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In the winter, soup can be the best kind of meal if it’s really done right. Good meal-soup fills you for hours, warms you to your bones, and has the added benefit of rehydrating any skin on your face that may have been dried out by driving winds or an over enthusiastic heating system. Some soups can even cure colds and flus (almost). More

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An Infographic Guide to Sledding in the Greater Boston Area
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Frostbite isn’t very fun, but do you know what is? Sledding! If you’re daring enough (or crazy enough?) to step outside into Juno’s wrath, there are some surprisingly good slopes in and around the Boston area that are perfect for taking an epic ride. Here at BDCwire, we’ve compiled a few of the best hills and ranked them according to the ski trail grading system — that way you can decide which ones you’re up for conquering. Bundle up and grab a sled, cafeteria tray, trashcan lid — whatever you can get your little frozen hands on — and go shred some slopes. Stay warm, Boston! More

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The Definitive List of Manic Pixie Dream Girls in Film and Television
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Manic Pixie Dream Girl (n.): “That bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures.” More

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Boston, Providence Among Nation’s Least Bible-Minded Cities
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A 10-year study conducted by the American Bible Society and Barna Group has found, to the surprise of no one, that the northeast is the nation’s least Bible-minded bastion. After polling nearly 63,000 people over the last decade, the study concludes Boston to be the third least Bible-minded city in the country with Providence, Rhode Island taking top (bottom?) honors. More

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Chili Cook-Offs, Donut and Beer Tastings, and More Events This Weekend
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If you’re a big Patriots fan, it’s unfortunately true that at this point there’s nothing you can do to help the team win the Super Bowl. Not even using all of your birthday cake/coin fountain/eyelash wishes on it all year, and anyways that would be a pretty silly thing for a grown man to do, haha right? So you might as well distract yourself this weekend by checking out some comedy, theater, a chili cook-off, and more events that you’ll love more than Gronk loves “69” jokes.

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When Seattle Met Boston: Looking Back on Nirvana’s Sloppy Cover of ‘More Than a Feeling’
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What better time than now for footage of a legendary Seattle band covering a legendary Boston band to come back into play? After all, the Super Bowl is four days away, and we’re at the point where any Seattle trash-talk fodder comes in handy.  More

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‘Ted 2′ Trailer is Here and It’s About as Boston as You Would Expect
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After a summer full of Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried and Seth MacFarlane sightings, the trailer for “Ted 2″ has been released, featuring another Boston-centric story packed with everything you could want in an R-rated summer comedy.  More

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Billy Joel Returns To Fenway Park This Summer
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Ever want to see several people your parents’ age sing along to “Piano Man” in the same place where several people your parents’ age regularly sing along to “Sweet Caroline”? That dream can now become a reality, in case you missed your first chance.  More

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Martha’s Vineyard in Winter Months a Different Paradise for Both Locals and Visitors
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The Martha’s Vineyard everyone knows is a bustling island off the coast of Massachusetts, filled with boutique shops, restaurants, and renowned beaches, where even the President vacations. Summers are filled with festivals and outdoor theater performances, as the island hums with activity and visitors from all over the world. More

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Best ‘East/West’ College Bowl Names From The Newest ‘Key and Peele’ Sketch
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In case you’ve been living under an Internet-less snow drift for the past two days (and that’s completely possible), incomparable sketch madmen Key and Peele have released the third installment in one of their most popular absurd sketches, East/West College Bowl, featuring some familiar NFL faces.

With a bevy of names to choose from, can one truly be the best? Answer: yes. Here are our twelve favorites. More

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Cultural Sommelier: Pairing ‘Spring Breakers’ with Miley Cyrus’s ‘Bangerz’
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After the blizzard this past week, I’m sure many of you are thinking of getting away, off to someplace warm and sunny.  Some of you may even be planning trips for spring break. In honor of that well-worn idea, this edition of Cultural Sommelier will be focusing on the trashy pop art of Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers and Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz. Writing about these two works in tandem feels like a no-brainer. More

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