DeJ Loaf – Drake’s latest cosign out of Detroit – was unequivocally the biggest thing in free rap music this week, and by now, you should’ve seen, downloaded, and played her new tape Sell Soul. But, we here are a Saturday blog, and we got way beat to the punch. So, take the tip from above, and let’s move on to something decidedly more out of the ordinary… More
Earlier this week, my esteemed colleague Alistair Birrell wrote an article detailing the many candies invented in Massachusetts, going so far as to say that “When it comes to candy, Hershey, PA ain’t got nothing on Boston.” More
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
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.
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. More
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. More
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