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Thursday, May 27, 2010

cover by: K. Bonami
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Balls of fire

Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
For one month every four years, the United States — try as it might — can’t impose its vacuous culture on the rest of the planet. The World Cup arrives and the Americans are, at best, an afterthought.


After images
Karen Finley does Jackie
Photos: Boston Ballet presents Black & White (2010)
Boston Ballet presents Jiří Kylián’s Black & White
Play by play: May 28, 2010
Theater listings, May 28, 2010
Reversal of fortunes
Timon of Athens from Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Prelude to a Kiss from the Huntington
Stockholm syndrome
Stieg Larsson’s Girl is stinging Swedish noir


Mandy and Joe's Restaurant
Keeping it real in Brighton Center for more than 60 years
Review: Coppa
A complicated conception with a delicious finish
Review: Jerry Remy's Sports Bar & Grill
Another victory, what a surprise
Sichuan Gourmet
Traditional Sichuan flavors to reawaken your jaded palate


Photos: Lost Finale Party at the Brattle Theatre
Fans bid Lost farewell at the Brattle | May 23, 2010
Public notice
Juicy gossip in legalese


Mostly noir
And mostly masterpieces, at the Museum of Fine Arts, June 2-13.
Review: Harlan — In The Shadow Of 'Jud Süß'
How film became a murder weapon under the Third Reich
Review: Sex and the City 2
Abu Dhabi to the rescue
Review: Soundtrack For A Revolution
Images of brutality and triumph
Review: Survival Of The Dead
A New Jersey-fied Irish Western, with zombies
Sweaty Palmes
The Cannes 2010 jury picks some winners, but some head-scratchers, too


Avi Buffalo | Avi Buffalo
Sub Pop (2010)
Dream on
Heinrich Schütz’s swan song; the Pops’ 125th-anniversary commission
Gravity and grace
Mono’s tender post-rock gets even bigger

Music Continued

Homeboy Sandman | The Good Sun
High Water Music (2010)
Living the dream
De Niro Pops Off Dept.
Master crafters
The National come back from the drawing board
More than human
Janelle Monáe is about to take over the planet
Mr. Incongeniality
Bomshot makes a better MC than neighbor
Photos: Morrissey Birthday Tribute at Great Scott
  Bands celebrate Morrissey's birthday, May 22, 2010
Photos: Peter Wolf at the Wilbur Theatre
Peter Wolf at the Wilbur Theatre | May 25, 2010
Pressing Obama for an answer
Inside Job Dept.
The Big Hurt: Reed goes to the dogs
Plus Weezy debudded, Ant derided, Michaels bandanna’d


Boston After Dark: Glory, Old
Posters of protest at Massachusetts College of Art
Heck of a Guy
Despite a history of illiberal views and a boorish reputation, Guy Glodis enters the Democratic state convention unscathed
Oil, oil, everywhere
BP’s latest eco-crime; City Council Pres. Mike Ross does the right thing; Scott Brown disappoints
Rotten Apple
Letters to the Boston editor, May 28, 2010


Balls of fire
Porn stars, witch doctors, elephant farts, and the worst soccer team on the planet take center stage at this summer’s World Cup
Crossword: ''Vocabulous''
A little of this, that and the other
Fill your Cup
 No matter whose side you’re on, there’s a spot to quench your World Cup thirst
Parental advisory
The pros take a back seat to their misbehaving moms and dads
Review: 3D Dot Game Heroes
Linking to the past

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