John Black

John Black

Heralded by top film submission site FilmFreeway as “One of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals,” the 43rd Boston Science Fiction Film Festival lifts off again on February 9 for 11 days. For years, thousands have flocked to the historic Somerville Theatre in February to enjoy the world’s best science fiction cinema—independent and award-winning films, World, US and New England premieres, short subject films, speakers, workshops, kids’ sci-fi programming, and a marathon 24-hour finale spanning more than 100 years of cinema that annually fills the house (sometimes in pajamas and sleeping bags).

This year, the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival will recognize woman filmmakers through independent works, panel discussions, and workshops. Programming will be announced shortly. The Festival also will include Night of the Living Dead, midnight zombie-themed films and events, and a special screening of James Whale’s 1931 film Frankenstein, commemorating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking sci-fi novel, and more! Stay tuned for announcements.

Festival Director Garen Daly has run the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival for more than thirty years. The Festival began at the legendary Orson Welles Cinema in Cambridge, boasting such illustrious alumni as Tommy Lee Jones, the Welles’ first manager, Peter Bogdanovich, Neil Young, and Errol Morris. Over the years, the Festival has screened at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, the Dedham Community Theatre, and West Newton Cinema before landing for its present long-term gig at the landmark Somerville Theatre in Davis Square.

Daly is a recognized film commentator and his expertise in the field has been featured on WGBH, WBUR, and New England Cable News. In addition, Daly was recently named director of England’s Newcastle Film Festival, which will feature director and producer John Landis, Joe Dante, Neal Marshal, Mike Hodges, and Mike Figgs.

 

The Boston Science Fiction Film Festival is the nation’s oldest genre film festival. This year’s 43rd edition screens at the historic Somerville Theatre in Davis Square from Friday, February 9 through Monday, February 19, concluding with the annual 24-hour science fiction film marathon. See bostonscifi.com for a full schedule of events and films and additional details.

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Boxed Wine and Bigfoot

For 28 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been touring 250 nights on the road and squeezing in hour-long filmed specials and performances on every late night show ever made. From 25 appearances on the Tonight Show and multiple appearances on Letterman and Conan to recently riding around with Jerry Seinfeld in his internet series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” Madigan is still having a blast and selling out theaters across the country.

Her most recent special “Bothering Jesus” is her fifth hour long standup special and will be her third special to be available on Netflix. “I love working with them. They’re the young people. Network TV will need to adapt quickly to even have a chance to stay in the game. Netflix gets it and makes it so easy for us. Instead of it being a battle of content and rules, it’s just fun. What it’s supposed to be,” she says.

So how is it, the Detroit Free Press asks, “that Madigan has yet to be cast as the wise cracking a) best friend b) office worker or c) martini-swilling mother-in-law in any of countless sitcoms? We’re thinking it’s because she’s so irreplaceable on the stage. She’s described as the funniest woman doing stand-up right now but no gender qualifier is necessary. Along with Lewis Black, Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan, she’s one of the funniest stand-up comedians of her generation.”

“I just want to tell jokes. I didn’t start doing open mic to become an actor on a sitcom or in a TV commercial. Those things never ever crossed my mind, “Madigan says. “For a few of us working, telling jokes was our main goal. I don’t have any more goals. Can’t you ever have a goal, reach it and enjoy it? Our society is being driven by type-A lunatics who say you have to set more goals. Well maybe they do but we all don’t. Have a seat, grab a drink and enjoy the fact you made it to the goal. Maybe that’s the Irish in me talking though.”

Madigan has performed internationally at festivals in theaters in Ireland, England, Hong Kong, Australia and has filmed six Montreal Gala Shows at the Montreal Comedy Festival for CBC TV. “I never realized how middle America I am until performing overseas. It all works but needs some tweaking when the crowd isn’t all Americans. It’s a good challenge and made me a better comedian.”

She’s won the American Comedy Award for “Best Female Comedian” and the Phyllis Diller award for “Best Female Comedian.” She has written and produced for Lewis Black’s “Root of All Evil” on Comedy Central and done multiple USO tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. “The USO shows are the best. Trust me, no crowd is as appreciative and fired up to see any entertainer. I’m glad I have the chance because God knows I don’t wanna have to do their job!”

