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MEDIA FARM: A LETTER TO YOUNG JOURNALISTS ABOUT REPORTING IN THE ENDLESS WAR ERA

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I apologize for writing with such bluntness so soon after our first meeting. But since today is the anniversary of 9-11 and the confused state of affairs that first attracted me to journalism, it seems a forthcoming orientation is in order. Continue reading

Music 

FOTOBOM: DADA LIFE AT HOUSE OF BLUES

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Dada Life brought their contagious energy and bananas to the House of Blues in Boston on Friday, September 12 complete with champagne. Continue reading

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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

Music 

FOTOBOM: THE PRETTY RECKLESS AT HOUSE OF BLUES

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Sometimes curve balls get tossed though, and The Pretty Reckless had one in the form of a burning tour bus yesterday, which negated their sound check and delayed the start of their show. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC: THEY’RE HERE…

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As the lights finally came up at 2am, the drunk mob slithered out all at once, girls stumbling in their heels, clinging to one another for giggling support as guys high-fived behind them. I was sticky as molasses and gasping for breath. Continue reading

News Opinion 

POST-PRIMARY: DISPATCH FROM THE SADDEST LITTLE POLLING PLACE IN BOSTON

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As an alternative publication, it’s our responsibility to hammer home the fact that there were more people queuing for Apple products than primaries this week. But since that line of complaint becomes more obvious and cliché with each passing horse race, we sought out an electoral slice of Boston so dismal, such an insult to the democratic process, that it might properly reflect the single-digit idiocracy we’re headed for. Continue reading

Music 

DAY THREE: BOSTON CALLING CRUISES INTO SUNSET

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This was a watershed moment in the Boston’s relationship with the arts: the moment where a multi-stage, weekend-long music festival featuring a stellar lineup of local and national acts, including a few bonafide legends, is no longer a big deal, in the best sense of the phrase. Continue reading

News Opinion 

PRIMARY SPECIAL: THE DIG DOES DEMOCRATIC ENDORSEMENTS. KIND OF.

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Hardcore wonks will probably be less enthralled by our two cents than sabermetrics geeks at T-ball games, but we nevertheless hope to spark conversation for both novices and know-it-alls. Continue reading

Food and Drinks 

BAR HAVOC’S BACK TO SCHOOL BAR COMMANDMENTS

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Sure, summers are crazy here, but there is nothing like the last week of August and the first few weeks of September. With their fake ID’s in hand and a glint in their eye, these children will do anything to get past the bouncers to consume as many Jager-bombs as possible. Continue reading