Music 

REVIEW: LIGHTFOOT’S LATEST WILL HAVE YOU FLOATING

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The ten tracks on Night of the Living Dreams seamlessly flow into one another, brewing a thick haze of ambient twinkle and twang. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

PEARL HARBOR: AFGHANISTAN WAR VET OPENS KITCHEN IN FOOD-LESS JP DIVE

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At the time of this writing, both the lone Chowhound reviewer and the lone Yelper called Pisani’s onion rings the best they’d ever had. The chicken tenders are the best I’ve ever had. Continue reading

News Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: FOUR PEOPLE WHO SHOULD SHUT UP AND LISTEN ABOUT FERGUSON

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This morning, in-between shameless reports about Cinnabon consumption counts and “Dancing with the Stars” coverage, clips of the interview showed Wilson repeating, almost verbatim, the testimony he provided to the grand jury. Continue reading

News Opinion 

#BOSTON4FERGUSON DISPATCH AND ANALYSIS: THE BIGGEST HUB PROTEST IN YEARS COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED AT A BETTER TIME

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It’s promising that elected officials like Walsh, and even Baker to an extent, are willing to concede that there are severe issues of imbalance and disparity that need to be addressed. But here’s the question: If the system is as benevolent as those in the crowd at Twelfth Baptist were led to believe, and if those running things are so genuinely concerned about equality and human rights, then what the hell is the problem around here? Continue reading

Arts 

STONEHAM-ING IT UP: STAND-UP JOSH GONDELMAN ON WRITING FOR JOHN OLIVER, BOSTON, AND WOMEN’S MAGAZINES

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“A year and a half ago I did a set for 15 year-old Jewish boys in someone’s basement. I drove out to Forest Hills Queens, did a half hour as a dweeby, almost 30 year-old guy who showed up to a party with kids eating pizza saying ‘This guy isn’t Kevin Hart!’” Continue reading

News 

COUNCILOR JACKSON HOLDS COURT IN THE MIDDLE OF MASS AVE DURING #BOSTON4FERGUSON PROTEST

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Jackson then proceeded to address disparities in Boston Public Schools and in the region in general. To that end, the councilor noted his recent attempt to create a Commission on Black and Latino Men. Continue reading

News 

PICS FROM THE BIGGEST PROTEST IN THE HUB IN YEARS #BOSTON4FERGUSON

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What began as a rally in Roxbury spun into well over 1,000 people marching through Dudley Square, then down Melnea Cass, then to the South Bay House of Correction, then back up Mass Ave, and so on. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: WHINE AND WINE

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For drunks, Thanksgiving can happen anytime. Even in a dirty bathroom. Continue reading

Music 

FOTOBOM: DANIEL LANOIS WITH BRIAN BLADE AT BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL

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Gettin’ things weird and wild, Daniel Lanois used his synthesizer to create a variety of strange electronic sounds to back the drums and guitar of Jim Wilson. Continue reading

News 

BOSTON ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR TUESDAY PROTESTS, BOTH HERE AND IN FERGUSON

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Yancey says BLM Boston is situated to facilitate a demonstration in response to Ferguson, as some activists involved have spent the past several months addressing those issues on a local level. On October 25, the group summoned hundreds to the Public Garden for march down Newbury Street that culminated in a shutdown of the intersection at Mass Ave. Continue reading