Madigan is an advocate and fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis and Autism. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she splits her time between the road, LA and her Ozark home in Missouri.

 

Kathleen Madigan plays The Wilbur on Jan. 13. Showtime 7 PM. Tickets $32-$39

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Fuller Craft Museum Offers Free Pussyhats

Fuller Craft Museum Offers Free Pussyhats for the Upcoming Boston/Cambridge Women’s March and Beyond.

The aim of The Pussyhat Project was to outfit enough participants with pink hats to create a collective visual statement of unity at the Women’s March on Washington—the now ubiquitous “sea of pink.” An equally important objective was to provide those who couldn’t attend a March the opportunity to be represented and to support women’s rights by making and gifting a hat to a marcher. In keeping with that spirit, Fuller Craft has partnered with curator Beth Miller to present a special “Gifting” installation within our exhibition Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project (January 21 – May 20, 2018). While supplies last, hats will be available for visitors to take and wear in support of women’s equality and social justice for all.

In anticipation of the January 20 Boston/Cambridge Women’s March, Fuller Craft Museum has made special accommodations for visitors to take a hat in advance of the January 21 opening reception for Revolution in the Making. While Revolution in the Making will not be open until January 20, we will have the hats provided by Beth Miller available for the taking on January 18 and January 19 at Fuller Craft. The Pussyhats will be available (on a first-come-first-served basis from the special gifting installation only) at no cost for anyone wishing to wear the hat in the January 20 Boston/Cambridge Women's March. We will have the display set up in the Great Room for visitors who pay museum admission, and in addition, there will be a small number at the front desk for those who don't wish to pay for entry.

Miller explains, “These hats continue the energy of the Women’s March and validate women around the country who are committed to resist and persist. This special exhibition area welcomes interaction. Visitors are invited to choose a hat to take for their own future actions of resistance and to wear in support of women’s rights. This action will reignite the efforts of the hundreds of craftivists in this exhibit, while spreading solidarity and intention as these hats are taken out into the world in the next act of activism.”

Upcoming Exhibition-Related Programming

Opening Reception January 21, 2018 2:00 – 5:00 pm

3:00 pm Panel Discussion (included with Museum admission)

“Make Against the Machine: Needlecraft and the Resistance.” Panelists: Jayna Zweiman, the Pussyhat Project co-creator; Virginia Johnson, owner of Cambridge stitch-lounge Gather Here; Adrienne Sloane, local fiber artist and craftivist; Sue Bleiweiss, member of The Artist Circle Alliance and Threads of Resistance organizer. Moderator: Beth McLaughlin, Chief Curator, Fuller Craft Museum

Make a Difference, Craftivism Event

March 18, 2018 2:00 – 5:00 pm

3:00 pm Screening of “Women’s March: A Documentary Film about Democracy and Human Rights” produced by TrimTab Media. (Sponsored by RISE Sharon.) Join the museum for a day of craft activism and experience how the act of making can be used to affect social change. Free activities include a Pussyhat knit-in, cross-stitch affirmations, postcard writing, and other change making workshops. Craftivist kits will be available. All ages welcome.

For more information or to register, visit www.fullercraft.org or call us at 508.588.6000.

 

Everyone has a past. Everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents the ultimate case of whodunit when MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS arrives on Digital February 20 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD February 27. 
 
Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench and Leslie Odom, Jr., in this stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mystery based on the best selling novel by Agatha Christie. Everyone’s a suspect when a murder is committed on a lavish train ride, and a brilliant detective must race against time to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a timeless classic that “will keep audiences guessing” (Peter Debruge, Variety).

Produced by Branagh along with Ridley Scott (Alien: Covenant), Simon Kinberg (Logan), Mark Gordon (Molly’s Game), Judy Hofflund (As You Like It) and Michael Schaefer (The Martian), MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is loaded with bonus material that dives into the making of the film including an eight-part documentary, eleven deleted scenes, commentary by Branagh and much more.

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Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents one of America’s most iconic artists in a new light. Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style is the first exhibition to explore O’Keeffe’s unified, modern aesthetic and distinctive self-styling by presenting her paintings with her never-before-exhibited handmade garments and photographs of the artist. Organized by the Brooklyn Museum and guest curator Wanda M. Corn, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita in Art History, Stanford University, this critically-acclaimed, nationally touring exhibition is on view at PEM from December 16, 2017 through April 1, 2018.

“For more than 70 years, Georgia O’Keeffe shaped her public persona, defied labels and carved out a truly progressive, independent life in order to create her art,” says Austen Barron Bailly, organizing curator and PEM’s George Putnam Curator of American Art. “O’Keeffe recognized that how she dressed and posed for the camera could signal an alliance between her attire, her art, and her home. Her aesthetic legacy of organic silhouettes, minimal ornamentation and restrained color palettes continues to capture the popular imagination and inspire leading designers and tastemakers of today.”

Through 125 works, Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style examines how the renowned artist adeptly crafted her image in the public eye. “O’Keeffe considered her clothed body as another canvas on which to proclaim her modernism,” says Bailly. “The exhibition expands our understanding of O'Keeffe, exploring how she expressed her identity and artistic values.” O’Keeffe’s androgynous persona, feminist outlook, stark fashion sense and skill as a seamstress combine to create a new understanding of her role as an artist and an individual.

Rejecting the staid Victorian world into which she was born, O’Keeffe absorbed the progressive principles of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which promoted the idea that everything a person made or chose to live with should reflect a unified and visually pleasing aesthetic. “O’Keeffe drew no line between the art she made and the life she lived,” notes guest curator Wanda M. Corn. “She strove to make her life a complete work of art, each piece contributing to an aesthetic whole.”

Throughout her life, O’Keeffe had strong opinions about how she wanted to look, no matter what the dress codes of the era dictated. O’Keeffe’s distinct aesthetic sensibility can be traced from her school age rebellion against prevailing feminine ornamentation; to her New York years in the 1920s and ‘30s when a black-and-white palette dominated much of her art and dress; to her later years in New Mexico, when her art and clothing changed in response to the Southwestern landscape. Whether sewn by O’Keeffe herself, custom made, or bought off the rack, she consistently favored the simple lines and abstract forms that also reverberated through her artwork and home design.

Photography played an enormous role in solidifying O’Keeffe as a pioneer of modernism as well as an immediately recognizable style icon. A multiyear, serial portrait project with her husband Alfred Stieglitz ultimately helped O’Keeffe become the most photographed American artist of the 20th century and contributed to a wider understanding of photography’s power to shape public image.

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Apri Ski...Without the Exercise

This January, Publico Street Bistro & Garden, will transform its interior courtyard and garden space into The Lodge at Publico, a whimsical and cozy apres ski inspired pop up concept.  Open Friday’s and Saturdays from January through March, this winter oasis will be outfitted in oversized flannel blankets, plush pillows, modern, faux moose and deer heads, retro signage, skis, sleds and an artificial snow machine that creates a true alpine ambiance in the middle of Boston. No matter how low temps may drop, Publico’s new, state-of-the-art retractable roof will keep guests warm and toasty alongside the space’s roaring fire pits and heated alcoves.  The Publico team will be outfitted in their most fashionable ski gear behind the atrium bar while patrons will be encouraged to dress the part even if they haven’t hit the slopes.

Executive Chef, Keenan Langlois, has created a lodge-inspired menu of post slope bites that include; Triple Diamond Slope Sliders (aged cheddar, grilled onions, $10,) White Heat Fried Mac & Cheese (sweet habanero peppers, hominy, manchego cheese, $8,) Grilled Vermont Shreddar Cheese & Tomato Soup (country bread, Vermont cheddar, homemade tomato soup, $8,) Alpine Arancini (cheddar jack, parmesan, tomato, $8,) White Mountain Pizza (parmesan cream sauce, broccoli rabe, mozzarella, toasted garlic, chili, $12,) and the classic Pizza/French Fries combo (crushed tomato, mozzarella, basil, fries, $15.)

Co-owner and Beverage Director, Teodora Bakardzhieva will help to thaw out a winter’s chill with some hot cocktails to the likes of; Hot Toddy (Teeling Irish Whiskey, Pimento Dram, honey, lemon, $12,) Hot Buttered Rum (Bacardi 8, house butter batter, $12,) Spiked Hot Chocolate (Grey Goose, housemade cocoa, Aztec chocolate bitters, $12,) alongside a Winter’s Mule (Stoli Vodka, Craneberry liquer, ginger beer, mint, lime, $12.) a non-alcoholic Bunny Slope Hot Cocoa will also be available for those who wish to warm up but not imbibe.  The quintessential apres ski Shot-Ski’s will also be available for groups of four people ($40.00.)

Throughout the season, Guests can also expect a series of special events and programming to the tune of lift ticket and gear giveaways, screenings of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games which begin in February and a pop up DIY hot cocoa bar with a delicious spread of treats and toppings.  The Lodge at Publico will officially open on Friday, January 5th with a grand opening celebration and remain open Fridays and Saturdays only, through March from 6pm – 12am.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 617.622.5700.

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Commitment, A Collection by Equinox

Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, today unveiled an unprecedented new take on its acclaimed “Commit To Something” campaign with “Commitment, A Collection by Equinox,” featuring seven one-of-a-kind luxury goods inspired by the passion and persistence of some of the most committed people and organizations on earth.

In an on-demand world where everything is a swipe away and anything can be bought if the price is right, Commitment, A Collection by Equinox was conceived to subvert our typical perceptions of luxury.  From “The Truth Lipstick” to “Eau de Blood, Sweat and Tears,” each product serves as beautiful proof of commitment in a noncommittal world.  The catch?  Nothing is for sale.

Designed by some of the world’s most provocative fashion forces including Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, Shayne Oliver, Y/Project and Eckhaus Latta, the products explore the real-life stories behind The Washington Post’s truth-seeking journalists, the gay civil rights pioneers of The Stonewall Inn, marathoner/activist Kathrine Switzer, and other fiercely committed people and organizations.

“The concept of commitment is central to the Equinox mission, and we proudly celebrate it every day as we empower each member of our community to maximize their own personal potential,” said Vimla Black Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Equinox Fitness Clubs. “We’re living in a time where commitment has become a relative rarity, so the stories we’re sharing as part of this year’s campaign feel especially important as a catalyst for inspiring others to accomplish their own goals—both inside and outside the four walls of our clubs.”

Commitment, A Collection by Equinox, developed in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy New York, is further brought to life with Steven Klein-shot imagery that serves as an homage to classic luxury fashion advertising and an “e-commerce” hub, www.commitmentcollection.com, featuring interactive narratives on each product.

“As a brave brand, this year’s campaign pushes well beyond two-dimensional images to create deeper, narratives around the world’s most valuable resource—but nothing is as it seems,” said Elizabeth Nolan, Equinox Executive Creative Director. “‘Commit to Something’ has now evolved from a provocative idea into a cultural movement, so we’re inviting audiences on a meaningful journey to challenge their own definitions of luxury and its significance in their lives.”

Commitment, A Collection by Equinox is not for sale. Throughout 2018, several of the items from the collection will be auctioned off, with proceeds donated to nonprofit organizations of importance to the people and organizations behind each, including Equinox’s longtime charitable partners, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Heroes Project. In some cases, donations have been made to these organizations on Equinox’s behalf.

With designers curated by stylist Mel Ottenberg, Equinox commissioned the production of these one-of-a-kind items:

The Truth Lipstick: Made from blank newspaper pages from The Washington Post. Symbolizes the organization’s commitment to free press and journalistic integrity. Lipstick Case designed by Mel Ottenberg.

The Law Suit: Designed by Eckhaus Latta, and made from case files of lawyer James Thornton, founder of nonprofit ClientEarth who, over four decades, has committed to fighting for the environment because it can’t fight for itself.  Symbolizes Thornton’s commitment to solving the greatest challenges faced by our planet.

Stonewall Stilettos: Designed by Shayne Oliver, and made from the actual pleather from the banquettes at The Stonewall Inn.  Symbolizes the commitment of early activists fighting for LGBTQA rights.

The Shades of Humanity: Designed by Adam Selman, and made from the camera lens of 2016 Instagram photographer of the year, Ruddy Roye.  Symbolizes Ruddy Roye’s commitment to capturing the stories that often go unseen.

