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#1 Daily Newspaper in Boston
Launched in Sweden in 1995, Metro is the inventor
of the free daily newspaper. With over 18 m...
Engaging Platform for a Fast-Paced Lifestyle
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Metro Boston delivers its newspaper to the highest
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More circulation
than both the Globe
and Herald combined!
Every day, Metro reaches 267,644 adults 18+ in Boston.
Source: Scarborough R1 2013 vs. R1 2012
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Readership Growth
Median Age
Women / Men
Average HHI*
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Source: Scarborough R1 2013
Reaching the Young Urban Professional
the youngest
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a new and unique way to reach our
target demos...gives us...
Editorial Framework
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concentrated commuter markets.
Local a...
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  1. 1. #1 in Boston
  2. 2. #1 Daily Newspaper in Boston Launched in Sweden in 1995, Metro is the inventor of the free daily newspaper. With over 18 million daily readers, Metro is the world’s largest newspaper. Metro Boston informs, entertains and educates the city, delivering relevant information in an attractive, concise format that fits into readers’ fast-paced lifestyles. Connecting brands with an exclusive audience of young, active professionals through non-traditional, cost-efficient solutions - the #1 daily in Boston is Metro! Source: Scarborough R1 2013. Adults 21-49 living in Boston DMA
  3. 3. Engaging Platform for a Fast-Paced Lifestyle letters@metro.us MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 201202 boston 1 Today’s local tweet “You got a car? Nice. I got a chauffeur service. #MBTA” SEEMS THE T IS A-OK FOR @NATESTRIKESAGEN By the numbers 3KOn Saturday, Mayor Thomas M. Menino announced the donation of 3,000 new winter coats to Boston children between the ages of 2 and 14. Half of the coats were given to children in Boston Housing Authority Section 8 families and the other half were donated to children through Boston Centers for Youth & Families community centers across the city. METRO For 30-year-old James Bishai, style has no age. That’s why the South End fashion designer launched Watchout! Designs, a company that offers retro watches and apparel that he describes as “an explosion of neon and colors.” “There is definitely a return to people trying to find some- thing fun and unique to stand out. It doesn’t matter your age,” said Bishai, who’s as comfort- able wearing a Mickey Mouse sweater at the bar as he was wearing it in the schoolyard. Bishai is one of a growing number of grown-ups who aren’t afraid to let their inner kid shine through in their duds — and as the trend grows, the likelihood that they will draw criticism for going out on a fashion limb shrinks. “People are definitely dress- ing more youthful at an older age,” said Jay Calderin, creator of Boston Fashion Week and the director of creative market- ing at the School of Fashion De- sign in Boston. “I think the key to it — it’s just like anything else — there is a certain level you can apply to your life. If you go overboard, you feel kind of silly. But if you hit that mid- dle ground, it can be sort of fun.” For Bishai, that means adding a dash of color to an otherwise boring, but work- place appropriate, outfit. “I have a lot of friends that will wear one or two items to add a touch of something unique, like a Watchout! watch and yellow shoes,” Bishai said. For Calderin, it’s all about empowerment: “I think when you’re in your teens and early 20s, you’re forging your identi- ty — and when you get older that tends to get lost. It’s great now people are empowered about getting that back.” Call it retro, campy, kitschy, colorful — dressing like a kid is not just for kids anymore ERIN BALDASSARI/METRO ‘Pats for Patriots’ sends heroes to yesterday’s game In honor of Veterans Day, 15 members of the military and their guests were treated to a free tickets and a ride to yesterday’s New England Patriots game against the Buffalo Bills. “Pats For Patriots,” a partnership between Massachu- setts Bay Commuter Rail and Military Friends Foundation honoring Massachusetts veterans, sent the group to Gillette Stadium. A moment of si- lence was observed at 11 a.m. aboard the Gold Star Memorial coach, which bears the name of locals killed while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. METRO Free. Football Sarah Keller Likins of the Military Friends Foundation gave Patriots gear to Patricia and Nicholas Corsini, whose relative Jared Monti of the 10th Mt. Division Army died during