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Review:A Broth of A Boy

Sad Boy

The Irish playwright Brendan Behan, known for his plays The Hostage and The Quare Fellow and for his memoir Borstal Boy, was a raucous, charismatic, hard-drinking Irish Republican who began to write after he got out of prison for shooting at Engl

By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 05, 2012
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A girl's guide to Boston boys

Autumn opens itself wide with possibility. And Boston begins to crackle with fresh energy (you'll feel it), as the city spreads its arms to thousands of new humans. New brains and bodies abuzz with all sorts of anticipation. The feeling of fall: poten
Stop looking for love in all the wrong places
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 04, 2009
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Nights on the town

In last year’s “Circuits” year-end wrap-up, we heralded the reach of Boston out to the world at large. This year, things got pretty radical inside the Hub. We Are Cassette, "Angels We Have Heard on High" (mp3)
A year in the local clubs
By DAVID DAY  |  December 18, 2006
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A touch of hope

The stock stage Irish drunk is of limited entertainment value, a silver-tongued Boyo full of charming blarney that’s quickly wearying.
 Trinity Rep’s masterful Dublin Carol
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  December 12, 2006
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Read all about it

Riding there red line from Central Square to Park Street recently, a friend of mine from Philadelphia surveyed the length of the train and said, “You don’t see this in Philly.”
Some of Boston’s best bars have a literary history
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  September 01, 2006
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Shots and Bladders

Pace yourself.
 A trip through Boston's pubs, from our sister publication Stuff@Night
By  |  March 16, 2006


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Fill your Cup

Your chance has finally come to endure a month-long booze-and-soccer bender.
 No matter whose side you’re on, there’s a spot to quench your World Cup thirst.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 1900