Eau De Blood, Sweat & Tears:  Bottle designed by Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large with a custom scent by 12.29, the fragrance was infused with the actual DNA of Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.  Symbolizes Switzer’s commitment to equal rights for all female athletes.

The Scrubs Sweatsuit: Designed by Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, and inspired by the workwear of dedicated oncologists like those at Memorial Sloan Kettering, who patient by patient, are committed to fighting the war on cancer daily.

The Real Camo Jacket: Designed by Y/Project (Glenn Martens) and made using actual material from the uniforms of four Heroes Project veterans, celebrating our partnership with the Heroes Project.  Symbolizes The Heroes Project’s commitment to wounded veterans, who changes lives by empowering and enabling these veterans to climb the world’s seven summits. Materials donated by Charlie Linville (Jacket from his Battle Dress Uniform, including name patch, piece of his boot that he was wearing when he stepped on an IED and lost his leg, piece of rope that went to the top of Everest, belt buckle from dress uniform); Brad Ivanchan (belt when in combat); Carlos Torres (Jacket from his BDU’s, including his name patch); Kionte Storey (Bracelet from when he was in combat)

“I was really inspired to work on the Commitment project with Equinox this year,” said Ottenberg, who curated the collection’s designers.  “The commitment stories we worked with were so interesting and varied, and to be able to create different products with some of my favorite designers was such a fun and rewarding challenge.”

Beginning on January 2, Commitment, A Collection by Equinox will also appear on Equinox social channels featuring stories behind each of the products and using the hashtag #committosomething.  The products will also be displayed in select Equinox club windows nationwide as a nod to luxury retail shop displays.

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Commitment, A Collection by Equinox

Equinox, the high-performance lifestyle leader, today unveiled an unprecedented new take on its acclaimed “Commit To Something” campaign with “Commitment, A Collection by Equinox,” featuring seven one-of-a-kind luxury goods inspired by the passion and persistence of some of the most committed people and organizations on earth.

In an on-demand world where everything is a swipe away and anything can be bought if the price is right, Commitment, A Collection by Equinox was conceived to subvert our typical perceptions of luxury.  From “The Truth Lipstick” to “Eau de Blood, Sweat and Tears,” each product serves as beautiful proof of commitment in a noncommittal world.  The catch?  Nothing is for sale.

Designed by some of the world’s most provocative fashion forces including Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, Shayne Oliver, Y/Project and Eckhaus Latta, the products explore the real-life stories behind The Washington Post’s truth-seeking journalists, the gay civil rights pioneers of The Stonewall Inn, marathoner/activist Kathrine Switzer, and other fiercely committed people and organizations.

“The concept of commitment is central to the Equinox mission, and we proudly celebrate it every day as we empower each member of our community to maximize their own personal potential,” said Vimla Black Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Equinox Fitness Clubs. “We’re living in a time where commitment has become a relative rarity, so the stories we’re sharing as part of this year’s campaign feel especially important as a catalyst for inspiring others to accomplish their own goals—both inside and outside the four walls of our clubs.”

Commitment, A Collection by Equinox, developed in collaboration with Wieden+Kennedy New York, is further brought to life with Steven Klein-shot imagery that serves as an homage to classic luxury fashion advertising and an “e-commerce” hub, www.commitmentcollection.com, featuring interactive narratives on each product.

“As a brave brand, this year’s campaign pushes well beyond two-dimensional images to create deeper, narratives around the world’s most valuable resource—but nothing is as it seems,” said Elizabeth Nolan, Equinox Executive Creative Director. “‘Commit to Something’ has now evolved from a provocative idea into a cultural movement, so we’re inviting audiences on a meaningful journey to challenge their own definitions of luxury and its significance in their lives.”

Commitment, A Collection by Equinox is not for sale. Throughout 2018, several of the items from the collection will be auctioned off, with proceeds donated to nonprofit organizations of importance to the people and organizations behind each, including Equinox’s longtime charitable partners, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The Heroes Project. In some cases, donations have been made to these organizations on Equinox’s behalf.

With designers curated by stylist Mel Ottenberg, Equinox commissioned the production of these one-of-a-kind items:

The Truth Lipstick: Made from blank newspaper pages from The Washington Post. Symbolizes the organization’s commitment to free press and journalistic integrity. Lipstick Case designed by Mel Ottenberg.

The Law Suit: Designed by Eckhaus Latta, and made from case files of lawyer James Thornton, founder of nonprofit ClientEarth who, over four decades, has committed to fighting for the environment because it can’t fight for itself.  Symbolizes Thornton’s commitment to solving the greatest challenges faced by our planet.

Stonewall Stilettos: Designed by Shayne Oliver, and made from the actual pleather from the banquettes at The Stonewall Inn.  Symbolizes the commitment of early activists fighting for LGBTQA rights.

The Shades of Humanity: Designed by Adam Selman, and made from the camera lens of 2016 Instagram photographer of the year, Ruddy Roye.  Symbolizes Ruddy Roye’s commitment to capturing the stories that often go unseen.

Eau De Blood, Sweat & Tears:  Bottle designed by Rafael de Cardenas/Architecture at Large with a custom scent by 12.29, the fragrance was infused with the actual DNA of Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.  Symbolizes Switzer’s commitment to equal rights for all female athletes.

The Scrubs Sweatsuit: Designed by Off-White’s Virgil Abloh, and inspired by the workwear of dedicated oncologists like those at Memorial Sloan Kettering, who patient by patient, are committed to fighting the war on cancer daily.

The Real Camo Jacket: Designed by Y/Project (Glenn Martens) and made using actual material from the uniforms of four Heroes Project veterans, celebrating our partnership with the Heroes Project.  Symbolizes The Heroes Project’s commitment to wounded veterans, who changes lives by empowering and enabling these veterans to climb the world’s seven summits. Materials donated by Charlie Linville (Jacket from his Battle Dress Uniform, including name patch, piece of his boot that he was wearing when he stepped on an IED and lost his leg, piece of rope that went to the top of Everest, belt buckle from dress uniform); Brad Ivanchan (belt when in combat); Carlos Torres (Jacket from his BDU’s, including his name patch); Kionte Storey (Bracelet from when he was in combat)

“I was really inspired to work on the Commitment project with Equinox this year,” said Ottenberg, who curated the collection’s designers.  “The commitment stories we worked with were so interesting and varied, and to be able to create different products with some of my favorite designers was such a fun and rewarding challenge.”

Beginning on January 2, Commitment, A Collection by Equinox will also appear on Equinox social channels featuring stories behind each of the products and using the hashtag #committosomething.  The products will also be displayed in select Equinox club windows nationwide as a nod to luxury retail shop displays.

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Narragansett Porter Is Back

For the first time since 2012, Narragansett Beer is back to brewing its award-winning Porter after countless requests from ‘Gansett fans. Just in time for the new year, the Narragansett Porter’s robust taste and rich history make it the perfect beer for winter in New England.

With a subtle base of bittersweet chocolate and a hint of smokiness from the blend of malts accompanied by a touch of berry and pine from the hops, Narragansett Porter is a hearty yet extremely approachable craft brew. The 7% ABV and 28 IBU American-style porter is brewed with Chinook hops for bittering and Simcoe hops for aroma, along with Black, Pale, Chocolate, Crystal and Special B malts, roasted barley and ale yeast.

First brewed in 1916, Narragansett Porter has long withstood the tests of time, carrying ‘Gansett through Prohibition and beyond. From 1920 through 1933, Narragansett Brewing Company was granted one of just six patents issued by the U.S. government to brew the beer for “medicinal purposes,” as people largely believed that the Porter had strong healing effects. These days, whether it’s called ‘Gansett Dark like the locals do or just plain Porter, the beloved brew is back and better than ever, having been brewed at the new Narragansett Brewery at The Guild for the first time. Narragansett Porter is now available in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans for $10.99 - $12.49 and for purchase in Rhode Island, Eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut through the winter.

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Snowball Special at Babbo

Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca Chef Mario LaPosta and his team invite guests to join them for a "snowball special" on snow days this winter.

Serving up a tastier, more adult alternative to traditional "snowballs," Babbo will be offering guests who purchase an adult beverage at its bar a complimentary order of its famous meatballs! The offer will be available from open to close and will be limited to one meatball order per guest.

From open to close during snowstorms

For more information or to make reservations, please visit www.babbopizzeria.com or contact (617) 421-4466.

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