service. The Corsinis then boarded the Commuter Rail’s Gold Star Memorial Coach at South Station and headed to Gillette Stadium. Officials: Allston fire was arson BOSTON. Fire investigators yesterday ruled an early morning two-car fire in Allston was arson. At 7:49 a.m., the Boston Fire Depart- ment responded to a blaze in a garage on Long Avenue near Glenville Avenue. Officials described the garage as “a cinder block building,” and said that two cars — a Honda Civic and an Acura — were fully engulfed in what they called a “stub- born” fire. Investigators later announced that it was inten- tionally set. There were no injuries. METRO In the news MORGAN ROUSSEAU morgan.rousseau@metro.us “We’re a young-hearted generation, and we grew up with Nickelodeon and Madonna. We were there for the Walkman and the CD player. We’ve seen it all; and I think we had it good.” JAMES BISHAI “It is empowering to have a sense of youth, fun and vitality by incorporating brighter colors and novelty things that have a little bit of a retro aspect.” JAY CALDERIN The mouths of babes From left James Bishai, Sofi Madison, Bobby Dickens, Nick Robertson, Rachel Henry and Natalie Sarno in the South End. A wacky watch can add fun to your ensemble NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO “I have a lot of friends that will wear one or two items to add a touch of something unique — like a Watchout! watch.” BISHAI Extinguishing the fireWednesday, November 28, 2012 BOSTON JON LESTER IS HERE TO STAY {page 21} LETTERS@METRO.US Max 40° Min 27° For more information visit masslottery.com or your local lottery retailer Gentlemen, it’s time to test your testes Never mind the bollocks? No way! If you don’t educate yourself, you’re nuts {pages 18-19} wellbeing GETTY IMAGES Free. Vibrators A vibrator giveaway by Trojan, like the one earlier this year in New York City, is coming to Boston under “strict” restrictions. {page 02} App makes virtual tickets available to all MBCR riders The MBTA expands its new mobile ticketing app All commuter rail riders can now purchase tickets on phones South Station commuters were left in dark until yesterday Discounted monthly passes available on app {page 04} Don’t believe the hyper-viral Facebook fear That whole ‘privacy notice’ thing you’ve seen in status updates is a sham {page 11} technology World’s Largest Newspaper Community based content on the issues that matter most to Bostonians. Unduplicated audience Metro reaches an unduplicated audience of young, affluent, urbanites. Innovative advertising executions Metro offers premium and integrated options for advertisement placement. Original Content 90% of Metro’s news is produced by Metro journalists. Metro has a larger editorial staff worldwide than CNN. News not Views Concise, unbiased editorial on subjects Bostonians care about most. Award-winning Design Metro is in full color and stapled. Quick and Informative Read Metro is designed to be read within the average commuter time.
  4. 4. Street Smart, Controlled Distribution Metro Boston delivers its newspaper to the highest concentrated commuter markets. Source: CAC Audit Report (Sep-12) 12 month average daily net circulation (Mon-Fri) 137,953 Daily Copies 55% IN SUFFOLK COUNTY 4,656 Essex 36,410 Middlesex 1,527 Bristol/ Plymouth 75,135 Suffolk 20,225 Norfolk • Concentrated, high-traffic locations across the market • Maximum efficiency for minimal return • A physical touch point with the consumer • An integral part of your marketing strategy 45 Metro Ambassadors 500 Metro Boxes
  5. 5. 80 60 40 20 Boston Globe & Boston Herald 75 49 More circulation than both the Globe and Herald combined! Boston Globe Boston Herald 26 23 THOUSANDS Source: Suffolk County: ABC (Mar-12) / CAC (Sep-12) – combined average (Mon-Fri) Average Projected Circulation. Metro delivers more than double the traditional paid newspapers’ circulation in Boston Proper
  6. 6. Every day, Metro reaches 267,644 adults 18+ in Boston. Source: Scarborough R1 2013 vs. R1 2012 Boston Globe +4% Boston Herald-20% +25% Metro is the Fastest and Only Growing Newspaper in Boston Readership Growth Year on Year
  7. 7. +25% (2012-13) Readership Growth 34 Median Age 55%/45% Women / Men $86,300 Average HHI* 82% Employed or studying Source: Scarborough R1 2013, *Employed Metro’s Unique Demographic metro Boston has an Exclusive Readership Working, active, employed consumers - who AREN’T reading the competition! 81% (215,513) don’t read the Boston Globe 81% (216,349) don’t read the Boston Herald
  8. 8. Source: Scarborough R1 2013 Reaching the Young Urban Professional Metro delivers the youngest audience in Boston! Metro Boston Boston Herald Boston Globe Median Age Adults 18-34 Adults 18-49 Adults 50+ Employed or studying Parents,children in HH under 17 34 54% 72% 28% 82% 38% 57 16% 35% 65% 61% 27% 55 21% 38% 62% 62% 29% Metro has the MOST readers in the 18-34 demo
