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The Week in Geek, August 15-23: Bad Daddies, Giant Killers, and Sparklepires


Unlike the green line blowing right by your stop while you wait in the rain, the handbasket we're in ain't exactly going express to hell....
By David Eisenberg  |  August 15, 2011
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How I learned to stop worrying and love my monkey overlords

Let me be clear: I once loved monkeys.
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By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  August 05, 2011
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Review: Zookeeper

Local viewers might be amused by director Frank Coraci's Boston geography in this slapdash comedy; for example, taking a right turn on Queensberry onto Storrow Drive and then over the Zakim Bridge en route to the airport. Makes as much sense as the plot
Slapdash comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 15, 2011
Dance the Carmagnole all week long: Your guide to Boston's Bastille Day festivities

Dance the Carmagnole all week long: Your guide to Boston's Bastille Day festivities


Francophiles of the world (or at least of Boston and its associated suburbs) unite! Vive la gluttony, street fairs, live music and more gluttony! Bastille...
By Steve Miller  |  July 09, 2010
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The Quiet Storm

In recent weeks, Governor Deval Patrick has been receiving some of his best press in a long time — which is to say, he’s gotten very little coverage at all.
In this desperate downtime, is Deval Patrick regrouping, or cluelessly steering a sinking ship?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 06, 2009
Animal News: Jumbo squid off coast of Cali, Boston Zoo won't kill animals

Animal News: Jumbo squid off coast of Cali, Boston Zoo won't kill animals


  Thousands of jumbo squid -- Humboldt squid -- are terrorizing scuba divers off the coast of California by ramming them, feeling them out, and (in a...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  July 17, 2009


Burrito, Pop Trash, Shanahan, MRTPQ, Jet, Ed and WTF

Burrito, Pop Trash, Shanahan, MRTPQ, Jet, Ed and WTF


  The Info Burrito, Pop Trash, Mark Shanahan, the Qdoba Mega Robo Thunder Phone Query, Australian rock band Jet, Ed Time At The Apollo and...
By Charlie  |  July 13, 2009

You'll Be Sorry: After the Zoo-Animal Euth Scare, Six More Revised Budget-Impact Statements


NEWS ITEM: The operators of the Franklin Park Zoo, who last week warned that some animals might have to be destroyed if state lawmakers don't...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 13, 2009
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Gods and monsters — and David Hasselhoff

The Museum of Fine Arts did big things with Napoleon and Edward Hopper, pictures of prostitutes graced the walls of Boston’s two biggest art museums, and all hell broke loose when the Mooninites invaded.
Art: 2007 in review
By GREG COOK  |  December 17, 2007
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Natural selections

The gorilla is a black blur, out of nowhere, barreling into the cage door — clang! — and then zooming off through the fake rocks and trees.
Gorilla-made paintings at Franklin Park Zoo
By GREG COOK  |  August 14, 2007