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David Cagle’s favorite drink is the sazerac. So much so, that when anyone who sits at his bar says they’re unsure of what to get, Cagle immediately begins preparations for one. Born in New Orleans, the sazerac is a sweet combination of rye, sugar and bitters that has emerged as a standard drink on most bar menus throughout the country. Those of us living here in 2015 are spoiled by the rise of the craft cocktail culture in the past decade. Prior to the late ’90s, one would be hard pressed to get anything more elegant than a Long Island Iced Tea at most bars. More

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Women’s History Month: 5 Fearless Females Who Changed Boston
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Boston is undoubtedly rich with history – as we’ve all learned when finding ways to entertain family who visit – but there’s still a lot that doesn’t make it into the museums. March is Women’s History Month, an occasion that may seem unnecessary; women’s history is just human history, right? Essentially, yes, but women have often been left out of our textbooks. More

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What It’s Like Owning the Most Famous Dog in Boston
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Grumpy Cat memed her way into her own Christmas movie. New York City’s Marnie the Dog regularly receives invitations from celebrities. Here in Boston, an 11-year-old Samoyed and his owner can’t walk the streets of Back Bay without being stopped by onlookers for petting and pictures. His full title is Champion Skilo Bear’s Ivy League C.G.C. Samoyed Sir Harvard, but owner Dana Sullivan calls him Harvard Dangerfield for short. More

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy: A Look Back at His Time in Boston’s West End
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UPDATE (12:30 p.m. 2/27/15): Actor Leonard Nimoy has passed away at age 83 in his home in Los Angeles. Nimoy had been admitted to the hospital earlier this week with chest pains. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed that the cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. More

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John Travolta Does a Middling Boston Accident in ‘The Forger’ Trailer
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John Travolta has fallen from grace since his Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction days, now existing as a repository for ridiculous on-screen hairstyles and award show schadenfreude. But Johnny might be able to redeem himself in our eyes if he can pull off a competent Boston accent in his new film The Forger. After watching the film’s first trailer, which debuted today, the jury is still out. More

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1700+ Women to Throw Dance Party for Man Mocked for His Weight
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The Internet (much like the world at large) can be a pretty crummy place. In February, a 4Chan user proved that, uploading a photo of a man they laughed at for the crime of dancing and having fun in public. “Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week,” the caption reads. “He stopped when he saw us laughing.” But after such a stark reminder of the cruelty many face because of their bodies, we’re happy to report that this story has a happy ending. More

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A Bodyboarding Baby Caught the Best Wave
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A dad took his 9-month-old son for his first surf experience with a GoPro, and it’s as adorable as it is terrifying.

The waves are big. The water is relentless. And the safety concerns surrounding a small child propped on a bodyboard are extremely real. But hey, it’s cute! More

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Germany Has Found a Creative Way to Punish Public Urinators
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It’s pee-back time.

St. Pauli is where all the cool people go to party in Hamburg, Germany. While it’s fun if you’re letting loose, the residents are pissed off with drunk fun-seekers constantly urinating on their walls. Since signs and fines in place have had little to no impact on partiers, the community took matters into their own hands.
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The Daily Show Loses Its Two Senior Correspondents…So Who’s Taking Over?
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As the Internet continues to frantically speculate who will take over for Jon Stewart upon his departure from The Daily Show, another major contender for the role has voluntarily removed herself from the ring – longtime correspondent and producer Samantha Bee announced yesterday that she will be leaving the show to take her talents to TBS. More

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Why Diablo Cody Is The Best Thing To Ever Happen to Barbie
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Diablo Cody has proven herself as an Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno and leading mind on projects like The United States of Tara and Young Adult. But she wasn’t the first person to spring into a producer’s mind when seeking a writer to reboot the Barbie franchise, and that’s a good thing. More

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