In case you missed this in the comments on the original post, members of Longy's prep community are planning a rally on public property outside the school at 10 am, tomorrow (Saturday 3/09) to protest the program's unexpected cancellation. Organizer Karen Weintraub says: " One way we can show our annoyance - and hopefully change the board's decision - is to make a very public statement about it."
Echoing many parents and students, Harvard Professor Ewa Lajer-Burcharth fired off a scathing email to Longy Director Karen Zorn, deploring Zorn's decision to shut down the school's community education program. "this is an unfortunate and extremely short-sighted decision," Lajer-Burcharth writes.
speak for myself, i am indeed both extremely saddened and angered by
your sudden and poorly justified decision.
Film buffs and fashion aficionados alike gathered at Harvard
Square's Brattle Theatre on Oscar night to watch
the red carpet the way it was meant to be seen - on the big screen! Custom
Oscar-inspired champagne cocktails and Cambridge Brewing Company beer flowed as
VIPs bid on auction items and noshed on snacks from foodie havens Harvest and
The Longy School of Music of Bard College stunned parents when it
announced today that it is shutting down its youth and community
education programs by the end of the summer.
easiest, most obvious, and typically accurate criticism of urban
crime reporting is that the big picture gets lost in all the noise.
As reporters jump from crime scene to crime scene – seeking out
detectives for quotes, interviewing witnesses – it's easy to ignore
the systemic malfunctions that have kept poor neighborhoods broken
Sometimes it feels like you can get a grass fed beef burger
just about anywhere, but if you happen to be a grass fed person yourself,
you're SOL. But vegetarian options in Boston
abound...if you know where to look. From an elegant bistro in Somerville
to a chromed-out retro diner in Cambridge,
vedgeheads can delight in anything on the menus from the following nominees for
Best Vegetarian Restaurant
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Of course, some men and women are better at it than others, and some of them happen to be here in Boston making great theater. From experimental theater to tried and true classics, our local theater companies consistently produce compelling entertainment for a diverse regional audience.
The Portland Phoenix's seven-years-and-counting series by
Lance Tapley on torture in Maine's prison, most especially including
conditions in solitary confinement, has gotten national recognition in
an article that's part of the Columbia Journalism Review's most recent cover package on "race, class, and the media."
Can new kid in town the Sinclair beat out old standbys like TTs and the Middle East? You tell us- vote!
So you've just about worn out those vinyl LPs you picked up
at our Best Record Store nominees. Time to check out those bands live, perhaps?
We've lined up the best Boston-area rock venues to catch national acts on their
stops in town and local rising stars alike.
"Into the Void" by Anthony Montuori, on display now at Boston Cyberarts Gallery
The Game's Afoot: Video Game Art |
New exhibit just opened featuring the work of "three artists who make video
games that investigate the nature of art: Rob Gonsalves, Victor Liu and Anthony
Montuori | Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141
Green St, Jamaica
Plain | On view through April 14; reception March 8 from 6 to 9 pm | bostoncyberarts.
Laissez les bons temps
rouler! Bohemian hotspot the Beehive went all out for its sixth annual Mardi
Gras party last month, drawing an international crowd of masked merrymakers to
fete Fat Tuesday in true New Orleans
style. Chef Rebecca Newell turned out Cajun-inspired dishes, bartenders kept up
a steady stream of Bacardi Hurricanes, and the BT New Orleans 2nd Line Brass
Band had diners moving in their seats and - once the dinner plates were cleared
- on the dance floor.
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in
their natural habitats.
There's nothing wrong with getting your daily music fix from
Spotify, but if you're the kind of person who prefers dropping the
needle on a vintage '45 and gets a special thrill when peeling the plastic wrapping off a digipak, finding a
physical copy of that one perfect album can be frustrating. But Boston-based
vinyl and tape junkies need not turn to Ebay or Craigslist in despair.
In a city where there are as many
Dunkin' Donuts locations as there are pigeons looting through their discarded
pastries in the parking lot, an actual bakery
-- where somebody actually baked said
pastries, and knows what's in them -- is a welcome thing. A homemade (or
brewed) bakery treat is often the best part of the day, whether it's the cup of
coffee you need to kick start your morning or a fresh, yummy scone to get you
over the mid-day hump.
Nonprofit organizations enrich any community in countless
ways, and Boston
is no exception. This city is home to so many local groups that reach out to
help people (and animals!) in need, and we're proud to acknowledge those that
you, the readers, have nominated as the outstanding examples. So while you're out sampling our noms for best burrito or bar-hopping among the nominated dives and fancy cocktail joints,
consider making some time for doing good too.