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At first sight, the Boston Freedom Rally held this past weekend in the Commons was exactly what you would expect it to be. There were endless circles of people passing joints, at least thirty white guys wearing Bob Marley t-shirts, and the words “dude” and “chill” were uttered countless times. Yet, if you kept your ear to the ground and drowned out the crappy reggae music playing, many of the people at the event had serious concerns about marijuana legislation. More
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Confessions of a ‘Formah’ Waitress: A Deeper Look Into Kim Costa’s Vine Profile
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Last week, Kim Costa was a mother from Medford, working in the service industry and living the struggle of being a real person among herds of incoming students. It's when she decided to do something about the last part that Costa became something of a local celebrity overnight. More
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Struggling in the Dating Game? Hire a Boston WingWoman
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Dating in Boston, although the city is a veritable hot-bed of overeducated single people and quirky restaurants, can be tough. HowAboutWe.com reported in 2012 that “walking around the Common” is the most popular first date in Boston, although hanging around Davis Square in Somerville is a close second. For those of us who think walking around aimlessly with a cute person sounds terrifying, professional help is available! More
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Hidden Gems: 9 of Allston’s Cheap and Lesser Known Dining Spots
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Allston is home to many things such as king sized rats, cool bars, college kids, bands and illegal apartments owned by slumlords. But, one of the many things about “Allston Rock (Rat) City” that is often overlooked is the food. If you stand on the corner of Harvard Ave and Brighton Ave and travel just a few blocks in any direction, you can take a cheap tour of the world with your beer soaked stomach. You can stumble through the Middle East to Brazil to Japan to Ecuador to England. If your palette is more geared towards something more home-grown, Allston has that too. If you are on a budget (read: have a working knowledge of which ATMS give out $5 bills) and still want something delicious, this guide to some of Allston’s hidden gems is for you.  Twin Donuts is cheap and great, but you already know about it.
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Homeless New York Man Survives by Sleeping With Women Every Night
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Joe is a homeless 26-year-old who had a bit too much fun and ended up homeless on the streets of New York. At least that's what this ridiculous video from fellow Millennial content-makers Elite Daily reports. And once you hear Joe open his mouth, you'll realize that there's probably good reason for it. More
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The Expected and Unexpected of the 25th Annual Boston Freedom Rally
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“Freedom”–or some other delightfully pungent aroma—was in the air last weekend at the 25th Annual Boston Freedom Rally, known commonly as Hempfest. Cannabis connoisseurs and curious Bostonians alike hit up the Boston Common (no pun intended) to not only relax and enjoy life, but to also show their support for marijuana policy reform—an issue that has found its way to the 2016 ballot. More
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Coca-Cola Goes ’90s, Re-Releases Surge Soda
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Oh the '90s...those long nights filled with countless episodes of "Clarissa Explains It All" or re-watching "Space Jam," while wearing any combo of red, blue and white Tommy Hilfiger garb, and jamming to TLC or Nirvana, whatever your 'scene' was back in the day. Yes, in many ways, it was a terrible time for fashion, but for everything lame like fanny packs or 98 Degrees songs, there was something awesome about the '90s, like Surge soda. More
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Roasts, Raves, Ritchie, and More Events This Week
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It’s officially the last full week of summer. On the bright side, I misplaced my sunglasses three times since the beginning of this sentence, so it’ll be nice to go out to this week’s events without them. The down side to that, of course, is some stranger on the street might accidentally make eye contact with me, a massive invasion of personal space. Keep your eyes on the sidewalk, people. This isn’t the Midwest. More
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Gamers Take Over MIT For Boston Festival of Indie Games
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Gamers in Oculus virtual reality headsets and game controllers in hand infiltrated MIT on Saturday for the annual Boston Festival of Indie Games. From interactive tabletop games to cutting-edge video games, eager-to-play attendees were introduced and encouraged to play a slew of innovative games created by the talented game makers and independent game developers from in and around New England.
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ICY Weren’t Alive Yet: Here’s Why You Can’t Make and Sell Bloody Kent State Sweatshirts
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Today, the Internet is up in arms about Urban Outfitters. And not because of their egregiously high prices, but because of their egregiously high priced "Vintage Kent State" sweatshirt, which has splatterings of (probably non-accidental) red dye all over it. Is it OK to be really mad about this? Let's get some perspective first, shall we? More
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Take My Advice: Here, Kitty. Kitty?
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Recently I took a two-week vacation and asked one of my best friends to catsit for me. One of the last days I was gone, when she walked into my place, kitty ran out and disappeared. I've put up signs since I got back, but it's been a couple weeks now, and I know the chances are my cat is gone for good, probably dead. I know it was an honest mistake, but I can't help it: I'm super pissed at my friend, to the point where I can't even look her in the eye. She's apologized profusely, and she contacted all the local shelters and pet hospitals before I got home to help, but I can't get over it. What do I do? It feels petty to end the friendship over this, but I can't even be civil to her. More
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Pre-Bar Exam: Foot in Mouth
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It’s hard to know how to show people that you’re an informed individual while keeping things charming and light. You don’t want to stick your foot in your mouth, or, as they say in Utah, your bullet in your leg, or, as they say in Baton Rouge, hang the banner on your frat house, or, as they say in the NFL, make a big oops. But you also want to be able to “get” the references in the previous sentence. So here's a cheat sheet to help you get through the weekend with your pride in tact. More
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20 Years Later, Why ‘Ready To Die’ is So Overrated That It’s Underrated
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Let’s say you’re the kind of person into clickbait, and maybe you’ve seen a link on "Top Ten Rap Albums You Grinded on Your Middle School Boyfriend To." Or, maybe you’re into nostalgia porn, and you read a piece about hip hop albums turning 20 years old. You feel dated, maybe even a little old, but both entertain you at work. For a moment, you remember a time when gangsta rap was actually dangerous. More
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Director Ned Benson Gives the Scoop on ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby’
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An unknown director, with an unknown producer, and an unknown actress in the film's lead role—for young filmmaker Ned Benson, the odds didn’t look all too great. But when the unknown actress attached to your film happens to be Jessica Chastain, things change a little. 

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Warning: Grandmas on Facebook Can’t Stop Tagging ‘Grandmaster Flash’
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Hey, Grandmaster Flash would like to wish you a happy birthday. No wait, you're not that special. But it seems like the hip-hop legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has been accumulating a lot of sweet messages from other people’s grandmas on Facebook, thanks to some hilarious accidental auto-tagging. More
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