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You’ve probably seen them before, but you may not remember them. They popped up all over the MBTA after the Boston Marathon bombings two years ago. In stations, on trains, and all over the news feeds across the city. Yet the highest concentrations existed in Copley Station and on the Green Line trains that pass through it. More

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Meet the Woman Painting Portraits of Her Dunkin’ Donuts Customers
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Go to a coffee shop often enough, and you’re bound to see the same people again and again. That’s especially true for coffee shop employees, who quickly learn the names, orders, and mannerisms of their regulars. Amberlynn Narvie has gone a step beyond that — she has spent the last year painting a series of portraits of the regular customers who frequent the Dunkin’ Donuts she has worked at for the last three years in Beverly. More

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Photos: How Fenway Park Recovers From the Worst Winter Ever
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From late January through March, a record-breaking snowfall descended on Boston, and Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, was hit just as hard as the rest of the city. Battered by fierce winds, buried under feet of snow, and frozen deep with frost, the once-lush Fenway field was in full-on winter hibernation. More

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Riot Grrrl Day, as Mansplained by a Manly Man
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Mayor Walsh has proclaimed today Riot Grrrl Day, an official holiday celebrating the feminist musical movement begun by Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill in the early 1990s. Sure, Hanna will be at the Wilbur Theater tonight to show you what Riot Grrrls are made of, but why not let this man explain it to you instead? More

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Photos: Human Dogsleds Take to Boston Streets for 2015 Urban Idiotorama
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This past weekend, many daring costumed racers gathered on Landsdowne Street for the 2015 Boston Urban Idiotorama Race. The event is fashioned after the famous Alaskan dogsled race, but instead of dogs and snow, this Iditarod has shopping carts and humans dressed in ridiculous costumes. We caught up with a few of the teams before they embarked on their crazy ride. 

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Film Festivals, Fundraisers, and More Boston Events This Week
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Most cities’ marathons happen on the weekend, but our Marathon Monday didn’t become a thing just because locals love alliteration. It’s also Patriots’ Day, when we recognize the important offseason work put in by the coaches and players of the New England Patriots that doesn’t get much attention but — OK it’s actually the 240th anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Celebrate this week with a benefit for the troops of today, comedy and film fests, and lots more.

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The Mother of Dragons Is at Her Breaking Point on ‘Game of Thrones’
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 SPOILER ALERT: Major plot points of Sunday night’s episode of Game of Thrones are revealed in this post.

Daenerys has a lot on her mind but it was someone else who lost their head during Sunday’s episode of Thrones.

As seen in the season five premiere, the golden harpy has been pulled down from the Great Pyramid of Meereen: about as symbolic a gesture as possible to let the people know that Daenerys wants both change and control over her newest stomping grounds. Though she has the support of her advisers and her Unsullied army, not everyone is as eager to honor the Mother of Dragons. The Sons of the Harpy, to be specific.

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The Sons are a pro-slavery, anti-Daenerys insurgency. It was a Son of the Harpy who slit White Rat’s throat in last week’s premiere, leaving behind a tell-tale gold harpy mask to make it clear who was responsible for the murder.

After White Rat’s killer was captured, Daenerys met with her advisers and decides a fair trial of this Son of the Harpy is necessary. But it wasn’t long before Mossador, a former slave and confidante of Daenerys, goes to where the Son is being held and kills him when he says that she does not belong in Meereen and will never be their “mhysa.” Their mother.

Kneeling before her throne, Mossador stresses to Daenerys that he killed the Son for her. In the past, Daenerys may have let his wrongdoing slide. But, after she and her advisers decided on going through with a trial, Barristan Selmy took Daenerys aside and reminded her of a specific corrupt leader.

“Your father, the Mad King,” Selmy said. “I served in his guard. When the people rose and rebelled against him, he burned men alive with wildfire and laughed as they screamed. His efforts to step out dissent led to rebellion.”

After Daenerys stressed that she is not like her father, Selmy replied, “No, your Grace, thank the gods. But the Mad King gave his enemies the justice he thought they deserved and each time it made him feel powerful and right until the very end.”

Terrified of appearing as unjust as her father, Daenerys knows what she must do. “The law is the law,” she says as she tells the guards to take Mossador to his death.

Daenerys appears before her people to say that a man awaiting trial was killed and that the punishment for this crime is death. Shocked, the ex-slaves of Meereen shout “Brother! Brother!” when Mossador is led out in shackles by Unsullied army members. As cries of “Mercy!” get louder from the crowd below, Daenerys’ once-steely demeanor falters as she looks at Mossador. But, with her nod of approval, a scythe cuts off his head.

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Outraged, the ex-slaves begin to hiss from all sides of Daenerys and fight the Unsullied—hurling rocks and throwing themselves into them. Daenerys is able to get away and her advisers offer to stand guard outside her door that night but she tells them to leave.

Walking out onto her balcony, Daenerys hears something behind her. Drogon, the goat-roasting, goatherd’s daughter-killing dragon is back. Fully grown, Daenerys looks at him with both fear and sadness in her eyes. She stretches out her hand and, compared to the fiery exchange with her other two dragons in the series premiere, shares a very tender moment before he flies away. Exercising about as much control over Drogon as she does over Meereen.

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He’s Got His Dream Job, Now I’m Living a Nightmare
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My boyfriend had been looking for a job for months and was offered an awesome-paying position.  But he would have been working 6 a.m.-6 p.m. 4+ days/week. Instead of taking it, he bought into his friend’s business selling game cards. We have no real monetary cushion so I took the first job offered (food-service) hoping to support us and our 5 children. More

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History Lessons With Public Service Broadcasting
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Most bands would like to think that their music offers up some distinctive element that the listener isn’t getting elsewhere, but in the case of pseudonymous U.K. duo Public Service Broadcasting, that claim can be both stated and verified. The pair’s sound brings to mind latter-day Mogwai with a genuinely unique conceit: a wealth of painstakingly gathered archival samples that function as storytelling devices. More

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Broke Beats: Kev Decor – ‘LV BN BRK’
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Kev Decor bills his new mixtape LV BN BRK as a project, which seems to be accurate. It’s mostly a collection of singles (“4$”, “BANG”, and “Cuckoo” have all been released independently) and scraps hobbled together under an album cover, but that’s fitting considering the multitude of styles Decor experiments with over the course of the album

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David Chase Interprets the Final Scene of ‘The Sopranos’
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In the eight years that have passed since The Sopranos left the air, its series finale remains one of the most divisive finales of all time. After watching New Jersey’s tortured anti-hero for six seasons, fans felt jipped when the show ended without any indication of the Soprano family’s future.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Juicing in Boston
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If you’re curious about juicing or have any interest in your health, listen up. What could regular juicing mean for you? Natural energy, improved sleeping, fewer to no headaches/migraines, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, better digestion, a drastic reduction in chronic pain, an added boost to your sex drive, more radiant skin, more shine to your hair and the overall feeling of a superhuman. More

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