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Boston’s (Ob)literati: How to hoist a pint like this town’s greatest writers — past, present, and future

If there's one thing we've always done right here in Boston, it's drinking.

By LUKE O'NEIL  |  March 08, 2013
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The simple pleasures of Banditas

Simplicity is not always easy, but sometimes it's the surest path to style and clarity, especially when we're talking about three girls, three instruments, three singers, loads of reverb, no solos, basic blues beats, high-and-lonesome harmonies, and kil
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By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  September 14, 2012
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As MIT expands eastward, Cambridge officials struggle to balance the allure of tech development with Central Square's gritty soul

A decade from now, the east end of Central Square will look nothing like the west.
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By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 09, 2012
That midnight train to Alewife: Poets slam on the MBTA

That midnight train to Alewife: Poets slam on the MBTA


Whether it's the clacking of the Orange Line as it comes above ground or the unmistakable screeching of a B train pulling into Park Street,...
By Team Laser Orgy  |  July 01, 2011

The Week in Geek, June 27-July 3: School’s out, but we’ve still got class


We have finally reached that point in the summer where all the local schools are out. Swarms of children roam free; already, their vacation-slackened brains...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  June 27, 2011
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Ten Foot Polecats | I Get Blamed For Everything I Do

There ain’t a lotta scrappy-ass electric juke-joint blues comin’ outta Allston, but this dirty trio’s first full-length album makes it seems that the Charles River is a direct tributary of the Mississippi.
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By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 23, 2010


It Ain't Easy Being Green ... Unless You Have This Swell Earth Day Weekend Round-Up for Reference

It Ain't Easy Being Green ... Unless You Have This Swell Earth Day Weekend Round-Up for Reference


THURSDAY, APRIL 22   Earth Day Reggae Fest @ the Cantab Lounge Because nothing helps save the trees quite like smoking 'em. Rock steady for...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  April 22, 2010
Playlist: David Wildman, of The Unfamiliars: "Top 5 Local Writers Who Can Rock Guitars As Well As Awesome Prose"

Playlist: David Wildman, of The Unfamiliars: "Top 5 Local Writers Who Can Rock Guitars As Well As Awesome Prose"


The Unfamiliars 1. Tom Perrotta You know him for Election and Little Children, but he also l...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 04, 2009
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Primordial stages

Boston's open mics: Launch pads or crash sites?
Boston's open mics: Launch pads or crash sites?
By MATT PARISH  |  November 24, 2008
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Gabba gabba hayride

Punks in the know will tell you that the club where the music started, CBGB, is an acronym for “country, bluegrass, and blues.”
Tommy Ramone’s roots show in Uncle Monk
By STEVEN BEEBER  |  July 07, 2008

Clydesdale Cowboys at the Cantab Lounge


FRIDAY, MARCH 14Country music doesn't always draw the biggest crowds here in Massachusetts, but given the musical style and showmanship of the Clydesdale Cowboys, it's...
By Heather Bouzan  |  March 10, 2008