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No Rest For Improv Asylum As They Help Globe Santa
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The 10th annual “No Rest For The Wicked Funny” benefit for Globe Santa takes place from 7 p.m. on Friday, December 5 through 7p.m. Saturday, December 6. Twenty-four hours of wild improv, special guests, lively auctions and more…all to benefit Globe Santa. Michael Anastasia joined Adam 12 to talk it up earlier. More

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Holiday Tips For Hip Moms and Dads
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I am not a hip dad, but I aspire to be one. Around the holidays, this aspiration manifests itself in the desire to give my children memories for Christmas (the holiday we celebrate) as opposed to a bunch of gifts that amount to forgettable junk. My lovely Bride has been a driving force behind this, and between the two of us we’ve amassed a short list of a few holiday traditions and a few activities that help define the holidays for our family. Shared experiences like family outings can create lifelong memories. Here’s hoping you find a tip or two here that will lead to a holiday tradition or memory for you and yours this season. More

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Justice for Eric Garner Rally to Coincide with Tree Lighting Ceremony on Boston Common Tonight
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After yesterday’s announcement that a New York grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer David Pantaleo — whose videotaped chokehold on New York resident Eric Garner caused his death — outraged citizens in the Boston area have planned a rally in solidarity that will coincide with the tree-lighting on the Boston Common tonight. More

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Berklee Pays Tribute to Marvin Gaye’s Most Underappreciated Album
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When we think of “lost” albums of the 1960s, we tend to think of rock groups. The Beach Boys’ “Smile,” the Who’s “Lifehouse,” Neil Young “Homegrown.” We don’t typically think of the lost works of the great R&B and soul artists of the era. More

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Finally, An Open Discussion About Boston’s 2024 Olympic Bid
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Yesterday, the Boston 2024 Organizing Committee submitted their proposal to the United States Olympic Committee. In other words, this whole “Olympics in Boston in 10 years” thing just took a step closer to becoming a reality. Whether you’re for or against Boston 2024, you have to agree that public discourse has to be an essential part of the process. Thanks to Joanna Weiss and Dante Ramos of the Boston Globe, it will be. Join them at the ICA on Monday night at for the Off the Page Conversation: 2024 Boston Olympics. It’s free and open to the public; just click the link to RSVP. The pair joined me earlier today to talk about the event and get the conversation started. More

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Moth StorySLAM: In Search of Organic Stories in the Internet Age
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If you use Facebook (71% of online adults), LinkedIn (22%), Twitter (19%), Instagram (17%) or any other web-based social network, you’ve digested someone’s perspective in what is the new standard storytelling format. Personal expression online allows the expresser to edit and format the stories they are telling. Meanwhile, readers are free to mute or interrupt, while multi-tasking if they choose. The experiences that “friends”, “connections” or “followers” share are non-linear. They can be started and stopped at will, perseverated on, or ignored completely. More

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Talking Pop Culture and NorthEast Comic Con With Gary Sohmers
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When you hear the term “Comic Con,” you likely think comics and cosplay. Rightly so. The NorthEast Comic Con, however, has a lot more going on than just that. “King of Pop Culture” Gary Sohmers blew into the studio today like a hurricane and rattled off the scores of things going on at the NECC on December 5-6. Listen. More