Arts






From Seed to Literary Sprout: The Ink Seed Project

By Sam Trevino Photo by Megan Guidarelli Founded in June of 2013 by local writer and literary activist Megan Guidarelli, The Ink Seed Project (inkseedpress.com) recently released its pilot print issue in January. Unlike many other literary journals, The Ink Seed Project describes itself as a “creative CSA,” welcoming writers and artists within the Somerville […]


Scouted: Somerville Theatre Centennial

  By Martha Spizziri Photos courtesy of The Somerville Theatre and Martha Spizziri The Somerville Theatre’s 100th anniversary celebration is serving up 100 days of movies from the theater’s founding through to the present day. There will also be some special live acts to honor the theater’s history as a music hall. Performers include Angelique Kidjo […]



The Scout Needs Poems

There’s a little over a week left until the deadline for submissions to our Poetry issue–it’s time to compose or decompose, people! Give some airy nothings local habitations and names, already! Details after the jump.


Scouted: Ricardo Fitten, Poet and Scientist

By Martha Spizziri Walking around Davis Square sporting his beret, Ricardo Fitten looks like a poet. He is, in fact, just that. On any given day, you might spot Fitten selling copies his poems for $5 each, outside Diesel Cafe. He pulls out a folder with printouts and photocopies. Some of the older poems are […]


Spotlight: Plimpton! producer Adam Roffman

Somervillian Adam Roffman has worked on films from “The Departed” to last year’s “Ted,” starring fellow Massachusetts-bred Mark Wahlberg. Ten years ago, he helped to establish the Independent Film Festival Boston as New England’s premiere outlet for indie films. For his latest work, he produced “Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,” a documentary about the […]


Spotlight: Hal Sparks ignites Johnny D’s

Hal Sparks is not your average stand-up comedian. Named Chicago’s Funniest Teenager at 17, Sparks’ career has included hosting Talk Soup, contributing to VH1 mini-series like I Love the 90s and acting gigs on Queer as Folk and his current show, Disney XD’s Lab Rats. Which experience has been his favorite? “They’re incomparable,” he says. […]