  9. 9. Don’t Take Our Word for It “By collaborating with Metro we found a new and unique way to reach our target demos...gives us a big impact.” - Live Nation “...the lead generation we are receiving is incredible. We track every lead that comes in and the Metro campaign is by far our most successful...” - Roof Diagnostics Solar “My rep...responsive, flexible and always willing to think outside the box; fully utilizing his expertise...” - Children’s Hospital Boston DO YOU DRINK AT LEAST ONE SODA, SPORTS DRINK OR FRUIT PUNCH PER DAY? Are you a healthy 18-40 year old? If so, you could participate in an important study at Children’s Hospital Boston. You would receive: Email us at Bash@childrens.harvard.edu, Call 617-355-2500 Option 1, Visit childrenshospital.org/bash Los Muertos party, but it’s not like the dead have gone any- where. This event features music from Mariachi Multicultural de America, traditional Mexican dance by Xuchipilli Danza y Cul- tura, face and body painting and awesomely named Oaxacan wood-carvers the Dancing Chick- ens of Ventura Fabian. Food and beer will be served, too! COMEDY Unitard: ‘New and Abused’ Friday and Sunday Oberon 2 Arrow St., Cambridge $25, 617-547-8300 www.cluboberon.com This New York sketch trio are like acupuncturists for modern cul- ture, sticking needles in all the right spots, high or low, main- stream or niche, from emo kids to the burlesque revival. Maybe they want to heal us. Maybe they justlovestickingneedlesinthings. Either way, it’s hilarious and cheaper than real acupuncture. ART ‘30 Under 30’ Through Sunday Arsenal Center for the Arts 321 Arsenal St., Watertown Free, 617-923-0100 www.arsenalarts.org All of the Bostonian artists here are younger than 30, and not a single one is like the others. There is goofball satire and stonefaced severity, total abstraction and un- varnished realism, excruciating detail and dumbfounding mini- malism. You’re left with the im- pression of an emerging art scene beyond trends, where everyone has the courage to be themselves. ‘Towels: A Survey of a Familiar Object’ Through Nov. 25 Aviary Gallery 28 South St., Jamaica Plain Free, 617-477-4728 www.aviarygallery.com Anyone who’s read Douglas Adams knows there’s more to towels than meets the eye. But Aviary Gallery goes a step further with this photo exhibit, which centers on the humble towel as its uniting theme. Of course, in typical postmodern fashion, it’s not really about towels, but it al- so isn’t not about towels. Right? MUSIC Pinback Saturday, 6 p.m. Royale 279 Tremont St., Boston $17-$20, 18+, 800-745-3000 www.boweryboston.com This San Diego band, led by the songwriting duo of Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow, has been chugging along since 1998, weathering the trends by simply doing their own thing. Though their ethereal voices and glassy guitar work threaten to become detached intellectual nonsense, they never actually do. This music reaches for the sky while remaining firmly on earth. Justin Bieber Saturday, 7 p.m. TD Garden 100 Legends Way $77-$448, 800-745-3000 www.ticketmaster.com We’ve heard good things com- ing from this Canadian kid. We think if he keeps at it he just might make something of him- self, if only the public would give him a chance. Sorry, readers, one of the interns is interrupting us while we write this. … OK, we’re back! So apparently people already know about this Bieber character. Well, good job, kid! Radius Ensemble: Kin Sunday, 8 p.m. Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall 27 Garden St., Cambridge $10-$20, 617-876-0956 www.radiusensemble.org This Cambridge-based chamber group is committed to a timely classical style, one open to the genre’s whole range, from the classical era to contemporary works. For this concert they’ve selected Ravel and Arnold Bax from among the dead, and Derek Bermel and Bostonian composer Jonathan Bailey Hol- land from the living. Bailey’s piece is a world premiere. MATTHEW DINARO Boston Bhangra Competition Saturday, 6 p.m. Orpheum Theatre One Hamilton Place, Boston $20-$100, 617-448-2508 www.bostonbhangra.com This annual bhangra slam gathers troupes from across North America for a high-en- ergy smorgasbord of South Asian dance, music and flam- boyant costumes. The infectious enthusiasm of bhangra continues to make inroads in the wider culture — almost a third of this event’s audience is non-South Asian. The evening also features per- formances by top bhangra artists Saini Surinder and Gup- sy Aujla. ‘D-Generation: An Exaltation of Larks’ Friday and Saturday Charlestown Working Theater 442 Bunker Hill St., Charlestown $20-$25, 866-811-4111 www.charlestown