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  1. hunter’s line readings
    This One Line From Gone Baby Gone Plays on a Loop in My HeadHearing someone say the title of the movie during the movie — ma’am! There are no words for how much it rules.
  2. diplomacy
    Bruce Springsteen, Dropkick Murphys to Unite East Coast With Livestream ConcertComing to you from Fenway Park.
  3. crime
    A 21-Year-Old Woman Is Accused of Pushing Her Boyfriend to Kill HimselfInyoung You was charged with manslaughter after her boyfriend died by suicide. She insists she didn’t urge him to do it — but prosecutors disagree.
  4. the urbanist
    A Bartender’s Guide to BostonNatural wine bars, a rock-and-roll themed hotel, and super-fresh oysters.
  5. pride month
    It Looks Like Boston’s Straight Pride Is Actually HappeningThe event’s organizers have cleared their first logistical hurdle.
  6. tv review
    City on a Hill Offers Nostalgia for Boston’s Rough-and-Tumble Past, Little ElseThe new Showtime series hearkens back to a more racist, more physically criminal era with a lot of affection and not much scrutiny.
  7. theater
    Magic Mike Musical Grinds to a Halt, Cancels Boston RunMost of the show’s creative team recently left the project.
  8. lawsuits
    Mario Batali Faces Criminal Charges in BostonHe will be arraigned in court tomorrow.
  9. theater talk
    Claudia Rankine on Death, Reparations, and Becoming a PlaywrightThe celebrated author of Citizen talks about her new play, The White Card —also Mo’Nique, bad reviews, and marketable death.
  10. college admissions scandal
    Fencing Coach’s Fishy Home Sale Brings Admissions Scandal to HarvardThe Ivy wasn’t involved in the Varsity Blues probe, but a Harvard dad buying a coach’s house at a huge markup is drawing new admissions scrutiny.
  11. baseball
    Boston Celebs Absolutely Cannot Get Over the Red Sox Win Last NightSpotted: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, post-divorce.
  12. lawsuits
    Woman Sues Mario Batali, Alleging He Groped HerIt’s the first sexual-harassment lawsuit against the chef.
  13. Watch: Are Grain Bowls Made by Robots the Food of the Future?Spyce is now serving lunch made by mechanical cooks.
  14. the chain gang
    Dunkin’ Donuts Debuts ‘Donut Fries’ for Those Times You’ve Completely Given UpThey are exactly what they sound like.
  15. A Recommendation: TheSoftballFreeAgent.comMike Camerlengo’s got a knack for being a digital one-man show. Five years after we featured his ultra low-fi Unsolicited about a guy who […]
  16. sweet sorrow
    Is This the End of Candy Hearts?Necco, one of America’s oldest confectioners, will close operations unless it finds a buyer.
  17. food fights
    Philadelphia and Boston Keep Banning Each Other’s Foods Ahead of the Super BowlCream pies, cheesesteaks, and Boston Market are all under attack.
  18. sexual harassment
    5 Female Kitchen Workers Sue McCormick & Schmick’s for Sexual HarassmentThey compare working in the kitchen to “being treated like a prostitute.”
  19. tv
    Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge Will Ship Up to Boston for Affleck-Damon Cop DramaCity on a Hill is a new Showtime pilot about the “Boston Miracle” police operation.
  20. interesting times
    The Boston Rally Exposed the Left’s Intolerance of Free SpeechBoston’s mayor, police force, and protesters combined to shut down an event that was open to a wide range of opinions.
  21. protests
    Tens of Thousands March Against Hatred and White Supremacy in BostonBoston’s police commissioner applauded how 99.9 percent of the roughly 40,000 protesters were “standing tall against hatred and bigotry in our city.”
  22. top chef
    Boston Teamsters Acquitted in Top Chef Extortion TrialThe four men were found not guilty after a jury deliberated for 19 hours.
  23. the feeding tube
    Boston Teamsters Found Not Guilty in Top Chef Extortion TrialThe defense argued it was legitimate collective bargaining.
  24. kids these days
    America’s Hottest Dorm-Room ‘Restaurant’ Specializes in Omakase SushiTwo Boston University roommates have created a full-blown ten-piece nigiri tasting menu.
  25. the feeding tube
    Teamsters ‘Paralyzed’ Padma Lakshmi With Fear During Top Chef: BostonThe show’s extremely Boston extortion trial is officially underway.
