Massachusetts artist

Christopher Boffoli’s most well-known works, titled Big Appetites, showcase a

Slam Poetry

It’s almost impossible to watch Oompa perform without feeling things


Lake Street Dive, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and The Staples Singers. What do they all have in common? Club Passim, an underground music venue located

With the growing influence of social media and other online platforms nowadays used to get one's opinions out there, Hannah Ibañez – a Florida

"I remember growing up and not feeling awkward with myself. But when I was around seven years old, it became extremely apparent to me

Boston poet Mila Keaton is taking the underground poetry scene by storm. When listening to Mila Keaton recite her poetry, it's almost as if you

Oksana's story does not begin in Boston -- it begins in Ukraine. When she was only nine years old, Oksana Hradyska moved to the US

When meeting Eliza Shirazi for the first time, it's hard to grasp that she is the fearless leader of the Kick It by Eliza

At only fifteen years old, Jared Hanrahan has accomplished more at his age than many musicians ever will in their lifetime. As a triple-instrument

If Boston dancer and teacher Lunara Devers could have her students take one lesson away from her classes, it would be this: do not

Looking at twenty-year-old Boston Fashion Blogger Caitlin Harper now, you would never guess that she is anything other than poised, cheerful and confident -- but less

Patrick Luk and his Boston Dog, Juan "Johnny" Rico, do everything together. In their free time, they love sleeping, watching TV and playing outside,

After eight years of global travel and photography, Saba Alhadi felt lost. Having just quit her job with a travel agency, she wasn't sure

While all of the others kids were outside playing, Daniel was in the kitchen. Learning how to cook watching Julia Child  was how Daniel found

Even from a very young age, Boston Environmentalist Igor Kharitonenkov has been determined to make a difference in the world. Helping people has always been

Determined to make a difference in the world around her, Boston Lawyer Megan Beyer felt that the best way to make an impact in

Following in the footsteps of a local street chalk artist named Sidewalk Sam, Boston chalk artist Dennis Boulet continues to create chalk art around

Meet Boston pig Wiggy the Piggy and his owner, Ashley Shaw. We met up with the pair outside of Faneuil Hall, and we were

Boston special education teacher Joe Skahan wants his students to take away only one lesson from his classes: your disabilities do not define you.In

David Altenor may be a music producer and musician for Kingdomsound Music Group, but for him it's not about the music; it's about the

If there's anything that's worth taking away from Boston comedian Val Kappa's story, it is that it pays to take a risk and that

We all get our drive and passion from someone or something that has touched our lives. A great example of this is the founder

In our mission to highlight Boston’s inhabitants, we stumbled upon Andrea Imafidon- the blogger known as Brown Girl From Boston.Growing up in Mattapan, she

“I’m a writer, Boston filmmaker, and a STORY TELLER.”There’s two things in Wisler’s life that are the most important – being a stay-at-home dad

   "I was shot in the head at the age of seven." Above is a captivating statement made by Wendell Wallace, a homeless man that we

If you haven't been to the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline you are seriously missing out on one of the best moviegoer experiences in

Rohit Bhambi is the current president of Boston Bhangra. Boston Bhangra is an organization dedicated to bringing mentorships and cultural awareness to children in

Yume Wo Katare is like no other restaurant in the city. There is often a line that goes outside and can be quite long,

Originally from Connecticut, Erin says she always wanted to be part of the Boston community when she would come up for visits. "There was

IM Boston was fortunate enough to chat with the executive director of the AIDS Action Committee, Carl Sciortino.  Mr. Sciortino has been executive director of

The back door of Rob Dello Russo’s Boston Barber and Tattoo shop at 113 Salem St in the North End is similar to his own

John Clarke is the head instructor of Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts at Broadway Jiu Jitsu located in South Boston. He is a

Six years ago, Kay Mcgowan created a concept that really can be called “out of this world.” Her professional back-ground, melded with her affection

 Danny Kim is just twenty seven years old, but he is one BSO musician of four new members playing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

It’s not everyday we get to meet a Buddha. One day as we were out for a walk, we stumbled upon the headquarters of

Sometimes to tell one person’s story we have to begin with another. In 2012, Scott Benner had begun experiencing severe headaches and unexpected moments

Fashion photographer Julie Warner was born knowing just what she aspires to capture - even if she didn’t always realize it.  Despite being in the

When it comes to nightlife, Bostonians are not exactly exhibitors of a wallflower demeanor once the streetlights flicker on. Established in 1998, Improv Asylum

“Taste the sweeter side of the Revolution!” That’s the motto of Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop, the best Boston Chocolate in the North End.

