Boston

International Pillow Fight Day

World Pillow Fight Day in Boston last Saturday was not only a lot of spring fever fun, it also resulted in a marriage proposal. Banditos Misteriosos estimates there were over 1,100 pillow fighters, apparently making it one of the largest fights that day. View the above panorama large to see the crowd. Detroit police shut […] » about 200 words

Germaine

I found Germaine across from the <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=boston,+ma&ll=42.348808,-71.082487&spn=0.008278,0.027037">Prudential Center</a> Friday. <a href="http://homepage.mac.com/misterbisson/Dumbkins/GermaineDrummer.mov">His sound was good</a> and I especially liked his snare drum. » about 100 words

Door of Mystery

| I found myself <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisonbisson/tags/bostonpubliclibrary/">wandering about</a> <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=700+Boylston+St.,+Boston+MA+02116&ll=42.349252,-71.078281&spn=0.016556,0.054073">Boston</a> <a href="http://www.bpl.org/">Public Library</a> for longer than I expected Friday. Part of it was the <a href="http://www.bpl.org/journeys.htm">map exhibit</a> and part of it was the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisonbisson/117723887/">architecture</a> (and simply a place to relax for a bit). Amusingly, stairs and stairways seem <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/maisonbisson/117723175/">filled with drama</a> at BPL, and if the guard hadn't just warned me about taking flash photos, I might have tried to sneak a peak behind that door. » about 100 words

IKEA Comes To New England

Hey, doesn’t the IKEA near Boston open today? Sure does. The company has 226 stores worldwide.

According to a story in the Pheonix:

Oddly enough, IKEA flopped when it opened its first US store in 1986. But by making concessions to American expectations (softer couches, American bed sizes, good thread counts) it gradually won over low-budget consumers attracted to its upmarket design, with its subtle implications of class mobility. That they were willing to bruise their toes lifting those deceptively heavy boxes speaks to the brand’s participatory appeal […]. It’s all part and parcel of IKEA’s goal “to create a better everyday life for the many people.”

The Fight Over Massport WiFi

I do a lot of flying in and out of Boston’s Logan Airport, so I’ve been following the controversy about WiFi there with some interest. The story is that Massport, the government agency that runs the airport, is trying to tell tennents — like the airlines — that they can’t operate their own WiFi networks. […] » about 300 words

Jacque’s Cabaret

BostonNoise.org says “Jacques’ Cabaret is Boston’s oldest gay bar. The upstairs features live female impersonator shows five nights per week, including weekends. The downstairs basement is open only on Friday and Saturday, and hosts local bands.” Jacque’s official website shows Norell Gardner & his cast of miss-leading ladies playing every Friday and Saturday upstairs. The […] » about 400 words