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Underlings Bring 'Romeo and Juliet' (with a Touch of 'Heathers') to Chelsea
Boston, MA

Underlings Bring 'Romeo and Juliet' (with a Touch of 'Heathers') to Chelsea

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 22
The Underlings Theatre Co. is following up its successful Providence Fringe Festival and Somerville production of "Ada, Soon" with a production of "Romeo and Juliet"-in the original pronunciation, and with a not so old-school look.

NRA: 'Many in Legacy Media Love Mass Shootings'

NRA: 'Many in Legacy Media Love Mass Shootings'

NEWS | Feb 24
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch, addressing a conservative political conference, says "many in legacy media love mass shootings, you guys love it."

Mich. Teacher: Arming Us 'Absolutely Ridiculous'

Mich. Teacher: Arming Us 'Absolutely Ridiculous'

NEWS | Feb 24
The idea of arming teachers is not a popular one among a Detroit-area high school teacher and a handful of her students. The group spoke to the Associated Press outside their school campus on Thursday, describing the idea as "illogical" and "ridiculous."

Nanette Fabray, Star of Stage, Screen and TV, Dies at 97

Nanette Fabray, Star of Stage, Screen and TV, Dies at 97

ENTERTAINMENT | By John Rogers | Feb 24
Nanette Fabray, the vivacious actress, singer and dancer who became a star in Broadway musicals, on television as Sid Caesar's comic foil and in such hit movies as "The Band Wagon," has died at age 97.

Some Things Aren't Better Left Unsaid at the Olympics

Some Things Aren't Better Left Unsaid at the Olympics

NEWS | By David Bauder | Feb 24
Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The Language Of 'Black Panther'? It's Real. Give It a Try.

The Language Of 'Black Panther'? It's Real. Give It a Try.

ENTERTAINMENT | By Cara Anna | Feb 24
Much of what is seen in "Black Panther" is fictional, including the country where the movie is based. But in Wakanda, they do speak a language that is very much real, with distinctive click sounds that had some cast members struggling to speak it.

Ancient Beard Traditions Shape the Face of Modern Jerusalem

Ancient Beard Traditions Shape the Face of Modern Jerusalem

STYLE | By Ian Deitch | Feb 24
Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity.

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

BUSINESS | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 24
Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.

French Customs Officials Find Stolen Degas In Luggage on Bus

French Customs Officials Find Stolen Degas In Luggage on Bus

ENTERTAINMENT | Feb 24
French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years after it was reported stolen.

AP-NORC Poll: People Feel Better About Economy, Not Country

AP-NORC Poll: People Feel Better About Economy, Not Country

NEWS | By Laurie Kellman And Emily Swanson | Feb 24
Americans are more likely to see the national economy as having improved rather than worsened in the past 12 months, 39 percent to 24 percent, according to a survey released Friday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Greitens Blames Politics, but Even Some in GOP Concerned

Greitens Blames Politics, but Even Some in GOP Concerned

NEWS | By Jim Salter, David A. Lieb And Blake Nelson | Feb 24
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is blaming his felony invasion of privacy indictment on a "reckless liberal prosecutor," holding fast to the assertion that any case stemming from his admitted extramarital affair is politically driven.


Entertainment

 Review :: An Education in Prudence
Boston, MA

Review :: An Education in Prudence

THEATRE | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 23
The new play being produced by Open Theater Project at St. John's Church in Jamaica Plain offers a clever script to show us the meaning of the old adage "Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it."

 Review :: The Young Karl Marx

Review :: The Young Karl Marx

MOVIES | By Lewis Whittington | Feb 23
Raoul Peck & co-writer Pascal Bonitzer's are equally bold in "The Young Karl Marx," even as they transform the staid personages of Marx and Engels into sensual rebels with a cause and gregariously passionate men in their private lives.


Business

Seychelles Swaps Debt for Groundbreaking Marine Protection

Seychelles Swaps Debt for Groundbreaking Marine Protection

FINANCE | By Adelle Kalakouti | Feb 24
With deep blue waters, white sand beaches and rich marine life, the tiny island nation of the Seychelles is announcing a pioneering marine conservation plan as part of a debt swap deal with creditors.


Technology

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

Stores Make Push in Scan and Go Tech, Hope Shoppers Adopt It

PERSONAL TECH | By Anne D'Innocenzio | Feb 24
Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.


Finance

Buying A Home As An Unmarried Couple? Do These 3 Things

Buying A Home As An Unmarried Couple? Do These 3 Things

REAL ESTATE | By Beth Buczynski | Jan 27
Love and marriage don't always go together, no matter what Sinatra says. If you're in a committed relationship but nuptials are on the back burner, just know your dream of buying a home doesn't have to be.


Style

Toy Makers Turn to the Toilet for Poop-Inspired Toys

Toy Makers Turn to the Toilet for Poop-Inspired Toys

HOME | By Joseph Pisani | Feb 24
Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations. Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin' Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air.


Health/Fitness

PrEP Prescriptions on the Rise But More Work Remains

PrEP Prescriptions on the Rise But More Work Remains

HIV/AIDS | Feb 23
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that there are more than 1.2 million women and men in the United States who can benefit from PrEP.


Travel

On the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Art Trail in Mexico City

On the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Art Trail in Mexico City

FINE ARTS | By Anita Snow | Feb 23
All around Mexico City, Frida and Diego-philes can find the couple's work at over a dozen museums and public spaces. Here are some stops on the Kahlo-Rivera trail.


Nightlife

Gay Day at the Circus Spectacular!

Gay Day at the Circus Spectacular!

What could be better that nimble athletic bodies performing acrobatic feats for your thrills, pleasure and delight? Join us for "GAY DAY AT THE CIRCUS SPECTACULAR!"