News archive from 28 October 2016, page 12

Del Potro, Wawrinka advance to Swiss Indoors QFs

BASEL, Switzerland — Two-time champion Juan Martin del Potro and top-seeded Stan Wawrinka advanced to the Swiss Indoors quarterfinals on Thursday. Del Potro beat fifth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium 7-5, 6-3, while Wawrinka had 16 aces as he beat...

 
Red Bull's 'Mad Max' Verstappen adds flair and drama to F1

Red Bull's 'Mad Max' Verstappen adds flair and drama to F1

MEXICO CITY — It's been a wild season for young Max Verstappen. The talented Dutch teenager has been promoted to Red Bull, become the youngest winner in Formula One history and bickered with some of the top teams and drivers in the sport. His...

 

Cemetery talks between Muslim group, Dudley at a standstill

DUDLEY  — Negotiations between a Massachusetts town and an Islamic group are at a standstill after officials rejected the group's latest proposal for a Muslim cemetery on abandoned farmland. A lawyer for the Islamic Society of Greater Worcester said...

 

Police: Agawam man hit, killed by tractor trailer on I-90

WARREN — State police say an Agawam man was struck and killed by a tractor trailer on Interstate 90 in the town of Warren. Police say the 38-year-old man was hit in the right travel lane on the eastbound side just before 11 a.m. Thursday. His car had...

 
Tom Hanks’ latest Robert Langdon thriller never catches fire

Tom Hanks’ latest Robert Langdon thriller never catches fire

The third and weakest of the Professor Robert Langdon-based film adaptations, “Inferno,” director Ron Howard’s third entry, uses Dante Alighieri and his birthplace of Florence, Italy, the way “Angels & Demons” used the Vatican. In opening scenes...

 

Kingsley Flood, ‘Another Other’

Kingsley Flood has a good problem to deal with. The Boston-born band puts on such epic, intimate and unhinged live shows, people can overlook their albums. The deeply personal and introspective nature of their new LP, “Another Other,” should change...

 

Western Mediterranean foreign ministers meet in Marseille

PARIS –  France is hosting an international summit of foreign ministers from countries near the western Mediterranean Sea that is expected to discuss the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and elsewhere, radicalization, as well as...

 

Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, ‘I Want That Sound!’

People tend to think of second line bands — brass bands steeped in New Orleans traditions — as instant party starters. It’s a great compliment, maybe the best compliment ever, but it limits the sonic and emotional range of these bands. Revolutionary...

 

US says Iraqis have retaken 40 villages from IS near Mosul

BAGHDAD –  The U.S. military says Iraqi forces have retaken 40 villages from the Islamic State group near Mosul since a massive operation to drive the militants from the city began last week. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Matthew C. Isler said Friday that...

 

The Needy Sons, ‘Vis-A-Vis’

Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz is a huge Rolling Stones fan (so much so, he’s penned two books on the band). But I’ve always wondered where he hid his Stones influence in Buffalo Tom — a great-if-straight-alt-rock outfit. On his first LP with The Needy...

 
Social Studies: Party animals woof it up at MSPCA gala

Social Studies: Party animals woof it up at MSPCA gala

Animal lovers were paws-itively generous at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ annual Raise the Woof gala, raising some serious coin for the organization — $650,000 to be exact. Hosted Wednesday night by WCVB-TV anchor...

 

Tracked down: George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Charlie Day and more...

George Wendt, aka Norm, and John Ratzenberger, best known as know-it-all mailman Cliff Clavin, holding court at the bar at Cheers, or rather a pop-up Cheers at the Westin Copley Place for the Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual get-together ......

 

Randy Price shows his pride in scouting

Channel 5 anchorman Randy Price emceed the 40th annual Salute To Scouting gala the other night — an honor that the former Eagle Scout may have had second thoughts about accepting a few years ago before the Boy Scouts of America rescinded a...

 

Local TV Musical Chairs: Who's In, Who's Out

The local TV scene is starting to look like a giant game of musical chairs, with the upcoming debut of NBC Boston and Channel 7’s loss of network programming throwing lots of talking heads for a loop. As we told you yesterday, longtime Channel 7...

 

‘Handmaiden’ casts gothic spell

South Korean gothic is not a category I encounter frequently. But there is no other or, for that matter, better way to describe Park Chan-wook’s deliriously demented, visually lush, incredibly violent and erotic “The Handmaiden,” a period tale set in...

 

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