American geneticist and Harvard Medical School professor George Church recently launched a venture that sounds straight out of a science fiction novel. His new company, Colossal, has a seemingly impossible (at least, to the average person) goal of de-extincting the Woolly Mammoth. That’s right. Church has a plan to revive a massive, long-lost creature.
Department store Santas are a staple during the holiday season. Where did this tradition start, though? Who was the first department store Santa?
Have you ever wondered about Orchard House, the property that inspired “Little Women” author Louisa May Alcott? Why not take a virtual trip to Concord, Massachusetts, and visit it for yourself?
The Boston Typewriter Orchestra began with a revelation that any inanimate object makes a suitable musical instrument. Taking the world (and YouTube) by storm, this charmingly funny, yet sarcastically serious group of musical typists is ready for anything. Ditching traditional instruments in favor of typewriters from yesteryear, The Boston Typewriter Orchestra is finding well-deserved success as fans everywhere marvel at their talent.
The historic streets of Boston, Massachusetts, may not seem like the ideal performing venue for a man in a bear costume playing the keytar. And yet, this is where visitors and locals will find “Keytar Bear.” A busker who can play anything from Smash Mouth to Prince to Rick James to Metallica, this Boston legend is known for being both entertaining and getting into his fair share of altercations.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, situated in the Fenway–Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts and modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palace, is the end-product of a woman’s vision to spark local people’s imagination, awaken their senses and immerse them into the fabulous world of art.
The “Salem Witch Trials” story has nowadays become synonymous with paranoia, injustice and the mass hysteria phenomenon, a psychological and social problem common in poor, malnourished, and stressed environments. The trials against the “Devil’s magic” that occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693 continue to inflame the popular imagination more than three centuries later.
From Victorian style buildings and cobblestone paths to higher education and cutting-edge innovation centers, this slice of New England is a United States’ knockout gem. To make the most of your trip to Boston, Massachusetts, we’ve pulled together a few suggestions so you can be sure to see everything you want into a long weekend or short trip.
Piecing together dozens of random objects with tie-dye duct tape and pipe cleaners to decorate his whimsical musical instruments, a street artist in his 60s invites all people in Boston, Massachusetts, to admire his crazy handmade machine turning the city’s street corners into colorful music stages.
Harvard’s Office for the Arts, Classics Department, and Classics Club, in partnership with the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the Consulate General of Greece in Boston will present Sophocles’ classic drama “Antigone.”