Film 

AMERICA’S NEWEST PSYCHO: JAKE GYLLENHAAL CREEPS IN ‘NIGHTCRAWLER’

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Having shed over 20 pounds and all traces of likability, sporting oily hair and sunken eyes, Jake Gyllenhaal is the cold and calculated—and often richly and darkly comedic—Lou “you-can-call-me-Louis” Bloom. Continue reading

Film 

RADCLIFFE STARS IN HALLOWEEN’S STAND-OUT DARK FANTASY

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Despite its flaws, Horns is a step in the right direction for Radcliffe, Aja, and American magical realist cinema (even with its French director, Canadian setting, and English leading man). Continue reading

News 

MY TIME WITH TOM: REFLECTIONS ON 14 YEARS COVERING MAYOR TOM MENINO

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I covered his administration. I would often stalk him by his black SUV in the horseshoe driveway in back of City Hall to press him on the news of the day. Some days, he’d be furious with me about something I had written. Other times, he’d shrug the hit off with a snarky quip. The man was not short on wit. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

LAST GOOD NIGHT: THE NORTH END’S LONE IRISH PUB IS POURING ITS LAST PINT

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Goody Glover’s, tragically, is closing up for the last time at the end of the month. And in a neighborhood marred by gentrification and rising rents, the loss will be felt by all who have lingered for hours there over a beer. Continue reading

Music 

EXCLUSIVE: WE PACK 10 YEARS OF MAKE IT NEW INTO ONE POST

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If a party is only as good as its guest list, Make It New is a certified rager. Continue reading

News Opinion 

MAYOR MENINO WE MISS YOU ALREADY

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With news that Tom Menino passed this morning, Charlie Baker now has a reason to cry, as do millions of Massachusetts residents who the longest-serving mayor in Boston history impacted through the years. Continue reading

Music 

FOTOBOM: GLITCH MOB AT HOUSE OF BLUES

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The Glitch Mob show opened with the defining roar of thundering bass raising from the floor and cheers erupting from the crowd as the cloak covering the extensive keyboard and drum set was pulled off. Continue reading

Fiction 

ODD FALL FICTION: THE CAROLINES

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“Tough life out here, huh, boy?” She stroked his ears, his thoughts moving up through her hands. He was old, and it hurt to swallow. He had run away from a man who came home drunk some nights and kicked him. It made her throat tighten and her eyes wet. “That’s bad. I’m really sorry.” Some people fed him, but mostly he ate garbage, and he hurt every night when it got cold. He hurt all the time. He wanted peace, and he looked right into her face to say it. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: NOT TOO KEENE

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Unless you’ve been living under a pumpkin, you’ve probably heard about the Pumpkin Festival riot near Keene State College the other week. Continue reading