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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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10 ‘Parks and Rec’ Spinoffs We’d Definitely Watch
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Tonight, Parks and Recreation, one of the best American comedies of this century, comes to a close with an hour-long finale at 10/9c. Through seven seasons, we’ve grown to love the familial bonds of friendship formed by Leslie Knope, Ron Swanson, April Ludgate, and the rest of the cast. But what truly made Parks and Rec incredible was its commitement to fleshing out the city of Pawnee, building the largest universe of secondary characters in a television show since The Simpsons. More

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How a Group of Local Shovelers Dug a 40-Foot Snow Tunnel on a Medford Bike Path
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Along the Malden and Mystic Rivers sits the Wellington Greenway, a hiking and biking path that leads users from Boston’s inner harbor into Medford. It’s quite popular with commuters at the Wellington Station T stop on the Orange line. However, snow removal efforts by the MBTA blocked the path with a gigantic mountain of snow, rendering it all but accessible. That is, until a few local cyclists took matters into their own hands. More

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The Wonderfully Weirdest College Courses Offered In Massachusetts
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College is the perfect time to experiment; the ideal opportunity to test the limits of a new-found freedom, to make poor life choices and follow the pursuit of knowledge. It’s also the only avenue you’ll have to take a handful of bizarre courses that will make your parents wonder if the thousands of dollars spent on your education was worth it.
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These 6 Occupations Swipe the Most on Dating Apps While at Work
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You know the regular grind: You spend eight hours of day, staring at a screen, doing whatever task-based job you’re being paid on a weekly basis to do… but sometimes, you just want to see who else is single and ready to mingle at 2 on a Tuesday afternoon. More

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This Cambridge Firefighter Has Spent The Past 2 Weeks Living on Hoth
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Midway through this February’s unprecedented winter onslaught, a curious thing popped up on Facebook’s news feed. James “Jimbo” Encalada, a firefighter with the Cambridge Fire Department, made an announcement. It seemed he was planning a big move from his small little hovel in Somerville to somewhere a bit more exotic. More

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80% of This Car Wash’s Employees Are Autistic, Here’s How That Gives Them an Advantage
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Those diagnosed with autism face numerous social challenges, and one of the major ones is finding employment. One Florida father-and-son team has made it their business to help the disorder be seen as a professional asset instead of a setback.
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The Open Internet Will Keep Us Stupid and Happy
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Two stupid internet memes captured the world’s attention yesterday.

One was a police chase involving two llamas. The other, a dress that nearly plunged the nation into civil war.

It’s a sublime coincidence that both occurred on the same day that the FCC classified the Internet as a public utility.

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Watch Dog: 5 Movies Similar to ‘Maps to the Stars’
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Out from between the cinematic winter wasteland of January and the “summer blockbuster” beginnings of March comes David Cronenberg’s latest, Maps to the Stars.  Starring recent Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, along with Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson, Maps to the Stars follows a web of characters in Hollywood, from a famed self-help therapist to a fading, unraveling screen actress, all while revealing the ghosts and skeletons in their closets.  More

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Why Drake’s OVO Sound Label Is Being Built on Singles, Not Artists
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As PartyNextDoor gears up to play a sold out Royale this Saturday, no one in attendance will be questioning the staying power of his debut album, PartyNextDoor Two, released last year. At best, his dystopic mood discretely drifts along digital distressed production. At worst, it’s an endless bong swirl odyssey that gets lost in its own murkiness. More

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