Issue 13.42

Food and Drinks 

OFF THE EATEN PATH: BLACKSTRAP BBQ

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No oven, no MICROWAVE, no bullsh*t. As we all embark together into this, another fall/winter, let us add another item into the blustery day stalwarts like beef stew, hot coco, and grilled cheese: pulled pork and cornbread. Continue reading

Beer 

DEFEND YOUR SHELF: BOULEVARD BREWING COMPANY

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Kansas City, Missouri’s Boulevard Brewing Company, the 10th largest craft brewer in the nation and also one of the finest, is now distributing their specialty Smokestack Series in Massachusetts. Meet Steven Pauwels, the brewmaster, native Belgian and a crazy nice guy. Continue reading

LULZ 

DEFEND YOURSELF!: JACLYN FRIEDMAN

Jaclyn Friedman—activist and advocate for all things empowering, healthy and well-informed when it comes to sex—is swinging by the Brattle Theatre as a part of her latest book tour. Even if the word “labia” makes you blush, you should probably go anyway. Continue reading

Music 

INTERVIEW: THE LOW ANTHEM

After playing sh*tty cell phone service tag with Jeff Prystowsky of The Low Anthem—who, upon answering, apologized because he had just finished helping his little five-year-old cousin fire up her very first violin—I finally got through to chat. Continue reading

News 

SAVAGE LOVE: SWEET SWEET FANTASY BABY

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“I have a boyfriend, but I want to f*ck the new guy’s brains out all the time!” Continue reading

Film 

DIG THIS: NEIGHBORHOOD 3: REQUISITION OF DOOM

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This Jennifer Haley-written, Happy Medium Theater-performed horror play depicts the terror of lifeless automatons ravenously following their basest impulses and addictions. And wait till we tell you about the zombies! Zing! (Oof.) Continue reading

LULZ 

DEAR READER,

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We’re all amped up on adrenaline, exhaustion, and a couple things I can’t legally print, and you can see that 111% coming through each and every thing we print. Even in lame-o “normies” like this issue. Continue reading

LULZ 

OH, CRUEL WORLD!: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 42

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Dear Leader who is SO intent on controlling Boston’s citizens his next move will be to ban smoked ham… Continue reading

LULZ 

BEAN COUNTER: VOLUME 13, ISSUE 42

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Boston this week seemed more like Jumanji, albeit with a lot more gambling, foul play, and book fests where a lot of CRAZY reading went down.. also starring Elizabeth Warren rather than Robin Williams. Luckily, the “hicks” are alright. Continue reading

Music 

HEADBAND @ MIDWAY CAFE

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Heh. Heh heh. Aha ha ha! Ah ha ha ha ha! AH HA HA HA HA! Ohhhh, jeez. Heh. Sorry. We just got the joke with this group, Headband, that’s playing Midway Cafe tonight. Ha! Continue reading