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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

SUSPENDED STATE: ZERO-G HOT-TUBBING IS ON ITS WAY

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Proponents of it say it’s like a full body sigh of relief, while others claim a near-hallucinatory state sets in akin to when you’re drifting off to sleep and something startles you awake, but you’re still kind of dreaming. Or something. Continue reading

FOTOBOM: BOSTON COMIC CON 2014

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Well, we got another Boston Comic Con under our belt. Our badass, weapons-crammed, indestructible utility belt that is. Come check out some of the great costumes on parade. Continue reading

TWEAKED FLEET: DRINKING ON A 1920′S YACHT

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If your personal yacht is in the shop, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a new dinghy in town, and it’s stocked with beer, brunch mimosas, and other things to make you feel like a card-carrying member of the one percent. Continue reading

DAY TRIP: ZIP IT

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Bring a flask and tempt death with ziplines, rope swings, and the occasional suspended kayak. Continue reading

GTFO: NANTUCKET EDITION

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The Union St. Inn: a charming former whaling captain’s home from the 1770s, freshened up from a little cosmetic work and, under General Manager Ken Withrow, who managed properties in NYC for legendary hotelier Ian Shrager’s venues, enjoying its 20th season. Continue reading

OUTDOOR RECESS

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Summertime is a fling, and you’ve gotta love it while it lasts, because it’s gonna leave you without remorse. And while the New England sunshine isn’t over, it’s time to make a date. Follow this flow chart to decide where your weekends belong. Continue reading

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