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Pavement Cafe offers high-end coffee, affable environment

May 25, 2010

By Anna Marden, News Correspondent Attention coffee addicts: There is a new place in the neighborhood to get your fix. Pavement Coffeehouse, at 1096 Boylston St., specializes in high-end, hand-dripped, made-to-order espressos, coffees and teas. Pavement is the evolved...

Movie Review: ‘Iron Man 2’ solid, not quite ironclad

May 12, 2010
Coming off a successful first entry in a comic film franchise, "Iron Man 2" had high expectations to live up to. So high, perhaps, that the film folds a bit under the pressure. While it delivers a sickly sweet flick reminiscent of the first, the movie fails to leave the same long-lasting impression as its predecessor.

Concert Review: Iceland’s Jónsi razzles, dazzles

May 12, 2010
“Concert” seems somewhat an insufficient word for what Icelandic post-rock singer Jónsi offered ticket holders at the House of Blues May 5. It was, to say the least, an experience, riveting not only to the ears but also to the eyes and, (dare I say it?) the very soul. Jónsi (pronounced Yon-see), whose real name is Jónsi Thór Birgisson, is perhaps better known as the lead singer of the band Sigur Rós. However, the band has recently announced that it would go on an indefinite hiatus.

Music Review: Kaki King’s latest (and darkest) foray

May 12, 2010

By Andrew Judd, Correspondent Kaki King's fifth studio album, Junior, was released April 13 under Rounder Record. It is her first full-length album since her 2008 effort, Dreaming of Revenge, and bears little resemblance to it. King has made her living as a personable...

Russel Brand, Jonah Hill talk ‘the Greek’

April 22, 2010

by Emily Cassel, News Correspondent Comedian Russell Brand made the character Aldous Snow’s ridiculous wardrobe and overtly sexual lyrics famous in 2008’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.” This June, Brand is reviving Snow and pairing up with Jonah Hill for “Get Him to...

Best of NU 2010

April 22, 2010
Every spring, as the school year comes to a close, The News takes the pulse of the student body with its Best of NU poll. Here are the results for 2009–10.

Nor’easters have their best year to date

April 22, 2010
As musical director for the Nor’easters, Shams Ahmed helped guide the a capella group through their most successful year to date. The group placed second at the Northeast quarterfinals for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) at Boston University in February and continued onto semifinals at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in March, where they were ranked fourth out of eight groups.

Inside Column: Sounds of Venice

April 22, 2010
Marian Daniells So there’s this boy… Actually, I lied. There are four of them. They’re the Lennon boys: Kipp, Mark, Michael and Pat. They can sing, play guitar and make many a girl swoon. I know them affectionately as Venice, a small-time band from Venice Beach, Calif. whose CDs serve as a playlist to my life.

Calendar for April 22 to April 28

April 22, 2010
Event of the Week - Film Fest for All: Don’t let the moniker “Independent,” fool you: There’s plenty for movie fans of any kind at the Boston Independent Film Festival, which runs this year from April 21 to April 28.

Just the playlist you were looking for

April 15, 2010
Here’s the thing: some music takes a certain mood to fully appreciate. If you’re having a bad day, a happy song’s not going to make things that much better before it makes you want to smash your speakers. But music does have the ability to take a a certain mood or situation and magnify it – kind of like adding water to a chia pet. Sure, the bald chia pet is cool and all, but it takes water to make it special. Below are a few playlists designed to add water to your chia pets. Enjoy.

Editorial cartoons for peace, tolerance

April 15, 2010
Political cartoons can make us laugh at the missteps of our government, but they can also cause controversy. Editorial cartoonists have long come under fire for insulting cultural beliefs and crossing the boundaries of what’s deemed acceptable. That’s why 86 editorial cartoons will be on display at Gallery 360 from April 12 through May 12; and on April 14, six editorial cartoonists participated in a symposium at Blackman Auditorium to discuss their work.

Playing for pocket change, passion

April 15, 2010
A train rolls into the T station. There’s an artificial gust of wind, a loud creak of wheels against worn rails, people crowding at the edge of the yellow line. At the base of the escalators, a man sits with a guitar, one foot propped up on a foot stand for proper posture, hands plucking at strings to create the lilt of classical guitar music. Scattered dollar bills and coins line the bottom of an opened guitar case. A milk crate covered with green fabric displays two compact discs for sale.