I went to several SLAMS while writing this article, each time trying to find the right words to describe an experience that is deliberately without words. I walked, ran, spun furiously, held poses, pretended to be a mouse as I scrambled on the floor.
Photo by Brynne Quinlan The enduring stories of the statues that inhabit Davis Square I’ve been hung up on these statues for most of my life. I grew up in Davis Square. I have brief, early memories of the giant holes that became subway stations, as viewed from a stroller. Continue Reading
Somerville’s largest condo grab in history yields relative tenant win in tense market Greg Santos moved into Somerville’s Millbrook Lofts apartment complex with his girlfriend in August 2017, looking forward to using its dedicated art space. Married couple Luciano Betoldi and Maria d’Orey, both from Portugal, immigrated to the US Continue Reading
Women of Comicazi return with second Somerville summit About five or six years ago, four friends came together for a summer mini-golf tournament. Later on they got to playing around in close proximity to busts of various comic book characters on a shelf, imagining ridiculous melodramas with statues of Batman Continue Reading
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