Arts News 

BORN TO RUN: GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES CHIME IN ON ARTS MATTER DAY

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Back in July, at the Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on Arts, Culture, and Creativity in Worcester, Martha Coakley talked herself in circles and Charlie Baker was a no show. With Election Day edging closer, Coakley (D) and Baker (R) have firmed up their respective stances on the arts. Continue reading

Arts 

THOMAS PAGE MCBEE’S ‘MAN ALIVE’ WILL BE ASSIGNED TO YOUR GRANDCHILDREN IN HIGH SCHOOL

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By the time I say all this out loud, Thomas Page McBee will likely be a ubiquitous name in literary circles, and folks will scratch their chins as I remind them that before Man Alive was assigned to every high school student in the land, such stories of staggering transgender triumph hadn’t yet become part of the American narrative. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

GETTING CHILE: A DELICIOUS REASON TO ENDURE THE GREEN LINE TREK TO NEWTON CENTRE

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Subway tile, artwork involving kaleidoscopic-hued sharks (naturally), and a stretch of 18 seats lining the butcher block-topped chef’s table and bar greet you when you enter the sleek but unpretentious modular space, as does a bustling hum. Continue reading

Music 

GIFTED: TURNING FANDOM UP TO ELEVEN

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The weather may be hopping back and forth from poolside reclining to tightly wound scarfs, but concertgoers are already in the holiday gift-giving spirit—and we aren’t just talking about folks throwing their panties on stage. Continue reading

Arts 

IT’S ALL VERY COSMIC: THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY

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The trilogy is expansive and bursting with energy, each play exploring the inherent symbolism of the deities of the Hindu Trinity through the lens of human stories exploring themes of self-discovery and identity in an era of post-colonialism. Continue reading

Beer 

10 THINGS I LEARNED AT THE MOHEGAN SUN BREWFEST THIS YEAR

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I was given a room and a pass to this year’s Mohegan Sun Brewfest at the beginning of October. I drank, and then drank, and then drank a lot more. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: LIFE IN THE FAST LANE

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You have to remember to look around, or risk missing stuff like a soul-melting sunset that, for five brief minutes during a punishing commute home, can set our stresses free. It’s important to become quiet enough to feel the natural rhythm of our bodies, and listen to what they’re telling us, and then responding in kind. Continue reading