Though it shut down officially more than four months ago for renovations, with a sign saying so going up July 15, the owners did not renew their licensing by a December deadline. They face a licensing issue in Brookline as well.
Janice Zarro Brodman has been collecting tidbits about strange cultural practices – strange to us, anyway – since her time at Harvard, and has just published them as “Sex Rules! Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World.”
With “Coco,” the animators at Pixar have brought their warmth and character-grounded spectacle to the undead with a fervor that far outweighs many of the studio’s previous masterpieces.
For all the weighty topics it covers and ideas of the good and evil that lie within all of us, even the most noble, the greatest fault of “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” is how unfathomably safe it is.
Road races such as today’s Cambridge Half Marathon could become rarer, with City Manager Louis A. DePasquale saying the number of races is capped at 17 a year “and if we lose one of the 17, there will be a question of whether we let someone substitute in.”
The resurrection of East Coast Grill lasted less than a year, but this time the Inman Square staple will disappear because of a name change: It will be called Highland Fried, making a direct connection with the owners’ Highland Kitchen in Somerville.
“God’s Own Country” is unexpected in its charm and deliberate in the way it ultimately captures your heart with characters and locations that feel just tangible enough without stripping them of that movie-magic sheen.
Yes, we’ve been here before, but the writers mine a rich potpourri of personalities for all they’re worth and director Zach Snyder has finally learned how to fit a lot into a neat two hours – even if audiences will still be left wanting a villain worthy of this stacked team.
The growth, coming in the January festival’s 15th year, “will enhance the BCMFest experience for performers and audiences,” said Sean Smith, a festival organizer, “while retaining the character of BCMFest as a grassroots community event.”
Martin McDonagh is a playwright well studied in the matters of suffering and the harsh truths of reality. Rife with tension, his cinematic “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” feels like a bomb about to go off, and at one point it does.