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
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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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Local Music
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CreaturoS Patch Together Older Influences For New Sounds on Latest Album
Local Music

CreaturoS are busy practicing at their space in Somerville when I stop by to take pictures. Their space, a tiny room in bassist Joe Marrett’s basement, was built by the old owner of the house to play drums in without bothering the neighbors. The quartet is working on a new groove that sounds like it could have been a Temptations song. Marrett is climbing a scale up and down his bass while drummer Dom Riviera pounds out a trudging 4/4 beat on the high hat and snare. Guitarists Spenser Gralla and Noah Bond play matching chords with an accentuated high chord on the fourth beat. For a second, you can imagine the guys in matching powder blue suits doing choreographed moves around one microphone at the Apollo.

The image begins to dissolve when Gralla changes the pace with his singing voice. His vocals are high-pitched, syrupy, sharp– think Black Lips. Things really start to evolve when Gralla and Bond begin soloing. Their guitars create a pysch rock havoc over the steady pulse of the rhythm section.

That’s the CreaturoS sound, a modern, more punk take on vintage themes.

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Movies
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Beyond the Remakes, Sequels, and Franchises: The Best Horror Movies of This Millennium
Movies

The past 14 years in horror have been… interesting.  Nobody has produced anything on the same level as true classics from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.  Many, in fact, largely drew on references from the horror movies of those years.  Most horror movies have either been a remake, a sequel, or part of a franchise, like “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Halloween” or “Saw” and “Paranormal Activity.” More

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Boston Halloween Events: Dining in the Dark, Day of the Dead, and a Doggy 5K
Boston events

Tired of the Halloween house party scene? Sick of finishing just out of the medals in bar costume contests? There’s much more to do this Halloween weekend, so you don’t have to stay home and hand out candy to an endless parade of Elsas whose parents aren’t even much older than you and somehow can afford to own property in your neighborhood, and that is truly frightening.

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Movies
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The Next-Level Costumes of Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Halloween Horror Movie Marathon
Movies

The Coolidge Corner Theatre held its 14th Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon on Saturday night and it was more than just 12 hours of motion picture. Satan kicked off the costume contest, Tupac’s spirit paid a visit, and Kevin, the head projectionist, played his 35mm magic at full throttle. The Theatre had plenty to show us, and one night definitely wasn’t enough time. Here’s just some of what we saw:

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Accessible By T: 5 Haunted Houses to Visit in the Greater Boston Area This Fall
Social planning

October, the month of pumpkin spice, costumes and above all else, haunted houses is a favorite around these parts. Being the hardy New Englanders that we are, we can’t get enough of the macabre and frightful.  Let us help you along on these last ghostly nights and show you all things horrific and ghastly in these haunted houses.  Watch your back or you may not make it out alive.  You have been warned!

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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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Boston events
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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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