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Thursday, November 25, 2010

cover by: Torey Mundkowsky
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Why Bookstores?

As the recession claims more and more big chain stores, independent booksellers become hot commodities
Boston is pocked by vacant storefronts. Businesses don't sell in this economy; they just disappear. But there is one exception: of all things, bookstores are selling like proverbial hotcakes.
By: EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  November 23, 2010


From Russia with fate
Doctor Zhivago revisited
Morality play
Huntington's Vengeance is sweet
Photos: The MFA opens its new Art of the Americas wing
An opening-weekend tour of the MFA's new Art of the Americas Wing
Streetcraft and stagecraft
Mark Bradford's LA, Triiibe's Eden


The Foundry on Elm
A big room that seamlessly balances the best of bistro and comfort food


Franchise opportunities
 Big Fat Whale
Photos: JP vs. Somerville dance-off
 Civic pride on the line at Fourth Wall Project
  Idiot Box
The new MFA
Why Bookstores?
As the recession claims more and more big chain stores, independent booksellers become hot commodities


Burden of dreams
The Weimar cinema's shadows play with ugly realities
Review: Faster
The cinematic equivalent of a head shot from the Rock
Review: Love and Other Drugs
Zwick, Gyllenhaal, Hathaway give us a hard sell
Review: Made in Dagenham
Hawkins gets fiery as union leader
Review: Tangled
This is Disney, all right
Review: White Material
Claire Denis revisits her themes of the legacy of colonialism and the intricacy of racial relationships


A wild night for Billy Ruane
A wild night for Billy Ruane
Electronic Havana
Another side of Cuba, another side of Berklee; plus Jason Stein and the Dymaxion Quartet

Music Continued

Girl Talk | All Day
Illegal Art (2010)
Ocean Colour Scene | 21
Universal (2010)
Skipp Whitman | Skipp City
Self-released (2010)
Stereolab | Not Music
Drag City (2010)
The boy with The Thorn in his side
On the record with Jesse Gallagher and Biff Rose


What would you add to a list of Massachusetts's 'intangible cultural heritage'? We asked, you answered — In 140 characters or less.
Letters to the Boston editor, November 26, 2010
Gen X Goes to Washington
It's the first major slacker-generation wave of congressmen — but are they Alex P. Keatons, or nihilistic cranks?
Jeb Bush, savior of public education
Waiting for Kryptonite
Patronage = corrpution
Plus, the Pope + condoms
The Annual Thanksgiving Squid Maze
Back by popular demand
Viral justice?
The media might have moved on, but RCC students won't let a case of potential police brutality on campus fade without a fight


Review: Dance Central
Harmonix busts a move
Review: Glory Daze
An unfunny comedy about the '80s

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