The Strange! The Weird! The Macabre!

Oddities in the Merrimack Valley A strange and curious thing has started happening in Lowell. Every month or so at Mill No. 5, the fifth floor is taken over by displays of taxidermied wildlife, funeral items, doll heads in teacups, dark drawings and old maps. The Oddity Marketplace, as the event is called, draws lovers… Read More

Artemis Savory

A&E Highlights – Weakened Friends with Future Teens, Daisybones and Pity Pattern

Weakened Friends with Future Teens, Daisybones and Pity Pattern UnchARTed  l  February 8 Self-described “indie noise junk band” Weakened Friends is a wiry, whimsical and wild fusion of disarming pop hooks and fuzzed-out riffs, with lyrics that — as their name and aesthetic might suggest — explore the weariness and self-deprecation that comes with being a… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli

From Lowell to Alaska: Poet Tom Sexton Travels Heaven’s River

Born in Lowell in 1940, poet Tom Sexton grew up in a working class neighborhood in the city’s Lower Belvidere section. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1958, and then worked a series of odd jobs, including stints as a landscaper, a milkman and an elevator operator in the Lowell Sun building when it… Read More

Emilie-Noelle Provost

The Good Life – 2/1/19

THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT Valentine Jazz Brunch Sunday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Seaglass Restaurant & Lounge | Salisbury, Mass. | Treat your loved one to a jazzy Valentine brunch by the sea! Includes a house mimosa, unlimited raw bar, our full Seaglass brunch buffet, and live jazz music. Reservations are required, so… Read More

Joseph Girard-Meli
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