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When reminded of the ten year anniversary of The Office, a date that had somehow escaped him, producer Ben Silverman exhaled over the phone before saying, “I’m in this house because of that show.” More

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You Can Now Play Pacman in Any Boston Neighborhood Using Google Maps
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April Fool’s Day hasn’t even arrived yet, but Google Maps is already having their fun. You can now turn any place, any city, any neighborhood into a game of Pacman. All you have to do is select your favorite area (in Boston, of course), click on the Pacman icon on the bottom left corner and you can begin gobbling up little dots on your screen.
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Ben Affleck Drops ‘Batman’ Spoiler in Senate Hearing
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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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Dissecting the Dark Years in Music Between the Alternative Boom and the Indie Revival
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Last week, Perry Eaton of BDCwire asked me to contribute to this piece on post-9/11 rock music. Today, we continued the conversation, widening the scope to that period in rock that followed the alternative boom of the early-to-mid 90s and preceded the indie rock bloom of the early-to-mid 00s. Then we tied it all in to the present-day, and the recent announcement of the Jay Z-backed streaming music service Tidal. More

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This Joke Cut From the Justin Bieber Roast Was Way Too Real
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The stars were out in full force for Comedy Central’s roast of Justin Bieber, which aired last night. While many of the jokes got pretty harsh, the panelists mostly stuck to topics that seemed Bieber-approved. But one joke, delivered by comedian and Bill Cosby career destroyer Hannibal Buress, was so painfully true that it was cut from the broadcast. More

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Cards Against Humanity Introduces Scholarship for Women in Science
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While Cards Against Humanity is most famous for creating some of the most awkward moments at your most recent family get-together, they’re dipping their toes into social justice and outreach via a recently released new deck entitled the “Cards Against Humanity Science Ambassador Scholarship.” More

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Everett’s Night Shift Brewing Celebrates Three Years With New Beers, New Plans
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Saying Night Shift has come a long way in the last several years is a bit of understatement at this point. The brewery has ramped things up so much over the last few years that the ghost-white sheetrock walls of its first facility in Everett are surely as distant a memory for the brewers as the neon, 10-gallon orange homebrew buckets the three first used in a Ball Square kitchen to prototype beers. More

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SNL in Review: 20 Years Later, How ‘Tommy Boy’ Captures Its Cast In Time
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At the end of Planet Waves, Bob Dylan sings “Time is all I have to give/ you can have it if you choose.” That’s always seemed like an apt description for the relationship between a film and its audience. When you commit to watching a movie, you’re agreeing to forfeit a small fraction of your life. And the filmmakers themselves – they’re bound, as well. Whoever they were when they made a movie, wherever they were in their lives, the film preserves those moments for posterity. More

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Show Scenes: Belle & Sebastian at House of Blues
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Scottish indie-pop mainstays Belle & Sebastian played to a packed House of Blues on Monday night in support of their recently-released 9th studio LP, Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance. Fellows Scots Honeyblood opened the show.

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UFC Star Ronda Rousey Absolutely Wrecks Triple H In Wrestlemania Debut
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Professional fighter Ronda Rousey is everywhere these days. She’ll be taking over the silver screen this weekend in the newest Fast and the Furious film, Furious 7, she joined Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski, and Mark Wahlberg in the Entourage movie trailer, and she’s the most dominant UFC fighter ever, most recently subduing her opponent in just 14 seconds.

Now that Rousey has proved her worth as an athlete and in the theater (if you can call Entourage and Furious 7 theater), she took her talents to the WWE, the perfect marriage of athletics and theatrics. More

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The Rock Plays Bambi In ‘SNL’ Sketch, Most Magical Disney Adaptation Yet
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Disney has been on a roll with their live-action adaptations from Alice In Wonderland to Cinderella to Beauty and the Beast. But there is nothing more magical than Saturday Night Live‘s sketch starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Bambi.
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Beer Flights, Morning Dance Parties, and More Events This Week in Boston
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Get ready for another week of fun beer tastings, cocktail workshops, theater and music events around Boston. Except on Wednesday, April 1, when there aren’t any good events. APRIL FOOLS! There totally are some good events that day. Man, we got you good. You should have seen your face just then.

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