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Feline frenzy: Ellen Gifford animal shelter is cat’s meow in Allston area

Feline frenzy: Ellen Gifford animal shelter is cat’s meow in Allston area

The Ellen Gifford Cat Shelter has existed for over 130 years and it is the first no kill, cageless animal shelter in the United States. Its beginnings are rooted in the animal progressive movements after the founder, for whom the shelter is named, donated $25,000 to get the shelter up and running. Philanthropist Nathan Appleton also contributed by donating the […]

Ryles Jazz Club serves up classic food, tunes at weekly Sunday brunch

Looking for a way to spend a Sunday afternoon? How about listening to some contemporary jazz music? And, while you’re at it, grabbing some great and hearty classic American continental dishes? If this is what you’re searching for, Ryles Jazz Club is the place. Owned and operated by the Mitchell/Wheeler family, who are fifth-generation restaurateurs, Ryles Jazz Club is located in the […]

Marlon Wayans on frighteningly funny ‘A Haunted House 2’

Marlon Wayans on frighteningly funny ‘A Haunted House 2’

“I think a lot of funny people are really tormented souls. I’m not. I’m just crazy,” admitted Marlon Wayans in a loud, boisterous voice at a roundtable discussion at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Monday morning. The youngest and arguably most successful sibling of the comedic Wayans family franchise is currently on a multi-city press tour to promote A Haunted House 2, […]

Belly laughs for empty stomachs: Liquid Fun raises money for Greater Boston Food Bank

Belly laughs for empty stomachs: Liquid Fun raises money for Greater Boston Food Bank

This past weekend, Boston University comedy improvisation group Liquid Fun hosted its 9th annual 24-Hour Comedy Marathon, called Running on Empty, at BU Central. The Comedy Marathon featured a lineup of 10 college groups, two high school troupes and a whole lot of laughter from 7 p.m. Saturday until 7 p.m. Sunday. “We try to stay up all night and participate in […]

Study reveals decline in food quality due to rising carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere

As warnings about climate change are becoming increasingly dire, scientists now believe that the quality of our food is at risk due to the spread of greenhouse gases. Scientists at the University of California-Davis, carried out a wheat-field study and found that high levels of carbon dioxide prevents the conversion of nitrate into proteins in plants, according to an April […]

MIT researchers show that particles in sneezes, coughs travel farther than expected

MIT researchers show that particles in sneezes, coughs travel farther than expected

After a prolonged and chilling winter, there’s no better sight than that of flowers on that tree outside of your window starting to bloom. Yet for many, there’s a downside to this otherwise welcome vision: With that blooming comes inevitable allergy attacks from airborne pollen, and with those allergy attacks comes coughs and sneezes. But even if you don’t have […]

Sweet Genius: Pastry pop-up shops cut down on costs for chefs

Sweet Genius: Pastry pop-up shops cut down on costs for chefs

When former Top Chef contestant Stephanie Cmar quit her job at the James-Beard-winning No. 9 Park, she took what some might consider a step down: She applied for a job at South Campus favorite Mei Mei. “When I quit No. 9, I did it, well, not hastily, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Cmar said. “I wanted to have […]

‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ packs more action, substance than first installment

Unless you have been hiding under a particularly large and soundproof rock over the last couple of years, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve heard of The Avengers , the 2012 superhero movie that combined a roster of Marvel Comics’  most iconic characters into a single movie. The conclusion of Phase One of the “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” The Avengers was pre-empted by […]

Simmer Mag caters to student foodies all around Boston

The student-dining dilemma can be a difficult problem to solve. Few things are as frustrating as finding the perfect sushi restaurant, only to discover a single roll would cost about as much as a six-hour shift at your work-study job. Or maybe you found the perfect dessert recipe online — except for the fact that it calls for several kinds […]

B. Hynz up front: Student drag queen relinquishes crown

B. Hynz up front: Student drag queen relinquishes crown

In the center of a confetti-strewn stage at a club with upbeat music blaring in the background, Drag Queen Anya B. Hynz dances energetically while the cheering crowd laughs. Behind the makeup and flamboyant persona is Darian Carpenter, a junior Film Production Major at Emerson College. “I just like the idea of performing and having a shock value,” Carpenter said. […]