Today we bring you the story of Qianqian Wei, but you can call her Cecilia. Cecilia is an ambitious graduate student from China who

We met up with Robin Yang, the 27-year-old co-founder of ARK Apparel in Brighton, to talk about entrepreneurship and the internationalization of business in

After being personally affected by the consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, Mike Smith refused to sit idly and allow this to happen to

Imagine you are sitting in a forest, completely still. It doesn’t seem like anything is happening at first glance, but once you start exploring, you

While some comfortably work 9 to 5 office jobs, Cameron Morton never spends two days the same way. As a Boston assistant director with

Sometimes Boston Musician Jess Saade feels like she is leading a double life. By day, this Brandeis graduate works at a public health social

 Ever since she moved out on her own at age 15, Holly Daniels Christensen has been working hard to make her dreams come true.

Walking into Laced,Boston, the luxury sneaker boutique located on Mass Ave, is like walking into a 17-year-old boy's dream bedroom. Decked out in the

Raphael Brickman has a love for food that has only grown and intensified over the years. Refusing to ignore this passion, he combined his

With an undying passion for leaving a positive impact on the world and evoking positive change, Brittany Perro has lived a life far from

As an expert in literally "escaping" from difficult situations, Jason Gardner has a passion for helping others to metaphorically "escape" from problems as well.

You and your kids might recognize Rob Rottenbucher’s work from your favorite city playgrounds. He is the Chief Engineer for the Boston Parks department

Working in what can sometimes seem like a thankless job, George Pidvysotski doesn’t let the long hours break his spirit. Every day, Pidvysotski stands

In the strange world of modern love, millennials are constantly searching for new ways to connect and interact with one another through the comfort

Lamar Letts is doing it all. He’s a rising Northeastern senior and full-time CEO of Hylux, the sports drink company that he founded, manufactures,

What started as thinking up an alternative to throwing away old koozies has become James Dobson's newfound love and career. Discover Koozy Designs..While working

As a local blogger, Instagram influencer, teacher and photographer, Katherine Akerley has a lot on her plate. Between photo shoots and acting lessons, she

As customers walk into Villa Mexico Cafe on Water Street, Bessie King greets each and every one of them from behind the counter with,

Beau Mann understands the importance of human connectivity and peer support better than most. Meet the CEO and founder of the Boston-based social media

If you tend to indulge yourself in the “Foodstagram” craze taking over Instagram and other forms of social media, chances are you’ve come across

Talbot works daily to bring art into the lives of underprivileged high school students. Jason Talbot's undying passion for utilizing the talents of inner-city youths and

Exploring the intersection of fashion and illustration, Holly Nichols has found a profession that caters to both her interests. In her Braintree-based studio, Nichols offers

Infected with what seemed like an incurable case of wanderlust from a young age, Bob Heaney, founder of Boston Crawling historic pub crawls, has

Whether it's in the dentist chair brushing up someone's pearly whites, or on the stage juggling meat cleavers, Dr. Myron Allukian Jr. simply lives

Nineteen-year-old Mazarine Rossert speaks with an elegant British accent to match her sweet disposition and lifestyle as a ballet dancer. She picked up this

Her initials spell out ASH, a constant reminder for her to keep her “passion for creativity and life always burning.” With over 5,000 Instagram

“We feel the love out here in Boston more,” said Breeze Team Entertainment. There’s never a single dull moment in Boston’s Faneuil Hall! This afternoon,

Known for his futuristic looking gym sneaker design, Darin Hager has spent the past 27 years in Boston. Nineteen of these twenty-seven years was spent

Sully Malik is a salesperson, a marketer and also an entrepreneur. He grows up and has education in the greater Boston, as well as

Hey, have you heard of Adessa on Bay State? IMBoston is so happy to have the chance to bring this Boston-based local band to

Meet Laura Meilman, a Boston artist from New York who is madly in love with Boston. Discover how Laura finds inspiration in the MBTA.

