The secret world of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchise kings
Inside the take-no-prisoners world of the Dunkin’ franchise kings.
State-by-state breakdown of Dunkin’ Donuts shops
The figures are from the Dunkin’ Brands Group, noting they are the most recent figures.
With ‘Bent,’ Zeitgeist explores another heavy topic
The 1979 play “Bent” may have been the first to look so squarely at one particular aspect of the Holocaust — the plight of the German gay community. The play, which opens for previews Friday, is the first production of Zeitgeist Stage Company’s 14th season.
Was it wrong to snoop?
Q. Dear Meredith,
I am 42 (divorced) and my now ex-boyfriend is 45 (divorced and sober). We had been together (exclusive) just six months, known each other for about 10 months. We had been talking about moving in together.
Photographer Deborah Feingold on the making of ‘Music’
Feingold, who was born in Cranston, R.I., and attended Emerson College, goes behind the scenes of her new photo book.
Chris Stein turns his lens on Blondie
Stein reflects on his new photo book, “Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk,” starring the glamorous Debbie Harry.
All about Nantucket’s Meghan Trainor
Trainor has parlayed her independent shine into a surprise, chart-topping late entry in the “song of the summer” sweepstakes: “All About That Bass.”
Lou & Grey: part startup, part established retail brand
The cool, cozy world of Lou & Grey will breeze into the Natick Mall on Thursday, opening doors on its second brick and mortar store location in the country.
As Suffolk Downs winds down, an end to a way of life
Many of the people who work at the track can’t imagine doing anything else. But now they’ll have to.
The game is fixed in Chris Marker’s ‘Level Five’
“Level Five” review: Just released for the first time in the United States, this 1996 film from New Wave icon Chris Marker is a dense and wordy sci-fi film of sorts.
Book review: ‘The Dog’ by Joseph O’Neill
With the rare exception of Marilynne Robinson and the late John Updike, contemporary literary fiction is secular. There is no God, but the god of narration. How few novelists have evolved with this freedom and created a morally rigorous environment, one embracing the questions God provokes. What is right or wrong? Will there be an accounting, in the end? It’s why we read so much crime fiction. Can there be virtue without punishment? It’s a question that lays at the heart of Joseph O’Neill’s amusing and thoughtful new novel, “The Dog.”
Party Lines: Farm to Table Dinner
More than 250 guests recently attended the Farm to Table Dinner at the Weir River Farm, property of The Trustee of the Reservations in Hingham.
The week ahead: Pop & rock
James Reed’s picks for noteworthy pop and rock concerts in Boston and the surrounding area this week.
In Concord, dance therapist takes on Parkinson’s Disease
To a soundtrack of Patti Page singing about old Cape Cod, Susanne Liebich leads a group of seniors through a series of gentle dance moves.
Mass. model school program being reconsidered
After promoting model schools as a cost-saving approach, the state agency overseeing the construction process is reevaluating that approach.
Whitman again dealing with rat problem
For the second time in two years, some in town are complaining of an infestation — and officials are scrambling yet again to get rid of the rodents.
Nightlife in and around Boston:
GIULIA ROZZI The Belmont native’s grueling schedule includes taping a spot for Comedy Central’s “This Is Not Happening” Tuesday in LA, playing the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in New York Thursday, a guest spot at the Comedy Studio Friday, and headlining the Comedy Den on Saturday before heading on tour with her one-woman show, “Bad Bride.” Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. $20. Dick Doherty’s Comedy Den at Howl at the Moon, 184 High St., Boston. 800-401-2221, www.dickdoherty.com
Movie celebrates bygone Norwood Arena racing days
Norwood Arena Speedway still sparks excitement among those who raced cars on the quarter-mile track or went there to watch them.
MAYOR WALSH’S MOVIE NIGHTS: “FROZEN”
Just when you think you’ve heard “Let It Go” for the last time, “Frozen” makes its way to Boston Common. Enjoy the cool autumn weather and settle in for a modern family favorite.