Category Archive: Boston

Brother Ali at the Middle East

What does it mean to be black in America when you look white? When you’re a hip-hop artist and a devout Muslim? This past weekend, I went to check out a rapper who… Continue reading

Up Close with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Today a friend and I got the chance to see a bit of what happens before the curtain goes up at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The BSO held an open rehearsal of Mahler’s… Continue reading

What unites us? Dan Rather visits Boston.

Dissenters—be they Revolutionary War patriots or women in knitted pink pussy hats—point to the truth. This defense of the truth, and our liberty to speak it, is what makes America great.

Patterned Behavior: New art on Boston’s Esplanade

I always take pictures of street art when I travel. Here’s a piece I discovered walking down a back street in Santiago de Compostela… My latest trip made me think about the most… Continue reading

people who ride bikes

Another person who chose to ride a bike somewhere in Boston was mowed down by a truck early on Friday morning. I didn’t hear about it until someone at work saw me and… Continue reading

swimming in the Charles River

My quality of life totally skyrocketed over this past weekend. That’s because I did something I never thought possible. I swam in Boston’s Charles River. Yes, it was intentional. Yes, it’s perfectly legal.… Continue reading

universal stories: the photography of Rania Matar

I made a wonderful discovery while visiting the MFA’s thought-provoking exhibit, She Who Tells a Story: Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar lives a short walk away from me here in Brookline. As an art-loving… Continue reading

money talks: mini-masterpieces at the MFA’s Ancient Coin Gallery

Forget bitcoins and plastic: immerse yourself in the real thing on display at the Ancient Coin Gallery at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery is the only one of… Continue reading

a peace prayer from Boston to Syria

Have you been paying attention to Syria’s civil war? As a Financial Times’ editorial noted last Wednesday, the conflict is now spreading, becoming a regional war as it spills over the border into… Continue reading