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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

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SPECIAL: THE FALL 2014 BOSTON BIKE ISSUE

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With a successful Boston Bike Week behind us, the elite Mayor’s Cup on Saturday (September 20), and the all-inclusive Hub on Wheels this Sunday (September 21), we figure now is the ideal moment to formally join the pro-cycle chorus. Not only as cheerleaders, but by addressing prehistoric problems in new ways that hopefully spur conversation and action. Continue reading

News Opinion 

CAN’T WE ALL JUST PEDAL ON? THE CASE FOR PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLISTS TO WORK TOGETHER

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Whether you respect bike rights or spite them, riders are here, they’re in gear, so you’d better make some room for them. That considered, and on the premise that this city and most any other can immensely benefit from collaboration between cyclists and those who hoof it, we paved a road map toward tandem teamwork.
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RICH PERFORMANCES ELEVATE DENNIS LEHANE’S ‘THE DROP’

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Despite occasional detours that never pay off, a plot that is little more than a short story stretched to feature length, and more than a few predictable turns, The Drop is a classy, intelligent genre exercise, and a worthy sendoff for Gandolfini. 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

Food and Drinks 

PIER OUT: EXTENDED SUMMER IN CHARLESTOWN BY WAY OF A COCKTAIL GARDEN

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“Our goal was to create an fun outdoor green space [as a way to] extend the summer,” said owner Charles Learner. “We wanted someone to entice people to come to a waterfront destination as it starts to get colder, but maintaining the feel that summer is still here.” Continue reading

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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

Food and Drinks 

WELLNESS FOR DEGENERATES: PRODUCE – SET IT AND FORGET IT

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Now is the time for change: Changes in routine, pace and diet. Screw New Year’s resolutions. Use the turning of the season (and all its delicious bounty) to shake up the summertime culinary coma left over after an endless barrage of burgers and hot dogs and ribs and corn on the cob and coleslaw and… Continue reading

Beer 

RESERVE STOCK: OGLING JASON BOND’S RESERVE BEERS AT BONDIR CONCORD

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Each bottle in Bond’s growing collection is treated like an expensive vintage wine. They’re stored in a temperature controlled cellar than never rises above 60 degrees. But instead of being racked on their side, bottles are stowed upright to force any sediment to the bottom so they’re ready to serve immediately. Continue reading