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McDonald’s hosted a pajama party at City Hall Plaza to promote the new “All Day Breakfast” menu. PHOTO BY KELSEY CRONIN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

McDonald’s customers can now eat McMuffins all McDay

Within 10 minutes of the gathering’s opening, nearly 100 Bostonians flocked to City Hall Plaza for free Egg McMuffins and coffee Friday to take part in McDonald’s All Day Breakfast Pajama Party, which celebrated the restaurant’s new All Day Breakfast menu. “Now, 24/7, when you roll out of bed, breakfast is available,” said Catherine Allen, executive vice president of SHIFT […]

by Kelsey Cronin· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Emma Karin Eriksson holds her latest edition of her zine, "Radical Domesticity," after the Household Cleaners Workshop at the Boston Zine Fest Saturday. PHOTO BY MADISON GOLDMAN/DAILY FREE PRESS CONTRIBUTOR

Boston Zine Fest advocates for radical social awareness

It is often difficult to tell if activism-oriented events have any substantial impact on those who attend them, but it was clear that the Boston Zine Fest, held Saturday and Sunday, not only exposed attendees to new ideas, but also inspired them to act. The festival’s first day at Make Shift Boston included a panel discussion on how zines serve […]

by Kylie Obermeier· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Attendees pass through the “Punkin’ Manor”at Pumpkin' Fest at The Lawn on D Saturday. PHOTO BY MARY SCHLICHTE/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Punkin’ Fest magically transforms Lawn on D into giant pumpkin patch

The Lawn on D in South Boston kicked off its Punkin’ Fest Saturday, turning the public spectacle into a full-fledged harvest festival complete with pumpkin patches, sack races and fall-flavored treats. The Lawn on D brought in approximately 500 pumpkins, which were provided free of charge to the public. “We learned from last year and now we’re [making it] bigger […]

by Candice Lim· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
HONK! Festival takes community social activism by horns

HONK! Festival takes community social activism by horns

One thing is for sure — the 10th anniversary celebration of the HONK! Festival was definitely not a typical parade. HONK!, held over Columbus Day weekend, united activist street bands and performers as they honored a decade of creating awareness for social change through music and bigger-than-ever celebration. Ken Field, an organizer on the HONK! committee as well as a performer […]

by Mariel Cariker· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Chef Mark McCann of Shepard Restaurant takes first place in the 2015 Boston Fermentation Festival Pickle-Off in both the Judge's Choice and People's Choice awards during the third annual Fermentation Festival at the Boston Public MarketSunday. PHOTO BY BRIAN SONG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Fermentation Festival draws in effervescent crowd with bold palates

Amidst the smell of hot cider doughnuts and fresh coffee at Boston Public Market, a community of fermenting enthusiasts gathered to share their passion Sunday at the third annual Fermentation Festival. The event featured dozens of speakers and demos from small fermenting businesses. Though many people simply wandered in for free samples and interesting talks, the festival emphasized something much […]

by Elise Takahama· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Her Campus Media hosted College Fashion Week at the Revere Hotel in Boston Saturday. PHOTO BY REBECCA ZENG/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

College Fashion Week serves as stylish model of female empowerment

It was 6 p.m. on Saturday night and a long line of college students stood along the outside walls of the Revere Hotel, waiting excitedly to join in on the fashion gala proceeding within. Inside, music boomed as the staff prepared themselves for the big night. Attendees milled around various booths, snapped pictures at a photo booth and sampled custards […]

by Rebecca Zeng· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
A recent Kaplan survey found that the number of law school applications will likely increase in the future. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH SILBIGER/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Kaplan predicts increase in number of law school applicants

After years of dwindling interest in their field, law schools nationwide may see finally see more applicants this coming cycle, a recent study from Kaplan Test Prep has found. In the telephonic survey, approximately 88 percent of law school admissions officers from 120 schools predicted a rise in the number of applicants, according to Kaplan’s Sept. 22 press release. Jeff […]

by Andrea Kaufman· · 1 comment · Features, Spotlight
The "What the Fluff?" festival celebrated the inventor of Fluff, Archibald Query, Saturday afternoon in Union Square. PHOTO BY ROSS HSU/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Somerville celebrates marshmallowy goodness with “What the Fluff?”

“What the Fluff?”, this year’s edition of Somerville’s Fluff Festival, was one of the strangest events I have ever attended in my entire life. The first thing I saw as I entered a crowded Union Square Saturday was a woman wearing a dress made to resemble a jar of marshmallow fluff, flailing to the jams of local musician Lilla. I waited […]

by Ross Hsu· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
Illuminus, a contemporary art event utilizing light, sound and projection, will take place Oct. 10 in the Fenway. PHOTO COURTESY RACHEL F. LUCAS

PREVIEW: Contemporary nighttime festival Illuminus to light up Boston

More than 30 art installations will light up the Fenway area Oct. 10, transforming Lansdowne Street into Illuminus — a free, contemporary art nighttime festival returning to Boston for its second year. Illuminus is a locally-organized event, inspired by the “nuit blanche” tradition, an all-night arts festival that started in Paris 10 years ago. “Illuminus takes place this year the […]

by Katrina Uy· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight
“Art in the Square,” housed in Chestnut Hill Square, is a free exhibit celebrating women empowerment by featuring artwork from local and international artists. PHOTO COURTESY LESLIE MEDALIE/LEARY PUBLIC RELATIONS

“Art in the Square” paints empowering, global portraits of women

Empowering women by showcasing the artwork of local and international female artists, Chestnut Hill Square mall premiered “Art in the Square,” a free, self-guided art exhibition in Chestnut Hill on Sept. 17. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, proceeds from the exhibit will be donated to the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion in Needham. Chestnut Hill […]

by Shanee Abouzaglo· · 0 comments · Features, Spotlight