Food and Drinks 

GETTING CHILE: A DELICIOUS REASON TO ENDURE THE GREEN LINE TREK TO NEWTON CENTRE

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Subway tile, artwork involving kaleidoscopic-hued sharks (naturally), and a stretch of 18 seats lining the butcher block-topped chef’s table and bar greet you when you enter the sleek but unpretentious modular space, as does a bustling hum. Continue reading

Music 

GIFTED: TURNING FANDOM UP TO ELEVEN

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The weather may be hopping back and forth from poolside reclining to tightly wound scarfs, but concertgoers are already in the holiday gift-giving spirit—and we aren’t just talking about folks throwing their panties on stage. Continue reading

Arts 

IT’S ALL VERY COSMIC: THE DISPLACED HINDU GODS TRILOGY

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The trilogy is expansive and bursting with energy, each play exploring the inherent symbolism of the deities of the Hindu Trinity through the lens of human stories exploring themes of self-discovery and identity in an era of post-colonialism. Continue reading

Beer 

10 THINGS I LEARNED AT THE MOHEGAN SUN BREWFEST THIS YEAR

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I was given a room and a pass to this year’s Mohegan Sun Brewfest at the beginning of October. I drank, and then drank, and then drank a lot more. Continue reading

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