Jonathan Berk captured the spirit of the season on Devonshire Street, made to look like New York for the Ryan Reynolds/Will Ferrell musical "Christmas Carol" remake. They did a good job: Nobody was yelling "Yankees suck!"
Time ball waiting to be hoisted above Milk and Devonshire in 1881 (Source).
The annual ball drop in Times Square tonight is the vestige of what was once a network of daily time-ball drops in US coastal cities, including Boston, to help mariners calibrate their shipboard clocks - vital to determining their location once they were at sea. Read more.
The trailer for "Free Guy," in which Ryan Reynolds plays a bank teller who begins to realize he's a character in a shoot-em-up video game, dropped today, and it features lots and lots of scenes in downtown Boston (and one under the Zakim in Charlestown) - although oddly it starts with somebody skydiving over what looks like Pittsburgh. Read more.