Articles by J Patrick Brown

A-Listers: Simone Williams and Justin Veri

By Sarah Cadorette Photos by Shane Godfrey A quote thrown around like Fluff in Union Square’s aptly-named festival is that Somerville has more artists per capita than any city in the nation besides New York City (if you call that a city!). What is less known is the number of entrepreneurs, foodies, yogis, politicos, athletes, […]


A-Listers: Talli Clemons and Renée Polcaro

By Sarah Cadorette Photos by Shane Godfrey A quote thrown around like Fluff in Union Square’s aptly-named festival is that Somerville has more artists per capita than any city in the nation besides New York City (if you call that a city!). What is less known is the number of entrepreneurs, foodies, yogis, politicos, athletes, […]





Polls Close Thursday At Midnight

It’s true! It’s down to the wire, it’s looking like a lot of the categories are going to be decided by just a handful of votes. It’s up to you to make it count! Click here, or on the image above and get to it! Winners will be revealed in our September/October edition and will […]




Scout Out!: Secret Ships

One’s a performer in rock bands, sideshows and burlesque shoots. The other is an avid global traveller. Together, they are Secret Ships – an online store and traveling fashion boutique offering unique jewelry and home decor from all over the world. “Our customers can expect to find handmade jewelry, home accessories and global curiosities from […]



Scout Out!: The Beat Rolls On

By Jon Christian Photo by Amy Leung On a warm night in late spring, Greg Hum joined hundreds of other bicyclists on Boston Bike Party’s one year anniversary ride, which traveled from downtown Boston, up Massachusetts Avenue, through Harvard and past Tufts to the tempo of homemade sound systems that riders wore or dragged behind […]


Ball Square Fine Wine’s Temporary Closing Sale

Bad News: Ball Square will be temporarily closed for some minor structural repairs from Wednesday, July 9th until Sunday, July 13th. Good News: They want to make sure you’re good and stocked up for this breif dry spell, so they’re taking 10% off all orders of 6-12 bottles of wine, and 20% orders of 12 […]