Politics
Politics

Beloved Bostonian Ben Affleck was on television today, but not on the usual channels — he was testifying at a Senate hearing on C-SPAN regarding foreign aid and international diplomacy. But before discussing this serious topic, he managed to drop a bit of a spoiler for the upcoming Batman film while giving a shoutout to a longtime New England senator. More

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Application: Please Make Me the New Member of One Direction
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It’s official: One Direction member Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction.

After being spotted at a U.K. club allegedly flirting with a woman who was not Perrie Edwards, his fiancee, the outrage and intense speculation began. While Malik originally planned rejoin the group in South Africa after a short stint away from their tour, the band released a statement today shedding light on their plans to go forth without him:

“After five incredible years Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction. Niall, Harry, Liam and Louis will continue as a four-piece and look forward to the forthcoming concerts of their world tour and recording their fifth album, due to be released later this year.”

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Accessible by T: 4 Cideries to Visit in the Greater Boston Area
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It’s easy to realize that the craft beer market has exploded– with it has come lots and lots of new microbrews to check out. Beer lovers heaven right? Well, not everybody is hot off the craft beer craze, so luckily, there’s another adult beverage that is sweeping the nation. That’s right folks, hard cider is on the rise! With open arms we welcome that orchard beverage of the adult variety to the craft market. Want to get your hands on some? Of course you do. So here are four local establishments that press their own cider within earshot of Boston: More

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Does Mississippi Love Larry Bird More than New Hampshire?
Sports

Larry Bird is a legend in this state, and rightfully so. A 12-time All Star, three-time MVP, and owner of the single-most memorable scoring display in Celtics franchise history, it’s not surprising that Larry Legend has the best selling throwback jersey in Massachusetts, according to 2014 sales data from old school jersey purveyor Mitchell and Ness. But it seems rest of New England doesn’t love Larry as much as the Bay State. More

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The Mystery of Boston Actor B.J. Novak’s Fake Twitter Sister
Comedy

B.J. and Keough Novak have an interesting sibling dynamic in that they are not siblings and have never actually met.

The Internet is a place where people can find their community, even if that community is a fake family. Such is the case for Boston-bred comedian and writer B.J. Novak, who has been interacting with a mysterious fake Twitter sister. The questionable family member goes under the Twitter handle of @KeoNovak and uses a photograph of Kendall Jenner as the profile picture. Why? Because, as one rapper of questionable talent once put it, the Internet. More

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Dining and Dashing, Ghost Hunting, and More Boston Events This Weekend
Boston events

This week’s event picks are all about pairings: Pair your morning run with a burger, your dinner with delicious beers, and your wine with the confidence that you’re actually drinking good wine and not something you picked based on the alcohol percentage and how cool the label art looked.

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Watch Mitt Romney Go Face to Face With Jimmy Fallon (as Mitt Romney)
Video

Before Ted Cruz kicked off primary season by declaring his candidacy for the 2016 presidential race, Mitt Romney got out ahead of the crowd back in January by unequivocally stating he would not run. But that doesn’t mean Romney has been out of the spotlight. He’s agreed to box Evander Holyfield for charity, and last night he appeared on The Tonight Show to do a “Mitt in the Mirror” segment with Jimmy Fallon’s Mitt Romney impression. More

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Boston Radio Still Playing Country Music Hit Despite ‘Gay Agenda’ Haters
Music

Have you heard Little Big Town’s single, “Girl Crush”? If not (I hadn’t), let me break it down for you. A tale as old as time: Girl dates boy. Boy and girl break up. Girl channels boy’s new girlfriend as to satiate the sensations lost post-breakup. It’s co-written by Stoughton-based Lori McKenna. It’s a fun little ditty. And despite what its name implies, the song’s tone appreciates envy, rather than desire.  

But apparently, for some country music stations, this is a problem. More

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