Nostalgia
Nostalgia
Whenever I drove through the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, my eye always involuntarily gravitated towards the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge nestled between the ballpark and Boylston street. It appealed to me as a gem from another era, a place where I easily imagined interesting characters flooding in and out of its rooms while baseball, bars, and music venues formed a protective shell around its perimeter. More
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El Duderino: The People of ‘Lebowski Night’ at The Coolidge
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"The Big Lebowski." It’s a stoner comedy, a western, a crime drama and above all else: a cult film. The epic tale of Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski and his bowling buddies has been a fan favorite since its release in 1998, and Coolidge Corner Theatre, the Brookline movie house, has screened it annually since 2003. On the tenth anniversary of Lebowski Night at Coolidge, fans lined down and around the corner, eager to get inside and grab a seat. Some wore costumes; some were veterans of the Lebowski scene, and others were seeing the film for the very first time. As seats were claimed and beverages were purchased, the theater was abuzz and spirits were high. But when the house lights went down, all eyes were on the silver screen. More
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Cambridge Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Bike with Copenhagen Wheel
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Within the first twenty feet, Andrew Schmidt was sold on it. Prior to his first visit to Superpedestrian’s office in Cambridge, Schmidt knew enough about the Copenhagen Wheel to see the potential. He had been introduced to the electric bike startup by a friend. The Superpedestrian team was looking for someone to do the sort of marketing work Schmidt was currently doing for Puma. But up until that ride, there understandably was some uncertainty. More
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Fetch vs. Fresh: A Look Back at Style Trends of 2004 vs. 2014
Nostalgia
In the grand scheme of things, 2004 wasn't that long ago. We still live our lives in basically the same way. Many of the cultural mores and conventions of that year still hold today, and we love the products of a decade ago with the same fervor as when they emerged ("Mean Girls" remains the most quoted movie ever). Still, a lot has changed — especially in the arena of fashion. No, the difference isn't as readily available as if we were wearing waistcoats and corsets a decade ago, but the styles have inevitably changed. Take a look at how the trends have shifted from the year that Facebook was invented (yes, really).
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Music
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BDCwire’s Review Anything August 2014
Music
You submitted it, so we reviewed it. All this week, you can find the reviews of every entry to BDCwire's Review Anything August, from Bandcamp albums to photography to recipes. Click around below to discover some of the talents that our team of reviewers had the privilege of lending their two cents to. And remember, just because we thought a certain way about something doesn't mean you need to agree. Let us know how you feel, you might find your new favorite band. Or your new favorite podcast about vaginas. More
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Fashion
In The Studio With Emily Sawich of Counter Couture
Fashion
Mass production has long meant mass-indifference, as we’re generally left to fit generic, commutable objects into the fine contours of our lives. But we run the opposite direction, and so are always happy to find headstrong, do-it-your-own-way types blazing a better path where few to none have existed before. Allston-based fashion designer, Emily Sawich, is such type of creator. More
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Allston Pudding’s Boston Band of the Week: Palm Spring Life
Local Music
The Boston Band of the week is brought to you by our content partner Allston Pudding, which is a Boston based music blog that highlights new and live music from the local music scene and beyond. Each week, Allston Pudding will highlight awesome local acts that they feel should be on your radar. For more about music from Boston and elsewhere, be sure to check out Allston Pudding. More
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The Knuckles: NFL Foolishness and the Lowest of the Low for ESPN
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The summer may be almost over but The Knuckles are forever. This week, we'll give the Red Sox a respite from our piling on and devote an entire page worth of Knuckles to the NFL, the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to pure, unadulterated knuckleheadedness. Within, you will learn about stupid helmet-to-helmet hits, players getting caught driving a car baked and not understanding why that's illegal and salaciousness/ridiculousness masquerading as legit TV reporting. But don't take my word for it. Read on and shake your head solemnly at this week's well-deserving winners of The Knuckles!
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Phaze Gives Songs to Cruise to For the End of Summer
Local Music
If you're an Allston regular, kicking around basements and chasing new sounds across the neighborhood, chances are you've met the friendly face of Jesse DeFrancesco. As a both a show booker and show player, DeFrancesco is one of the independent mind that fuels the local music scene. More
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Ariana Grande, Ty Segall, More Albums out Today
Music
One of the most highly anticipated pop albums of the year drops this week, but don't let that pull your attention from some of the lesser known acts with new records as well, including a semi-local eclectic pop troupe, a new indie release from some Canadian vets, and brand new sounds from a band whose title involves instruments snacking on other instruments.
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Should I Leave the House Today? 5 Reasons to Go to the Movies Before Summer Ends
Movies
Traditionally, the end of the summer isn't the most exciting time to go the movies. The big-budget blockbusters have already come out, and the early fall Oscar bait is still weeks away. Plus, you live in Boston. It's still nice out (and won't be for long), you might be moving or helping someone move this week, and of course, there's Netflix. So why go to the movies this week? Here are a couple scenarios in which you could reasonably find yourself that you can remedy with a quick trip to your local theater:
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Accessible By T: 5 Breweries Around Boston That are Worth the Trip
Boston
To go along with this sweet late summer weather, we thought letting you know about some of the golden nectar (beer) that is available a short jaunt outside Boston was a swell idea. While new microbreweries seem to be popping up every year, here are our favorite spots to get a pint or two of what we think is the elixir of life!
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Chefs for Clefts, Trivia to End MS, and More Boston Events This Week
Boston events
Don’t even try to bring that “last week of summer” stuff up in here. Unless you’re a student or teacher going back to school, summer ends at midnight on September 22 and not a minute sooner. Here’s some stuff to do to help you make the most of the fourth-to-last week of summer.
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I’m a Cop, What Are You So Upset About?
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Oh, hello! I didn’t see you there, fellow human being with a pulse and probably a family or other such persons unknown to me that have a reasonable interest in your continued existence. You sure are lucky I didn’t blow your face clean off your body via the gun on my hip, what with my being a cop and all. Heh, we police really don’t like being sneaked up on, you know? More
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