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ShortTakes:TakeThisWaltz

Review: Take This Waltz

Margot (Michelle Williams), who makes ends meet grinding out PR pamphlets, wants to be happy with her husband Lou (Seth Rogen), a cookbook writer. However, like many Seth Rogen characters, Lou's more a grab-assing buddy than a lover.
People, not clichés
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 06, 2012
CherieKing

For Cherie King, paid employment doesn't bring shelter

According to a 2011 survey by the US Department of Mayors, Boston's homelessness rate is in moderate decline. Still, the plight of the working, struggling people on the street remains a real one.
The working homeless
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 09, 2012
review: The Innkeepers

Review: The Innkeepers(1)

Ti West's spook show is atmospheric (thanks to the terrific hotel setting) and frequently funny; but the plot line is choppy, the dialogue often unnecessary, and the scares too sparse.
Ti West's spook show
By PEG ALOI  |  February 03, 2012
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Conscientious objectors

How do people become fanatics? When does individual conscience take a stand?  
Two films on being fanatic
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 27, 2008
Tim Collins @ Night

Tim Collins @ Night


Music manWell-known Lansdowne Street DJ fixture Tim Collins used to work solely with the Lyons Group. Now he’s out on his own, and his creative...
By Erin Byers Murray  |  July 25, 2008
Fight Night

Fight Night


  Tonight I'm watching two grown men beat the snot out of each other. It’s a bit ridiculous. These guys are well into their 30s;...
By Michael Diskin  |  July 25, 2008


Twist: Cuckoo Juice


In honor of our Liquid issue, we thought it only fitting that we hit up some bartenders for their take onBoston’s current cocktail scene. The...
By Erin Souza  |  July 11, 2008
Kristi McNeil @ Night

Kristi McNeil @ Night


Late againShe spent three years tending and managing the bar and the past year as general manager at Noir at the Charles Hotel, so Kristi McNeil...
By Erin Byers Murray  |  July 11, 2008
Suiting up

Suiting up


I love to dress up. Calm down, pervert — not in that way. I’m talking about putting on a nice suit or a classic tux for a...
By Michael Diskin  |  July 11, 2008
Friday, July 18 & 25

Friday, July 18 & 25


Sure, you love your naan, mango chutney, and lamb curry as much as the next “adventurous” food fan, but how about stepping outside of your...
By Kasia Pilat  |  July 11, 2008

Thursday, July 17


Finally, the girls of Boston won’t have to associate the hated acronym “PMS” with popping Motrin like candy and downing a pint or seven of...
By Kasia Pilat  |  July 11, 2008


Tuesday, July 15 & 22


We’ve been dying to try our hands (or feet) at salsa for years, ever since Diego Luna seduced us with his dark features and darker...
By Kasia Pilat  |  July 11, 2008
The secret life of bartenders

The secret life of bartenders


 Meet the publicists, property managers, musicians, and lobbyists who just might make your next martini.We'd been working with Regan Communications publicist Arika Beaudry for months...
By Heather Bouzan  |  July 10, 2008
Greg Reeves @ Night

Greg Reeves @ Night


After several years behind the line at B&G Oysters and the Butcher Shop, Greg Reeves moved on to the executive chef position at Green Street,...
By Erin Byers Murray  |  June 13, 2008
VIP?

VIP?


I’m a VIP. Or so I’m told. I get invited to all sorts of openings, charity events, and other soirées. I’m given wristbands that get...
By Michael Diskin  |  June 13, 2008
Get out

Get out


Partying indoors on a beautiful summer night makes as much sense as heading to the Cape during a snowstorm: why leave a sunny beach, outdoor...
By Heather Bouzan  |  May 16, 2008


Feeding Frenzy: Beehive, West Side Lounge, Café Z, Lumière, and Craigie Street Bistrot


ANOTHER SIGN of spring are softshell crabs, in season for about a month each year. As part of his "30 Days, 30 Ways" promotion, 51...
By Louisa Kasdon  |  April 23, 2008

Tasting Tuesdays at Lobby Bar & Kitchen


TUESDAY, APRIL 29We don't usually have a problem ordering blindly off a cocktail list, but sometimes we find ourselves questioning exactly what we're sipping. So...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 23, 2008
Miss Coco Peru at Mantra

Miss Coco Peru at Mantra


FRIDAY, APRIL 25Mantra (52 Temple Place, Boston, 617.542.8111) has been many things: polished downtown eatery, well-heeled late-night lounge . . . and tonight, with an...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 23, 2008

Soul Clap Thursdays at Whiskey Park


THURSDAY, APRIL 24 & MAY 1Sometimes we find ourselves favoring the post-work-cocktails, home-by-nine routine. But for nights when we're looking to extend our evening into...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 23, 2008
The Kills at the Paradise Rock Club

The Kills at the Paradise Rock Club


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30She's from Florida, he's from England - at first glance, not much in common. But when Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince met in...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 23, 2008


Atmosphere at the Roxy


SATURDAY, APRIL 26You've been shopping at Bodega for years and still feel smug about your underground urban wear. Why don't you talk the talk with...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 23, 2008

Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra at Scullers Jazz Club


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23As suckers for anything indie, we're thrilled that Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra is coming to town to perform tonight at Scullers Jazz Club (400...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 23, 2008

Independent Film Festival of Boston at the Somerville Theatre, the Brattle Theatre, and the Coolidge Corner Theatre


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 - TUESDAY, APRIL 29Since we couldn't swing the trip out to Sundance in February, we'll be sure to get our indie-film fix...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 23, 2008
Spin at the Plaza Black Box Theatre

Spin at the Plaza Black Box Theatre


THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 9These days, political campaigns fraught with scandal have become pretty much the status quo. Of course, no matter how many times the...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 23, 2008
Andrew Haddad@Night: Man on the move

Andrew Haddad@Night: Man on the move


WHETHER ANDREW Haddad is cruising Newbury Street to check out how business is going at I-Boutique and Cafeteria (both of which he co-owns), hosting events...
By Erin Byers Murray  |  April 07, 2008


Midnight snack


THIS WEEK, I'm not going to tell you about what I did or where I went, because it really doesn't matter. The real story lies...
By Michael Diskin  |  April 07, 2008
The Road Less Traveled: Examining the lure of the obscure

The Road Less Traveled: Examining the lure of the obscure


AMONG A certain cadre of music fans, near-anonymity is a virtue. The tinier the fan base and the more micro-specific the genre, the better. A...
By Thor Iverson  |  April 07, 2008
Off the Beantown Path: A tale of four suburbs

Off the Beantown Path: A tale of four suburbs


SOMETIMES I forget that there's life outside of Boston and its surrounding urban communities. But recently I was reminded that I have cultural tunnel vision....
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  April 07, 2008
Say anything: More straight talk from the DJ roundtable

Say anything: More straight talk from the DJ roundtable


DJ Melee: The better the party, the better the vibe, right? *** Eli: I think most of us here probably use some aspects of the...
By Heather Bouzan  |  April 07, 2008