a bleak, bleak week in the US, Laser Orgians. With the economy
taking a nose-dive and the threat of double-dip recession (which sounds
more like JP Licks flavor of the month than a real thing but, woefully,
it is the latter) it is time to distract our burdened minds with some
capsules are primarily produced as elementary school class projects,
leaving history in the hands of archivists most concerned with the
preservation of their Pokemon cards and A+ spelling tests -- not
necessarily the best way to provide an accurate picture of life at a
given moment.To get it right, you need a grander scale and better technology, which is exactly the combination director Kevin Macdonald and producer Ridley Scott had on their side when they set out to create the user-generated documentary Life In A Day
finally here. People count down to this for months. As soon as the
weather starts to change, it's fresh in everyone's minds -- the ritual,
the camaraderie, the friends and families gathering together, all to
celebrate overlarge cartilaginous fish with rows and rows of
flesh-ripping teeth. Yes, ladies and gentlemen: it's Shark Week
Remember that Harry Potter thing everyone was so crazy over?
There were a bunch of books, or something? Then some movies? Well, you
had better remember, because it is not going away. This week, Boston has
more than one Potter-based celebration. The Harvard Museum of Natural
History has an exhibit, and wizard rock band Harry and the Potters are
playing a free concert in Harvard Square.
of the best things in life are free, and I don't mean the taste of new
toothpaste or laughing with friends. Sure, those are great, but that
warm fuzzy feeling we call happiness can be achieved with more creative
ways, like scoring free Slurpee's, learning how to make art out of trash
and attending a sand sculpture festival.
got you down? Did last weekend's boozing, barbecuing and fireworking
set your expectations so high such that the prospect of a return the
weekend routine of eating ice cream and watching True Blood suddenly
seems so banal?Fear
not, because we have not one but TWO awesome weekend-long cons to save
you from the brink of desperation.
We have finally reached that point in the summer where all
the local schools are out. Swarms of children roam free; already, their
vacation-slackened brains have started atrophying, their feral
instincts taking over. Ice-cream-truck drivers patrol the streets with
caution, fearing the packs of errant urchins who might ambush them.
Unmitigated crapfest that was Green Lantern got you down? Worry not, because we've got plenty to tide you over until Cars 2. That
includes fantasy films, classics, and free TV preview screenings right
here in Boston, plus a great film festival in Nantucket. For the more
esoteric, there is also a film about a rubber tire that comes to life
and kills people.
since the weather looks absolutely atrocious today through Wednesday
and completely uncertain thereafter, Laser Orgy has provided you with a
variety of indoor-outdoor events. And they're kind of all over the
place. Art enthusiasts, Repo
devotees, water-gun warriors, puppet fanatics, political satirists, and
bacon lovers rejoice -- this week, we've got something for you.
you found last week's events too high-minded and cultural,
then do we have news for you! This week's, we give you a multitude of events ranging from trashy to flashy ... and also, curiously, an unusual number of
opportunities to dress up in ridiculous costumes: there's a renaissance
fair, a pirate crawl, a J-pop concert, and the Pride Idol show.
Welcome to June! It's Potty Training Awareness Month, National Turkey Lovers' Month, and National Bathroom Reading Month.
This first week of June celebrates none of those, which is probably a good choice; instead, it embraces the off-beat with interactive arts, cult films and gorey
House, Black Shampoo and The
all having midnight showings, and Aussie musical-comedian Tim Minchin will be
preforming at the Wilbur.
week: Judgment Day looms, the weather sucks, and philosophical debate fuels my
obsession with impermanence. Parties and festivals abound, I still can't
help but wonder if the end is nigh. Regardless, you can trust I'll be swilling Harpoon IPA and listening to naked girls read horror stories, desperately praying to God that there actually is no God and the Rapture
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