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Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Moneybags Menino

The mayor cuts services, but sits on a stash of cash.
Inside Boston’s political back rooms, there is a growing suspicion that Mayor Thomas Menino is sitting on millions of dollars — tens of millions, maybe as much as $400 million — that could be used to save vital city services, such as, among many examples, four branch libraries and eight community centers that are slated to be shuttered.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 17, 2010


Cross Town Traffic at the Wilbur
Too Black, Too Strong Dept.
Hearing voices
Dave Tompkins chases the Vocoder in his book How To Wreck a Nice Beach
Interview: Newsweek's Evan Thomas
Thomas discusses his new book, The War Lovers
Old haunts
Blithe Spirit at the Lyric; Hot Mikado at New Rep; August: Osage County at the Colonial
Play by play: May 14, 2010
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
Review: On the road with David Foster Wallace
David Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself  treads lightly in the footsteps of a literary giant
Slideshow: Orestes Gaulhiac at Galeria Cubana
Orestes Gaulhiac's work at Galeria Cubana from May 14 to June 27, 2010.
Slideshow: Photos from the War Lovers
Photos of Teddy Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge, William Randolph Hearst, and more from Evan Thomas' book.
Sparring with the Ultimate
Boston Ballet in The Four Temperaments, Apollo, and Theme and Variations
Theme and variations
Boston Ballet’s ‘Ultimate Balanchine’


Lee’s Store and Bakery
Another worthy source for one of Boston’s best budget sandwiches
Russell House Tavern
Tastes good, looks great — no gimmicks necessary


Apple loses its cool
Once the underdog cult darling battling the evil empire, Apple is fighting an image problem — and critics, who say it’s betrayed the digital revolution
Bike Week and beyond
From bike week to bike month, a line-up of great rides, summits, and get-togethers are helping make 2010 the year of the bike in Boston.
Boston Bike Bible 2010
How to ride safely, cycling's answer to Zipcars, Bike Week events and much more
Pedal promise
The ongoing perils and recent improvements en route to a riding renaissance.
Rent a ride
Zipcar-like bike rentals headed to Boston
Slideshow: Bike cover art contest 2010
Bob Maloney's Experimental Illustration Class competes for the cover spot on the Phoenix 's 2010 Bike Bible


Review: Bluebeard
Be bold, be bold, but not too bold
Review: Just Wright
Bench this fairy tale
Review: Letters To Juliet
'Tis torture, and not mercy
Review: Mother And Child
Working through cinematic mother issues
Review: No One Knows About Persian Cats
Litter of the law: Bahman Ghobadi’s Persian Cats is up to scratch
Review: Robin Hood (2010)
The more the merrier? Hardly.
Review: The Good Heart
Misanthropy and meticulous espresso brewing


Blythe spirit
Opera Boston’s Offenbach, Thomas Quasthoff, the BSO, Boston Baroque, and BU’s Sondheim
Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest 2010
For Unity Fest, the show must go on (for real this time)
Dese | Dese Be With You
Cursed Out (2010)
Free Energy | Stuck On Nothing
DFA/Astralwerks (2010)
High fidelity
Sonic Boom’s Spectrum are worth the trip
Mixed signals
The amalgamated adventures of Felix Kubin
Pat Metheny | Orchestrion
Nonesuch (2010)
Personal space
Eluvium and Julianna Barwick find their voices
Photos: 3OH!3 and Cobra Starship at House of Blues
Cobra Starship and 3OH!3, live at House of Blues Boston, May 9, 2010
Photos: ArtRages Surrealestate Art Party
Mobius presents: ArtRages Surrealestate in East Boston | May 8, 2010
Photos: As Tall As Lions at the Middle East downstairs
As Tall As Lions, at the Middle East downstairs | May 9, 2010
Photos: Public Image Ltd at Royale
PiL, featuring Johnny Rotten, at Royale | May 5, 2010
Review: Public Image Ltd. at Royale
PiL, live at Royale, May 7, 2010
The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! | I Love You! I Love You!
I Love You! I Love You! I Love You And I’m In Love With You! Have An Awesome Day! Have The Best Day Of Your Life! on Luaka Bop (2010)


‘There are no rules’
The 11th-hour change
An immigrant song
What we can learn from our neighbors to the south
Considering Kagan
She’s weak on free speech, but doesn’t deserve her ‘Seinfeld moment’
Meet Evan Thomas
The parallel careers of Newsweek's premier wordsmith
Moneybags Menino
The mayor cuts services, but sits on a stash of cash.
Outrage overdue
Letters to the Boston editor, May 14, 2010


NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor takes another hit

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