It goes without saying that this a seriously subjective roundup, compiled by our brain trust and the interjectors who barged into our discussions at the coffee shops and bars where our list blossomed.
A new exhibit reveals nonphysical bruises in healing light
“First we saw that people were homeless and needed a place to stay. Then we saw that they were hungry and they needed food. Then we figured out that people needed permanent housing. And then jobs.”
In 2011, thousands of New Englanders occupied an obscure slice of Boston and became leaders in a national movement against greed. Five years later, we asked some of those activists to reflect on their radical protest camp experiment.
‘This was before the first 10,000-person rally, this was before the first 5,000-person rally, this was before the first rally.’
‘I gave it all up for the Good Life.’ An aural history.
BNBL. Mike Mitchell, Woodley Auguste, Boston, basketball, hoops, Madison Park, sports, Mayor Collins, Mayor Flynn, street ball, King Gaskins, Stro Strothers, Roxbury Basketball Association, RBA, Rucker, Harlem, Baker League, Philadelphia, University of Oregon, Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop and Street Basketball, Onaje X.O. Woodbine
“We just stick together, that’s all we can do at the end of the day.”
Seven comics. Two hours. One historic summit on the state of stand-up comedy in the Hub.
But I wrote this funny story about my dad’s death. It goes on for many more pages, being funny and super distanced from the grief.