Beer 

INTO THE SUN: LOCAL SUDS TO GO WITH END-OF-SUMMER SHENANIGANS

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As you try to cram every possible summer activity into the waning days, here are some of New England’s warm season suds to snatch up, stockpile, and the summer sun begins its slow descent into sleep. Continue reading

Food and Drinks Shop 

PRIDE AND GLORY: A TWO-DAY SEMI-OUTDOOR AMERICAN GOODS EXTRAVAGANZA. WITH WHISKEY.

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“If everyone spent 5 percent of their purchases buying American crafted goods, there would be a million new jobs in the USA,” says Mark Bollman, American Field founder and CEO of Ball and Buck in the Back Bay. “We’re getting separated from the process in which something is made, [and instead just] buying something in plastic packaging from a shelf.” Continue reading

Music 

COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: THE NATIONAL

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SONG YOU HAVE TO SEE LIVE: “Don’t Swallow the Cap,” a rumbling synth-scape straight out of Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion … Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: HEALTH TIPS FOR STUDENTS

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We may find ourselves thrown back into the shuffle, struggling to nail down some semblance of a routine that we have no desire to create. Especially when acclimating to a new city or school. Just trying to figure out how to get to and from class can be overwhelming, let alone trying to figure out what to eat, and how to stay active. Continue reading

Music 

DJ SET OF THE WEEK: INTERVIEW W/ BIANCA OBLIVION

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DJ Bianca Oblivion has only been in town for a year, but her booty dropping rhythms and slick LA style are are already taking over the city. Continue reading

Music 

INTERVIEW: JOANNA GRUESOME

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“It’s normally a small percentage of losers on the internet who reply with sexist comments or start debating about semantic nonsense, but obviously those people justify the need for loud feminist voices. They make you realize that it’s easy to start living in a bubble and forgetting that shit is basically the norm.” Continue reading

Music 

COUNTDOWN TO BOSTON CALLING: NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL

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Neutral Milk Hotel are one of the most influential ‘90s bands, and they’ll prove why from the flooring of an outdoor stage. Continue reading

Arts Film 

TALES OF ALLSTON CHRISTMAS IN NEW LOCAL WEB SERIES

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“The thing about moving that makes it fertile ground is that you really only end up moving around life events, so moving is always either this coming together or coming apart or the beginning or the end of a chapter in your life.” Continue reading

Fiction 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL FICTION: A REPORT FROM THE FRONT

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In my memory she materializes in the little wood-floored front room of my house one night and we drink and make love until she disappears into the flat gray blizzard of early morning. Continue reading

Music 

LOOKING GOLDEN: LIFTED CONTINGENCY TO TAKEOVER GOOD LIFE

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“Lifted Contingency literally means ‘Higher Opportunity,’ so in this mindset I’ve set out to create higher, advancing opportunities for our artists and beyond.” Continue reading