The Dance Complex, like other havens for the arts but on a regionally incomparable scale, supports immigrant populations of all kinds and resists discrimination and negative cultural stereotypes.
A public conversation about transit infrastructure As regular Dig readers couldn’t have possibly missed, along with the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) we asked ace photographer Derek Kouyoumjian to spend a month snapping pics of utterly dilapidated MBTA tracks, stations, and trains. His images of so much beautiful decay, Continue Reading
Dispatches from my daily dance with death en route to work I edge off the sidewalk. I look left and then right. Then left and then right again. One more time to be sure. I merge towards the rightmost edge of the street, but there is no bike lane so I teeter Continue Reading
Urban multimodal network needed to make bicycles a viable alternative in the ’burbs June 21, 2017 BY JASON PRAMAS @JASONPRAMAS The following column was written as commentary for the June 2017 episode of the Beyond Boston monthly video news digest — produced by the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism and several area public Continue Reading
Boston’s ugliest intersections for cyclists If you’ve visited the streets of Boston for all of five minutes, you know that each commute is a gamble for those of us who ride on two wheels. An hour spent navigating the Hub’s bike-hostile infrastructure teaches the average cyclist how to anticipate threats — an adjacent car Continue Reading
A visual essay on public transportation infrastructure and priorities in Greater Boston It’s often noted that the trains which pump through tunnels underneath our feet downtown and barrel over bridges into Cambridge, Quincy, and beyond belong to the most ancient subterranean transit matrix in America. Aside from being a great historical Continue Reading
When it comes to bike safety and infrastructure in Greater Boston, there’s a dangerous gap between the promises that cities make and the reality where rubber meets the road Of all the places for a cyclist or pedestrian to be killed, the intersection of Mass Ave and Somerville Ave in Continue Reading
Photos by Jason Pramas Haiti, dance, and healing with Jean Appolon “It’s been 25 years and I feel like I never made peace with my dad’s tragedy, but somehow my soul got healed through dance.” When dancer Jean Appolon was 14 and living in Port au Prince, Haiti, his father, a detective Continue Reading