Comics 

LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: MIDDLE EAST FOREVER

Peter Paul Payack, LIFE ON THE LEFT BANK: Middle East Forever

I’d argue that the Middle East is the heart and soul of Central Square, and Central Square is the heart and soul of Cambridge; therefore, the Middle East is the heart and soul of Cambridge. Just sayin’. Read more about this story here.

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Comics 

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST? CHOCOLATE

Buy WFB? Books HERE

www.whats4breakfast.com
www.pattkelley.com

Own this original strip (watercolor and ink painting)
Comes with the book WFB The First Forty, only $25/shipping included. Buy it HERE

Comics 

COMMUTE OF THE LIVING DEAD: STOCKINGS

Hey you! After you are done lazing about this weekend, show us you love us, and like “Commute of the Living Dead” on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/CommuteOfTheLivingDead After that, you can pick up “Commute of the Living Dead” comics and ZOMBIE HOLIDAY CARDS on ETSY at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/skasundheit .  Hurrah!  Happy Zombie Holidays!

Hey you! After you are done lazing about this weekend, show us you love us, and like “Commute of the Living Dead” on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/CommuteOfTheLivingDead
After that, you can pick up “Commute of the Living Dead” comics and ZOMBIE HOLIDAY CARDS on ETSY at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/skasundheit . Hurrah! Happy Zombie Holidays!

Food and Drinks 

BEING SNOTTY

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The trio took their shots, and the intoxicated gentleman in the middle apparently found it to be a struggle. He coughed and twitched. And then I saw it. Continue reading

Music 

REVIEW: ALLSTON GRIME CLINGS TO DIRTY DISHES’ LATEST

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On “Red Roulette,” the third single off the full-length debut Guilty, the duo manages to lay down a track so filled with noise-pop and rounded punk that the chaos it creates surpasses their previous work—and that alone has us ready to put bills on the table. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

SLUSH PILE: SAKE SLUSHIES RULE AT NIGHT MARKET

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I took mine down with a side of Asahi beer (and Sichuan fried chicken wings), from the list that includes other Asian beers (think: Hitachino Nest White Ale, Beerlao), all of which supported the overall secret-y vibe, as if I had just discovered a former punk rock stronghold that’s been retrofitted into a Japanese izikaya. Continue reading

Film 

STILL REPPIN’: LOOKING AT THE FRANK CAPRA FORMULA THROUGH ‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’

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The sentimental streak of Frank Capra—whose masterpiece, It’s A Wonderful Life, plays at the Brattle this weekend—was so distasteful to the critics of his day that they coined a mocking phrase to define it: Capra-corn. Continue reading

News 

BLUNT TRUTH: ZONING OUT IN ESSEX

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Where should a medical marijuana dispensary be located? Not too close to anywhere. In fact, nowhere. That’s the substance of a set of ordinances adopted by the town of Essex at a town meeting in June. Dispensaries in Essex must not be within 2500 feet (about five blocks or half a mile) of a school or playground, or within 1500 feet of a residence. As chance would have it, that excludes the entire town except for a couple of dirt paths bordering a swamp.
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