Amy Casher, a local jewelry maker, speaks to attendees of a SoWa First Friday event put on by the SoWa Artists Guild in the "South of Washington" area. PHOTO BY LEXI PLINE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

First Friday celebrates local SoWa art for all audiences

The SoWa Artists Guild sponsored a First Friday event, showcasing a diverse group of artists in Boston’s South End, Friday evening. Despite the heavy snow, many artists and viewers made it out to celebrate art from nearly 80 different artists. Over the past few years, SoWa has increased the number of galleries located in the area, continuing to establish a […]

by Jessie Levinson· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
A study about online dating featured in the journal Management Science found that in a sample of 100,000 random subjects, men had four times more matches than women. ILLUSTRATION BY SAVANAH MACDONALD/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Men’s online dating habits more bold than women’s, study finds

With the social acknowledgment of popular dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, online dating has quickly gained traction in recent years. But when human interaction moves online, according to a recent study, behavior might be lost in translation. “One-Way Mirrors in Online Dating: A Randomized Field Experiment,” a Feb. 2 study published in the Management Science journal, was conducted by […]

by Olivia Deng· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
The new Coen Brothers comedy “Hail, Caesar!” opened Friday. PHOTO BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Coen Brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” underwhelms

With their vast and well-established oeuvre spanning several genres, the Coen Brothers are considered two of the most diverse writers, directors and producers of the film industry. After writing a film about a U.S. Olympian and war hero in “Unbroken” and another about spy negotiations during the Cold War in “Bridge of Spies,” the Coens return to producing and directing […]

by Felipe Belfort Marques· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Young Thug dropped his new mixtape “I’m Up” Friday. PHOTO COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

REVIEW: Young Thug drops “I’m Up” mixtape

One of Atlanta’s hottest rappers, Young Thug, just released his latest mixtape, “I’m Up.” Released instead of the awaited “Slime Season 3,” the nine-song mixtape has a wide variety of sounds, and producers include big names like Metro Boomin and Mike WiLL Made-It. Young Thug is a wordplay aficionado, and “I’m Up” only emphasizes that. Known for his eccentric and […]

by Yasmin Younis· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
FX’s new primetime show “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which dramatizes the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial, premiered Tuesday night. PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL BECKER

REVIEW: “The People v. O.J. Simpson” reinvigorates America’s obsession with infamous case

“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” premiered Tuesday on FX, and under the supervision of executive producer Ryan Murphy, the show is able to revive the infamous case and captivate a new generation. There is hardly a need to put a spoiler tag on this review because it’s quite easy to assume that everyone is aware of the […]

by Bronsen Bloom· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Lily James and Bella Heathcote star in the new comedy horror film “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” which is based on Jane Austen’s classic novel and opens Friday. PHOTO COURTESY SONY PICTURES

INTERVIEW: “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” breathes new life into classic characters

First published in 1813, Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” tells the romantic and empowering story of Elizabeth Bennet, an intelligent woman living with her parents and four sisters. In 2009, author Seth Grahame-Smith put a new spin on the classic by adding in the undead and writing The New York Times Best Seller, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Five years […]

by Emma Parkinson· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Painter and printmaker Walton Ford spoke about his haunting depictions of animals in Sleeper Auditorium Monday evening. PHOTO COURTESY LA PETITE CLAUDINE/FLICKR

Wild animals, human culture merge through Walton Ford’s artwork

When Walton Ford saw the 1933 film “King Kong,” he was entranced by the portrayal of this animal caught in the world of humans and how the movie showed the “cultural fear of all things wild.” Later, he painted five movie screen-sized portraits of King Kong experiencing the Kübler-Ross model’s five stages of grief. Most of Ford’s large-scale, watercolor paintings […]

by Allegra Peelor· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Thanks to a Facebook listing, Moose, a stray dog who spent four-and-a-half years in a no-kill animal rescue shelter in the Caribbean, recently found a new home in the Boston area. PHOTO COURTESY LAST HOPE K9 RESCUE

Fluff piece: Rescue dog finds Boston home

As warm and fuzzy as homecoming stories tend to be, this one is sure to tug on the heartstrings just a little bit harder. Moose is a Virgin Islands rescue dog who, after nearly five years of shelter life, has finally found his forever home in Boston. Ryan Moore, the shelter manager at the St. John Animal Care Center, where […]

by Samantha J. Gross· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
MealPass, a weekday dining service, creates a network for members to eat lunch at more than 50 restaurants in Downtown Boston for a monthly membership fee. PHOTO COURTESY MEALPASS

Boston’s young, working professionals offered city’s best food with MealPass

For Mary Biggins, a business model that benefits both its partners and customers is nothing new. She is the co-founder of ClassPass, a service that provides gym classes at various gyms and studios around cities for a flat monthly fee. Her newest business model, similarly, delves into a mutually beneficial structure of business. MealPass is a weekday dining service that […]

by Morgan O'Hanlon· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
GroupRaise, a startup that connects restaurants and local colleges, donates 15 to 55 percent of its sales from events to charitable causes. PHOTO BY ABIGAIL FREEMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

GroupRaise partners with restaurants to make change over dinner

While many students either frequent the dining halls or cook up delectable dishes at home for their meals, most would agree that it doesn’t hurt to go out for a nice meal every once in a while. Now, there’s one less reason to feel guilty when doing so, thanks to GroupRaise. GroupRaise is an online startup that helps restaurants connect […]

by Corina Pintado· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness