1. “Certain Women” Kelly Reichardt’s film “Certain Women” is a small movie that follows the lives of three women living in rural Montana. They go to work. They try to build a house. They teach night classes. They drive hours through the night. And their seemingly “small” lives are made up of even smaller details. Take […]

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We’ve fulfilled what seemed like an easy logical proposition: if Donald Trump becomes president, then we will protest. But that sentence is an end in itself, as it doesn’t say what we should do after that protest. The Women’s Marches across the country were heartening, but without sustained action building off of them, they will […]

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1. Become the first person to ever live on an Amtrak train. I mean, hey, he is Amtrak Joe, right? It only seems appropriate that he should be the person to reside on an Amtrak. Think of the possibilities. Biden, riding the rails, cutting a path across the American Heartland, possibly coining the phrase “housetrain.” […]

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Are you looking to avoid the papers and tests piling up? Do want a place to go to procrastinate that’s not just the happy place inside your head? I’d recommend a trip to the movies. But, of course, if you’re going to go to the movies and spend the painful $13.50 for a ticket, you’re […]

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Being Jewish during the Yuletide is like watching one of those fake, recorded fireplaces on your television. You can see the crackling flames and hear the pops of the fire, but it still remains a 4K Ultra-HD version of high-def holiday warmth. For most of my life, I have been an anthropologist of Christmas. That […]

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I don’t know about you, but I woke up Wednesday morning after three hours of sleep feeling great and ready to face the world. Just kidding — I felt awful, and I bet most people reading this did as well. While we’ve all started coming to terms with the fact that we elected an anthropomorphized […]

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1. Sparks My thing for this band is very, very inexplicable for many reasons. Sparks has been around for almost 50 years and released 22 albums, including a musical album about the classic Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. The band is composed of two brothers: Russell, the frontman who favors a more glam rock look and […]

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Throughout October, across the river in Cambridge, Harvard University dining hall workers went on strike. The workers walked out in protest over low wages and proposed changes to their health care plan that would increase out-of-pocket costs. The strike just ended last week, with the workers having their wages increased to $35,000 a year and […]

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All things considered, I think the 2016 election has really taught us something. By this, I mean that for the majority of us, death doesn’t seem so bad anymore. OK, I’m just kidding. With around two weeks left (though when I asked my parents how long we had until election day, my dad deadpanned: “an […]

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As someone who moved to Boston this year from North Carolina, I am now a self-declared expert on the differences between the South and the North. I can now pinpoint specific differences between the two cultures not typically visible to the average New England eye. Here’s a handful of them: 1. Boston has aggressively bad […]

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