To the age-old tendency to watch a football game with the TV sound down and the radio sound up, the mavericks at FOOTBALLZ TALK have added the option of watching Monday Night Football with the TV sound down and your laptop sound up. Even though it is probably some techical violation of that thing they read at the beginning and end of every NFL broadcast, these dudez have spent the last two seasons doing for the NFL what MST3K did for bad movies.
John Lennon's relationship with Yoko Ono may have signaled the beginning of the end for the Beatles, but thankfully it didn't put our bespectacled hero out of the limelight. The couple advocated for world peace, stayed in bed all day, and even made some music together -- most notably Double Fantasy, their 1980 collaborative project.
Are your friends sick of getting Christmas-themed scratchoffs? Is the Whitman's Sampler just not cutting it this year? Fear not! There are scads of craft fairs coming up in the next week to keep your list in handmade bounty from now unto death. We know that rows of one-of-a-kind artisinal artifacts can feel overwhelming. and so we asked the organizers of each fair for their favorite vendors.
On Wednesday, December 1, our very own Zakim Bridge, the widest cable-stayed bridge in the world, became one of over 30 urban landmarks illuminated with red lights to honor World AIDS Day. RED, the sponsoring organization, was founded by Bono, and has raised over $160 million for AIDS relief programs in Africa.
Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.
have you been coming to the Sil?Four months. I had just moved here, and I didn't know
anybody. Someone told me this was a good place to meet people.
Normally we try to keep the geekery from leaking out of Laser Orgy, that other Phoenix blog where we chronicle all manner of things cultish, weird, and offbeat ... but this is a special occasion.
We've been battling our favorite video games head to head in a game we call the Laser Orgy 500. After tallying roughly a gazillion votes, we've made a Top 50 Video Games list of our own, based mostly on users' opinions and partly on ours.
There's a tongue on the cover of this week's New York Magazine. After reading the 6 page story that the image corresponds to, you'd expect the tongue be outfitted with bloated cheeks and hands lifted on either side of the face, thumbs sticking to the temples and the rest of the fingers pointed upward--a prank.
Chuck Turner is absolutely right. I'm not being sarcastic. The expelled councilor is right that the FBI's case against him was overblown and petty, that “people don't think critically in this society,” and, most of all, that today's Boston City Council meeting (and vote regarding his stature) was “a difficult situation for all of [the councilors].
Paint Pens in Purses art collective
Paul Murray |
Skippy Dies reading |
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard
St, Brookline |
December 3 @ 7 pm | 617.566.6660 or brooklinebooksmith.com
"The War and Peace Project" | A collection of 300 seven-by-five-inch
collages created from the Russian text of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace |
Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border
St [third floor], East Boston
| December 3-18 [reception December 3: 6-9 pm] | 781.