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Letter from the Editor

Massachusetts may finally have a chance passing a journalism shield law. California and 29 other states already have one, but that hasn't helped Josh Wolf, a video-blogging convergence journalist who videoed a...
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A Yankee take on Irish Beer

Browsing the isles of local liquor stores, it's clear that there are not a lot of Irish imports available in the states. Guinness, Harp, Smithwick's and Murphy's can be found everywhere, for the most par...
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Irish eats: Shepherd’s Pie

Throngs of green-clad people. Pints of black or green-dyed brew. Plates of steaming corned beef and cabbage. These images have become synonymous with St. Patrick's Day around the world. It started as an annu...
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Sweethearts book review

Believe it or not, there was a time before TomKat, Bennifer and Brangelina. There was a time when Hollywood's scandal-clad celebrity couples were forbidden, and not celebrated or indulged. And if you think B...
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Hooters Cookbook

"The Hooters Cookbook" includes unique recipes for appetizers, main dishes, desserts and of course drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). The recipes are easy enough for the average non-cooking man who wants ...
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Dance: Boston

Dance Meccas around the world are New York City, Los Angeles and Moscow, but did anyone take a look at the plethora of dance performances, opportunities and innovations in Boston? Over the past few months it...
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Military makeover

Pack up those tube socks, short shorts, waist belts and any other retro fashion paraphernalia you may have. This year, the 80s are out, and the military is in. Picture this: you're on a reconnaissance patrol...
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Thai Massage (DVD)

The situation is all too familiar for you serial monogamists out there; it's the eve of Valentine's, and if you're anything like your male counterparts, you've again procrastinated on what to buy for your sweet...
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An Accidental Life

Laurel-Rain Snow's "An Accidental Life" tells a familiar story: Four teenage girls have a 'coming-of-age' summer during which they experiment with alcohol, drugs and sex. (Think "Sisterhood of the Traveling...
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Letter from the Editor

Everybody hates Valentine's Day. But here at Blast, we use it as an excuse to talk about sex and relationships. What's the deal with make-up sex anyway? This month, we decided to look at romance iss...
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Premium Zinfandel

Wine, vin, vino, wein. Fermented grapes have never been as popular as they are right now. The innocuous intoxicant is a vice living proudly in the mainstream. In a culture where smoking is prohibited indoors, 1...
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Every picture tells a story

This was the first article ever written in Blast Magazine and was part of the 1/1/07 launch. In his youth, James Crotty may have qualified for the title of Youngest Professional Photographer in Dayton, Ohio....