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On the Cheap: Doowee & Rice

When I finally strolled into DooWee & Rice, a new East Asian eatery in Powder House Square, close to closing time after a weirdly long drive from Central, I had beef and noodles on the brain.
Home-cooked East Asian fusion with soul
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  October 26, 2012

Photos: The HONK! Festival 2012

The HONK! Festival parading through Davis Square on October 8, 2012.
October 8, 2012
By  |  October 19, 2012

Robot invasion!

Six-legged robots, mechanical snakes, and a friendly dino-bot by the name of Butch will make new friends in Somerville this week at two free events.

By LIZ PELLY  |  October 12, 2012

On the Cheap: iYO Cafe

Without any children at my disposal, I decided the best way to evaluate iYO Cafe, a self-serve yogurt and waffle shop, would be to rally some girlfriends and smoke a fat joint before heading over.
DIY dessert in Davis Square
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 12, 2012

Reside: At home with Eric Bornstein

October is a busy month for mask maker Eric Bornstein, but you won't find him churning out rubbery costumes for trick-or-treaters.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  September 28, 2012

Boston’s hackerspaces make room for robots and DIY synths, computer geeks, and tech punx

"Hackerspace." At first, that term might bring to mind an image of rows of Internet wizzes staring intently into their screens, coding illegally. But there is more to the term "hacker" than its unfortunate computer-criminal stereotype.
Creative co-working
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 07, 2012


Out: Movers & Shakers bid farewell at the third annual Starlab Fest in Somerville

This Saturday, Union Square will be abuzz with the happy glow of Starlab Fest 2012, and it promises to be nothing resembling a mellow affair.
Harvester of sorrow
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  July 27, 2012

On the Cheap: Mixtura Latin Fusion Cuisine

Mixtura has the look and feel of a quick meal at your favorite aunt's house.
A casual but serious take on regional Latin favorites
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  June 22, 2012

Stuff your art hole

The Somerville-based Union Square Round Table is about to prove how funny high art can be.
No Kidding?
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 24, 2012

Moving on with Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians

When Stephie Coplan was 14 years old, the empty pages in her first songwriting book were as much an escape as they were a creative outlet.
Turning the page
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  February 17, 2012
Dine like a Bad-Ass Gourmet Viking

Dine like a Bad-Ass Gourmet Viking

Matthew Stein (left), as Odin, and chef JJ Gonson When I was in high school, my gung-ho AP English Literature teacher giddily decided to host...
By Cassandra Landry  |  January 19, 2012


Pretty Things turns 21, in Dog Years

There's something so very Somerville about Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project.
Old enough to drink
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  December 02, 2011

Review: Taza Chocolate

If lately you've been hit with the trick-or-treat nostalgia blues, longing for simpler times when the best costumes still came in our sizes, do not resort to reproduction.
Spooky craft chocolate for the big kids  
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  October 28, 2011

Photos: John Powhida International Airport + Sidewalk Driver + The Organ Beats + The Rationales at Radio

John Powhida International Airport, Sidewalk Driver, The Organ Beats and the Rationales perform at the grand opening of Radio in Somerville on October 7, 2011.
October 7, 2011 | Grand opening of Radio, Somerville
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 21, 2011

[live preview + mp3 + video] This weekend's Honk! Fest 2011 in Davis Square, Somerville

The bands come marching in this weekend as HONK! FEST rings in October, packing every street, corner, and hidden orifice of Davis Square with costume-clad...
By Emma Dessau  |  September 29, 2011

Review: The Journeyman

There are no journeymen at the Journeyman.
Serious seasonal eating that's well worth the effort
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  September 16, 2011

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Boston's last congressman?

At the moment, neither the Senate president nor the Speaker of the House lives in the city. And in two years, the unthinkable could become reality: Boston might not have a single congressman residing in its borders.
Musical chairs dept.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 02, 2011
Radio transmission: New Somerville venue unveils first slate of shows, opening Oct. 7

Radio transmission: New Somerville venue unveils first slate of shows, opening Oct. 7

Last week we noted the arrival of a new rock club in Somerville called RADIO. This 200-person capacity venue at 379 Somerville Ave., in the...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 23, 2011
Sound warning: Somerville's Union Square adding a rock club, record store

Sound warning: Somerville's Union Square adding a rock club, record store

Just a few weekends ago, while running back and forth and all over in between the Starlabfest BBQ and Deep Heaven Now's two stages at...
By Michael Marotta  |  August 19, 2011
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Review: Posto

Some places, no matter how good, manage to fly under the radar. And the recent trend of restaurateurs opening a pizza place, establishing a reputation as a lower-priced, "On the Cheap" joint, and then upscaling into a full-tilt sit-down spot (see: Nebo),
Top-notch Italian that's under the radar no more
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  August 05, 2011
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Out: Luau and Comanche warm up Somerville’s Starlab practice space

On July 16, Allston bands Luau, Comanche, and Bar Sinister joined Providence's Weak Teeth and Best Practices for a sweaty throwdown at the space's home just outside of Union Square.
Preppin' for a fest
By SAM UEDA  |  July 22, 2011

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Fun with Matt & Ben at Central Square

A couple of young women, Brenda Withers and Mindy Kaling (the latter born in Cambridge before graduating to the role of Kelly Kapoor in The Office ), decided to have some fun with the idea that two seemingly unformed guys — one kind of loutish — could s
Bosom buddies
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 15, 2011
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Review: Trina's Starlite Lounge

Trina's Starlite Lounge is not so easy to describe. It's noir — as in dark (they only put in windows a couple months ago). It has craft cocktails, but not classics; draft beers, but only six taps; 17 bottled beers, but that's including Miller High Life,
Unorthodox goodness shining through the dark
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 08, 2011
Dog Show Photos

Photos: SomerMutt mixed-breed dog show in Union Square

June 11, 2011 | SomerFun, Union Square, Somerville
See contestants in this year's dog show at SomerFun
By ANGELA OWENS  |  June 17, 2011

Does this book make me look smart?

The first and only complete passage of Infinite Jest Chris Braiotta ever read was tattooed on somebody's calf.
Somervillian mocks the cult of David Foster Wallace with Tumblr-tastic 'People Holding Infinite Jest'
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  April 15, 2011

Photos: Old Jack EP Release Party at Rosebud Bar and Grill

Old Jack celebrated the release of their new EP Gone Before You Know at Rosebud in Davis Square.  
Old Jack EP Release Party | Rosebud | February 26, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 04, 2011

On the cheap at Deli-icious in Davis Square


In addition to generously sauced, slightly greasy sandwiches, Davis Square sandwich joint Deli-icious doles out an ample supply of New England–themed warm fuzzies.
TCB meets TLC
By MICAH HAUSER  |  February 12, 2011

Walter Sickert leads a band of musical misfits

When Walter Sickert and his Army of Broken Toys played an official First Night show at the Hynes Auditorium on New Year's Eve, they ran overtime and the soundman pulled the plug — which isn't quite the smartest way of shutting down an acoustic band.
A Broken Toy story
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 04, 2011

Photos: JP vs. Somerville dance-off

 Civic pride on the line at Fourth Wall Project
 Civic pride on the line at Fourth Wall Project
By JAMES CHOCA  |  November 26, 2010

Photos: One Night in Boston 2010

STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over nine hours on the night of August 22, 2010; here are a few of our favorites
Fifteen photographers. Nine hours.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 13, 2010