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Petition Launched to Rename Christopher Columbus Park after Mayor Menino
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Since the passing of former Mayor Thomas Menino yesterday, tributes have been pouring in nationwide. One longtime Boston resident has started a petition to create a more permanent tribute to Boston’s longest-serving Mayor by renaming Christopher Columbus Park in the North End after him. More

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Allston Pudding’s Boston Band of the Week: Couples Counseling
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The Boston Band of the week is brought to you by our content partner Allston Pudding, which is a Boston based music blog that highlights new and live music from the local music scene and beyond. Each week, Allston Pudding will highlight awesome local acts that they feel should be on your radar. For more about music from Boston and elsewhere, be sure to check out Allston Pudding More

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Brady and Bucholz and Gigli, Oh My! 20 of Boston’s Scariest Stories in 5 Words on Twitter
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In honor of Halloween, popular Comedy Central talk show @midnight asked Twitter users to share their scariest stories in 5 words. Meanwhile, Boston residents have been celebrating Halloween all day by tweeting their own #ScaryStoriesIn5Words, and the results are pretty great. More

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College News Round-Up: A Look at The Haunted Buildings of Boston Area Schools
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The College Newspaper Round-Up is a weekly look at various stories published in Boston-area student newspapers, plucking out the most interesting pieces that are important to communities across the Commonwealth: the students, the faculty, and the residents of neighborhoods that house them all. More

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Watch Dog: 5 Films Similar to New Daniel Radcliffe Horror Fantasy ‘Horns’
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In case you didn’t realize, it’s Halloween!  And, no, it doesn’t just mean sloppy costume parties where regrettable decisions are made.  It’s also a time for horror movies, and why not throw a little comedy into the mix for a gag?  This week sees the release of the supernatural horror comedy “Horns,” directed by Alexandre Aja, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Heather Graham, Joe Anderson, and Juno Temple. Based on Joe Hill’s novel of the same name, “Horns” tells the story of Ig, a man accused of the rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin.  Ig wakes up one morning to find that he has horns protruding from his head and the power to make people reveal their deepest, darkest secrets and desires.  He uses these newly found supernatural abilities to try and uncover the real killer. More

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Pre-Bar Exam: When in Doubt, Throw Chili Powder at Armed Robbers
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It’s difficult to imagine hitting the bars this weekend after getting the news that forever-mayor Tom Menino passed away this week. But the big guy had a sense of humor, and he’d want an old-school Irish funeral, complete with admiration and laughs over his famous flubs. So toast his 20 years in office and then watch this very ’80s video of his City Council campaign and marvel at how much his career evolved and how his choice of eyewear didn’t. Then talk about everything else that’s been going on in town this week. It’s how Tommy M. would want it. More

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CreaturoS Patch Together Older Influences For New Sounds on Latest Album
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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 Mariano 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. More

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