Warby Parker: Hey Beantown! →
warbyparker: Big news. Huge. Colossal. It’s official: we’re opening a store on Friday, May 17th in the heart of Boston’s historic Newbury Street. Although we’re based in Manhattan, we’ve had our eyes on Boston for a while. (We’re leaving the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry in New York, we swear.)…
Portland Timbers Make an 8-Year-Old's Wish Come... →
Hats off to the Portland Timbers organization and especially the Timbers Army. Well done, you guys. “Eight-year-old Atticus Lane-Dupre loves soccer. Last fall, he started to feel pain while playing with his team, The Green Machine. He was diagnosed with cancer (Wilms’ tumor) and missed the last game of the season as a result of the treatment he was receiving. Atticus’ wish was simple: To...
Death of a Racehorse, By W.C. Heinz →
Knowing myself I will likely re-post this on Derby Day, but I am getting so excited I couldn’t help posting tonight. While not about the Kentucky Derby, this is the finest piece of sportswriting you will ever have the chance to read - it happens to be about horse racing. If you’ve never had the chance to witness the sport in person I suggest you change that reality. Enjoy this...
This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.– In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion. She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.” American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever...
One Night Stand Goes Awry in Lockdown Boston →
In which a one night stand turns into a daylong ordeal, due to the Boston lockdown. This is wonderful
nhlbruins: We are Boston. We are Strong. Watch the video that played prior to tonight’s Bruins game in support of those affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy. I was watching the game at at townie bar in Somerville - anyone making noise during this was crying.
nhlbruins: Watch as all 17,565+ at TD Garden belt out the national anthem prior to the Bruins/Sabres game. Boston Strong.
Terror at the Boston Marathon →
With thousands of runners still on the course at the Boston Marathon, two explosions rocked Boylston Street just yards from the finish line. The blasts ripped through crowded spectator viewing stands. The death toll as we publish stands at three and is expected to rise, with over 140 others injured and transported to local hospitals. No arrests have been made. I can’t. I was blocks...
One more thing...
I grew up in and around Boston. I live in Somerville. I was downtown today. I have nothing smart to say. I love you all - here in the Boston area and throughout the rest of the world. Kindness and love is stronger than anything else.
I was downtown in Boston today. A few friends and I spent the day like many of our fellow Boston area residents did. A friend of mine ran the marathon in one of the amateur waves… she was half a mile from the finish line as the explosions happened. I don’t have anything smart to say right now. I am heartbroken that this has happend - a child died and hundreds of innocent people are...
In the last couple of decades or so, something has happened to the American...– John Cassavetes (via bbook)
ShortFormBlog: How one modern labor union grew... →
shortformblog: 205k the number of members of the Freelancers’ Union, a two-decade-old membership organization which has grown to be one of the largest unions in the country, in large part because it offers something that many freelance workers and independent contractors struggle to receive—affordable…
Life Pro Tip of The Fucking Day →
nevver: Never ruin a good apology with an excuse.
PER FRANCESCA →
Written by: Tom Southam “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway Sometimes you just walk into a bar and fall in love with a girl. It happens all the time to me, and not just in bars. In restaurants, shops, train stations, dry cleaners, wherever. There are so many girls I fall in love with and yet almost none of them will ever...