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
Technology
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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BDCwire’s Review Anything August 2014
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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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Fenech-Solar Live in the Lab
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U.K. electropop group Fenech-Solar played "Demons," "All I Know," and their hit single "Last Forever" in RadioBDC Studio B on August 25, 2014. Thanks again to Shock Top for sponsoring the set. More
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ICYMI Eminem Just Released his Most Resonant Single in Years with ‘Guts Over Fear’
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“But what am I going to do when the rage is gone/ and the lights go out in this trailer park,” rapper Eminem wonders on “Guts Over Fear,” released earlier this week. Perhaps lost in the shuffle of high profile releases – did you know Taylor Swift has a new song out?—“Guts Over Fear” is a shockingly conflicted single from an artist increasingly comfortable with generating pop hits like “The Monster.”  In fact, while many have dismissed Marshall Mathers for being past his prime (and perhaps rightly so), “Guts Over Fear” demonstrates he’s still capable of genuine pathos at times. More
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Jamaica Plain’s Very Own Alamo: Catching Up with the Video Underground
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The Video Underground, which is celebrating its twelfth year, is both a rarity and a staple. For one thing, it's an independent video rental store in 2014, a time of Netflix binges and illegal streaming. And yet, the store is still hanging on in the heart of Jamaica Plain, not simply because of the sheer novelty, but because of the devotion to the community and the obvious passion for all things film and television. I recently caught up with Kevin Koppes, who took charge of The Video Underground a few months back, to discuss the store's move from Centre Street, the difference between Netflix and a video store, and more. More
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Pre-Bar Exam: Class is in Session
Boston
You might not feel the wind chill yet and the Farmers' Almanac doesn’t cover the sudden shift in the median age of a city, but still, believe us: it’s fall, and the students are coming. Enjoy the heat and your ability to move your arms in your favorite dive bar while you still can this weekend. You bring that old college try (or, you know, the opposite of that), and we’ll school you on all the topical conversation starters like the latest in the Market Basket drama and the thrill of Allston Christmas. That way, when you chat about current events this weekend, you'll seem … educated. More
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Feasts, Festivals, and More Weekend Events Worth Sticking Around Boston
Boston events
If you can’t find a way to get out of town for the long weekend to avoid the gigantic mess that is moving day in Boston, make the best of it with some pretty sweet theater, arts, and music events. Or just stroll around and make up a September 1st drinking game: Moving truck stuck under a bridge on Storrow? Take a shot. Recent grad fighting with his mom because he wants to assert his independence but also has no earthly idea how to hang up curtains? Finish your drink. You get the idea. More
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Recipe: Getting Buzzed Off of Homemade Phrosties
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Phrosties were a sort of (totally) illegal, pseudo-underground (in the way that everyone knew) operation that sold mysterious plastic bottles full of sugary sweet alcoholic slush in various bright shades — like a rocket pop-inspired red, white, and blue, with the sugary sweet kick from a rumored addition of cough syrup. 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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