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Michael Keaton from ‘Batman’ to ‘Birdman’: Recovering Sitcom Actor or Future Oscar Winner?
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Growing up, one of the great thrills of Oscar watching came during moments when lowly sitcom stars and comedians received awards attention. It felt like a validation of the things I watched with my friends, an acknowledgement that these performers – whether it was Bill Murray, or former “Fresh Prince” Will Smith – were just as worthy, and capable of the sorts of pathos, as traditional dramatic actors. More

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5 Ways to Take Your Halloween Party from Spooky to Sinister
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Tired of going to the same old Halloween party every single year?  You know the one: silly decorations (plastic spiders and bats), bowls of candy corn, orange and black streamers, “Monster Mash,” jungle juice, basic costumes, bogus themes, pumpkin beer, and on and on.  Well, luckily, I’m here to help.  This October 31, throw your own party and forget trying to be spooky.  Here are some music and theme pointers to take your Halloween party to sinister levels.

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College News Round-Up: Harvard Higher-Up Caught in Catfishing Scandal and More
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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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This New Cambridge Bar’s Drink Menu Hilariously Mocks Cocktail Culture
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Tired of the same old bars? Looking for a place to kick back after work and enjoy a delicious cocktail made with artisan booze, obscure liqueur, homemade bitters and a bizarre garnish? Then the soon-to-open Ames Street Deli is the perfect place for you.
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This Boston Ambulance Driver Is Mapping Boston’s Entire History (And It’s Pretty Impressive)
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Ed McCarthy has driven pretty much every road in Boston during his 22 years as an EMT / ambulance driver. Now he’s putting that knowledge to use by making a comprehensive set of maps that show Boston’s development over almost 400 years, and the results are nothing short of amazing.
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More than 86,000 People Applied to be ‘Game of Thrones’ Extras
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When “Game of Thrones” producers put out an audition notice seeking 600 extras for a climactic battle scene to be filmed in Spain, they expected a big response. But even they couldn’t have counted on over 86,000 people applying.
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New York Music Festival Cancels Event After Ebola Patient Attends Venue
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CMJ, one of the country’s biggest multi-venue music festivals, is underway throughout clubs in New York, attracting performers and attendees from across the world. Unfortunately, the festival takes place as the Ebola scare continues to rise in the US. Now, it seems that the two have crossed paths. More

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Pre-Bar Exam: Light Fare for Green Line Commuters and $3 Million From Leaf Lovers
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The Ottowa gunman, Mayor Menino’s battle with cancer, and the death toll in Syria are all important news from this week that you should read up on and discuss over the first beer of the evening—but man, they do not make for great bar jokes. As the night wares on, the banter gets lighter, and you want to make jokes while seeming to know something about the world around you, stick with the classics: bros rioting, angry sculptors, and the ever-comical Green Line. More