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‘Leviathan’: Corruption looks to swallow raging land owner, who swallows vodka

‘Leviathan’: Corruption looks to swallow raging land owner, who swallows vodka

Blending the Bible and Thomas Hobbes, it’s astonishing that this critical and pointed epic vision of Russian politics has found the light of day.

Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 14-15

Five things to do this weekend: Feb. 14-15

The 20th Annual! Bugs Bunny Film Festival; Love the Art of Afro-Cuba!; “The Vagina Monologues”; silent film comedy with live music, variety show and cheese and beer tasting; and School of Honk’s Fat Sunday musical celebration.

Friendly Toast takes ‘Strange Fruit’ drink off menu after outrage arises over name

Friendly Toast takes ‘Strange Fruit’ drink off menu after outrage arises over name

The Friendly Toast has removed a controversially named drink from its menu after a social media firestorm launched by Mita Shah Hoppenfeld, a Cambridge resident, medical student at the Boston University School of Medicine and blogger.

Strange Fruit in the Friendly Toast: Cocktail isn’t homage, it’s horror

Strange Fruit in the Friendly Toast: Cocktail isn’t homage, it’s horror

I don’t remember exactly what went into the drink, because I couldn’t entirely believe what I was seeing – a cocktail with a name that evokes hanging black bodies.

Film Festival will keep Arlington identity, even as it joins Cambridge roster of events

Film Festival will keep Arlington identity, even as it joins Cambridge roster of events

While Kendall Square Cinema is inheriting an international film festival in October, the event remains part of Arlington’s town tourism efforts and culture and will keep the town’s name as well as connections there.

From futuristic outpost in Kendall Square, Akamai gets world’s best view of the Web

From futuristic outpost in Kendall Square, Akamai gets world’s best view of the Web

This glass-walled command center in plain sight looks like the lair of a James Bond villain, but is actually how one company keeps watch over the health of the Internet – and clients’ ability to do business no matter how bad things get.

Cheung launches an agenda-setting tour today for Innovate Massachusetts group

Cheung launches an agenda-setting tour today for Innovate Massachusetts group

Entrepreneurs and the tech industry have a champion in city councillor Leland Cheung, whose Innovate Massachusetts Alliance is going on a small listening tour for priorities to bring to new Gov. Charlie Baker.

Don’t let government shrink a proposed Kendall Square park to 2.5 acres from 7.5

Don’t let government shrink a proposed Kendall Square park to 2.5 acres from 7.5

An assortment of small parcels of open space is not equal to a large public park. Pocket parks are a welcome reprieve from urban stress, but they are not the civic solution worthy of a great city.

‘Inherent Vice’: Shaggy detective story gets high on life in weird, violent era

‘Inherent Vice’: Shaggy detective story gets high on life in weird, violent era

Land rights and family plots lie at the film’s core, and there may be more breaks into sudden feverish sex than doobies fired up. “Inherent Vice” isn’t everyone’s kinda trip, but it is righteous fun for those who enjoy the high.

Film festival is moving to Kendall Square from Arlington, seeking bigger audience

Film festival is moving to Kendall Square from Arlington, seeking bigger audience

Organizers of the Arlington International Film Festival have announced that the fifth annual event next October is moving to Kendall Square.

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