The latest dino theme park installment tries to do too much with too little. It’s not so much that it’s too long – okay, at two and a half hours, it is – but that it tries to weave two franchises into an unnecessarily complex plot that has world-hopping aspirations as well as deep-creviced conspiracies. We get cool new CGI dinos to gawk at, but little else.
Public meetings this week look at appointing a city manager, human remains found in Harvard University and the return of discussion on undoing the expanded hours of Riverbend Park; leaf blowers; staffing bilingual programs in schools; more bubble tea bubbling up around town; and more.
“Men” is an all-consuming cinematic experience at the intersection of paganism and Christianity, religious sexual repression and gender oppression. If his film doesn’t say much that’s new about men and women, director Alex Garland still pushes the boundaries in finding ways to say it.
Joyce Chen was Boston’s first real celebrity restaurateur and holds indisputable importance in U.S. culinary history. In the same era Julia Child was changing America’s palates through French cooking, Chen was doing just that with regional Chinese, introducing dishes such as Peking duck, hot and sour soup and moo shu pork.
Public meetings this week look at LGBTQ+ issues, Alewife zoning and development, the use of federal Covid recovery funds, the budget for the next fiscal year, a school district sexual misconduct policy, implementing a 988 crisis line and some food, drink and event issues – including a new bubble tea business for Harvard Square.