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  1. how do you like them actors
    As a Director, Ben Affleck Is an Actor’s Best WingmanWith Live by Night, Affleck solidifies his reputation as a strong director of actors.
  2. maroon 5
    Watch the Epic New Music Video for Maroon 5’s ‘Payphone,’ Featuring Wiz KhalifaAdam Levine and Wiz Khalifa: now doing capers.
  3. crimes and misdemeanors
    Brooklyn Burglars Inspired by Ben AffleckCrooks looked to ‘The Town’ for tips.
  4. slideshow
    Seven Other Ben Affleck Scenes That Republicans Can Watch for Inspiration“Retaiiiiiner!”
  5. affleck to the rescue
    The Town Now Solving Congressional Standoffs“House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy began his talk by showing a clip from the movie, ‘The Town.’”
  6. oscar race 2011
    How to Decode the 2011 ‘For Your Consideration’ AdsWhich represent realistic, serious campaigns, and which are windmill-tilting for a beloved star?
  7. 2010
    Rachel Dratch on the Year in Boston AccentsWe got the native Masshole to weigh in on what was a remarkably active year for the Boston accent in pop culture.
  8. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Idina Menzel To ABCA singing, single mom.
  9. feuds
    So What Do Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Have Against Bones?Both ‘The Town’ and Damon’s live episode of ‘30 Rock’ allowed them to crack ‘Bones’ jokes.
  10. exclusive
    Will Affleck Tell Tales From the Gangster Squad?But will he take it?
  11. the industry
    Your Box Office Explained: Gekko Eats OwlsA good weekend for Serious Movies For Grown Ups.
  12. the industry
    Your Box Office Explained: Affleck’s The Town Scores, While M. Night Suffers Another DefeatAre these two sharing a finite amount of success, and this time it’s Affleck’s turn to hoard it all?
  13. masks
    Twelve Creepiest Masks in Movie HistoryEnjoy. And cringe.
  14. cult of personality
    Blake Lively Tries to Convince the World She Prefers the Fashion Life of a Backpacker to That of a Famous ActressAlso, see her September cover!
  15. tiff
    Movies Announced for the Toronto Film FestAlso: the latest films from auteurs Emilio Estevez and David Schwimmer!
  16. trailer mix
    Trailer for Affleck’s The Town Features Big Stars and Boston AccentsPromising!
  17. Summer Preview
    Where to Eat in Nantucket This SummerThis year’s crop of openings includes organic coffee, a new bakery, and a Todd English spot.
  18. TV Land
    Geoffrey Zakarian Returns to the Kitchen (Kitchen Stadium, That Is)Plus, ‘Sex and the City Cakes’!
  19. Mediavore
    The Town at Grendel’s; Farm Aid for New HampshirePlus: omega 3s studied, and Vietnam’s beer, all in our morning news roundup.
  20. the industry
    Steven Spielberg Takes Up PiracyPlus: Blake Lively! Hayden Christensen! Martin Freeman!
  21. the industry
    Spielberg Trying to Helm HelmPlus: Ron Howard! Diane Keaton! Jeremy Renner!
  22. the industry
    Jon Hamm Runs This TownPlus: a raging Lombardi.
  23. Openings
    Keeping Up With ZakarianWhat’s Jeffrey Zakarian up to after the shuttering of Town?
  24. Closings
    Breaking: Town Closes IndefinitelyA reader has an account of what may have been its final hours.
  25. Mediavore
    La Goulue Gets More Time; Meat Is Seasonal TooPlus: Traditional Portuguese Easter foods, and Town in trouble, all in our morning news roundup.
  26. the industry
    Ben Affleck to Direct SelfPlus: If Ben Affleck can direct a movie, then so can Cheech!
  27. NewsFeed
    Room Service? Get Me Geoffrey Zakarian!There was never any doubt the Water Club, the $800 million hotel-casino being put up by the Borgata in Atlantic City, was going to have a high-end food pedigree. The Borgata’s a class act! But they did especially well in hiring Geoffrey Zakarian of Town and Country. We’ve had a close look at his menu, and it’s a cut above the usual institutional food: Room-service entrées include filet of bison, braised lamb shank with basmati rice and pomegranate (a nod to Zakarian’s Armenian heritage), and, for when you really don’t want to leave the room, a rib-eye center-cut dry-aged beef chop on the bone with potato purée and field mushrooms. Even the breakfast menu’s four options are hipper than you would expect, among them “The Manhattan” (coffee, bagel, New York Times); the “Long Night” (hanger steak and eggs, grilled tomato, Emergen-C vitamin powder, coffee, water), and, inevitably, “Still Awake From Yesterday” (Philly cheesesteak, French fries, Coca-Cola.) There are 800 other things on Zakarian’s menu, but we somehow doubt we could stay long enough to try them out. In fact, it will be a miracle if we can afford to stay there at all.
  28. The Annotated Dish
    Town’s Glazed Duck Steak Is ‘Whacked’Geoffrey Zakarian, at both Town and Country, remains one of city’s most eclectic haute-cuisine chefs, as evidenced by Town’s globalist roast duck breast. “I wanted to make a very slight nod to duck l’orange meeting Peking duck,” says the chef, “but with Middle Eastern flavor elements as well,” including a buckwheat pilaf close to the ethnically Armenian chef’s heart. As always, mouse over the different elements of the dish to see them described in the chef’s own words.
  29. NewsFeed
    Geoffrey Zakarian Taking On Sasha Petraske in Battle for Blue Mill SpaceEarlier we reported that Sasha Petraske has his eye on the vacant Blue Mill space, which is begging for a Waverly Inn–style revival. Turns out he’s not the only one: We noticed, in the agenda for tonight’s Community Board 4 meeting, that Geoffrey Zakarian of Town and Country has applied for a liquor license at 50 Commerce Street. Zakarian concedes that he and some unnamed partners are looking at several spaces in the West Village and Lower East Side with a small bistro in mind, but he hasn’t signed a lease and needs to crunch more numbers before he’s ready for the community board. “I spoke to the landlord and evidently there’s someone else she’s interested in,” he tells us. The plot thickens … —Daniel Maurer Earlier: Sasha Petraske to Take on Fine Dining, Too