As the first Harvard graduate in his hometown, Jason gave up his promising career in finance and dedicated himself to environment/energy industry thus starting

Lexi, a professional musician and the founder of Women of Westfield Mini Music Fest, is our new highlight. Learn more about her life motto

Meet Willie Crosby, the natural explorer behind Fungi Ally."Taking a step back and listening to the opportunities that are present can guide me in

Timothy is a Boston-based photographer who doesn't just take photos but captures the best moments of a person's life. Learn more about his philosophy

Studying in business and working in the Real Estate, Andrea has a passion for boxing. See how she started Fights for Hope and how

Adam, a classical guitarist originally from Chicago, is now proud to call Boston his home. How does this vibrant city inspire him? Learn more

"I didn’t let that the negative things in life stop me from reaching my limits I know I can reach."Can you tell me about

Jeremy first came to Boston for his passion for music, but maple syrup is the real reason to keep him in the New England."I

"You're willing to try new things because you don't know that you shouldn't be doing them, and sometimes you get lucky and they work.

"I'm extremely fortunate to be able to do what I love doing full-time." Meet Ken Field, local Boston saxophone player who is vocal about loving

"Boston is, simply, the place I feel most at home in the world." Jillian Taylor, talented Boston artist, can paint anything, but she chooses to

"Boston has such a diverse group of people who can learn from one another and better each other. " Discover how Stephanie Littlefield's charity work

"Boston does mean a lot to me because the city was the dividing line between who I was and who I am now." Meet Lauren,

"I feel like I have learned more about myself the past year than I have in the past 23 years

 "Culture should be more than just an event to showcase the creation of the artisans and the bandleaders." Boston is a melting pot of many

Donna is a fantastic sculpture who finds inspiration across the state of Massachusetts. Read on to learn more about her life story."Working in my

Cait Bagby is a Boston-based travel and fashion blogger who has been sharing her style and travel stories and inspiring many readers. Check out

Born and raised in Boston, Anita is what you call the real Bostonian. Discover how this strong willed women chose to pursue her dream

Learn all about talented local Boston painter, Paul Pedulla, and discover what inspiration he receives from the city of Boston.When and why did you

Drop in on IM Boston's exclusive interview with Neha, a popular Boston Fashion blogger who originates from Bombay!1. Tell us about your transition from

Quip + Ivy is in the business of optimizing social media. They help beautify clients Instagrams' in order to drive more traffic to their

Leidy Restrepo's passion for a wide variety of creative subjects helped her become a great Marketer. IM Boston sat down with Leidy in attempt

Karen is a real foodie, especially when it comes to desserts. Her blog, Fussy Eater, is known by many, however, most people are unaware

Boston has a strong community of bloggers, and when Caryn launched her blog, Something to Snack On, she became one of them. Blogging is

Jess, Boston lifestyle blogger, gives IM Boston the run-down on her blog, Champagne Thursday, and shares why she feels 'fun' shouldn't be limited to

Janet Mesh will take your online presence to the next level. Learn all about this marketing coordinator genius in our one-on-one interview!1. Where did

Leah claims she began blogging accidentally,  but now her blog, Leah's Life, brings her and others in the Boston community immense joy. Read our

Discover the inspiration behind Jessica's Boston Lifestyle blog, The Boston Tea Party, and Food blog, 'Good Eats: Mundial.'1. We like the quote "If you

Nicole, a photography enthusiast and Boston blogger, tells us about her passion for creating Beauty, Health, & Lifestyle content. Read more on her passion

Consumers are increasingly becoming health conscious.  Asia, a Boston local, was aware of this trend when she began her blog, Healthy, Hungry, Happy. Now,

"The things that most inspire me as an artist are the things that make me happy to be alive" said Carol Hong when asked

"Boston isn't exactly considered a fashion capital, and I think that's because a lot of Bostonians have this idea that fashion and intellect are

Danielle Kempe started her blog to chronicle her own personal fitness journey. Read on to learn more about this Boston fitness blogger and her

Veronica tells us about her passion for artistic inspirations, achievements, and love for Boston. Learn more about this makeup artist including some of her

Beyond Voyage is a travel lifestyle site designed to inspire and facilitate new adventures. The author, Eva has many ideas and recommendations on her

Where are you from originally? What brought you to Boston? I am originally from California, coming from a small town in the Central Valley. I

 Alicia Williams, the owner of  Cordele Photography, tells us about her passion for photography and where the inspiration comes from. Where are you from? What brought

"My passion for cooking comes from my desire to care for people, myself included, and bring people together so I suppose that is how

Tell us about Chrissy's Crumble! How/why did you start it? Chrissy's Crumble Wicked Good No-Grain-Ola is made from whole ingredients.It is Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free

What was the hardest obstacle you've had? How did you overcome it? My greatest obstacle was when I crashed my car into a tree when

Marcela and Jess are Harvard students who came up with an admirable and amazingly unique idea. That idea is literally a billion dollar one!

