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Alternative Yet Edgy Playlist

Arts Playlist: Songs for When Someone Hands You the Aux And You Want To Seem Alternative Yet Accessible

The faint smell of cultural superiority is clogging everyone’s lightly made-up pores, and Top 40 tunes will indubitably get you uninvited from all such parties in the future.

Ariana Grande still

Unpopular Opinion: Ariana Grande Needs to Start Putting Her Voice to Good Use

Grande’s problem is not whether she has vocal prowess but rather that the quality of her music rarely matches her potential.

gossip girl loft

Unpopular Opinion: Quit Rooting for the Upper East Siders

Revisiting “Gossip Girl” nearly a decade later, one feels a real absence of glamor that the show’s protagonists once had.


Arts Playlist: Songs for Crushing

The Arts Board presents Songs for Crushing. Happy Valentine's Day!

gillette we believe

Does Gillette Get to be Part of #MeToo?

"We Believe: The Best Men Can Be" exemplifies why commodity activism is fundamentally incompatible with movements like #MeToo.

"boygenius" album cover.
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Top Five Supergroups

I present to you Top Five: Supergroup Edition — with a few caveats.

"Hamilton" cast members at the White House.
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Five Show Tunes to Get You Through Finals

I present five songs to get you through finals — show tunes edition.

Whole Heart Provisions

Whole Heart Provisions Brings a Taste of LA to Cambridge

It’s time to move over, Clover. Healthy just got a whole lot tastier.

Drake in concert at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA.
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What the Hell Happened: Drake Now Co-owns an Esports Company

In a world where the legitimacy of esports is questioned by so many, celebrity figures’ support for the scene (both financially and otherwise) helps solidify it as a vertical market in the world of entertainment.

Still from the "Shrek 2" trailer.
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Unpopular Opinion: ‘Shrek 2’ is Better Than ‘Shrek’

The sequel takes everything that’s great about “Shrek” and makes it 10 times more entertaining.

Avril Lavigne in the video for "Head Above Water."
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Music Video Breakdown: ‘Head Above Water’ by Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne’s “Head Above Water” makes it clear: There’s a battle raging on, and it extends far beyond the realm of music.

Ramen at Yume Wo Katare

Community Ramen Hotspot Still the Stuff of Dreams

Above a swooping, hand-painted “Yume Wo Katare,” the restaurant’s sign reads “until 2030.” Yet after just one meal here, it is easy to imagine this cheeky community of dreamers keeping its doors open for much longer.


Comics Unfiltered: Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo

At its core, the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo is a celebration of independent comics and the freedom associated with owning your work.

Illustration of Kanye and Lil Pump on SNL.
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What The Hell Happened: Kanye Trolling On SNL

Even if Kanye West had left his MAGA hat at home, his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” would have given us plenty to discuss.

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The Horror Genre Takes a Page out of History Textbooks in 'Lore'

Just as the most effective lies often hold a grain of truth, the most terrifying stories are usually grounded in reality. Nonfiction horror podcast “Lore” is proof of that.