winter.
After more hours than I care to count I finally went to warm up in a
press crash spot at around four in the morning. When I got back to Dewey
Square fifteen minutes later, a female member of the media team had
been assaulted by a never-seen-before stranger in a dark suit. It was an
extraordinarily strange occurrence by all accounts.
Chris Faraone (@Fara1) and Ariel Shearer (@arielshearer) were on the scene early Saturday morning as Boston Police -- many with black tape covering badge numbers -- arrested around 40 protesters and cleared Dewey Square. According to reports, two legal observers were among those arrested. Faraone, who has ripped the BPD a new asshole on numerous occasions and has been covering Occupy around the clock since the beginning -- here in Boston and around the country -- was singled out by the police and removed from a designated press viewing area.
it's rather fitting that Dewey Square looks like a trampled
battlefield today, with just a few dozen tents left among the planks,
cardboard, packed boxes, and rubble. While the park-wide clean-up and
vacate effort kicked off with a bang yesterday – allowing most
Occupy Boston campers and working groups to safely store valuables –
by this afternoon it had slowed to a crawl.
Their breakfast burrito often made me weep with hungover
gratitude. As a freshman in college, their brie-and-apple sandwich expanded my
culinary horizons, and their vegetarian-friendly menu made me feel cool (before
I threw in the towel and happily cut into a steak a year later). Their
bathrooms make me a little dizzy, it's usually louder than necessary, and I
like that my head almost touches the ceiling on the second floor.
mob scene at Occupy Boston tonight. A peaceful mob scene. The terrain
is mostly muddy, with remnants of more than two months of revolution
scattered over Dewey Square. The signs are packed up. So are most of
the larger working group tents, including the enduring food
operation, which now consists of just a table with some meager
Grownup Noise are at Zuzu on Monday
2011 | Holiday art and craft fair.
Opening day has refreshments, performance art, and music at the Gallery at the
Piano Factory on Friday, December 9-Sunday, December 18; Friday @ 5 pm | galleryatthepianofactory.org
Editors Pick Dan Blake |
Esteemed jazz saxophonist with trumpeter Jason Palmer at Wally's Café on Friday,
December 9 @ 9 pm | wallyscafe.