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Get Your Circus Freak On at This Weekend’s Boston Events
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Happy Halloweek! That’s “Halloween” plus “week” and it’s what I’m calling the weeklong series of Halloween events all over the city starting tonight. May your candy bars all be king-sized, your costumes half-assed but hilarious, and your candy corn nonexistent because it’s gross and no one should have to eat that stuff, not even children.

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‘Exponential Oreos’ and More Ridiculously Inaccurate Evolutionary Theories Presented at MIT’s BAHfest
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It turns out that the extra layer of fat found on the torsos of many middle-aged men is not just the result of poor diet, declining metabolism, or a sedentary lifestyle. Instead, the “donut” or “spare tire” is actually an emergency flotation device, and the result of thousands of years of evolution. More

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Wimp’s Day Out: A Firsthand Experience at Worcester’s Rock and Shock Horror Convention
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I’ve never been one for horror films. There’s something about blood and guts, ghosts and vampires and Michael Myers that have me shielding eyes from a movie screen. I’d choose “Hannah and Her Sisters” to “Hannibal” any day of the week. Call me a wimp, I’ll be the first to agree with you. More

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Hub Punch, Square Dancing, and More Boston Events This Week
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If you’re not a big Halloween fan, make sure you get out and enjoy some of this week’s events, because starting this weekend it’s basically all Halloween all the time for 10 days straight. Or if you love Halloween, you can still dress up this week: like you’re going to a hoedown, drinking pre-Prohibition cocktails, or hitting up one of the city’s hippest dance nights.

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Boston Palestine Film Festival Aims to Tell Stories Beyond the Conflict
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“In general, we’ve become a bit of a mainstay,” said Katherine Hanna, co-founder the Boston Palestine Film Festival, which opens today, with its first screenings taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts. “We try to show a lot of films – this year we have ‘May in the Summer,’ a family story about life in general. We don’t feel that the conflict is the only story to tell.” More

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Head of the Charles, Hipster Olympics, and More Weekend Events
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We’re getting into prime leaf-peeping season around town, so when you’re on your way to check out this weekend’s events, try to look up from your phone once in a while. Unless you were just looking at the Google image results for “leaves” in which case carry on, because real-life trees do not feature high-density retina display. 

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Boston’s Feline Film & Video Festival for Humans Brings Interesting Crowd of Humans
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On Saturday October 11, the Brattle Theater in Cambridge held The First (And Probably Last) Annual Feline Film & Video Festival for Humans. The festival was founded and hosted by Jay Wertzler and Mike Keegan, the latter of whom happens to be VERY allergic to cats. Keegan said, “I can only love cats through the magic of cinema.” More