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Thursday, July 15, 2010

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Rough Seas Ahead

Will the economy, the oil spill, and Afghanistan conspire to sink Obama's presidency?
Eighteen months after Barack Obama took office with the largest plateful of troubles of any president in recent memory, it would seem only fair for him to finally get a stretch of smooth sailing.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 14, 2010


Down and dirty
The race to find the world's deepest hole
Finding art in the oil
Emergency Benefit Dept.
Gloucester Stage's 'Tender' is more mean than funny
Where turgid self-pity meets spiteful witlessness
Interview: Naomi Novik on her Temeraire series
From Neverwinter Nights to the Napoleonic War — with dragons
New directions
Docu vs. deadpan at the PRC, and new painting at BU’s 808
Photos: Documenting the Global Recession at the Photographic Resource Center
"Crisis & Opportunity," now at the Photographic Resource Center through August 1, 2010.
Review: Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance
Alexander Zaitchik methodically unravels Glenn Beck's Christmas sweater
Slideshow: Harvey Pekar
Artifacts from the David Bieber archives of the late comic-book writer's work


Bringing the virtues of locavorism to the necessities of a quick meal
Khayyam Restaurant
Glorious kebabs, and so much more


Big Fat Whale
Photos: ConnectiCon 2010
  ConnectiCon at the Connecticut Convention Center | July 9-11, 2010
Photos: World Cup revelers on Lansdowne Street
Soccer fans celebrate the final game of the 2010 World Cup
The doctor is in


Review: [REC] 2
[REC] 's contagion rages again
Review: Breaking Upwards
It isn't pretty, but it works
Review: Inception
Set the snooze alarm
Review: Predators
Can't get the Governator? Cast a real actor!
Review: The Kids Are All Right
Lisa Cholodenko Kids us not about family values
Review: The Law
What a goofy choice for a film restoration
Review: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Cage can't redeem this one
Review: Wild Grass


Crooked Fingers | Reservoir Songs II
Foreign Leisure Records (2010)
Fenway Park goes classical
A new landmark for the Landmarks Orchestra

Music Continued

Fiddle me this
Kingsley Flood don't even like alt-country
Glam makeover
A reborn Alejandro Escovedo hits the Streets
Hip-hop's royal gains
Prince Paul's got perspective
Kylie Minogue | Aphrodite
EMI/Astralwerks (2010)
Mighty Mahler
Michael Tilson Thomas leads Tanglewood's opening night
Photos: Cheap Trick and Squeeze at Bank of America Pavilion
Cheap Trick and Squeeze, live at Bank of America Pavilion, on July 14, 2010
Photos: ''Legacy: Year 1'' with DJ Sterling Golden
Celebrating 150 years of music | Model Café | July 14, 2010
Photos: Unrest at T.T. the Bear's Place
Unrest | T.T. the Bear's Place | July 8, 2010
Photos: Warped Tour 2010
Warped Tour 2010 | Comcast Center | July 13, 2010
Review: Cheap Trick and Squeeze
Live at Bank of America Pavilion, July 14, 2010
The Big Hurt: Critic proof
The wacky world of Allstar Weekend
Time travelers
The Either/Orchestra go to Groovy World, plus Ameranouche and Shelley Neill dig their Gypsy souls


Fuzzy on muzzles
Letters to the Boston editor, July 16, 2010
Rough Seas Ahead
Will the economy, the oil spill, and Afghanistan conspire to sink Obama's presidency?
Size matters
Big banks escape effective regulation; plus DOMA and "prison reform"
Static at BNN
Boston's community cable channel is awash in political intrigue and infighting, raising some questions: who is responsible to whom, and for what?


Crossword: ''Waiting to inhale''
Don't hold your breath
Escape from Soccer City
Outside the World Cup, seeing South Africa in black and white
Red card
Sports Blotter: Brazilian soccer, four rottweilers, and one of the ugliest tales in sports-crime history
Review: Crackdown 2
Power struggle

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