Boston

October 10 Is Now, as Mayor Walsh Declared, Boston’s Official Patti Smith Day

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Declarations of days devoted to popular (and some unpopular, for that matter) musicians are not uncommon within city governments. Not too long ago, Chicago created a David Bowie day. And Boston has a history of such days: they have a Godsmack Day (should you wish to avoid Boston during this time, it’s August 6) and a Riot Grrrl Day (should you wish to rush to the city during this time, it’s April 9).
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Winter Storm Juno Makes a Yeti: Links You Need to See

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If you’re living in New York, you probably spent yesterday and today curled up with a novel — or, if you don’t have the attention span for literature that’s quite so extensive, perhaps you curled up with a Chipotle Cup. You’re also probably wondering, after so many curled up hours, why a massive chunk of the state was shut down for what was not nearly as much snow as was expected from Winter Storm Juno. You’re probably upset that you couldn’t gleefully make snow-people and have snowball fights without somehow feeling like you were dishonoring the utter gravity of reporters’, mayors’, etceteras’ warnings. For those who obeyed and stayed indoors, you can vicariously experience all the literal ups and downs of snowstorm reporting through the miracle of the Internet. We all know there’s nothing better than watching strangers fall on their asses in the snow.
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Disturbing Photos of US Landmarks Ruined by Rising Sea Levels

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To look upon artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm‘s global warming-conscious renderings of renowned sites across the US submerged in water (which we discovered on PSFK) is a shock to the system indeed. Lamm’s images of what our nation’s landmarks might look like in 500 years, when sea levels are predicted to rise by 25 feet, hit close to home with a very clear message about the dangers of climate change. Take a look through our gallery below to see before-and-after shots of how New York, Boston, Miami, and DC might end up if we — and our government — aren’t careful.
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