I was merely a simple middle-school student back in 2004, and my taste in film was pretty undeveloped, to say the least. I vividly remember endlessly quoting, “Tina, you fat lard!” and “She doesn’t even go here!” with classmates in the halls. My brothers and I actually decided to name our family cat Napoleon (luckily, I can get away with saying he was named after that French guy). And to think about how many soppy make-out sessions were soundtracked by Natalie Portman’s go-to “life-changing” song sends a shudder down my spine. More
Our contributing writer Ali Carter toured the east coast with Boston-based musicians Pariuh and Couples Counseling for two weeks in June. Read her tour diary for a city-by-city account of their do-it-yourself saga, featuring grimey basements, waterfalls, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and more, which we’ll be running in a five-part series over the next two weeks.More
Fresh off the slowest week of the sports calendar, there's no shortage of knuckleheads. Coaches and players alike can barely go one full 24-hour news cycle without doing or saying something ridiculous/asinine/pick your adjective, which is why The Knuckles not only survives week after week, they thrive. This week features angry losing pitchers, buffoon NFL coaches and homophobic hypocrites. So bring us your tired, your poor, your huddled knuckleheads. We've got room for 'em all!
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
Batman Day is today, coming shortly after his 75th birthday, and he couldn’t be more beloved than he is right now.
He reigned supreme as the best selling comic book last month, and has pretty much been on top of the comic world since DC Comics launched their New 52 reboot in 2011. More
If you liked my 80s Summer Mixtape, you'll like my 90s Summer Mixtape. And if you didn't like my 80s Summer Mixtape because you're too young to remember any of those 80s summer jams, well maybe the 90s mix will suit you better.
Jamaica Plain's resident sad boy Dylan Ewen knows how to get emotional in the grooviest way possible. The BUFU Records jack-of-all-trades often croons about the perils of heartbreak, failure, and boredom in the most blunt way possible, which, in some misery-loves-company type of way, ends up translating into some pretty sweet party music. More
Usually when you think rugby, you probably think sweaty, European men in short shorts, running and huddled up around a ball that has some semblance to our country's native pigskin. However, the Harvard Women’s Rugby team has published a photo project that not only celebrates everything they love about the sport and the teammates they spend tireless hours with in training, but that shares their message of creating a positive body image for women. More
It's self-help time over at BDCwire. We're breaking out all our old "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and running off to an inner wellness retreat in the mountains with the hopes of returning a more friendly, approachable website. It's time we figure out what works and what is giving you, our loyal and awesome readers, the most headaches. There's only one problem: we need you! Yes, it seems counter-intuitive to work on inner wellness by asking others to tell us what's wrong. What can we say, we love the irony. More
Another week, another crop of new albums. This time, we're not looking at any platinum sellers, but instead some debuts from impressive young acts and new releases from punk heroes. If you're looking for a way to move past that Lana Del Rey album, this week may just be your opportunity, pal!
Friday night, Boston showed its groovy side, putting on a free roller disco party on City Hall Plaza. Thousands showed up to show their tastiest roller rink moves, many in retro garb, moving to the sounds of Dorchester's DJ Kon. The event was created with the help of Together Boston in order to honor the late great Donna Summer, who passed away last year. Some of Summer's greatest hits were played, and disco culture was revived in Boston for one hot summer night. More
Oakland native Michael Franti visited Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Friday, bringing a 13-year touring tradition of his to the Seaport: pre-show yoga. Following the disaster on September 11, 2001, Franti adopted yoga as a means of controlling his anxiety on the road, studying at studios around the country. More
Our good friend Geoff Edgers from the Boston Globe will emcee and vocalist Ingrid Gerdes and guitarist Milton Reder will perform at the Amy WineHOUSE Party, which will celebrate the life of the late singer with a screening of the documentary of "The Day She Came To Dingle" and a live set this Wednesday, July 3 at Johnny D's in Somerville. Listen to Ingrid and Milton perform. More
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