Food and Drinks 

I’M NOT YOUR BAR MOM

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There reaches a point when you should just stop, and go home while you’re ahead. Newsflash: That girl is not going to call you. She wants pizza. Continue reading

Arts 

TWICE THOU THEN & NOW: THE BOSTON RAP ICON RETURNS YET AGAIN

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While a lot of MCs from the ’90s and early 2000s try in vain to chase trends set by rappers half their age, Twice Thou avoids this pitfall. He’s mature, and instead reflects on hard lessons learned while sticking to the formula he’s had for two decades … Continue reading

Music 

LYKKE LI NEVER LEARNS, WHICH AMOUNTS TO A COURAGEOUS THIRD ALBUM

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This isn’t Taylor Swift cheekily throwing shade at an ex, or Beyonce turning heartbreak into grand anthems of defiant self-affirmation. Li doesn’t attempt to control the narrative, the result of which isn’t always neat and uplifting, but entirely more courageous and affecting. Continue reading

Music 

FOTOBOM: ERASURE AT HOUSE OF BLUES

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Andy Bell began the evening wearing six sequined pieces of clothing and accessories. To the delight of the House of Blues crowd, most of them had been stripped off by Erasure’s mixed-message-encore of “Always” and “Sometimes.” Continue reading

Music 

REVIEW + FOTOBOM: UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS AT THE MIDDLE EAST

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The band’s got a true knack for tapping deep into the nebulous early ’70s world where psych rock and the stirrings of metal made for an uneasy alliance. Continue reading

News Opinion 

VETO POWER: DEVELOPERS RUN SOMERVILLE AND CAMBRIDGE AND THERE’S NOTHING ANYONE CAN DO ABOUT IT

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At a moment when Americans seem eager to chase money out of politics, it’s disappointing that Cambridge officials proved unwilling to confront developers. And that doesn’t begin to describe the scene in Somerville, where last week Mayor Curtatone vetoed a campaign finance measure passed by the majority of aldermen. The ordinance would have capped political contributions from those working for municipal contractors at $250, half the $500 state limit. Continue reading

Comics 

COMIXSCAPE #59

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