the burren

SCOUT OUT: Science by the Pint Combines Learning, Drinking

Unlike letterman jackets and pop quizzes, learning is something that should follow you far beyond your high school years. As Socrates so eloquently reminds us: “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Somerville and Cambridge are havens for adult learners, with events at area colleges and bookstores taking place nearly […]


Weekend warrior edition for May 3-5

This is gonna be a hell of a weekend. And if Somerville Open Studios were the only thing happening, that would still be true. This is a city of artists: every switch-box is painted; every coffee shop wall is hung with prints and photographs; even the trees and telephone poles have knit cuffs. So it’s […]