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Yuengling returns to Boston: Is beloved beer worth the hype?
Beer/Wine

The new year approaches and with 2014’s arrival, Yuengling returns to Massachusetts in March after a two-decade absence. Cue the cheers! I was born and raised in the Keystone State, so when I heard the news that America’s oldest brewery, Pottsville, Pa.’s own D.G. Yuengling & Co., would be making one of my favorite beers available down the street in my adoptive home, you bet I was pleased. And I’m not the only one — this Facebook group imploring the beer’s return to the region has more than 16,000 likes. But I guess some people, like BDCwire’s Perry Eaton, think it’s just a fad that can’t compete in an already crowded beer market (and others just think it outright sucks). So before we could properly sit down over a pint of Yuengling, Perry and I decided to hash it out. More

Music
Timeflies Tuesday: Wayward Son
How did this Vineyard video make two Tufts rappers famous?
Music

June 2011. Martha’s Vineyard. Cal Shapiro and Rob Resnick, the two members of crossover band Timeflies, are hard at work in a white-walled room with a handful of friends, beer cans everywhere, a computer in the corner, and a standalone mic in the middle. OK, maybe not your traditional definition of “hard at work,” but somehow, it is. Resnick, better known as Rez, throws on a personally-remixed version of the Kansas classic “Wayward Son,” while Cal walks up to the mic, smiling. “Another Timeflies Tuesday,” he says. “I had a few Bud Lights, so it’s gonna be a good Tuesday, goddamn.” Two years later, that video has over 2 million views and Timeflies is in the middle of a national tour. It’s headlining. The dudes play the 2,700-person Orpheum Theater in Boston on Friday. And it’s sold out. To some, even after shuffling through the duo’s more than 150 videos on YouTube, Timeflies’ success just might not make a whole lot of sense. Sure, these guys are talented, but they’re regular. They do the same things we do. They’re too normal to be famous. How did they do it? More