Cambridge is getting its own #MeToo conversation, but not because accusations of sexual harassment or sexual assault have come to light locally.
A lot happens in the course of a year in a densely packed city of 105,162 people with high-profile industries, clashing interests and significant class disparities. From standing up for the vulnerable to deceiving people who come here to do business, here’s a rundown.
Black women voters in the recent Alabama U.S. Senate race are being thanked for “saving” the state from Republican candidate Roy Moore. We’re being lauded as “the backbone” of the Democratic Party. We take no pleasure in being anyone’s backbone but our own.
Janice Zarro Brodman has been collecting tidbits about strange cultural practices – strange to us, anyway – since her time at Harvard, and has just published them as “Sex Rules! Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World.”
“Restructured” feminist art exhibit reception, and other art events; International Pop Overthrow music fest; You Gotta Be KidNME! family and children’s concert; an Afternoon with Henry David Thoreau; and Dance Complex Teaching Artists & Student Concert.
Yes, we’ve been here before, but the writers mine a rich potpourri of personalities for all they’re worth and director Zach Snyder has finally learned how to fit a lot into a neat two hours – even if audiences will still be left wanting a villain worthy of this stacked team.
In our local bubble of liberalism it may seem shocking, but there’s an initiative on the 2018 state ballot to undo protections passed last year for transgender people using public accommodations.
Public controversies that contributed to a 2013 resignation at ImprovBoston, the Central Square comedy theater and school, seem minor compared with what’s happened since Zach Ward returned to leading the improv theater he owns in North Carolina.
Protecting small businesses in Harvard Square and elsewhere, biking and transportation improvements, and looking out for Cambridge’s trees – they’ve been priorities Jan Devereux plans to keep if reelected to the City Council in November.
The high school’s athletic director acknowledged a “systems breakdown” leading to unequal experiences for some male and female student athletes, but said the school was taking steps to correct the unintentional – and unknown – legal violations.