I’ve been scrolling through the #Ferguson hashtag all morning. Last night, protesters burned buildings down, destroying businesses; they overturned cars, they smashed windows, they looted. This is a moment of extraordinary anger. Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted for the murder of Mike Brown, and, as it turns out, that no-indictment is rare — or, at least, it’s rare when the murderer is not a police officer. And it’s heartbreaking that business owners in Ferguson are bearing the brunt of the aggression. It bears noting that there was almost no police presence in Ferguson last night to protect those businesses. Well, there was no police presence in Ferguson last night to protect businesses in majority Black areas; they did show up to create a barricade around a brewery. Keep reading »
A team of golden retrievers helped Newtown recover from the Sandy Hook tragedy; the next year, they went to Boston after the marathon bombing. With another race approaching, the comfort dogs are visiting Boston once again. Read more on Newser…
Zooey Deschanel is a lot more adorkable. [Twitter]
I always complain about how chivalry is dead here in New York, but a new survey by Glamour and Match.com revealed I should consider myself lucky to not be living single in Boston. According to their stats, one out of eight Boston men surveyed expect sex on the first date, which was the highest number in the nation. It’s fair to assume this is having some effect on the ladies: the same study found that 26.4 percent of Bostonian women are unhappy with their dating lives. If it is of any consolation, ladies. We should ditch these guys New York and Boston dudes and move to Washington, D.C.: 86.7 percent of the chicks surveyed there are absolutely thrilled about their dating lives.
Frisky readers in Boston, care to weigh in? [BostInno]
While any woman who has ever ridden public transportation most likely has a story about some jerk who copped a feel or a shifty-eyed loser who made her switch cars, almost none of us come forward to complain about the creep. So back in March, Boston launched a campaign to bust pervs on public transportation. Working with the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, they posted subway ads encouraging woman to tell the authorities when they experience unwanted sexual advances on public transit and even policewomen went under cover to catch the cretins. Thanks to their efforts, Bostonians have begun to take action too and there has been a spike in reported cases. Mission accomplished! New York was supposed to following in their footsteps to curb a similar sexual harassment problem in the city, but before the ads were even posted, they were pulled. Keep reading »
Boston may no longer be the Hub of the Universe, but there’s a lot to offer everyone. Whether you’re into the outdoors or prefer your fun indoors, like it upscale or getting’ down and dirty, Boston has it all. Keep reading »