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Play Our Super Bowl XLIX Drinking Game

bostonmagazine.com — Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, meaning Pats fans everywhere are readying the face paint, stocking up on chips and dip, and perhaps most importantly, preparing for a day of no-holds-barred drinking. To keep things interesting, here's a new Super Bowl drinking game to play.
Feb 01, 2015

RT @susanzalkind: This week I wrote two stories on saving Tsarnaev's life: An unsolved murder voc.tv/1yqH9eP A not guilty plea bit.ly/1zf0mpt

Jan 31, 2015

RT @susanzalkind: This week I wrote two stories on saving Tsarnaev's life: An unsolved murder voc.tv/1yqH9eP A not guilty plea bit.ly/1zf0mpt

Follow Friday: TJ Connelly

Jan 30, 2015

RT @senatorjohn: this week i talked to @BostonMagazine about music, sports, radio, noodles, and other uses of 140 characters » bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertain…

Hill Farmstead Once Again Rated World's Best

bostonmagazine.com — For the second time in three years, Greensboro, Vermont's Hill Farmstead Brewery has been named Best Brewery in the World by RateBeer, the world's largest beer review and rating website. In addition to taking top honors in the Best Brewery category, founder Shaun Hill had seven beers listed as the top 100 in the world, and six honored in the Top 50 New Releases category.

Museums, Politicians, Chefs & More Bet on Super Bowl XLIX

bostonmagazine.com — MARVEL CROSSOVER Captain America, a Massachusetts native and Pats fan, called out the Guardian of the Galaxy on Twitter. The terms of their bet are nothing short of marvel ous. If the Patriots win, Pratt must dress up as Star-Lord and visit the Boston nonprofit Christopher's Haven while wearing a Tom Brady jersey.
Jan 30, 2015

museums betting paintings = too far RT @carlycarioli City vs city Super Bowl bets have kind of gotten out of hand. bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertain…

MIT Professor Endorses Science Proving Deflategate Is a Bust

bostonmagazine.com — If you're not quite finished reading about Deflategate-and really, who is? T minus 51 hours til kickoff-there's this new look at the evidence: Thomas Healy, a Pats fan and Carnegie Mellon grad student in mechanical engineering, wrote a scientific paper explaining that the deflation of footballs can be caused by environmental and weather factors-and MIT physics professor Max Tegmark endorsed it.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @MolinaAshli: The Pats are never wrong. Professor at @MIT endorses science that proves #Deflategate is a bust: bit.ly/1Do6tqB (shameless plug)

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, More Celebs Explain Deflategate

bostonmagazine.com — In Patriots nation, we are all the locker room guy. In a hilarious sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night, a whole bunch of Boston celebrities including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, and even Steven Tyler posed as diehard Patriots fans taking responsibility for Deflategate -and insisting that their beloved quarterback Tom Brady had nothing to do with the scandal.

Harvard’s Humanist Hub Hosting 'Super Bowl/I Hate Football' Party

bostonmagazine.com — Whether you're a diehard fan who can't wait to watch the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks during the Super Bowl, or a fair-weather follower who actually hates football and everything it represents, Harvard's Humanist Hub has just the place for you to go to catch the big game on Sunday.

Conan, Gronk, and Marshawn Lynch Play 'Mortal Kombat X'

bostonmagazine.com — Leave it to Conan O'Brien to put Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch in the same room. Before the two compete in Super Bowl XLIX this weekend, Conan brought them together for a segment on his show called "Clueless Gamer," where he and special guests test out a new video game.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @BostonMagazine: Conan, Gronk, and Marshawn Lynch play ‘Mortal Kombat X’ together, and it's bananas: ow.ly/Icf8N pic.twitter.com/e48nZdGtQf

The Mixed Six-Pack to Bring to Your Super Bowl Party

bostonmagazine.com — For the past two decades, the average length of Super Bowl broadcasts has crept up to the four-hour mark. Hell, that's longer than the Oscars and the Golden Globes. But let's be honest, done right, the Super Bowl is an all-day affair. And the best way to subdue your itinerary of salted snacks and succulent spreads?

Behind the Scenes at Necco

bostonmagazine.com — Necco Wafers. Mary Janes. Sky Bars. Canada Mints. Candy Buttons. Those inimitable staples of the Valentine's Day classroom exchange, Sweethearts, which celebrate their 150th anniversary this February. All of these, some of the world's most beloved and recognizable confections, have been produced by The New England Confectionary Company (or: Necco) for over a century.
Jan 30, 2015

Behind the scenes at Necco, where there is a designated taffy-pulling room! >> bostonmagazine.com/restaurants/bl… via @cmhughes79

The Education of Daunasia Yancey

bostonmagazine.com — Daunasia Yancey wore a red felt flower in her hair and a megaphone over one shoulder. She'd just led a focus group on making schools safer for transgender students at the Beacon Hill headquarters of the Boston Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Youth (BAGLY).
Jan 31, 2015

RT @BostonMagazine: She’s young, black, female, gay—and ready for her mug shot. Meet the new face of Boston’s civil rights movement: bit.ly/1zpUN9e

Jan 29, 2015

RT @sirosenbaum: For the night crowd: I wrote about how the #BlackLivesMatter movement owes as much to Stonewall as to Selma: bostonmagazine.com/news/article/2…

Boston George’s Play for the Corporate-Speaking Racket

bostonmagazine.com — When George Jung finally walked out of New Jersey's Fort Dix prison on an ordinary Monday last June, he was thinking about chowder. At 71, he'd spent the past 20 years locked up and goddammit, he'd always missed the food from his childhood in the Boston suburbs.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @chrisjvogel George Jung ditches blow to be corporate speaker? What could go wrong? tinyurl.com/of2xjl5 nice one by @detroitrockbook

Scientists Emerge with Exoplanet Research

bostonmagazine.com — One spring day in 2011, Sara Seager, an MIT professor of planetary science and physics, invited 14 of the world's most influential astronomers to a birthday party of sorts.