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

Food and Drinks 

WEIRD SCIENCE: CAFÉ ARTSCIENCE’S TODD MAUL WANTS TO MAKE YOU A DRINK THAT DOESN’T EXIST

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“The big thing for us is taking small ideas and seeing how we can build [on them],” says Maul. “But not with gimmicks. We’re looking at the future of drinking, [and how] to just make a better drink.” Continue reading

Arts 

ALL ABOUT DAPHNA: BOSTON CONSERVATORY ALUMNA TALKS HER LATEST ROLE IN “BAD JEWS”

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Daphna Feygenbaum is devout, passionate, driven, and manipulative. And Alison McCartan, who has stepped into Daphna’s shoes for SpeakEasy Stage Company’s production of Joshua Harmon’s play “Bad Jews,” is three of these things—unless she is manipulative, and then maybe I’ve been duped. Continue reading

Film News 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BOSTON’S FILM PROGRAMMERS

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As it turns out, there’s an art and a business behind film curation—selecting what plays when, acquiring prints in a preferred format, publicizing screenings, and attracting the right audiences for unique movie nights you won’t find at suburban cinemas. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: OF BOOZE AND BARF

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There are a handful of sounds that exist in the universe that only bartenders understand. Our ears are trained to pick these things up from just a few feet off to entire rooms away. Say, the tap-slap of a credit card being placed down after a meal, or the clunk-splash of a 16oz glass being knocked over and spilling. And, of course, the unmistakable sploosh-splat of vomit. Continue reading

News Opinion 

THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOUR LEAST FAVORITE SLUMLORD GOT HIS ASS KICKED BY THE BOSTON CITY COUNCIL YESTERDAY

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Given the opportunity to publicly address the grievances leveled against him, City Realty Co-Owner Steve Whalen stood at the microphone, pulled his pants down, and covered the entire chamber in a diarrhea tsunami. Continue reading

Music 

FOR DIRTY BANGS, PRACTICE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT

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“Have you ever sat in on a band practice? It’s a fucking mess. You’re drinking, you’re smoking. You’re trying to say something about a part and someone’s playing guitar over you.” Continue reading

Music 

M-DOT: “FRANK LEE”

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The verdict: These beats beg to be sung to the world, so turn it up, roll down your car windows, and let the crisp air kiss your face as you luxuriate on the fact that Boston’s rap scene is still on top. Continue reading

Music 

PORCHES.: “FORGIVE (FEAT. GRETA KLINE)”

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With Maine’s starry-eyed sincerity and Kline’s cool pop sigh, it feels more rooted in intimacy than partying — and that’s something we can get down with. Continue reading