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Sleeping with the Protagonist: A Night at Boston’s New Verb Hotel
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Whenever I drove through the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, my eye always involuntarily gravitated towards the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge nestled between the ballpark and Boylston street. It appealed to me as a gem from another era, a place where I easily imagined interesting characters flooding in and out of its rooms while baseball, bars, and music venues formed a protective shell around its perimeter. More
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Fetch vs. Fresh: A Look Back at Style Trends of 2004 vs. 2014
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In the grand scheme of things, 2004 wasn't that long ago. We still live our lives in basically the same way. Many of the cultural mores and conventions of that year still hold today, and we love the products of a decade ago with the same fervor as when they emerged ("Mean Girls" remains the most quoted movie ever). Still, a lot has changed — especially in the arena of fashion. No, the difference isn't as readily available as if we were wearing waistcoats and corsets a decade ago, but the styles have inevitably changed. Take a look at how the trends have shifted from the year that Facebook was invented (yes, really).
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8 Lost Disney Channel Stars, and Their Respective Music Careers
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Releasing his first single with Island Records yesterday, Nick Jonas made a sharp break from his previous work with the Jonas Brothers, and later The Administration. "Chains" takes the 21-year-old songwriter's sound elsewhere, moving his career yet farther away from the Disney incubator. While Nick seems to be building something viable with "Chains," other Disney Channel stars didn't make the transition so naturally—including Hilary Duff, who also released a new video this week. For every Miley Cyrus, there was an Emily Osment. For every Justin Timberlake, an Orlando Brown. BDCwire revisits the lost stars of the Disney Channel.
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Woodstock ’99: 15 Years Later, The Clouds Still Cover the Rainbow
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It doesn't take your dad's old hippie friend to tell you that music festival culture isn't what it used to be. The large gatherings originated with the vision of microcosmal peace and understanding -sharing a toke here and some love there. The past decade has given way to a new culture fueled by brand names, party drugs, Whole Foods tents, and the same headliners over and over again. It's a sign of the times, nobody's fault really. Conveniently placed in the middle of the original Woodstock and today's Coachella, however, is what I consider to be the most fascinating music event of our time: Woodstock '99. More
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Music Is a Flat Circle: The Summer Jams of 2004 vs. 2014
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Well folks, summer is upon us once again.  As Matthew McConaughey says in “True Detective,” “time is a flat circle,” and this philosophical concept certainly holds true to summer jams as well.  Just look back at the songs of summer ’04 (a time of personal innocence and naïveté) and then shift your gaze to those of this upcoming summer (a time of crushing and smothering adulthood), and you may want to do a dramatic spit-take.  Is the vast expanse of time occurring simultaneously on different planes?  Is my iPhone stuck on repeat?  Either way, it appears that some trends never die.
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Photos: A Look Into Suffolk Downs, In What Could Be Its Last Racing Season
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Today marks the 2014 running of the Belmont Stakes, in which California Chrome will be competing for the first Triple Crown in 36 years. While East Boston's famous horse track Suffolk Downs expects thousands of spectators to show up to t0 watch the race there, it could potentially be the last time Bostonians have the privilege of doing so. Depending on how the Massachusetts Gaming Commission awards casino licensing, Suffolk Downs partner Mohegan Sun could either be given the opportunity to build in Revere and would keep the 79-year-old track open, or the casino permit will be denied and Suffolk Downs may not live to see 80. More
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This Internet Book From 1997 Has Some Really Helpful Tips on How to Surf the Web
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Remember back in the day when Al Gore invented the Internet? Even then it seemed like a vast, unknown world of opportunity where you could stumble into uncomfortable chat rooms or surf a total of 4 pages in 15 minutes. It was such undiscovered territory that we needed to be sherpa'd through it with the help of inspiring guides like this recent yard sale purchase, "300 Incredible Things to Do on The Internet," a captivating guide to the world wide web written in 1997 by Ken Leebow. More
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What Else Is On: The Best Film Screenings to Check Out in Boston in June
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Let mom and dad tell you-- they just don't make movies like they used to. That may be a curmudgeonly way of looking at it, but when Adam Sandler releases a piece of crap to the likes of "Blended," the old folks may have a point. Luckily, we live in a city where you can catch the latest blockbuster if you so desire, or you can check out one of these classic films being shown in Boston this month. Whether it's "The Shining" on Father's Day or "Wet Hot American Summer" to kick off the sunny whether, you're in for a true experience with each of these flicks.