Where are you from? What brought you to Boston? I was brought up in Franklin, Massachusetts, and left town to attend college. I studied for

Who is your role model and why? Probably my mom. She has always taught me the value of hard work, and that women can be

Where all has work/life taken you? What brought you to Boston? I have lived in 5 cities and 4 countries. I'm both a Euro and

How would you describe yourself in 3 words? This is an incredibly difficult question to answer sincerely! If I were in a job interview I'd

"This time in a young person’s life is just so optimistic which really is energizing and infectious," says Senior portrait photographer Peg Raciti, "Plus

"I miss Wawa and Philly cheesesteaks, but other than that, Boston has a lot to offer." says Mike Petroff.  Where are you from? What brought

Can you tell me more about BostonEco? How/why was it founded? BostonEco launched the summer of 2009 as a Tweetup (meetup) to bring together the local

Tell us about your work with Tech Generation and New England Venture Capital! What do you do for them? I run Tech Generation which is

Tell us a story - any funny incident or something that motivated you or taught you a lesson. So a story? In the beginning me

What is your job at Favor? What attracted you to the company? I'm the General Manager of Favor Boston. The bowtie is generally what first

Where are you from? What brought you to Boston? I’m from Allentown, Pennsylvania. Yes, like the Billy Joel song. No, I am not Amish. I

Can you tell me about what you do? I run a company called Lanocast. I'm currently conducting customer interviews to build a gamified social network.

"It's all about treating people the way you would like to be treated," says Ahmos, a Marketer/Business Development Coordinator and a graduate student attending Emerson

Where are you from? What brought you to Boston? I grew up in New Jersey, but moved to Boston for college in the late 1990s. 

Where are you from? I’m from Yarmouthport (Cape Cod)  How did you find your way to Boston? As a kid, I always knew I wanted to live

Sara Steele-Rogers is a marketing manager, occasional social media prof, connector, fitness enthusiast, explorer and of course Bostonian! The best part and worst part about living in Boston? One of

Where are you from? What brought you to Boston? I grew up in the western part of the state, but then settled into the DC

Kara and Marni are twin sisters cooking and blogging away from their respective countryside and city locations. Take a look at what they have to say

The rhythm guitarist/keyboardist/mandolinist of Drunken Logic, Ryan Jordan, talks about the band, his inspirations and much more! Drunken Logic was planted when frontman Jake Cassman

"Open the door. Branch out. Experience life." says the Co-Founder & CEO of Waverley Knobs Entertainment. Let's start with a quote, piece of advice or motto that you

BFFs, living in different cities, equipped with digital cameras, healthy appetites and a mutual adoration for food. They review restaurants from New York, Boston and

What do you do for a living? Describe your interests, hobbies, and career path that you are taking. Right now I'm a full-time student and

 From interviewing celebrities to managing her own website, Courtney Kaner is a driven journalism student ready to accomplish her dreams. Describe your professions, program at Emerson,

Taylyse is a local Bostonian with a passion for travel, Caribbean culture, television ads. What has been your life's greatest achievement? Making my parents and myself

Meet Emily Saul, a co-leader of the fierce, inclusive, and free fitness movement: Boston November Project. Originally from Albert Lea, Minnesota, Emily came to

Renee Jordan's a California born, Boston girl! The loyal, sarcastic and adventurous blogger is one of the most fun Bostonians we've met so far! Where

Alison is a Boston local blogger, writing travel and lifestyle articles. At the same time, she is also a designer and small business strategist.

Holly Collins, author of Nomsense, uses cooking to inspire creativity through her use of new ingredients and recipes that challenge her. What motivated you to

Meet Chris Raymond, a self-proclaimed “gearhead” and born and raised Bostonian. Chris’s passion for the art of cars has led him to create a

Three things you love about Boston? Love the weather, all four seasons of it.Love the energy of the city, especially down in the Seaport.Love the

Can you use three words to describe yourself and tell us why? Adaptive, a realistic idealist (can that count as one?) & deliberate. I am

From a distance, the One Man Band sounds like a cheerful marching band!Dan Friedman, who refers to himself as “Ramblin’ Dan The One Man

The wonderful weather this past weekend had us strolling around the lively, Boston Common.We came across a crowd gathered around what we’d like to