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Lorem Ipsum Books closes, ending search – for now – for the perfect business model

Lorem Ipsum Books closes, ending search – for now – for the perfect business model

Lorem Ipsum Books, an Inman Square store open since 2004, is out of business after years of innovation and struggles with revenue.

After ‘Red Pencil’ brings her to Sudan, talk brings author Pinkney here tonight

After ‘Red Pencil’ brings her to Sudan, talk brings author Pinkney here tonight

A talk with author Andrea Davis Pinkney – such as tonight’s – is likely to be as inspiring a literary time as one could imagine.

Baffler’s revealing of notes on depression and 45 years of treatment calls for a party

Baffler’s revealing of notes on depression and 45 years of treatment calls for a party

The latest issue of journal The Baffler has an utterly conflicted release party coming Thursday to Inman Square: a celebration of chronic depression.

Dead-on match of music, ‘Mass Mex’ food makes for two perfect Dias de los Muertos

Dead-on match of music, ‘Mass Mex’ food makes for two perfect Dias de los Muertos

The raucous gourmets at Cuisine en Locale are experts at pairing — meals with entertainment, and meals with holidays such as the Dias de los Muertos.

Appointments, November focus groups put revamp of Planning Board into effect

Appointments, November focus groups put revamp of Planning Board into effect

Residents got credit from the city manager for raising the need for Planning Board renewal “in a powerful way that opened a lot of eyes” and caused city staff to work without rest since summer.

What happened to America? ‘Unwinding’ author Packer gives answer Wednesday

What happened to America? ‘Unwinding’ author Packer gives answer Wednesday

The New Yorker’s George Packer talks about the new America in his ‘The Unwinding’ and at a free lecture Wednesday at Lesley University.

Klezmer Music Festival: ‘Circus of sound’ joins ‘whirlwind of a band’ at Regattabar

Klezmer Music Festival: ‘Circus of sound’ joins ‘whirlwind of a band’ at Regattabar

Regattabar’s second annual Klezmer Music Festival would be considered modest – it’s only two bands – if the two bands weren’t so big on their own.

Save your comedy questions for the end of Tuesday’s second Stand-Up Sit Down

Save your comedy questions for the end of Tuesday’s second Stand-Up Sit Down

The Stand Up Sit Down returns with three comedians – and a chance to ask those comedians about their joke-writing and artistic process and material.

Monday reading: Ryan’s ‘Truth Be Told,’ Flora’s true crime comes to Porter Square

Monday reading: Ryan’s ‘Truth Be Told,’ Flora’s true crime comes to Porter Square

Boston reporter and thriller author Hank Phillippi Ryan is coming with the latest in her Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series, and Kate Clark Flora is with her.

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 25-26

Five things to do this weekend: Oct. 25-26

Kids Halloween events; Somerville Food Day; “Tomes of Terror: Nevermore” radio play; The Armory of Horror haunted experience; and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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