workingtheater.org This puppet-theater piece fo- cuses on elderly dementia. In- spired by the therapy dialogues of actual sufferers, it moves between the lives of characters in the late stages of the illness and the unmoored narratives in their minds. Judy Riola: ‘Noisy’ Constellations Through Dec. 1 Bromfield Gallery 450 Harrison Ave., Boston Free, 617-451-3605 www.bromfieldgallery.com “Noisy” is indeed an apt way to describe these vibrant paintings, full of clashing col- ors and patterns that have strange, indescribable effects on the eyes. There is order to be gleaned, somehow, from all of the apparent chaos, just as a mind can find music in the unrelated sounds of a city street. And that might be Rio- la’s lesson: Dissonance doesn’t necessarily mean dis- connection. Theater This elderly puppet is named Florence. Looking For 50 People To Qualify for Free Home Solar If you meet this criteria call to have a Free Solar Analysis Completed. Roof Diagnostics Solar will be installing 50 FREE Solar Systems this Summer - Call before it’s too late. Own Your Own Home Have a Southernly Facing Exposure Little to No Shading Credit Score over 680 Have an Electric Bill Roof Diagnostics Solar Of Mass 508-315-6666 NW-CN12776957 weekend 13letters@metro.us WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 2-4, 2012 eatre oston 400 .org s a first gen- whose relent- ed widen the possibility. for 1902’s “A a fanciful yarn ical, knowing ay. This scree- is accompa- on and piano scendents. al nday de Center , Boston $9-$10, 617-742-3973 www.bostonchristmas festival.com Of course it’s too early for this, but when has that ever stopped anyone? Embrace the season be- fore it embraces you! Get your decoration/gift shopping done early by supporting the hand- made work of more than 300 American craftsmen, and glory in the epic gingerbread houses on display. But look out for witches — Halloween was just on Wednesday, after all! ART Cloud Point Friday, 7 p.m. Mills Gallery Boston Center for the Arts 551 Tremont St., Boston Free, 617-426-5000 www.bcaonline.org For this multidisciplinary perfor- mance art piece, movement artist Liz Roncka, artist and cos- tume designer Nicole Colella and musicians Amir Milstein and Haggai Cohen Milo will team up to present a meditation on the physical properties of wax. Inci- dentally, the “cloud point” of wax is the temperature at which it becomes insoluble, taking on a cloudy appearance. OPERA ‘Madama Butterfly’ Friday through Nov. 11 Shubert Theatre 265 Tremont St., Boston $50-$225, 617-542-6772 www.blo.org The Boston Lyric Opera presents Puccini’s classic East-meets-West tale of tragic love. In the 19th century, a young geisha falls in love with an American naval offi- cer, abandoning her culture for him, only to be abandoned by the third act, as had been his plan all along. By the time he comes to regret this, it’s too late. And that sounds like our OK Cu- pid date the time before last. MUSIC Quiet Company Sunday, 8 p.m. Middle East Upstairs 472 Mass. Ave., Cambridge $10, 18+, 617-864-3278 www.mideastclub.com This Texan band is hard to des- cribe, because they don’t have any gimmicks or obvious refer- ence points. They just write great, positive pop-rock, easily accessible to alternative types and the less adventurous, avoid- ing both the detached moodi- ness and electro-decadence that often pass for style in rock. They prefer humility and honesty — perennial good moves that make their music perennially good. MATTHEWDINARO/METRO l’ 28 t., Boston 4465 llery.com paintings are almost want to edit on the top of this image. The works in “Dark Animal,” his latest col- lection, feel like glimpses into the lives of our furry friends when us meddling humans aren’t watching. The painting shown here is called “When the Wind is Blowing in the East,” and although it looks like the sheep are engaging in mass suicide, we like to think they’re just daredevils. mal” opens with a reception Friday at 6 p.m. Williams sisters, but instead
  10. 10. Editorial Framework Written for the aspirational, educated, young professional concentrated commuter markets. NEWS Local and world news, commentary, business, the environment... www.metro.us 02 1 boston WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010 To advertise: phone: 617-210-7905 e-mail: adinfo@metro.us | METRO BOSTON | Editor in Chief: Tony Metcalf tony.metcalf@metro.us, @edinchiefmetro | Managing Editor: Ron Varrial ron.varrial@metro.us | City Editor: Jill Gadsby jill.gadsby@metro.us | Features Editor: Amber Ray amber.ray@metro.us, @amberatmetro | Entertainment Editor: Pat Healy pat.healy@metro.us Sports Editor: Adam Smartschan adam.smartschan@metro.us | Deputy Features/Careers/Books/Travel editor: Dorothy Robinson dorothy.robinson@metro.us Home/Style editor: