Profiles

Join the Liz Bolduc Hate Club

Liz Bolduc says she’s the number-one person in her hate club, and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, that’s exactly how she became one of the Somerville comic book store Hub Comics’ favorite local artists.  Bolduc uses comics and zines to explore autobiographical themes like identity, personality, mental health, and relationships. She goes by […]

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Do-Gooders, Key Players, and Game Changers: RESPOND

When four local women formed domestic violence agency RESPOND in the early 1970s, the organization was the first of its kind in New England and only the second in the nation. Since Jessica Brayden became the CEO of the organization roughly a decade ago, she’s noticed organizations crop up across the region and the country […]


SCOUT’S HONORED: The Boston Tattoo Company

Tattoo or Piercing: The Boston Tattoo Company 260 Elm St. Suite 102, (617) 625-8282 bostontattoo.com As soon as he got his first tattoo at 18, Jason Zube was hooked. “I liked the whole vibe of the shop, I liked the music they were playing, and I just remember how comfortable everybody looked. The guy was wearing […]


The YouTube Icon Next Door

The Creator of ‘Potter Puppet Pals’ Talks About Finding His Voice Online and In Somerville Thirty minutes into our conversation, Neil Cicierega politely suggests that he’s open to talking about his experience of living in Somerville for the past eight years. Between tales of phone calls with the Warner Bros. legal department over unlicensed merch […]