Get lost in these hallowed rooms.
Shakespeare and Co. bookstore , Paris | Visualist Images Photography, Austin Texas
There are a couple shops like this in my neighborhood (such is the perk of living in a college hub where WBUR is a way of life) and they’re in no way on the route to bankruptcy, but they’re thriving. I love that about Boston. it’s snobby sometimes, but we have bookstores with sloppy stacks and hundreds of uncommon titles to discover. you almost never find what your looking for, but always end up with something better, or something you had no idea you were interested in. this is my Nordstroms.
The Single Most Stunning Fact About the Boston Bombing (via timoni)
Yet psychologically, we all — all of us – have this dramatically different response to a senseless death when it is an 8-year-old in Boston, vs. when it’s an 8-year-old in Fallujah. That flies in the face of almost all of our ethical worldviews, yet it is an inescapable psychological phenomenon.
It’s like, we all know that this thing is wrong — this vacillation between caring and uncaring on the basis of arbitrary things like distance and nationality — yet we all do it anyway.
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Reactions pour in on social media after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is taken into custody following a frantic search that put Boston on lockdown.
It seems like nothing can keep the students of Northeastern out of the streets…
Well there was a monstrous shoot-out & a manhunt in Watertown where I work. I got a call this morning from a friend before leaving… what a crazy & historic night. One bombing suspect dead, one MIT officer dead. I almost can’t handle any more news radio, been listening for about two hours now. Businesses & the T shut down everywhere. The wonkiest part is the living suspect is only 19, throwing grenades at police. Jesus.
From Boston to Kabul with love.
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At work, we got texts from friends who were there at the finish line, who saw it all or at least heard it. The marathon is sacred to Bostonians & I remember watching it last year. Completely horrific & yet I am wholly inspired by how large groups deal with tragedy: by helping & celebrating the best in people.
We were overwhelmed with the response to our latest U.S. limited batch, Cannoli, so we’re keeping it around for another season. If you haven’t tried it yet, you now have until Spring to get your Cannoli fix! Need help finding it? Visit http://bit.ly/FindCannoli to browse over 1,000 locations where fans like you have reportedly spotted the flavor.
Dear God. My pals/cannoli purists in the North End would love this.
My very sweet housemate brought this home for me, it’s a gigantic map full of detailed guides for bikers across Boston proper & all the neighboring towns. I just spent a while reading through it, absorbing potential journeys & I noticed how close I am to work. I could bike there in less than half the time it takes me to ride the T, so you know my heart leaped thinking about that…
Yay! My new home.
Went whale-watching on the coastline. It was awesome, except for the wind part + me forgetting a hair band.
Historic Boston Peeking Through by unknown