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BLUNT TRUTH: DEEK DIEDRICKSEN’S LITTLE BOXES AREN’T MADE OF TICKY TACKY

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Almost a decade ago, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen was the local rock radio jock who I could always count on to support local pot reform … I caught up with my old friend to ask about his meteoric career change. Continue reading

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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: THE YEAR IN QUIET DESPERATION

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A quick recap from Boston’s premier renaissance jester Rob Potylo himself. Continue reading

News 

BOOK REVIEW: IPAD: THE MISSING MANUAL, 6TH EDITION

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Just in time for gifting purposes, O’Reilly Media delivers this new edition of the popular iPad:The Missing Manual. The timing’s ideal for non-holiday reasons too, as it’s only been a matter of months since the last major iOS 7 upgrade and release of new iPad models. As usual, this guide is an entirely useful companion, in paperback or even better via Kindle or iBooks. For those looking for a short version, the answer is yes–it’s worth buying for a loved one. Or yourself.

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REEL TALK: THE BEST HOLIDAY MOVIE OF THE LAST 40 YEARS WAS MADE IN THE USSR

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Turns out you can take the Christ out of Christmas—hell, you can take the Christmas out of Christmas—and exactly nothing will change. Continue reading