Theater/Performance Art
Theater/Performance Art

Despite what the movie starring Cher and Christina Aguilera would have you believe, burlesque isn’t all fan dances and feathers. In Fem Bones’ world, it includes blood, guts and claws.

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The Great Pumpkin Feast: The Good and Bad of This Fall’s Pumpkin Spice Snacks
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It’s October, which means two things: it’s Halloween for a month and it’s also pumpkin spice season. There are many people both for and against flavoring things with “pumpkin spice,” which is a sort of vague and insidious flavor to begin with. What does pumpkin taste like? Have you ever bitten into a pumpkin? Is human consciousness a tragic … never mind. So you won’t have to ponder these deep pumpkin related questions, I went ahead and tried a variety of pumpkin flavored treats. Now you’ll know which to grab before it’s too late, and which to skip. I give you the Great Pumpkin Feast!

 

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Sloppy Snacks: Rating the Best and Worst Late Night Convenience Store Buys
Ridiculous

I’d call my relationship with food average. I have never been the type to shop exclusively at Whole Foods, to frequent food blogs or spend much time thinking about locally sourced kale. I don’t abide by any particular diet. I probably eat more GMO’s than I’d care to think about. More

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Celebrate National Cat Day With These 26 Adorable Boston Kitties
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It may seem like every day is National Cat Day on the Internet, but October 29 really is officially National Cat Day. To celebrate, Boston feline lovers did something really special they would never do otherwise: Took photos of their cats and put them on the Internet. More

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Vine Celebrity of the Week: Boston’s Own Jason Hill
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Boston resident Jason Hill might better be described as “Viner of the Day,” but only if you can catch him on the right day. Hill has a knack for uploading multiple videos, most of which feature colorful impressions of his friends and family, though he has also tried to captivate the essence of a few celebrities. Hill only posts on Vine every couple of weeks, but he maintains his audience of 112 thousand followers by going a little vine-crazy when he uploads. Within these vine-posting marathons, Hill always incorporates a theme: something he can rant about and the audience can connect to. With a collection of what we’ll call “light-heartedly aggressive” vines, Hill offers commentary on folks in modern society. Sure most of his vines end in him yelling at someone, but it’s all in good fun. More

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‘Carnival of Curiosities’ Costume Contest Wraps Up SoWa in Terrifying Fashion
Boston events

Goatwomen, sad clowns and severed heads decorated the alleyways of Harrison Ave. last Sunday, as New England Open Markets wrapped up its last outdoor market of the season with the SoWa annual costume contest. This year’s theme was “Carnival of Curiosities,” which brought an array of intricate handmade costumes. SoWa visitors and vendors displayed these costumes on a spooky catwalk, strutting to the tune of eerie carnival melodies and even eerier — wait for it — Halloween hip-hop. With a personality as big as his top hat, Izzy Berdan served as both the ringmaster and host of the contest for his third year in a row. Take a look at some of the costumes and oddities the “Carnival of Curiosities” had in store.

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Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Based on Viral Video Sensations
Social planning

As always, Halloween seems to sneak up on us quicker than we know it. If you’re still in a rush to find that perfect last minute Halloween costume, the internet is a great place to look. I scoured through new and classic viral videos to gather a list of easy costume ideas that will impress your friends but shouldn’t take more than ten minutes to put together. More

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Watch Daniel Radcliffe Bust Out Some Serious Rap Skills on ‘Tonight Show’
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Daniel Radcliffe has played Harry Potter in eight films now, but his rote-perfect recitation of Blackalicious’ tongue-twisting rap standard “Alphabet Aerobics” on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ might be his most magical performance yet. More

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Keytar Bear Allegedly Attacked Again Last Night Near Faneuil Hall
Music

Yesterday morning, I woke with a text from a friend: “Keytar Bear is at Porter!” I rushed through my morning routine and headed to the Red Line hoping to catch everyone’s favorite mute street performer. But according to a Facebook post, Keytar Bear caught the wrong kind of attention last night, allegedly falling victim to an attempted stabbing and robbery near Faneuil Hall. More

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From Discos to Costume Parties: 5 Things to Do in Salem This Halloween Season
Boston events

Halloween is just a couple short days away, and conveniently enough, it falls on a Friday this year.  With Salem just a commuter rail ride away, why not hit the Witch City itself to celebrate the dead?  Rest easy, we’ve got all your Salem celebration needs right here. Get your ghost on, you won’t regret it.

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