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On the Cheap: La Tour Eiffel

French food in Chinatown and Parisian sightseeing on Comm Ave
If you exit the Chinatown MBTA station by way of Washington Street, you're likely to find European flavors long before the Asian fare.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 15, 2012


An avalanche of summer art exhibits

Klondikes to watch out for
While New England winters are often cause to forget certain colors even exist, summer around here is easily the best season for mind expansion.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 08, 2012


Films al fresco

Movie theaters make a great daytime escape from summer scorchers, but there's no need to waste a temperate summer night trapped in a crowded megaplex.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  June 06, 2012


An app for autism

Tech to speech  
This month marks the second anniversary of Apple's first public iPad release.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  April 19, 2012


Bruce Rosenbaum: steampunk interior design’s unlikely leader

Full steam ahead
There's a porthole on Bruce Rosenbaum's toaster.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 26, 2012

TJI: Mass Pirate Party Conference

Putting the 'Arrrr' in DRM

Booty Call
Forget Talk Like a Pirate Day. In the 2012 elections, November 6 will be Vote Like a Pirate Day — if you happened to have joined a growing number of hackers and Internet activists and registered as a member of the Massachusetts Pirate Party (MAPP).
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  March 07, 2012


Occupy Boston: the movie!

Love story
John Forrester spent the past five months filming and editing two terabytes of raw digital Occupy Boston footage, captured between late September and December 2011.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  February 29, 2012


On the Cheap: Lizzy's

Comfort grub in a landmark East Cambridge Watering Hole
After Prohibition was repealed in 1933, an Italian barber walked into an East Cambridge shoe building and turned it into a bar: Pugliese's.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  January 18, 2012

OWS D17 actions Duarte

Photos: #OWS protesters attempt to re-occupy NYC

 Occupy Wall Street #D17 day of action | Duarte Square, NYC | December 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Manhattan’s Duarte Square on December 17, 2011 (#D17 day of action) to celebrate the original protest’s 3-month anniversary by attempting to reclaim a space.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 30, 2011


PHOTOS: On the scene of the Occupy Boston eviction

Police raid the Dewey Square encampment at 5am | December 10, 2011
And then it came. Right before five o'clock. Nobody really believed that it was coming, even though we all knew it was inevitable ...
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 10, 2011


PHOTOS: Occupy Boston defies Menino’s order to vacate Dewey Square

Thousands rallied on the Greenway, and protesters packed up much of the camp for safekeeping | December 8, 2011
The scene from Occupy Boston after Mayor Menino gave orders to vacate.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 09, 2011


Little House on the Occupation

Sage Radachowsky moved into Occupy Boston's Dewey Square camp on the night of the season's first snowstorm and says he kept warm and dry just fine, thanks to a portable sleeping trailer he built himself.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  November 07, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston celebrates one-month anniversary at Dewey Square

Dewey Square | October 30, 2011
Occupy Boston celebrates the one-month anniversary of their protest at Dewey Square on October 30, 2011.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 31, 2011


Review: Taza Chocolate

Spooky craft chocolate for the big kids  
If lately you've been hit with the trick-or-treat nostalgia blues, longing for simpler times when the best costumes still came in our sizes, do not resort to reproduction.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 31, 2011


Photos: Scenes from Occupy Wall Street

Shots of the Zuccotti Park #OWS encampment this past Columbus Day weekend
Zuccotti Park is now a settled shantytown, complete with its own classrooms, junkies, trash collectors, and daily broadsheet.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 12, 2011


Review: Redbones Barbecue Food Truck

Southern comfort goes mobile
With food trucks slowly taking over our streets, we get Redbones on wheels around Copley Square five days a week.
By: Ariel Shearer  |  October 05, 2011


Photos: Occupy Boston plans financial district take-over

Big money meets big opposition in Boston
Hundreds of fiscally wary citizens gathered on Boston Common Tuesday, September 27, to organize a lasting protest occupation of Boston’s financial district.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 03, 2011


Photos: Tree play the 22nd Annual Freedom Rally

Boston Common | September 17, 2011
Tree play the Freedom Rally main stage on September 17, 2011.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 19, 2011


Review: Thinking Cup Coffee Bar

Toning down technology and one-upping fair trade
This past December, Thinking Cup Coffee Bar opened downtown, serving up strong brew in an atmosphere that fosters low-tech creativity.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  August 31, 2011


Rubblebucket | Omega La La

Sin Duda Records (2011)
Although bands often sacrifice musical quality for the sake of maintaining a weirder image, Rubblebucket keep buzzing forward, as impressive as they are idiosyncratic.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  August 30, 2011

larp kids

Fantasy camp

Where Lord of the Rings meets Lord of the Flies
Wizards & Warriors Camp is a living video game, putting kids in control of everything from plotline to character personality.
By: ARIEL SHEARER  |  August 10, 2011

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