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The Many Faces of Boston Rap Star Oompa

“Black,” “queer,” and “from the ‘hood” were the words that often described the Roxbury-born artist during her local rise to fame. But Lakiyra Williams wants everyone to know she’s all that—and a whole lot more.


Things to Do This Week in Boston


Singer Chelsea Cutler Is Afraid of Sharks, Thinks Boston Can Do No Wrong


Brave Humans to Jump off the ICA Boston Roof Again

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The Weather Outside May Be Frightful

Buying tickets to a show during the holidays is a dicey proposition. But we here at Boston Daily forgot the biggest variable of the holiday […]

Holiday Cheer on the Cheap

If you have seen a national news broadcast or a newspaper this holiday season, you know that consumers aren’t feeling as flush as they have […]

The Celtics Love Them Some Can-Can

It’s not often that dolls stir us to write a post, but this video is — dare we say it — Caddyshack-funny. Culled from I […]

Questions For… Eilen Jewell

Boise-bred and Cambridge-based country singer Eilen Jewell’s second album, Letters from Saints and Sinners is one of my favorites of 2007, by turns rollicking and […]

Local Man Illustrates Global Warming, with Elephants

We all know that the US pumps nearly six million tons of carbon dioxide into the air every year. What we don’t know is what […]

Go! Team, or Go Team!?

I was wearing my beat-up, perfectly faded Sox cap as I was leaving the office yesterday, so it was embarrassing to admit to a fellow […]

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Best of Boston, arts and city life

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Why Doesn't Boston Give New Edition Their Due?

Why Doesn't Boston Give New Edition Their Due?

Forget New Kids on the Block—New Edition is the greatest pop group Boston has ever produced. So why doesn't their hometown show them more love? G. Valentino Ball's story from our archives still resonates.

Tingle Exits, Stage Left

Last week theatre buffs and Bush-haters alike (I’m guessing there’s some overlap) received some sad news. After five celebrated years, Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theatre […]

Worth Seeing: Baby Boom

The International Poster Gallery on Newbury Street remains one of my favorite places in which to drop in, pick the brains of the staff, flip […]

Third Time’s the Charm?

We’re hardly slavish admirers of Keith Lockhart, and it seems that our readership agrees. But we’d be remiss in our gossip-spreading duties if we didn’t […]

Best Packaging Ever?

I picked up the new CD from Cambridge’s stellar Drug Rug last week. The album is terrific and I highly recommend it. It’s sort of […]

Boston Massacre

The Globe‘s always spot-on film section went for the throat today, handing out three 2-star reviews, two 1.5 stars and a 1-star. The lowest-rated was […]

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Seven Can't-Miss Events, Every Month

Seven Can't-Miss Events, Every Month

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The Evans Diaries

Sudbury’s own Chris Evans is back in theaters this weekend starring as Scarlett Johansson’s love interest in The Nanny Diaries. We profiled Evans in March, […]

Juggling Meets Future

I went to MIT last night to see The Shoebox Tour, a performance by a traveling troupe of avant-garde jugglers, organized by a local Globe […]

Mess with the Bull, Get Boston Rob

Oh, Boston Rob, is there anything you can’t do? From your multiple stints on Survivor and The Amazing Race to your recent turn on the […]

Hey La, Hey La, Buddy’s Back!

Rhode Island politicians woke up to some bad news this morning. Convicted felon and beloved former mayor of Providence, Vincent “Buddy” Cianci will let loose […]

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