  26. boston
    The ‘Top Chef’ Teamsters Trial Is Extremely BostonFour Teamsters are being charged with trying to extort jobs from the Bravo reality show in 2014.
  27. something fishy
    Owner of 20-Pound Lobster Is Livid the TSA Took a Selfie With His Dinner“They are like the dumbest people in the world.”
  28. crime scene
    This Failed Dunkin’ Donuts Robbery Is Very BostonAn off-duty cop was sitting inside.
  29. horrible things
    A Woman Was Allegedly Raped While Getting a Massage at the AirportA traveler says that a worker at Be Relax Massage Studio assaulted her midway through her massage.
  30. Rachel Dratch Returns Home for the Women in Comedy FestivalExactly one week before her homecoming, Rachel Dratch appeared on Saturday Night Live to reprise her role as Denise alongside Jimmy Fallon’s […]
  31. the grub street diet
    Chef Barbara Lynch Averages Two Breakfasts a Day“For my second breakfast, I had quinoa, white beans, and carrots, with a poached egg in a broth with curry and cumin. I love soups for breakfast.”
  32. Hannibal Buress, Tig Notaro, Pete Holmes, and More Are Headed to the […]The annual music festival Boston Calling has made a change to this year’s festival with a bigger standup comedy push, and today they announced […]
  33. lawsuits
    Wahlburgers Co-owners Sue Wahlbergs for Being Terrible Business PartnersTwo former friends say the brothers stole ideas, threatened physical violence, and hoarded profits.
  34. food fights
    Boston Threatens To Ban Glassware at Some Bars After Series of AssaultsRestaurateurs are, obviously, not thrilled.
  35. close reads
    Patriots Day Is Actually Very PoliticalDespite its stars’ protestations, the Boston bombing film is an unchecked embrace of vigilantism.
  36. Casey Affleck Avoids Past Sexual-Harassment Allegations on SNLIt was just another stop on Affleck’s promotional ride to his Oscar-winning future.
  37. food waste
    New App Lets You Buy Cheap Leftovers When Restaurants CloseFood for All plans to sell excess food at a 50 to 80 percent discount.
  38. the grub street diet
    Daniel Boulud Has a Soft Spot for Frosted Flakes and Fish and Chips“You know, chefs don’t often get to sit down. They eat standing up — a lot.”
  39. food fights
    Burger Chain Says Chipotle Stole Its Name and LogoTasty Burger argues the burrito-maker’s new “Tasty Made” brand looks suspiciously similar.
  40. diet
    I Tried to Eat Like Tom Brady and Gisele, and I Was So HungryA life of vegetables, and Boston.
  41. Boston’s Sidewalks Are Covered in Secret Poems You Can Only See When It RainsRain clouds get a much-needed silver lining. 
  42. Can Boston Ever Be Fun? It’s certainly trying, by altering laws — and, when that’s not possible, wiggling around them. 
  43. boycotts
    Pearl Jam Cancels North Carolina Concert Over ‘Despicable’ Anti-LGBTQ LawCirque du Soleil and Boston have also canceled performances in North Carolina.
  44. Empire Building
    By Chloe’s Expanding to Boston, Too“It’s all happening quickly.”
  45. Crime Scene
    Boston Chef Busted With a Ton of Drugs at Canadian BorderThings don’t look great for Tim Maslow or his well-regarded Ribelle.
  46. Seth Meyers Debuts the Trailer for His Wicked Good Movie ‘Boston Accent’During last night’s Late Night, Seth Meyers gave his viewers an extra special treat when he shared the first trailer for his new movie Boston […]
  47. The Chain Gang
    Boston’s Norovirus-Stricken Chipotle Should Reopen TodayOfficials traced the virus back to a sick employee.
  48. Health Concerns
    Another Chipotle Is Closed After Making at Least 30 People SickSo many Boston College basketball players are ill that their next game could be canceled.
  49. The Grub Street Diet
    CNN’s Sally Kohn Believes in the Power of Breakfast in Bed“I think there’s nothing more decadent.”
  50. wtf
    Boston Police Arrest Two Men After Pokémon Championship ThreatThey were arrested on firearm-related charges after suggesting they would “kill the competition” at the Pokémon World Championship.
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