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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

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Laser Beams, Local Beers, and More Events in Boston This Weekend
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We’re getting to that time of year when your weather app’s “Feels Like” temperature should just say “millions of tiny ice-needles” for about the next five months. Who else spent 45 minutes looking for their gloves before realizing they were obviously in the pockets of the coat you hadn’t worn since last winter, along with 27 cents and a ticket stub for “American Hustle”? Make sure to bundle up and maintain a disciplined Chapstick regimen before heading to this weekend’s events.

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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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Alternicon: From Podcasts to BDSM Fiction, a Celebration of Self-Publishing
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Alternicon is all about independents. In an online community saturated by artists looking for recognition and success, it can be difficult to feel noticed. There are webcomics like Homestuck and podcasts like “Welcome to Night Vale” that have become pinnacles of fandom and popularity–in fact, most of the people who attended Alternicon are in a costume from one of these properties–but there are plenty of creators searching for an audience. The convention, which took place at the Midtown Hotel over the weekend, attracted small business owners, authors, writers, and fans to a compact but lively space that all sought entertainment. More

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Swing Dancing, Square Dancing, and Other Non-Dancing Boston Events This Week
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If your only dance moves are “grind all up in someone else’s business” and “bite your lower lip while double fisting Bud Light Platinums” then this week is your chance to double your repertoire with some swing and/or square dancing. Hey, if learning to dance is anything like the amazing dance lesson scene from “Hitch” then it’ll be the only redeeming moment in the otherwise bland and generic romantic comedy that is your life.

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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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The Harvard Art Museums Celebrate Reopening; Watch 6-Year Time-Lapse Video
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After six years, the Harvard Art Museums will reopen to the public today. The much-anticipated renovation and restoration has united the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum under one spectacular glass roof designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. The museum reopens its 250,000-piece collection and debuts its elaborately renovated 1927 Quincy Street landmark and added 204,000-square-foot glass and steel wing with a Italian piazza-inspired Courtyard.