Tina Chadha tina.chadha@metro.us Wellbeing/Tech editor: Heidi Patalano heidi.patalano@metro.us | Photo Editor: NicolausCzarneckinicolaus.czarnecki@metro.us In the news Dr. Ring failed on finger A surgeon who performed the wrong procedure on a woman last year at Mass. General Hospital described his er- rors in the New England Journal of Medicine pub- lished Thursday. Dr. David Ring performed carpal tunnel surgery on a woman instead of operating on her finger METRO In the news NY Times writer talks Tea Party Political reporter Kate Zernike will dis- cuss the midterm elections and the Tea Party’s impact during a breakfast talk at the Boston Harbor Hotel at 7:45 a.m. on Friday. Zernike authored “Boiling Mad: Inside Tea Party America.” METRO/SHNS Boston ups detective ranks amid murders Promotions follow multiple changes to command staff this year Police say it has more to do with balancing ratio with patrol officers Just days after Police Com- missioner Ed Davis said that the nearly 50 percent spike in homicides this year over last year can be attributed to a rise in drug crime, 11 officers will be promoted to detective Friday. “We’ve seen people who have long drug histo- ries who have been killed in sort of a quiet, back-al- ley type of location. That’s consistent with someone who is being targeted be- cause of their activity in the narcotics field,” Davis told the Globe. A police spokeswoman said that the promotions were an effort to balance out the ratio of investiga- tors to patrol officers. A re- cruit class of 90 new patrol officers is expected to en- ter the police academy lat- er this month. “The new detectives will be assigned to various assignments citywide,” said Elaine Driscoll, a de- partment spokeswoman. The department has al- so experienced a number of command staff changes this year with Davis de- moting the supervisors of the gang and drug units and a change of command in the criminal investiga- tions division. The promotions will take place during a cere- mony at police headquar- ters this morning. NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO The big engine that could not A Roxbury firehouse got a surprise recently — a brand new $400,000 engine. But their gain was the loss of their brothers in the Back Bay station where the new engine was slated to be housed. It had to be relocated after it was discovered the engine barely fit through the arch doors. The Back Bay house, which is one of the busiest in the city, now has to order a custom engine. METRO/MN Fire. Housed A new fire engine barely fit through the historic arch doors of the more than 100-year-old Boylston Street station. Popular eatery closing BOSTON. Allston Cafe, the popular breakfast and sandwich spot along Har- vard Avenue, announced Thursday that it will close this weekend. “It brings us great sad- ness to announce that Sat- urday Nov. 13th will be our last day of business,” the store wrote on its Twit- ter feed. An open house goodbye is scheduled for Sunday. METRO Wounded cop released SOMERVILLE. The Somerville police detective shot multi- ple times by a suspect in a gunfight last week was re- leased from the hospital Thursday, but had to return briefly to have his stitches redone. Mario Oliveira, 42, was wounded in the shootout as he and other officers tried to serve a warrant for 21- year-old Matthew Krister. Krister was killed in the gunfight. METRO Police officers treated in fire LYNN. Three Lynn cops were treated for smoke inhalation after helping residents escape an early morning fire Thursday. A fire official said the 3:20 a.m. blaze started after a second-floor resident left a cigarette burning in a pa- per cup on a rear porch, ac- cording to The Daily Item. Eight residents and a visitor to escaped from the three-story home. METRO Scene of the shootout NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO 64Number of homicides so far this year compared to 43 at this time last year. Recent killing A 35-year-old man was found shot to death in Mattapan early Thursday morning. The unidentified man was the city’s latest homicide and was found by police outside 22 Fessenden St. about 12:30 a.m. He was shot multiple times, po- lice said. