March/April 2017

There’s art for all in the March/April issue of Scout. We take you on a tour of Somerville homes that are more like museums before they open their doors for Open Studios. (That’s May 6 and 7 this year, by the way.) Black Ocean publisher Janaka Stucky explains how you can, in fact, judge a book by its cover, and poet Julie Ann Otis talks about making politically minded work while prepping for the revolution. We have profiles of painters making public art for shared city spaces, including a hidden-in-plain-sight gallery in Davis Square. And we also discuss using technology to inspire creativity with the folks who run Somerville High School’s new fab lab.

Art aside, we have a guide to getting involved in local politics in this time of national uncertainty. And we also caught up with Mimi Graney—whose book Fluff: The Sticky Sweet Story of an American Icon hits shelves March 9—to gather fun facts about the sugary Somerville creation. (Did you know Fluff’s inventor was almost killed in the Great Molasses Flood?)