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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

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 

BOSTON TROLLING (PART III): THE FUTURE OF PRE-CRIME IN THE COMMONWEALTH

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Five years from now, readers may look back on this dystopian account and laugh at how naive we were about the exponential maturation of our vast surveillance state. That blind acceptance of these all-seeing technologies, however, may be the most frightening revelation of all, as these potential threats to constitutional protections continue unabated and largely unscrutinized.
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Beer 

HONEST PINT: TREE HOUSE BREWING EXPANDING MEANS MORE BEER FOR YOU

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On Saturday mornings, fans of Monson, Mass-based Tree House Brewing tend to assemble on the three-acre property overlooking the Pioneer Valley hills, hoping to procure some of the craft brewery’s coveted barn-brewed beer right from the source. Continue reading

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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