The human resistance against Skynet has a hangout in the Technoskeptic magazine’s Analog Sunday, coming to the Harvard Square wine bar Shays for a device-free two hours of “good, old-fashioned, face-to-face conversation, without distraction.”
A nearly nine-year archive of conversation and information about Cambridge Public Schools is among the victims of surprise deletions coming this month to Verizon’s Yahoo Groups service – along with the Cambridge Families list and many others.
There are reportedly some 700,000 active podcasts out there, making for 29 million downloadable episodes – but there’s one launching Wednesday that is about you: Danielle Monroe’s eight-episode fiction series “Republic of Camberville.”
This is an open call for anyone in and around Cambridge to think now about whether they want to join in the work of watching and learning what’s happening around them, then communicating that to a wider audience by posting on Cambridge Day.
As cool as it is that Cambridge has its very own annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo, this year that fall event will be accompanied by something unique: PodTales, a festival of audio drama and fiction podcasting.
It’s been 10 years since WBCN, the radio station that defined rock ’n’ roll in Boston for more than four decades, went off the air. Bill Lichtenstein’s “WBCN and The American Revolution” relives the early, envelope-pushing days at a Saturday film festival screening.
A bill proposing a commission to promote local journalism in underserved communities should include more people with a ground-level view of the problem, and steer away from nonprofit models as a panacea, says Jason Pramas of DigBoston and BINJ.
Much will be made about the similarities between “Bird Box” and a “A Quiet Place,” which both take place in the wake of a near-future apocalyptic event. But this film, despite the Oscar winners behind it, feels flat by comparison.
Maybe a family excursion to Apple Cinemas at Fresh Pond is coming this holiday season, or perhaps an arthouse seating at the Landmark Kendall Square Cinema? If you haven’t been to these venues recently, there’s been considerable change – and more is coming.