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5 Times ‘Goosebumps’ Stories (Sort of) Happened in Real Life
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As a child, hearing the haunting voice of a mysterious narrator utter the words, “viewers beware, you’re in for a scare,” unleashed a chill down my spine and a paranoid fear of monster blood, vampire neighbors, and psychopathic ventriloquist dolls.  I thought those days were over, but R.L. Stine, like his “Goosebumps” books, can’t be brushed away by time. On September 30, the teen-horror author released “Party Games,” the newest addition to the famed “Fear Street” series. More

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Wimp’s Day Out: A Firsthand Experience at Worcester’s Rock and Shock Horror Convention
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I’ve never been one for horror films. There’s something about blood and guts, ghosts and vampires and Michael Myers that have me shielding eyes from a movie screen. I’d choose “Hannah and Her Sisters” to “Hannibal” any day of the week. Call me a wimp, I’ll be the first to agree with you. More

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CANstruction: Boston Architects Build Elaborate Can Sculptures to Feed Hungry
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48,523 cans of nonperishable goods went into the assembly of CANstruction Boston, a new exhibit at BSA Space, on 290 Congress Street. Arranged by a national non-profit of the same name, CANstruction brought together nearly twenty local architectural firms, competing for the People’s and Director’s Choice awards with punishingly elaborate structures (and good-to-slightly-questionable puns about cans). These sculptures will be “de-can-structed” on November 1st, with all cans to be donated to Boston food banks. More

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Instant Scream: The Best Horror Movies to Stream on Netflix
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Halloween is almost here, and the weather is getting cooler.  What better to do then curl up indoors with your laptop and subject yourself to some horror movies?  Granted, Netflix’s horror offerings are pretty weak overall, but if you dig through the crap, you’ll find some wicked goodies, from classics to more recent fare.  Here are the best horror movies streaming on Netflix.

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Forecasting vs. Fear-Mongering: Why You Should Stop Using Weather.com
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If you’ve stepped outside today in Boston you may have noticed it’s a little rainy. Windy, too. But if you lived in a bunker and only relied on Weather.com to judge outdoor conditions, you might think the apocalypse was coming.
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Lessons We’ve Learned from Horror Movie Fashion Throughout the Decades
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It’s been a very scary half-century in the world of cinema. Through times of war and peace, some things never change, including our insatiable desire to get the stuffing scared out of us. With Halloween rapidly approaching, there’s no better time to swaddle one’s self in a blanket and indulge in a few spooky flicks (check out our our list of currently streaming suggestions here). More

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Man Fakes Coma For 2 Years to Avoid Trial
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South Wales resident Alan Knight was set to stand trial for scamming a neighbor out of $65,000, but the trial was delayed after Knight slipped into a coma. Or that’s what the official story was, until Knight was caught on video walking around a store, driving a car, and observed by doctors to, you know, not be in a coma.
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Pee-Wee Herman to Return to Silver Screen, But Will He Translate With a New Generation?
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Giggly ’80s comedy icon Paul Reubens had tremendous success over two decades ago with his kid-friendly alter-ego Pee Wee Herman. The bow-tied chucklehead was the star of several films including “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” and “Big Top Pee-Wee” as well as a successful television series, “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,” and despite being in the news for some of the wrong reasons in recent years, he has continued to keep the character alive, even bringing him to Broadway. More

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Annie Lennox says Beyoncé is ‘Feminist Lite’ and ‘Twerking Is Not Feminism’
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Perhaps because she’s promoting her new album “Nostalgia,” or perhaps because she’s almost 60 and says whatever she damn well pleases, Scottish singer Annie Lennox went in on Queen Bey’s feminist credentials in two separate interviews in the last month. In the first, with PrideSource, she called Beyonce “feminst lite,” and in an interview yesterday with NPR, she clarified that “twerking is not feminism.”
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Last Band Standing Helps to Shed Local Rock Tunnel Vision
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Upon moving to Boston, all I had to was get involved with college radio and fall in love with the basement scene to grow a bit of tunnel vision as far as local music is concerned. It wasn’t until my recent experience with the Last Band Standing, a music competition held by the New England Music Awards, that I realized how out of touch I had gotten with every other genre of music. I think it is my duty to pass on what I learned from each of the seven artists that competed in the final round of the competition, which took place this past Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe. More

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Almost 1/3 of Millenials Have Trolled Someone, According to Study by Dumb Idiots
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See that headline right there? That’s an example of trolling, defined by the geniuses over at YouGov as “someone who is deliberately provocative, upsetting others by starting arguments or posting inflammatory messages…” as if they know what the hell they’re talking about.
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T.I., Jessie Ware, More New Albums Out Today
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It’s a week for deeper listeners, with albums from a number of newcomers or below-the-radar-regulars hitting shelves. We chose a few of the more notable records to spin though, and here’s what we thought.

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