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Food and Drinks 

WEIRD SCIENCE: CAFÉ ARTSCIENCE’S TODD MAUL WANTS TO MAKE YOU A DRINK THAT DOESN’T EXIST

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“The big thing for us is taking small ideas and seeing how we can build [on them],” says Maul. “But not with gimmicks. We’re looking at the future of drinking, [and how] to just make a better drink.” Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: OF BOOZE AND BARF

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There are a handful of sounds that exist in the universe that only bartenders understand. Our ears are trained to pick these things up from just a few feet off to entire rooms away. Say, the tap-slap of a credit card being placed down after a meal, or the clunk-splash of a 16oz glass being knocked over and spilling. And, of course, the unmistakable sploosh-splat of vomit. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BIG LEAGUE CHEW: ECO-CONSCIOUS FOOD DEVELOPMENT OUT OF A LAB IN CAMBRIDGE

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Chew-Lab sports a large illuminated carrot on its façade, leaving passerbys curious about the space. It’s an homage to their ability to see food as food, and not just a commodity. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

FIVE DRINK MINIMUM: DIVE TO SWANK EDITION

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Be it Davis Square in Somerville, the wild shoddy badlands of Allston, and even the nooks found around Fenway Park, what you’re about to read is a story involving intoxicated buffoonery all conducted at your favorite (or not-so-favorite) local haunts, be it drinking in public outdoors (but just for a photo), allusions to shooting pornography, and even men in ruffled shirts becoming threatened by small children drinking out of coconut shells in close proximity to them. Continue reading

Music 

INTERVIEW: VULVATRON, GWAR’S MURDEROUS SEX GODDESS

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“I was summoned back to Earth to alter the course of the future battle. GWAR really fucked up and I felt the need as a commander of the forces in the future to navigate back to the present time to alter their fuck up.” Continue reading

Music 

CURIOUS ABOUT CLIPPING.? YOUR QUESTIONS, ASKED AND ANSWERED

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“There’s a preconception amongst fans that we clearly must hate rap music, which is why we’re doing what we’re doing. Whereas, we think we’re just making rap music.” Continue reading

News 

BLUNT TRUTH: QUESTIONS FOR OUR GOV-TO-BE …

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Medical marijuana passed in 2012, and patients still cannot get access in 2014. What will you do about that, and how quickly? Is it acceptable to you that patients should be denied their medicine for years while a long political process plays out? Continue reading

News Opinion 

BLUNT TRUTH: ‘THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS TODAY’

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As the crowd got bigger, the smell of marijuana and the message grew stronger, more specific. “They’ve taken $3 million of applicant dollars,” said Martin, who along with others questioned what the commonwealth has done with patient and dispensary fees. “Show me the money!” Continue reading

Music 

RUN FOR COVER: SMOKEY ROBINSON VS. POND: “TEARS OF A CLOWN”

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Covering Motown staples can be a tricky thing: there’s so much foundation, so much charm, and so little room for improvement. Pond acknowledged that and sat down to play their own loose, fun version. Continue reading