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Harvard vs. Yale. “The Game.” One of the oldest, most storied rivalries in college football history will play out its latest chapter in Cambridge this weekend. And for the first time ever, ESPN’s College Gameday will be on hand to showcase Ivy League fandom and the creative, irreverent tailgater signs for a nationwide audience. More

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Parlor Sports’ NBA Nerd Night Builds Community of Journalists, Trolls, and Basketball Addicts
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Somerville has developed a reputation as a hipster haven. Sure, you can find your microbreweries and your restaurants creating decadent meals using only local ingredients but there is one such gem in Somerville that makes itself unique in a world that hipsters aren’t usually associated with: sports. More

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From Hogwarts to College Campuses: This Is What Competitive Quidditch in Boston Looks Like
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Most people know quidditch from the Harry Potter franchise; wizards flying around on brooms, throwing balls through hoops and chasing a flying golden snitch. Fewer people may know of quidditch as a modernized sport played on college campuses nationwide. At first, this real life version can be played off as a bunch of nerds running around on brooms pretending to be wizards, but in reality it is a collection of club athletes playing a full contact co-ed sport. More

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Converse’s Cons Project Inspires Creativity in Local Youth With Continued Arts Series
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As part of Converse’s CONS Project – a series of creative workshops held in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Toronto and led by experts in each city’s skate, art, and music communities – local youths took to drills and saws yesterday as they learned how to build furniture from recycled skate decks. The “Creative Recycling” project was the third of five in the ongoing workshop series slated to hit the city over the next year and encouraged aspiring designers and artistic builders to learn the key skills of repurposing used skateboards, designing, and painting finished pieces. More

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Now Streaming on Netflix: Flicks For the Foodie
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, we have food on the mind. Actually we always have food on the mind which is probably one of the reasons that food, cooking, and eating stand as some of the cinema’s most enduring themes. Hungry for a new Netflix queue? Check out these flicks devoted to the foodie in all of us, where food plays a starring role, or at least gives a substantial supporting turn.

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Broke Beats: D-Sisive – “The Great Mr. Nobody [one]“
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A mixture of deliberate hiatuses, moniker changes, and general apathy for the Canadian rap scene have kept Toronto’s D-Sisve well below the radar, despite the fact that the wry lyricist has been plying superb rap music for over two decades. “The Great Mr. Nobody [one]” arrived this Tuesday after a series of pushbacks, but the 23-track monster is finally here, and it’s classic Derek Christoff. More

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Take My Advice: He’s MIA… Should I Be, Too?
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I have a friend I went to school with, so we’ve been friends for about ten years. He lives in the UK, I live here. We used to be super close, we went through horrible breakups at the same time last year and went to each other (via Skype) to talk each other through that time. Our personal lives used to be open books to each other, but a few months ago he went MIA. I thought a new girlfriend was at the root of it, but he said if he had one of course he would let me know, he was just going through some things. Eventually, communication got better and I got over it. Then, I had a crisis a couple months back and he was nowhere in sight.

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Stephen Holding Returns to Lot F Gallery With New Graffuturism Artworks
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The way you observe Stephen Holding’s ultra precise compositions is a little different than how you would another artist’s painted canvas. In fact it’s not so much observing as it is interacting. Holding’s large, mixed-media works, made of concise layers of fluid, lucid brushwork, hang suspended in the air, and mix with the environment’s light, offering a shape-shifting illusion when looked at from different perspectives, and in turn inviting the viewer to get lost within the abstract imagery.

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College News Round-Up: Gearing Up For The Biggest Rivalry in the Ivy League
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The College Newspaper Round-Up is a weekly look at various stories published in Boston-area student newspapers, plucking out the most interesting pieces that are important to communities across the Commonwealth: the students, the faculty, and the residents of neighborhoods that house them all.

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Be Not Afraid: A Guide to Winter Cycling in Boston
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Cyclists know that there’s no better way to get around the city than on two wheels. It’s fast, fun, healthy, eco-friendly, and free, and in a city where public transportation shuts down at 12:30 on most nights, it’s great to have autonomy in one’s own transportation. There are few sensations lovelier than whizzing through town on a beautiful day, unencumbered by schedules and crowded train cars.

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Did These Two Dudes Seriously Do A Drug Deal in Worcester On Live TV?
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I just came across this video of a Fox 25 broadcast covering the February 2013 blizzard. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a weather reporter tracking snowfall totals in Worcester and a casual drug deal happening in the background… wait, what? More

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This Ferret Jumps Worse Than My Grandma
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This silly ferret seems convinced it can escape the confines of its countertop prison and leap to the greener pastures of the ironing board. Unfortunately, it cannot. Fortunately (for us), its attempt is hilarious. More

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