Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Top Chef coming to Boston

Top Chef BostonEarlier this week Eater Boston said rumors were swirling that Top Chef might be filming upcoming Season 12 in Boston.  Yesterday those rumors were confirmed.  The cast and crew will film all over the city and at the coast, including sites like Fenway Park and Plimoth Plantation as possible destinations. The season will also involve some Boston personalities who are affiliated with the show. Past Boston-based “Top Chef” contestants include Sweet Cheeks boss Tiffani Faison , who was on the first season of the series, and restaurateur Michael Schlow , who was on “Top Chef Masters” were mentioned in the Boston Globe article.

I’ve never watched the show since cooking competitions stress me out.  I’m more interested in the food than the intrigue or competition, but I think it will be cool to have them showcase Boston by filming here.

 

Rolling Stone cover

Julia Luis-DreyfusThis morning I had a good laugh when I saw the current Rolling Stones magazine cover in a Boston.com article.  It features a naked Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the US Constitution and John Hancock’s signature scrawled on her back. It is unclear to me if the historical error is intentional or a gaffe. The Boston.com makes it seem that it was (sadly) the former.

You can read more about this in today’s Boston.com.

declaration of independence

Unbelievable bus shelter courtesy of Pepsi Max

Love this advertising campaign in the UK. Those crazy Brits.

If Beyonce’s “Drunk In Love” was released in the 1940′s

How cool is this video?  Scott Bradlee has created a vintage cover of Beyonce’s hit song, Drunk In Love with the help of Cristina Gatti who sings in front of a 5 piece band that replicates the big band sound that was so popular before rock & roll in the 1940s.

Take a listen and tell me what you think. I loved it.

 

Breakfast Club: 30 years ago today

Breakfast ClubWant to feel old? Thirty years ago today, Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez), Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall), John Bender (Judd Nelson), Claire Standish (Molly Ringwald), and Allison Reynolds (Ally Sheedy) were all supposedly serving a weekend detention at Sherman H.S.

The Breakfast Club was actually released in February 1985 so the 30th anniversary of the film’s release is still a year away but I couldn’t resist sharing when I saw this making the rounds on Twittah.

Cher Dressed to Kill Tour rolls into Boston April 9

Cher Dressed to Kill TourCher may have had more farewell tours than all other bands / musicians combined but this one does have the ring of finality to it.

More info about the tour (and tour dates) here: www.cher.com.

 

Neil Patrick Harris: Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Man of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 7: The Hasty Puddding Theatricals honor Neil Patrick Harris as the 2014 Man of the Year at Farkas Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (Photo by Gail Oskin/Getty Images for the Hasty Pudding Institute)

CAMBRIDGE, MA – FEBRUARY 7: The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honor Neil Patrick Harris as the 2014 Man of the Year at Farkas Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Cambridge, MA (Photo by Gail Oskin / Getty Images for the Hasty Pudding Institute)

I previously wrote about how Neil Patrick Harris was named the Hasty Pudding Theatricals 2014 Man of the Year. Yesterday NPH came to Harvard to collect his award and as you can see he looked quite dapper.

CAMBRIDGE, MA - FEBRUARY 7: The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honor Neil Patrick Harris as the 2014 Man of the Year at Farkas Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. (Photo by Gail Oskin / Getty Images for the Hasty Pudding Institute)

CAMBRIDGE, MA – FEBRUARY 7: The Hasty Pudding Theatricals honor Neil Patrick Harris as the 2014 Man of the Year at Farkas Hall on Friday, February 7, 2014 in Cambridge, MA. (Photo by Gail Oskin / Getty Images for the Hasty Pudding Institute)

However, as the ceremonies started, the ribbing and jesting began and of course, it wouldn’t be the Hasty Pudding if there wasn’t any cross-dressing and kissing.  Do you think David Burtka was jealous; I doubt it. Here is a quick overview of all the fun in Cambridge courtesy of Reuters.