The nor'easter forecast to slam the state Friday is creating a perfect storm of expectations, fueled by increasingly dire weather reports and flurry of tweets relying on the reams of raw data available online. Based on different models used by the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center, there were 22 different forecasts of how much snow could be dropped on the region by Saturday, ranging from 3.44 inches to a little more than four feet. A look at the predictions is below, along with sizes of items for comparison.
Friday’s weather predictions
South End tailor keeps Boston in stitches
Roger Hinds is the man many designers across New England rely on to turn their ideas into something tangible.
Home is where the art is in ‘Exhibition’
Joanna Hogg brings a unique style of filmmaking to this elusive allegory about a middle-aged artist couple who have decided to move.
‘Sweetness #9’ by Stephan Eirik Clark
If the best social satire makes the bitter pill of truth easier to swallow, “Sweetness #9” coats it with something better than sugar.
Ariad Pharmaceuticals to sublease 170,000 square feet of space in Kendall Square
Cancer drug maker Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. will sublease 170,000 square feet of space at the site that will become its new headquarters and laboratory campus in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, a spokeswoman said Wednesday, as Massachusetts business and state life sciences officials work to woo global health care giant Baxter International Inc. to the neighborhood.
A dark living room, refreshed with cream and teal
When the homeowners built their dream home, it seemed ideal. But time progressed and the living and dining rooms began to feel dated.
Surf’s up on dry land
It’s not an intense workout. But our muscles were engaged for an hour and it was a fun challenge to stay balanced.
Party Lines: the 21st Oldtime Baseball Game
About 2,500 guests recently attended the 21st Oldtime Baseball Game held at St. Peter’s Field in Cambridge.
Week Ahead: Pop picks
Critic’s picks for pop music performances in the Boston area and beyond, including Toad the Wet Sprocket, ZZ Top, and Jeff Beck.
Boston-area kids events
THE FRESH BEAT BAND: LIVE IN CONCERT! Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout perform songs including “Here We Go,” “A Friend Like You,” “Bananas,” and “Just Like A Rockstar.” Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. $24.50-$44.50. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, 290 Northern Ave., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.livenation.com
TV Critic’s Corner for Thursday, August 28
Showtime 2 is building up to season four’s October premiere of “Homeland” by marathoning earlier seasons.
Son camps on floor while visiting dad
Q. My sister is recently divorced. Her ex has moved in with the woman he had an affair with and is living with her and her three sons.
How can he get rid of ants?
Q. This question is unusual, if not unique, because the handyman is asking the question because he is assuming others have the problem: The invasion of ants. Not 2 or 3 a day or week, but 12 or more a day, simply appearing in the kitchen and bathrooms mostly, medium sized, and quite active. How to get rid of them and stay free of ants?
This day in history
Thursday, Aug. 28, is the 240th day of 2014. There are 125 days left in the year.