Entertainment

By - 9/18/14 - 12:17 pm

Don't worry: The movie still has the obligatory shots of the Tobin. The New York Times reflects on the impending "The Equalizer" and why recent Boston movies tend to be about a depressing city beset by crime. With requisite Dennis Lehane quote and bonus fun fact: The Denzel Washington movie was originally going to be set in New York, but Boston won because we're... Read more

By - 9/16/14 - 11:37 am

Supporters of Smoken' Joes in Brighton Center are planning a benefit in the House of Blues Foundation Room on Sept. 25 for Wendy and Joe Dodd, who are closing the place forever on Sept. 23 due to health issues and a rent dispute with their landlord. Heather Balchunas writes:

Smoken Joe's has not just been a music venue or restaurant. For many (like myself), it

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By - 9/11/14 - 10:45 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Smoken' Joe's on Washington Street in Brighton Center.

By - 9/7/14 - 6:25 am

Dorchester Park hosts its annual antique car show and family picnic. Car show starts at 10. Food court and music from 10-4. Family games and rides with Clydesdale horses start at noon. For full event details visit www.dotpark.org

By - 8/22/14 - 4:31 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decided yesterday the Boston Garden committed no violations that led to 86 people needing medical attention, a sexual assault and a beating the night of a June 25 concert by Swedish DJ Avicii.

At a hearing on Tuesday, Garden officials said they had beefed up security and EMT details that night based in part on problems at other Avicii... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 9:24 am

Deadline Hollywood reports on how local Teamsters protested a "Top Chef" filming in Milton earlier this year over the show's not hiring Teamsters as drivers.

By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the picturesque New England town of Milton just outside Boston, one of them ran up to her car and screamed, "We're

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By - 8/19/14 - 1:26 pm

As Boston Garden officials pledged to do more to prevent another EDM "mass casualty incident," public-safety officials said they had to deal with more than just several dozen chemically impaired show goers before a June 25 Avicii concert.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, police said one woman was sexually assaulted during the concert. A Garden security guard noticed the attack and broke... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 8:01 pm

Boston Magazine trumpets a free performance this Thursday on the Lagoon.

By - 8/13/14 - 9:31 pm

Somerville Community Access Television is happy to announce a collaborative film screening event with the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) and Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMI). During this event, there will be 6 student films screened. RSVP HERE!

Below is more information on the films that will be featured:

1. The Art of Being Hurt | 7:15 min | Director, Xavery Robin | Boston... Read more

By - 8/13/14 - 11:48 am

Starts 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at the new A Street Park at Channel Center in Fort Point.

By - 8/12/14 - 9:33 pm
At Ignite in Somerville

Myron Freeman took in the annual Ignite festival in Somerville over the weekend.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/12/14 - 3:59 pm
Saying good bye to Robin Williams in the Public Garden

All day, people slowly approached the Public Garden bench made famous in "Good Will Hunting" to remember Robin Williams.

Most quietly stood there, lost in their thoughts.

Good Will Hunting bench
Couple lost in thought

But a steady stream of people left... Read more

By - 8/12/14 - 8:06 am
Good Will Hunting bench in Boston's Public Garden

Robin Williams fans are turning the Public Garden bench where he sat with Matt Damon in "Good Will Hunting" into a memorial.

Hedge photographed the bench around 6 this morning.

Buzzfeed interviews the first person to write something at the bench.

"When we got there, there were two guys sitting on the bench,” Rabchenuk said to BuzzFeed. "As we were talking, another

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By - 8/11/14 - 7:41 pm

The Public Garden scene in "Good Will Hunting."

L.A. Times: Robin Williams dies at 63 in apparent suicide.

By - 8/9/14 - 6:31 pm
Batman and the Joker in the Prudential Center

Neal Doyle captured Batman and the Joker doing some shopping at the Cambridgeport Star Market (presumably before heading to the comics convention at the World Trade Center).

By - 8/7/14 - 4:56 pm

Lou Delpidio, owner of the Guilt/Underbar clubs in the Theater District, reports he's changing the name of Underbar to Candibar just as soon as some fancy new LED lights arrive from their factory in Greece.

Delpidio told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday Underbar will remain basically the same, but that the lights, which "are on a ship right now" will change the look enough to... Read more

By - 8/6/14 - 7:06 pm
Teens outside the Ritz Carlton in Boston

Kristin MacDougall captured some of the One Direction fans who dropped whatever they were doing and rushed down to the Ritz-Carlton late this afternoon as word spread the boys might be staying there.

By - 8/5/14 - 2:08 pm
Ted being protected in Boston

Emily Cervone forwards a photo, taken by a co-worker, of the guard for Ted on Berkeley Street in the Back Bay this morning (can't be too careful with Johnny Depp maybe still running around all balding and everything).

Ed Coppinger notes the cop on the left is his brother, Mike (and we note that Ed is not the state rep - that's his... Read more

By - 8/5/14 - 9:59 am

Looks like the bill to make "Roadrunner" the official state rock song (a measure championed by then state Rep. Marty Walsh and then arts promoter Joyce Linehan has become the Norwegian Blue of legislation.

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