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Where to spend your hard-earned dollars in and around the Hub. Boston shops, style, and all things consumable.

POP CULTURES

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If you’re still unsure exactly what it is, besides an eclectic mixed-use space inspired by the old Keith Haring Tokyo pop up shops of the 1980s (hence the decor), it’s a project being done in conjunction with TheFenway.com designed to inspire excitement and new energy into the still-evolving neighborhood as the monolithic project across from Fenway Health is completed, which intends to house independent retailers on the ground floor. Continue reading

BOY’S WICKED SMAHT: THE BRAIN BEHIND YOUR BAR TRIVIA QUESTIONS WROTE A BOOK

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Who just compiled his 619th trivia game, has a database of 20,000-plus questions, and brought bar trivia as you know it to the Hub? Answer: Michael O’Neill. Continue reading

CATEGORY IMPERATIVE: SOME HANDSOME LEATHER FOOTWEAR FROM A GUY WITH ROOTS IN THE LOCAL SHOE BIZ

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His grandfather opened and operated a shoe component manufacturing company in Brockton 30 years ago. After buying a standard pair of boat shoes in college, Shuman came to the realization that things in the leathery foot sheath world had gotten stale for fellas over the years. In his eyes, the solution lay with the Millennials. Continue reading

ONE HOT WHEEL: MIT-POWERED CYCLING

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They’ve continued to develop and refine the idea, using everything “from the back of a napkin to state-of-the-art CNC milling machines and 3-D printers” to bring this bugger to life. It was even featured on the hit TV show “Weeds.” Isn’t that something. Continue reading

HOWL AT THE BOON: NEW BOSTON-BASED APP AIMS TO REVOLUTIONIZE HOW YOU EAT AND SHOP

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“We’re only bringing relevant content to an individual who wants it,” Gaylor says. “You can say ‘I’m not interested in steak deals since I’m a vegan’ by simply hitting the dismiss button. The app begins to cater to what you like over time.” Continue reading

HIT THE ROAD, JACK: A SUNDAY IN NH, WHERE YOU CAN DEMONSTRATE LUMBERJACK SKILLS

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Because in late September, the 15th Annual Lumberjack Festival & Competition goes down up there, meaning your first road trip into the North Country could lead to your crowning achievement amongst other axe-wielding locals. If you’re into that sort of thing. We’re guessing you are, even if just for the lumberjack pancake breakfast with local maple syrup, BBQ, and apple cobbler that you get just for watching. Continue reading

PETAL’D WARES: A THIRD-GENERATION FLOWER ENTHUSIAST HAS YOUR CROWN AT BOSTON CALLING

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So if you’re into the whole woodland-nymph dancing to a pan-flute in the wilderness thing (or just like wearing colorful local wildflowers on your head) be on the look out for her booth. Continue reading

THE STUDENT GUIDE: YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STUDENT LIFE IN TOWN

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We have gone to great lengths to bring to you, oh happy student reader, a compendium of cool and wondrous things to celebrate while attending university in Boston. Continue reading

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

TALLY UP: THERE’S A NEW WAY TO YELP. IT’S CALLED TALLY.

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“If you look at the bad column and the top take says the service was poor and 30 local people agree, it’s not one person’s story,” Myers says. “It’s clear that’s the deal. The ordering comes down to crowd consensus.” Continue reading

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