The American electorate is fresh from the third presidential debate and weeks away from the most contentious election season in recent history. In this time of political chaos, though, it’s important to recognize two things. One, that this presidential contest is not the first contentious one. Two, that this isn’t the first time the United States has seen protest and civil unrest.
Unlike other museums, the interactive elements at the The Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are never cheesy or distracting – they are built into the experience.
I had never been to LA before, but one thing I learned about the city right away is that getting anywhere is unbelievably difficult and expensive. After LA, I will never complain about Boston’s five cent subway fare hike ever again. Luckily, there was lots to do in and around campus. If you’re as stingy with your Ubers as I am, check out my comprehensive college tour of the Loyola Marymount University.
If you’re ever in Boston and find yourself near BU, don’t turn around and head back downtown – check off some of the sights, eats, and events featured here on StreetTrotter’s comprehensive Boston University College Tour.
Dear America, (and fellow Americans) – I am writing this note as an outsider. I promise I won’t pretend to know a lot about your politics, your issues and your economy. Because honestly, I don’t. Therefore I will put together my points in the most layman way possible. #InMyOpinion “You are already a great nation. You don’t need to be made great again.” And I would love to tell you why.
I grew up outside Boston, which means I grew up enjoying access to a wealth of art. Now that I go to school in Boston, I have revisited the art museums my father introduced me to in childhood and discovered even more to love about them. Here’s my guide, and my loving homage, to the three major art museums of Boston.
I am a wild child, craving constantly for the wilderness. The woods are my soul place, and sleeping in a tent or a rugged cabin is often what I yearn to call home. And that’s why every summer in Boston – calls for a camping trip.
One weekend in August 2015, my friend Gracie brought me to Nantucket as her official family vacation tagalong. Nantucket is a small, comma-shaped island off the coast of Massachusetts, situated to the east of Martha’s Vineyard.
The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, or CSC, started what would become Shakespeare on the Common in 1996, with a midsummer performance of – you guessed it – A Midsummer Night’s Dream. That performance took place in Copley Square, but the next year’s Romeo and Juliet migrated to the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common, where the program would thrive for the next two decades. This summer, for its 21st season, the CSC has mounted a hilarious production of Love’s Labour’s Lost.
The streets of Montréal are occupied by more than just people. Downtown, public art abounds. The artists tasked with decorating the city eschewed conventionality and used their highly visible position to satirize, provide solace, and to make viewers consider deep questions. Here are a few of our favorite pieces of public art in downtown Montréal and where to find them.
Starting the 5th of May, JetBlue, the New York City based airline, has connected Nashville and Boston with two flights a day. As a New Englander, it will do you good to go down to Tennessee and soak up some of that amazing music culture and Southern hospitality, now on a direct JetBlue flight. Celebrating the launch, team StreetTrotter was on the inaugural flight and has a sneak peek of what went on aboard.
Living in Boston has opened a lot of different cultural doors for me. A city rich with some of the best universities in the States and a rooted corporate culture, naturally attracts a lot of xpats from all over the world, contributing to the city’s deep ethnic mosaic. Recently I visited the Boston Chinatown with a couple of my Chinese friends, to celebrate their traditional Chinese new year, without having any idea of what will I end up experiencing. But the moment I stepped outside the China gate, I could hear gongs making music, firecrackers bursting on the streets, and lions dancing everywhere surrounded by a huge cheering crowd…
While the rest of the United States gets prepared for the coming spring, fearsome winds and temperatures hitting ‘twenty degrees celsius’ below zero are still lingering here, a place in the true north, Alaska. About one-third of Alaska lies within the Arctic Circle. The destination provides opportunities of unique tourism and exploration, like Arctic sightseeing and the once in a lifetime, Aurora Borealis (Northern lights) watching.
New year followed soon after the still fresh, first snowfall of Boston, 2015. It was cheerful as always, and glittering like every year, but it all still felt new to us. This was our first New year eve in Boston city, and I can’t sound enough surprised at how lively it was, with families, children, youngsters, couples, and friends, all strolling through the singing and dancing streets.