News Opinion 

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT MASS LAWMAKERS WERE DOING ON THE LAST DAY OF THEIR SESSION

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For several hours in the House Thursday afternoon, representatives didn’t even bother acting busy. Rather they spent their dwindling time honoring former Boston Mayor and State Rep. Ray Flynn for something or another. Continue reading

Music 

TWIN PEAKS: “I FOUND A NEW WAY”

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Sing-a-longs don’t need to stop at Bachman Turner Overdrive or Bruce Springsteen when we’ve got fresh talent capturing that same sound. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: FIVE MUST-DOS

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There’s still summer to chase, and I’d rather just make a checklist of my favorite summer experiences and why, so I can make sure I’ve hit them all. Feel free to join me. Continue reading

Music 

INTERVIEW: GEOFF RICKLY OF UNITED NATIONS

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“I realized I had to make United Nations mean something. It had to be more than just a band; it had to be an art project, it had to say something, it had to have some sort of relevance.” Continue reading

Fiction 

SUMMER FICTION: THE SEVEN STAGES OF CAMPING WITH THE POET

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I ask him whether he’s ever put up a tent before and he says yes, but when I press him on it—what kind of tent, where, how long did it take, which girlfriend was that with—he avoids answering. This only makes me think he does not know how to put up a tent at all, but that each one of his ex-girlfriends does. Continue reading

News Opinion 

BLUNT TRUTH: HOME-GROW OR NO-GO

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Barring divine intervention, Massachusetts will vote on legal pot in 2016. But what will “legalization” mean? Will it be legal for you and me to grow dope in our homes? Or will growing dope only be legal for the owners of pot stores and marijuana dispensaries? Continue reading

Music 

FOTOBOM: NINE INCH NAILS AT THE XFINITY CENTER

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Last night Nine Inch Nails revisited Boston at the Xfinity Center. Fun fact: 1992′s Wish from the Broken EP won a Grammy, and may be the only song ever to do so incorporating lyrics, “fist-fuck.” Continue reading