Music
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There isn’t really “a” Boston rock scene – there are maybe a few dozen that, for the most part, remain largely oblivious to each other’s existence. And that’s okay. My guess is most cities are sort of like that. More
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5 local wineries to check out at Wine Riot this weekend
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As any young wine connoisseur would agree, there really isn’t a better way to spend the weekend than in a giant room full of wines. The folks from Second Glass make these liquid dreams a reality with their bi-annual Wine Riot, which is coming to the Boston Park Plaza again this weekend. While perusing the selections this weekend for the perfect bottle, here are five local wineries that prove you might not have to look much further than your own backyard. More
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Spotify hacking: how is it changing the music industry, who is to blame, and what is the solution?
Technology
Back in January, I wrote a piece about Matt Farley who has released over 14,000 songs on iTunes and Spotify, earning a substantial percentage of his living from the intentional, unintentional, and sort-of-intentional downloads and streams of his hilariously specific songs. In that piece I argued that Farley's songs straddled a fine line between funny pieces of pop-culture and audio-spam designed to turn a profit. More
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The 5 best local shops for Record Store Day
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Earlier this week, we spoke with record collector Omar Roca about his meditative celebration of dedicated listening, Ears on the Couch.  Roca's philosophy on how people should experience music, specifically vinyl records, was so impassioned and magnetic that we decided to pick his brain for some suggestions for Record Store Day shopping in the city. More
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Fashion
Local artists debut #LOVEATFIRSTSLIME wearable art at The Beat Hotel
Fashion
Amidst the eclectic and beatnik-inspired ambiance at The Beat Hotel in Harvard Square, artist Jordan Piantedosi and designer Erin Robertson, debuted their new collaborative line of quirky and vibrant clothing this past Wednesday night. Guests and models alike sauntered around the restaurant sporting the duo's unique line of brightly colored jackets embellished with eyeballs and leather sleeves, and glistening, pink leather skirts, hand-painted with psychedelic colored flowers. More
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‘Anthony Bourdain,’ ‘Ed, Edd ‘n’ Eddy,’ more new on Netflix this weekend
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After last week's measly upload of new titles to Netflix, this week boasts a massive amount of new uploads, which means you probably won't be leaving the couch much this weekend. And trust us, you won't have a problem with that when you realize how many amazing, old school Cartoon Network series have hit the site. This week's lineup in packed with all the lovely, crude, animated shows that we love the channel for. More
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Take My Advice: What Kind of ‘Friend’ are you Being on Social Media?
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I'm not good at networking. I seriously try to reach out to people on social media and on my blog, and it never leads to anything. I ask for advice, I offer advice, etc. and *cue crickets*. What are some good ways to network better and get more interaction online? More
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Stuff I Shout at the Television: ‘Scandal’ recap – ‘The Price of Free and Fair Elections’
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There's a bomb in the basement of the church.

Cyrus Beane gets a phone call warning him about the imminent explosion and the need to evacuate the building, and the wheels start to turn in his head. The president is in the Oval Office, but his opponent in the upcoming election-- Sally Langston-- is in that very church along with a few hundred other people. If Cyrus does nothing, she'll die and President Fitz will stroll into his second term unchallenged.

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Sports
Toronto Maple Leafs v Boston Bruins - Game Seven
Andy Brickley’s Thoughts: How do the Bruins Match Up with the Red Wings?
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It feels like yesterday that the Bruins fell in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, missing out on their second championship in three years. Yet it also feels like an entire ice age has come and gone since that night last June when a 2-1 lead turned into a 3-2 loss in the span of 17 seconds within the final 1:16 of the game. This year’s playoffs couldn’t have come soon enough and tonight, they’re finally here. More
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Boston Common 4/20 vape-out will protest public smoking ban
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While many folks like to keep their politics at home with their pipe, some locals take it to the street. Or, on April 20, a day of celebration for the marijuana-supporting community, they’re taking it to the Common, to protest the ban on smoking in public, passed by Boston City Council last year. More
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Midnight Marathon bike ride still on, despite resistance
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Even without logistical support from the MBTA, and in face of active discouragement from public safety and marathon officials, the Midnight Marathon Bike Ride is still on for this Sunday. For the fifth year, hundreds of bicyclists will trace the Boston Marathon route in the wee hours before the race begins.

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Pre-bar exam: caffeinated underwear, casino felons, more bar-talk this weekend
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With Marathon Monday right around the corner, we have a lot to celebrate this weekend: the way the city has rallied since last year’s tragedy, displays of athletic talent, and the fact that most of us have Monday off. (If you don’t have Monday off, it’s because your boss hates America.) But it’s also a time to reflect on loss, how we privilege tragedies, and the fact that you couldn’t run as fast as a marathoner even if dinosaur zombies were chasing you.  All of that is sobering, but not necessarily literally. If you’ve had your fill of marathon stories, here are some of the week’s weirdest news items, from caffeinated underwear to (allegedly) confetti-filled rice cookers. They're sure to set off conversation this weekend. More
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