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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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A Look Inside Bodega, Boston’s Hub For Sneakerheads
Fashion

Boston’s street apparel boutique Bodega is a bit like Narnia—it’s got all kinds of cool stuff inside, it’s full of colorful characters, and it’s hidden behind a seemingly ordinary portal, which, in this case, is a Snapple vending machine rather than a magical wardrobe. More

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The New England Winter Survival Guide: Strategy Three – How to Master the Dinner Party
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I think it’s time to address the elephant in this column: when I proposed this series, it wasn’t quite Winter yet. For those of you who have not spent hundreds of Winters in Boston, you might find it hard to believe, but everyone in the entire city is usually completely miserable by now. More

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The ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer is Pretty Grim
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The rebooted Fantastic Four saw its first trailer release today, and it already looks more interesting than the Jessica Alba version.

It’s also somber, the de facto mode of operation for superhero movies following Christopher Nolan’s success with the Dark Knight trilogy. Helmed by Josh Trank, best known for 2012’s Chronicle, the new Fantastic Four follows “four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways.”

They then return to earth to fight evil while also grappling with their new weirdness.

The movie is slated for an August 7th release.

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Snowstorm Of People Freaking Out About #Blizzardof2015 On Twitter
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The blizzard we’ve all been waiting for is among us. Most of us are probably hibernating from the arctic tundra outside our window, happily obliging to indoor advisories. While some are perfectly calm, others took to Twitter to share their fears and concerns about the #snowpacalypse. 

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There’s a ‘Boston Yeti’ Out There Enjoying the Blizzard
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Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency and instituted a travel ban for Massachusetts early yesterday in preparation for Blizzard Juno. Or at least that’s the official reason. But whispers from the State House suggest a much more terrifying reason for confining people to their homes: a Yeti is on the loose. More

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Snowbrawls, Chowder Showdowns, and More Events in Boston This Week
Boston events

This week’s events roundup comes with the caveat that half of this stuff is going to be canceled or rescheduled due to the looming snowmaggedopocalypse, and anyways there’s a decent chance we’ll all be huddled together around a single Yankee Candle in our powerless homes for a couple days and the idea of leaving to go to an “event” will sound insane. Just make sure you can travel safely and events are still on, and if not, you can always go sledding.

 

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