2018 will vault us firmly into the long-awaited and highly-anticipated next era: the Postdigital Age. In apocalyptic fashion, millennials ridden with Apple Watch anxiety and social-media-posing muscle spasms will band together to give up their gadgets for good, with Urban Outfitters, naturally, in the vanguard.
Boston's contemporary art scene is often perceived as a backwater, simply a little sister to New York's. Yet the city has a cultural ecology all its own, one that benefits from a concentration of universities and a strong sense of local community, but that may now be threatened by rising costs of living. The Crimson takes an in-depth look at the area's artistic environment.
Harvard College promises its undergraduates a liberal arts education, but under its online course catalog, departmental classes are categorized under four distinct headings. The widespread ingrained sense of division between the arts and sciences traces back to popular ideas about brain lateralization: The left hemisphere processes logical information, and the right hemisphere, creative. But what of the students interested in studies that fall within the intersection of disciplines?
The Lilypad, a tiny performance space and art gallery at the heart of Inman, is a far cry from the frenzy of university life. The venue hosts writers, musicians, and artists and, according to its website, brings audiences “The Most Original Live Music in the World. Every night.”
In just over an hour, Iascone plans to detail some of the best—and worst—moments of his amorous pursuits. And he isn’t deterred by the especially intimate nature of the show’s content. “I think [the stage] a really good place for comedy because it’s a place where you can really be vulnerable,” he says. “When you’re up there and telling something that’s personal to you and happened to you, the audience is automatically engaged in this human experience.”