Boston's New Edgar Allan Poe Statue Is Going to Be Epic

This is a clay model of the final design for the life-size statue of Edgar Allan Poe that will be unveiled on October 5, 2014 at 2pm, at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South in Boston, which is also named "Edgar Allan Poe Square." It's got Poe with his coat flapping in the wind, a suitcase, and raven… » 4/13/14 12:30pm 4/13/14 12:30pm

Leaked Documents Reveal That Fallout 4 Is Real, Set In Boston

Still upset about that massive Fallout 4 hoax? Here's some good news for you: The next entry in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG series is real, it's in development right now, and, as rumored, it appears to be set in Boston, according to casting documents obtained by Kotaku. » 12/11/13 10:56pm 12/11/13 10:56pm

If sea levels are rising, let the floods come

Paul Kirshen, co-author of an exhaustive new report on what sea-level rise could mean for Boston, talks to The Atlantic about the city's watery future. The study was released yesterday by The Boston Harbor Association, in conjunction with a series of storm readiness initiatives from the office of Boston mayor Thomas… » 2/06/13 2:31pm 2/06/13 2:31pm

How does one battle a blizzard? Borrow flamethrowers from MIT

On January 22, 1948, Boston mayor Mayor James Curley wrote this letter to MIT President Karl Compton asking for "a competent group of engineers [to] make an immediate study as to ways and means of removing the huge accumulation [...] be it by the use of flame throwers or chemicals or otherwise." Quite the modest… » 2/02/11 3:30pm 2/02/11 3:30pm

Virtual Chair in Second Life Reflects Real World Drama

The virtual world is as real as a chair in Boston. From the same design consortium that brought us the psychedelic cathedral Evoke comes a new project called Remote, which links a chair in Second Life with a chair sitting in a gallery near Boston's Emerson College. Here are some of the cool (but admittedly pointless)… » 2/18/08 4:00pm 2/18/08 4:00pm