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Photos: 12th Annual Lantern Festival

Scenes from the 12th Annual Lantern Festival at Forest Hills Cemetery
The Forest Hills Cemetery hosted their 12th Annual Lantern Festival -- a ceremony of remembrance inspired by Buddhist rituals -- on July 15, 2010.
By: REYNOLDS AVLON  |  July 19, 2010


Photos: Immigration activists at Copley Square

Immigration rally | Copley Square | July 10, 2010
Activists against Arizona's SB1070, plus some Jan Brewer supporters, rally at Copley Square on July 10, 2010.
By: KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  July 20, 2010


Photos: World Cup revelers on Lansdowne Street

Soccer fans celebrate the final game of the 2010 World Cup
Aztec Gino wails on his vuvuzela, and more
By: REYNOLDS AVLON  |  July 15, 2010


Photos: ConnectiCon 2010

  ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center | July 9-11, 2010
ConnectiCon, a multi-genre convention, took place at the Connecticut Convention Center on July 9-11, 2010.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  July 13, 2010


Photos: Discoteca Sexadelica at Club Oberon [slightly NSFW]

Burlesque babes present a cabaret dance-off
Discoteca Sexadelica with Babes in Boinkland and the Notorious P.U.S.S.Y. Galore Go-Go Girls, at Club Oberon on July 2, 2010.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  July 06, 2010


Photos: Lady Gaga fans at TD Garden | July 2, 2010

A gaggle of Gaga fans swarms TD Garden on July 2, 2010
Where cosplay meets "Poker Face."
By: MICHAEL YOUNG  |  July 05, 2010


Photos: Burlesque meets Dr. Who and Indiana Jones

The Great Burlesque Expo | Hyatt Regency | April 2-4, 2010
Burlesque dancers doing female versions of the Doctor of Dr. Who and Indiana Jones during the Great Burlesque Expo at the Hyatt Regency on April 2-4, 2010.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 28, 2010


Photos: City of Cambridge Dance Party 2010

Hundreds of Cambridge residents of all ages joined the City of Cambridge Dance Party at Cambridge City Hall on June 25, 2010.
By: KELSEY MARIE BELL  |  June 28, 2010


Trail of jeers

Forget Paul Revere. This summer, treat yourself to a tour of Boston's worst in political corruption.
As summer officially kicks off this weekend, thousands upon thousands of people will be descending on our fair metropolis to get a glimpse of America's most history-drenched city.
By: LAWRENCE ''HUGGY'' BERGMAN  |  June 26, 2010


This is your summer . . . on drugs

Nine ways to take the high way out of Dullsville
Ah, those weird Lazy Summer Days (LSDs) in Boston. What to do on them, so as not to go out of your head with boredom?
By: VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  June 26, 2010


Bang Ganger

The explosive lives of pyrotechnical professionals
Fireworks in summer — gazing to a blazing sky, mouth wide, sparkle-eyed, the "ahh"s and "oh man"s passing your lips unbidden.
By: NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 16, 2010


Grave Spotting

Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
By: NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 16, 2010


Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
By: ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 20, 2010


Photos: Boston Pride Parade 2010

Boston Pride 2010 Parade | Tremont Street to City Hall | June 12, 2010
The 40th annual Boston Pride march to City Hall on June 12, 2010
By: SCOTT M. LACEY  |  June 14, 2010


Photos: Japanese Mascots

Japan's love of kitsch and cuteness in all aspects of life, as expressed by their mascots.
Meet the mascots from Edward Harrison and John Harrison's book  Idle Idol.


Slideshow: Drainspotting in Japan

  Remo Camerota's photographs of manhole covers in Japan, where 95% of municipalities take pride in their artistic drains.
A collection of artistic Japanese manhole covers
By: REMO CAMEROTA  |  June 07, 2010


Photos: TraniWreck: GOLD II at Club Oberon

TraniWreck at Club Oberon on May 30, 2010
TraniWreck's gender-bendy cabaret at Club Oberon on May 30, 2010.
By: DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 07, 2010


Boston Pride Week: Off the map

The best in fringy Pride-Week ragers
We may seem a little cranky, but us local gayfolk just love a parade, and we’re actually heartened by this annual influx of brothers and sisters from every state of New England and every letter of our ever-expanding acronym.  
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 07, 2010


Where the girls are

Prime places to track down all the single ladies
While Boston does have a few conventional — some might say uninteresting — gay bars, it doesn’t have a designated hotspot for queer women.
By: ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  June 03, 2010


That's not my name!

Think changing genders is tricky? Try changing your name
The transition process for transgender people, particularly transsexuals, might involve an expensive combination of surgeries, hormone-replacement therapy, and lesser tasks like perfecting one’s vocal tone or handwriting style.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  June 02, 2010


The new gay bars

 Is that a paradigm shift in your pocket?
If I may channel the late, great Estelle Getty for a moment: picture it, Provincetown, 2009, a dashing young man with no discernible tan and an iffy T-Mobile signal languishes bored upon the sprawling patio of the Boatslip Resort.
By: MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  June 02, 2010

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