There are so many will they/won’t they news stories to argue over this week, it’s like you don’t even need a casino in Massachusetts, because you could place your bets on the bottle bill, Scotland’s independence vote, the governor’s race and you could start a pool for how many more oopsies Joe Biden will make by Sunday. No idea what any of that means? That’s OK! We’ll give you the rundown before you crawl out from your rock and hit the bars this weekend … but you have to decide on the odds yourself. More
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Last weekend, you had plenty of discussion topics to spark conversation at the bar: Easter, 4/20, and the confluence of the two holidays, popularly known as “Weedster.” Also, the Marathon, Patriots Day, the three-day weekend, unseasonably warm weather, and that rash in your armpit. But now that all that is gone, how will you start conversations with your friends and/or good-looking strangers after a boring, four-day week? With news about an angry moose and sad horses! More
On Tuesday, the people of Revere voted — overwhelmingly — in favor of building a casino at the Suffolk Downs racetrack, right at the East Boston border. While the vote by no means guarantees that a casino will be built in that specific location, it does mean that gaming is almost certainly coming to the Hub. The only question is, where?
Election season is over and the federal government is trying to take away your precious Lard Glob snacks. You’re feeling sad. But there’s still plenty of possible celebrations on the horizon: Tuition rates are going down, gay bashing in the workplace might become illegal (if the House approves it — don’t hold your breath), and Red Sox Nation is infiltrating New York. Chin up, fans of Connolly and casinos. The beer goes down faster if you keep your chin up. Here’s our guide to what to talk about at the bars this weekend. More
After all that rioting and car flipping, who has the energy to go out this weekend? You do! And while it’s true that all you have to do to make new friends is sport a terrible beard, you’ll have to return to reality at some point, so might as well start practicing with the help of our (Pre-)Bar Exam, a topical guide to pick-up lines and discussion points when you’re out this weekend. Inject the conversation with lively debate about casino odds, Boston’s mom vote, and the relative merits of using Megabus as a drug mule. More