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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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‘Toilet Tourist’ Photographs Boston’s Most Interesting Lavatories
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Dan Schaumann has been a lot of places, seen a lot of faces, and used a lot of toilets. So many, in fact, that he started a blog, Toilography, to document his water closet excursions. And after a four-day trip to Boston last weekend, he’s shared some of the Boston area’s most interesting facilities. 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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Harvard Scientist Faces Online Wrath After Gigantic Spider Pics Go Viral
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A couple days ago, Piotr Naskrecki, an entomologist based at the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University, saw photos he had taken of a Goliath birdeater, the largest spider in the world (about the size of a puppy), go viral. But when readers learned he had euthanized and collected the spider to be studied and showcased at the Smithsonian Museum, the hatred came pouring in.
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‘Exponential Oreos’ and More Ridiculously Inaccurate Evolutionary Theories Presented at MIT’s BAHfest
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It turns out that the extra layer of fat found on the torsos of many middle-aged men is not just the result of poor diet, declining metabolism, or a sedentary lifestyle. Instead, the “donut” or “spare tire” is actually an emergency flotation device, and the result of thousands of years of evolution. More

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Why Leslie Jones is the New Hire ‘SNL’ Desperately Needed
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Late yesterday “Saturday Night Live” announced it had hired comedian Leslie Jones as a featured player, starting with this weekend’s show hosted by Jim Carrey. Jones, who was hired as a writer in early 2014 after losing out on a cast spot to current featured player Sasheer Zamata, has made several appearances on the show already, the first of which — a Weekend Update appearance discussing slavery and body image for contemporary black women – engendered quite a bit of controversy. But it’s that controversial edge that makes Jones such a great hire for “SNL.”
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The Bandwagoner: A World Series Preview That Uses Things Like Karma and ‘Parks And Rec’ In Lieu Of Stats
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Welcome to The Bandwagoner, a weekly series in which we give a primer on recent sports stories for those unfamiliar with sports, or anything outside of Boston. Our goal is to make sure that you’re not studying your iPhone as much when that one person in your group says those fatal words, “So did you guys see that game?”

This week, we’re previewing the World Series.

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Spaceballs’ is the Remix You’ve Been Waiting For
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Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” comes out next month, and the hype has been palpable. When’s the last time we got to see a wisecracking space cowboy like Matthew McConaughey enter the deep recesses of the galaxy in order to save the world? The answer is 1987, when wisecracking space cowboy Bill Pullman did the same thing in Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs,” which is why this remixed trailer by The Unusual Suspect works so well.
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Woo Hoo! ‘Simpsons World’ App Launches With Every Episode Tomorrow
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Two months after the phenomenal success of FXX’s “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon, FX announced the long-planned Simpsons World app and website, featuring every episode, curated playlists and a high-level search function that lets users search by character, actor, and (eventually) line from among 3,000 clips.
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Hub Punch, Square Dancing, and More Boston Events This Week
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If you’re not a big Halloween fan, make sure you get out and enjoy some of this week’s events, because starting this weekend it’s basically all Halloween all the time for 10 days straight. Or if you love Halloween, you can still dress up this week: like you’re going to a hoedown, drinking pre-Prohibition cocktails, or hitting up one of the city’s hippest dance nights.

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