Author Archives: CHRIS FARAONE

News Opinion 

IDIOTS VS. IMMIGRANTS: TWO RALLIES, TWO MARKEDLY DIFFERENT POSITIONS ON GOV’S PLAN TO HOUSE DETAINED CHILDREN

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Not surprisingly, community leaders in Boston were left uninspired by the demonstration against immigrant children. Same goes for the hostile arguments made by the likes of hard-right gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher, who was in his comfort zone beneath the Golden Dome among those who call undocumented immigrants “illegals.” Continue reading

News Opinion 

MONTH OF MAYHEM: FROM MARKET BASKET TO THE MIDDLE EAST, A SURVEY OF HUMANITY

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It seemed too optimistic to wait for the end of July to review this past month of mayhem. Considering the tortured state of global and domestic affairs, we might not make it to August. Continue reading

News 

ANOTHER REASON TO BACK MARKET BASKET WORKERS: DJ EMOH BETTA, A 19-YEAR EMPLOYEE, SAYS STORE ACCOMMODATES MUSIC, TOURING

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“I don’t even really tell people about my [music] at work, but I’ve asked to take vacations and weekends off for shows and they’ve let me do it. It’s a good company to work for.” Continue reading

Beer News 

HOW COLD SHOULD BEER BE SERVED?

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We’re releasing the intel on the ideal chill at which suds should be served to you, the thirsty masses, courtesy of the tutelege provided by my professor of proper polar beer temperatures, Harpoon Sales Manager Greg Moon. Continue reading

News Opinion 

IN MIDST OF MOST EMBARRASSING SCANDAL IN YEARS, MASS LAWMAKERS DO SOMETHING ADMIRABLE FOR ONCE

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The truth is that I planned on causing trouble at the State House this week. Nothing that could get me arrested, but rather just to demonstrate that I have less respect for most lawmakers than they have for the state. Continue reading

Music 

SPILLING BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR WITH AMADEUS THE STAMPEDE

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As Boston became one of boom bap’s foremost breeding grounds for lyrical prowess in the aughts, Amadeus played a particularly noteworthy role in Hub hip-hop. Continue reading

News Opinion 

WITH HIS NEW PLANS TO REVAMP THE WATERFRONT, DON CHIOFARO SHOULD ALSO UPDATE MURAL AT THE PALM STEAKHOUSE

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Developer Don Chiofaro has been fighting for this project since at least 2008, and may now have more juice than ever before. To prove it, he should call his muralist, and have them re-touch the caricature skyline to include “Harbor Square,” as the proposed public space is being called. Continue reading

Arts News Opinion 

PARTY ON THE M(B)TA: DRINKING ON THE SILVER LINE FOR BOSTON IDEA WEEK

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Transit officials put their monument of bourgeois excess to good use. They brought in couches. There was a beer and wine vendor, plus giant A-frames for people to graffiti with suggestions. In the words of former Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, who hosted the festivities with the joking swagger of his roastmaster surnamesake Jeffrey, it was “probably the first time most of those present drank legally in an MBTA station.” Continue reading