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ArtLifting, a program that benefits homeless and disabled artists, opened a pop-up store in CambridgeSide Galleria Jan. 9, which runs through Jan. 31. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

ArtLifting creatively uplifting to low-income artists

“Buy Art, Change a Life,” is the slogan proudly declared by ArtLifting, a benefit corporation that works to sell art made by the homeless or disabled communities in order to provide members with a source of income and an outlet for creative expression. Through Jan. 31, a pop-up store inside the CambridgeSide Galleria in Cambridge will showcase original art pieces […]

By Natasha Mascarenhas· · 1 comment · Features, Impact
Adam Wescott, COM ’06, is the CEO and co-founder of Select Management Group and manages 12 of the top 25 most popular YouTube stars. PHOTO COURTESY ADAM WESCOTT

TERRIERS INBIZ: Adam Wescott, manager to the YouTube stars

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. When the digital age first came into the entertainment industry, YouTube was a site known for cat videos and a biting Charlie. Now — almost 11 years later — the video […]

By Candice Lim· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Panic! at the Disco’s released their new album “Death of a Bachelor” on Friday. PHOTO COURTESY DAN COX/FLICKR

REVIEW: Panic! At The Disco commemorates “Death of a Bachelor”

Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie chimed in 2016 last Friday with the band’s fifth studio album, “Death of a Bachelor,” featuring 11 tracks including singles “Hallelujah,” “Victorious” and “Emperor’s New Clothes.” The fact that Urie managed to both craft and release his own set list is admirable, as Urie is currently the only member of his band, although he […]

By Navraj Narula· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Students and faculty of Kennedy Longfellow Elementary School in Cambridge participate in the K-Lo market, a program started by the Food For Free organization which provides local families free nutritious foods. PHOTO COURTESY SASHA PURPURA

Food For Free fights poverty in new year

Food insecurity and poverty affect millions of families across the country, including members of the Greater Boston community. As of 2014, 15 percent of the population was in poverty, with children under the age of 18 making up 15.5 percent of those in poverty, according to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Additionally, an overwhelming […]

By Yasmin Younis· · 0 comments · Features, Impact
The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering is slated to hold their inaugural Boston University Data Science Day in the Photonics Center Friday. PHOTO COURTESY YURI SAMOILOV/FLICKR

First BU Data Science Day to highlight prominence of data in all scientific fields

As part of the Data Science Initiative, the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science and Engineering will commence its inaugural Boston University Data Science Day. The event, which will take place Friday from 9 to 4 p.m at the Photonics Center, will aim to foster a deeper knowledge of data science as well as forge connections and collaborations […]

By Navraj Narula· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
ImprovBoston debuted a comedy show that explores the dark side of the Disney universe this past Saturday in Cambridge. PHOTO COURTESY MARISSA KENNEDY

PREVIEW: Disney sketch comedy show promises to hilariously ruin childhoods

It’s 2016 and Simba and Nala’s marriage is falling apart. Ariel is getting an intervention. Hercules is making his musical debut in a condom commercial. Wait, what? Part of Your World, a Disney-themed sketch comedy troupe, reimagines and spoofs what happened to your favorite Disney characters in a new show called “Part of Your World II: Straight to DVD.” The […]

By Katrina Uy· · 0 comments · Features, Impact
Boston University alumni Frederick Townes, CAS ’01 and Matthew Barba, SMG ’09, were both featured on the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list. PHOTO COURTESY PLACESTER

TERRIERS INBIZ: BU alumni decorate Forbes’ 30 under 30 list

Terriers InBiz is a series that highlights Boston University alumni who have been innovative leaders in their field and have played a significant role in businesses, locally or globally. From her early college days working under the former ambassador of Tanzania, Alexandria Lafci showed interest in international affairs, land reform and making a global impact through leadership and education. Matt […]

By Samantha J. Gross· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
John Krasinski plays Jack Silva in "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi." PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

REVIEW: Michael Bay strives for authenticity in “13 Hours”

The truth surrounding a controversial entity sits trapped behind iron walls of unbreachable public conceptions. Benghazi and Michael Bay are more similar than you’d think. The first is political shorthand for the throat-deep quagmire left in the Middle East by, depending on who you voted for that year, either a bloodthirsty administration that couldn’t leave well enough alone or a […]

By Joe Incollingo· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” based off Boston University College of Communication professor Mitchell Zuckoff’s book, is slated to premiere Jan. 15, 2016. PHOTO COURTESY PARAMOUNT PICTURES

“13 Hours” to bring six men’s heroism in Benghazi to big screen

For 13 harrowing hours from the night of Sept. 11, 2012 to the morning of Sept. 12, six security operators within the CIA’s Global Response Staff defended the United States’ Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station against violent terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The operators — Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, John “Tig” Tiegen, Jack Silva, Dave […]

By Michaela Johnston· · 1 comment · Features, Muse
Daniele Bocchieri and Nikolai Romanov, Northeastern University students, started “Sapori Pinocchios,” a business that allows them to ride around their campus and downtown Boston on bikes delivering and selling Italian pastries from the North End. PHOTO BY OLIVIA NADEL/DFP FILE PHOTO

Italian treats to be delivered across city via student bicycle business

The mecca for authentic Italian food in Boston lies in the North End, often called “Boston’s Little Italy.” Daniele Bocchieri, a sophomore at Northeastern University hailing from Milan, Italy, knows this to be true more than most. “I was constantly looking for Italian food,” Bocchieri said about his arrival in Boston, “but the only way to get an Italian taste […]

By Ella Torres· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness