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How HipStory Is Redefining Storytelling in Digital Media

Over the course of its seven-year history, HipStory has been many things. It started as a mixtape, found a home online as hipstory.org, and then, at one point or another, set its sights on conquering every corner of the musical world. “It had many different aspirations,” founder and co-owner Cliff Notez says. “We wanted to […]


Collaboration is Key at Starlab Studios

Five thirty-somethings pool their resources, renovate a warehouse and attempt to create a sustainable scene that’s conducive to the artistic process—and, faced with the possibility of losing the space they’ve created, they band together to save it. That’s the story behind Starlab Studios (453 Somerville Ave.), and it’s one that encapsulates Somerville’s collaborative culture. As […]