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This past weekend, thousands of folk fanatics crowded the confines of Fort Adams State Park for the 55th incarnation of the Newport Folk Festival. The sellout crowd included many families, and more specifically, dads. Droves and droves of straw-fedora-wearing, banjo-pickin' dads. More
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Show Scenes: Newport Folk Festival Day 1
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The 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival kicked off on Friday at Rhode Island's Fort Adams State Park, featuring sets from Ryan Adams, Band of Horses, Jenny Lewis, The Grateful Dead songwriter Robert Hunter and many more.
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Pig Pickin’ Parties, Mermaid Galas, and More Boston Events This Week
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It’s the last week of July already? How did that happen? Luckily this week is packed with enough fun things to do that it’ll seem like a month, and if you party hard enough then every week in August can feel like a month, too, and there you have it -- five more months of summer. You’re welcome.
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Photos: The Best Dressed Characters of the ‘Ted 2′ Casting Call
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On Saturday, July 26, hundreds arrived at Boston Casting in Braintree, MA to show off their costumes and try for a spot as an extra in the upcoming Seth MacFarlane film "Ted 2." As predicted, most people went above and beyond to earn their way into a role alongside hometown hero Mark Wahlberg, dressing in rather interesting selections for the casting directors. Here are some of the best characters we came across in line for the tryouts.
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Straight Outta Bandcamp: Monomyth – ‘Saturnalia Regalia!’
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Straight Outta Bandcamp is a regular feature on BDCwire that digs up solid recent releases from various artists in the wild Internet dreamland known as Bandcamp. A bit too much time spent tag-surfing the bandcamp pages of rockers near and far can yield extremely enjoyable results. Luckily, we're here to share our discoveries with you. More
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Broke Beats: Shlohmo and Jeremih – ‘No More’ EP
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It's been another great week in hip-hop. Busdriver blessed us with a zany new track, Homeboy Sandman announced a new album on Stones Throw and tossed out a single, Dark Time Sunshine re-emerged from the woodwork with "No Worries" and announced a tour, and Shabazz Palaces gave us the first taste of his sophomore album "Lese Majesty," which comes out Tuesday. More
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Take My Advice: Beat It…At Home
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Someone in my office is masturbating at work. How do I know? Because I have found jizz on the toilet seat TWICE in the last two weeks. We have a few single-stall, shared bathrooms, and we're a fairly small office. I have a few suspicions of who it could be, but no real evidence. If it were someone leaving rotten food in the fridge I'd just send a company-wide email, but that doesn't seem like it will work for this. Our company is smallish--maybe 30-35 employees--and we don't really have HR. Help? More
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Top Films of 2004 Retrospective, Part II: Zombies, Family, Love, Revenge, and Memory
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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
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Tour Diary Pt. II: Down South, on the Road with Couples Counseling and Pariuh
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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
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Pre-Bar Exam: News You Can Use
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For the past ten days or so, the news has been especially depressing, and you’re probably thinking that you can’t talk about frequent flyer miles or hummus in polite company. We’re here to help you navigate the delicate minefield of socializing while informed. More
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Woodstock ’99: 15 Years Later, The Clouds Still Cover the Rainbow
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It doesn't take your dad's old hippie friend to tell you that music festival culture isn't what it used to be. The large gatherings originated with the vision of microcosmal peace and understanding -sharing a toke here and some love there. The past decade has given way to a new culture fueled by brand names, party drugs, Whole Foods tents, and the same headliners over and over again. It's a sign of the times, nobody's fault really. Conveniently placed in the middle of the original Woodstock and today's Coachella, however, is what I consider to be the most fascinating music event of our time: Woodstock '99. More
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First Impressions: The ’50 Shades of Grey’ Trailer from Two Different Perspectives
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The first trailer for the infamous upcoming film adaptation of "50 Shades of Grey" surfaced today, and you can tell it's already extremely popular because it's in the Facebook trending box (the ultimate indicator of things that are of public interest). Many people have been speculating about this film for sometime, and while it likely doesn't boil down to a male vs. female difference, we figured it may provide a dichotomy in opinions to gather the first impressions of one of each. What are your thoughts on the trailer? Does it look like a win or a yawn? More
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