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Arts 

DIRTY OLD BOSTON: CANDIDS FROM EVERY NOOK IN THE HUB

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Old Dirty Boston skips over the safe stuff and picturesque renditions of the Freedom Trail. As Botticelli explains in the intro, his book conjures “a place where you could find a parking spot if you needed it.” Continue reading

News 

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

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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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PARTY ON THE M(B)TA: DRINKING ON THE SILVER LINE FOR BOSTON IDEA WEEK

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Transit officials put their monument of bourgeois excess to good use. They brought in couches. There was a beer and wine vendor, plus giant A-frames for people to graffiti with suggestions. In the words of former Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, who hosted the festivities with the joking swagger of his roastmaster surnamesake Jeffrey, it was “probably the first time most of those present drank legally in an MBTA station.” Continue reading

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CHEER LEADERS: OUR FAVORITE HUB PERSONALITIES PREDICT THE WORLD CUP

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We asked some of our favorite Dig friends and Hub personalities—writers, nonprofit stars, DJs, musicians, designers, and so on—which teams they’re cheering for and, more importantly, why they’ve chosen that particular squad. A whole lot of them responded … Continue reading

News 

THE DIGBOSTON 4.20 SENSIMILLA STIGMA SPECIAL

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At this point, there’s no legitimate reason to oppose marijuana. As demonstrated in the profile of Georgia pot reformer Sharon Ravert herein, even sensible conservatives are tired of the resources and lives squandered by the war on nonviolent casual users … Continue reading