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Revenge of the nerd

From The Australian

MONA founder David Walsh narrowly escaped being framed for murder, he tells Review in an exclusive interview about his gallery's new exhibition. ... Quick Read

'The Way, Way Back' Is Way, Way Wonderful

From WSJ

The coming-of-age tale dazzles with rich language and an astonishing performance by Sam Rockwell, says Joe Morgenstern. "Despicable Me 2" is cheerfully enjoyable, while "The Lone Ranger" is bafflingly awful. ... Quick Read

Buying? Don't Fret

From WSJ

Collecting guitars is a bit like buying a piece of art. If you're serious about building a collection, look for guitars made before 1965, the year Leo Fender sold his business to Columbia Broadcasting Systems. ... Quick Read

Ouya puts users in control

From Boston Herald

"The Ouya" By Ouya Inc. Grade: B2013 is shaping up as a huge year for the game industry, with new consoles arriving in the fall from Micro­soft and Sony. If you?re looking for something new and can?t wait for the Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you might want to consider the Ouya. This new system is already in stores and, at $99, costs a lot less than those other consoles. Of course, as you?ve probably heard before, you get what you pay for. ... Quick Read

Ahead of the game

From Boston Herald

THIS LITTLE PIGGY Pig roasts are all the rage, and the Sinclair in Cambridge is jumping on the trend with a luau-themed pig roast on Tuesday. Tropical flavors from a papaya and mango salad starter to a side dish of grilled pineapple complement roasted suckling pig, and you can enjoy it all from the venue?s secluded patio overlooking Harvard Square. 52 Church St., Cambridge. Tuesday, 7 p.m. $45 per person (includes three drinks); 617-547-5200. ? SARA GAYNESMONSTER MASH ... Quick Read

OA takes a second bite at Tosca

From The Australian

IN a case of once bitten twice shy, Opera Australia's Lyndon Terracini is determined the premiere of Tosca goes without a hitch. ... Quick Read

With Novo on board, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra charts ambitious course for next season

From Baltimore Sun

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra recently announced the extension of music director Jose-Luis Novo's contract for another five years, as well as the orchestra's 2013-2014 lineup, with five classical concerts plus a holiday program and a family concert. ... Quick Read

Coney Island Cyclone coaster may be closed July 4

From Boston Herald

NEW YORK ? The Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster and some other famed New York amusements may be shuttered for the busy July Fourth holiday as engineers check a 275-foot-tall observation tower that was swaying.City Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri says attractions also including the Wonder Wheel will stay closed Wednesday, and it's too soon to say about Thursday.The fire department got a call Tuesday that the Astrotower was shifting in the wind, and the amusement park was evacuated ... Quick Read

Parts of Coney Island park reopen as tower is eyed

From Boston Herald

NEW YORK ? Part of Coney Island's amusement park has reopened while workers examine the condition of a 275-foot-tall observation tower that was swaying.Areas including the Coney Island Raceway and the B&B Carousel opened around noon Wednesday. But such attractions as the Cyclone roller coaster remain closed while authorities checked out the Astrotower.New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says initial assessments indicate the unused tower is stable. But he says authorities are keeping areas ... Quick Read

What If There Isn't A "Solution" For Every Problem?

From Arts Journal

The logic, to oversimplify quite a bit, goes something like this: Well, if Wikipedia is possible, this means that the Internet is something new--and if the Internet is something new, it means that there might as well be a "Wikipedia for politics." Internet-centrism normalizes "disruption"--and once disruption is seen as something to cheer for, all sorts of solutionist projects spring up. Boston Review 07/01/13 ... Quick Read

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