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Slideshow: A year of ''Meet the Mayor''

Before I had the foggiest idea that Foursquare existed, our esteemed managing editor pitched me the idea of interviewing mayors. Following a deeply confusing 20-minute-or-so conversation, I started to understand that she wasn't asking me to interview Me
Term limits? Those are for losers. Here are the 12 Foursquare mayors who hung onto their turf
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 24, 2011
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An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011
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Boston activists infiltrate bankers' convention

On Tuesday, I got a tip to tail a fleet of activists to the Hynes Convention Center while they infiltrated the American Bankers Association's Business Expo and Director's Forum.
Foreclose on this
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 16, 2010

Anime Boston 2009: Mystery solved


VIDEO: Scenes from Anime Boston 2009 This past weekend marked the ninth year of the Northeast’...
By Maddy Myers  |  May 26, 2009
What's Anime Boston? Find out what it is, plus how to win a free VIP pass!

What's Anime Boston? Find out what it is, plus how to win a free VIP pass!


Where's Bulma?I was up pretty late last night. How could I have been so irresponsible on a Wednesday...
By Maddy Myers  |  May 21, 2009

Menino's mosque II

Making sense of what went on; taking action for the future
Making sense of what went on; taking action for the future
By EDITORIAL  |  December 10, 2008


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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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Downhill economy

Thrills, generally speaking, aren't cheap.
How to go skiing in New England with no car and little money
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  November 18, 2008
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Haru

Now that we Bostonians have O Ya and the South End’s Oishii, Haru is not a New York–upscale sushi place to us.
Impeccable — not adventurous — sushi
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  December 26, 2007
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Merry Christmas . . . not

A holiday gift should say something about the giver.
Passive-aggressive gifts for the asshole who has everything
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 10, 2007
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For a few dollars less

Like a $20 hooker, college expenses can really suck you dry.
A gender-specific guide to cheap dating
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  September 04, 2007


All fall down


Boston City Hall may not be easy on the eyes, but it’s hardly the ugliest building in town. Consider the leading candidates for that title
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 01, 2007
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New kids on the rock

Back on June 20, three tour buses were lined up like impregnable traveling fortresses behind the House of Blues in Cleveland.
The Click Five struggle with the new world disorder
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  June 29, 2007
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Upping theANTI

When Urban Outfitters started selling shirts featuring a Christ-like cartoon and the words JESUS IS MY HOMEBOY, Mark Stiles and Jason LaCouture were pissed off.
Local T-shirt company refuses to make Jesus its homeboy
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  May 30, 2007
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That dirty water

Much of the heart and soul of historic Boston is in danger of sinking into the marshy ooze on which it was built over the centuries.
Why doesn’t the Patrick administration think that’s an environmental issue?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 11, 2007
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You say 'bizarre'

I stood in front of the Plain Mabel   table for a full five minutes, gripping a super-soft zipper pouch fashioned out of fabric that featured a pink bunny rabbit hunting for lady bugs, deliberating.
 I say 'bazaar'
By SHARON STEEL  |  December 21, 2006


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Danger happened

Since the Kaiju Big Battel live spectacle is a series of matches determined by WWE-style shifting loyalties, and purposely-ridiculous subplots, you knew that some Kaiju-important character would kick the monster bucket. But who would it be?
Kaiju Big Battel at the Boston Anime Convention
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  May 27, 2006