News Opinion 

MEDIA FARM: EVEN WITH FERGUSON BACKDROP, MASS MEDIA BARELY REPORTS COPS GETTING AWARDS FOR FATAL SHOOTINGS

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At issue here is that Reynoso’s killers were presented with the state’s highest law enforcement honor, the Trooper George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery, and that reporters barely blinked. Continue reading

Film 

JONES UNCHAINED: ‘THE HOMESMAN’ RETHINKS THE REVISIONIST WESTERN

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Darkly comic and quietly subversive, may be the most successful rethinking of the American Western since Unforgiven. Continue reading

Music 

REVIEW: THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS AT HOUSE OF BLUES

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CanAm’s favorite eight piece power pop band, The New Pornographers, is back after a four year period, touring in support of this year’s “Brill Bruisers.” Continue reading

News 

STRIKING HOTEL WORKERS RALLY IN CAMBRIDGE, HARVARD STUDENTS BACK THEM UP

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“I am furious that Harvard has yet to recognize that workers are the ones that run this university, that housekeepers are the ones who run hotels, and that you are the ones that run the DoubleTree.” Continue reading

Music 

BE AFRAID: ROADSTEAMER PREVIEWS NEW BANGER, “GOING BACK TO IRAQ”

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Obviously the biggest music news out of New England this year, if not the entire United States of America, if not the whole world, is that Robbie Roadsteamer is back in the saddle. Or is it off the wagon? Something like that. Continue reading

Film 

MOCKINGJAY, OR THE TEENAGER’S GUIDE TO PROPAGANDA AND REVOLUTION

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Mockingjay labors at dividing its time between romance and revolution, missing an opportunity, in its modernity, to provide interesting commentary on how, paired with art and iconography, technology can be weaponized for either side of a battle. Continue reading

News Opinion 

GOVERNOR PATRICK GIVES AWARD TO COPS WHO SHOT AND KILLED VETERAN

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“Three Lynn police officers received the state’s highest law-enforcement honor Wednesday in recognition of their efforts in 2013 to subdue a disturbed West Lynn man who was ultimately fatally shot by one of the officers after he grabbed another officer’s gun.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: LOVELY EVENING

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The tipsy ones think they can’t possibly have had six beers. Because every time they go out they like, totally can only “stomach five, at the most.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: JUST BREATHE

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The next time you find yourself stuck in traffic, or waiting in line someplace, or even attempting to conquer that next inhuman yoga pose, just remember to breathe, and breathe deeply. Find that lost rhythm. Continue reading