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information can call the BPD at 617-343-4470. MICHAEL NAUGHTON michael.naughton@metro.us TODAY What exactly is Katy Perry sitting on now? Check out Tom Brady’s Hyde Park visit More Tracy Morgan, if you can stomach it THE WORD: NIC’S PICS: ENTERTAINMENT: ARTS Leighton Meester’s been enjoying the high fashions and catty one-liners of “Gossip Girl,” now in its fourth season. But with her recently announced inten- tions to leave the show when her contract is up, the 24-year-old actress and singer is busy cultivating a 2011 film roster — starting with “Country Strong,” fea- turing Meester as an up- start country singer nip- ping at the heels of a trou- bled, fresh-out-of-rehab su- perstar (Gwyneth Paltrow). Your character, Chiles Stanton, is the butt of a lot of jokes in the movie. I think she’s sassy and she’s sweet and she has a lot of good qualities, but a lot of her insecurities al- low for other people to walk all over her a bit. And she’s very naive, which is not a part of my personality — or at least, not as much as I’d like it to be. With Chiles being an up- and-comer, audiences might assume she’s going to do some backstabbing. I think it’s silly and sort of sad that people do that. But I mean, obviously there is a threat between these two characters and rightfully so. But it’s just like being on set with Gwyneth. I’m never trying to be anything but just do well on my own. And she makes everyone better. After singing some country tunes for the movie, is it something you’d consider for your next album? You know, it definitely has inspired me in the way I write music and the way I play music and appreciate it. Doing this movie was a wonderful introduction and made me fall in love with that type of music, but I don’t necessarily know, you know? Actually, since the movie, it’s really inspired me to kind of go in a different direction. So between country and pop, I kind of go through the middle. myentertainment 2 09mywww.metro.us WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 NED EHRBAR METRO WORLD NEWS IN LOS ANGELES Leighton Meester stars in “Country Strong.” Leighton Meester on working with Gwyneth Paltrow and singing in her new film, ‘Country Strong’ Why ‘Gossip Girl’ is a sweet day job Getting the ‘Gossip’ How much longer do you see ‘Gossip Girl’ going? We’re on contract for about six years, and we’re on our fourth year. And I’d love it to last as long as it’s good. The best part about it is they under- stand the schedule, so that they can let us off to do things. I mean, here I am doing this. A little bit country Meester on “Gossip Girl.” “She’s very naive, which is not a part of my personality — or at least, not as much as I’d like it to be.” MEESTER, ON HER CHARACTER IN ‘COUNTRY STRONG’ Quoted Inside: Jazzing it up with Big Horn Cavaliers PAGE 14 How to tell if he’s really cheating PAGE 17 Start the new year right with grains PAGE 16 Music Food Wellbeing SPORTS 3 21sportswww.metro.us TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010 Twenty-three games into the 2010-11 season, the C’s are the best in the East They’ve compiled their 19-4 record in impressive fashion But the surefire NBA Finals contenders might have an Achilles’ heel Kevin Garnett and the Celtics visit the Knicks tomorrow night (7 p.m., ESPN, WEEI). The good, the bad and the Celtics T he Celtics are going streaking! No, not through the quad and to the gymnasi- um. But green hats are sug- gested. The C’s have run off 10 straight wins, and hold the best record in the East at 19-4. The most impressive part about the record is that it’s come with their offseason acquisitions spending the majority of their time on the bench. Aside from the surprise production from Shaquille O’Neal, the C’s hopes of stacking the roster with big free agents hasn’t worked out as planned. Jer- maine O’Neal has been nonexistent, and Delonte West has missed all but five games due to a 10- game suspension and a broken right wrist. That said, the wins have still come. Here’s the good — and the bad — just past the quarter pole. THE GOOD: BEATING UP THE NBA’S BEST No fluff in the Celtics’ conference-best record T he Celtics aren’t just beating up on the NBA’s healthy contingent of mediocre teams. They’re 9-2 against squads with a .500 record or better at the time of play — the only team in the Eastern Conference with a winning record in that category. Among their victories are signature wins over contenders like the Mia- mi Heat, the Chicago Bulls, the Denver Nuggets and the Atlanta Hawks. The C’s have won big, too. They have eight dou- ble-digit wins on the year, and they’ve yet to be beat- en by double digits. NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES THE BAD: INJURIES ARE MOUNTING Bet you never thought you’d see Erden playing T he regular season is just about a quarter over, and Boston still has some issues to resolve. Most notably, there’s those injury woes. No-name rookie Semih Erden, a former Turkish leaguer, has been thrust into the starting role at center. And Rajon Rondo has been hampered by his hamstring. He was one minute short of playing the entire game in last Thursday’s one-point win over the Philadelphia 76ers — he feared leaving the game would tighten up the hammy. JIMMY TOSCANO NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES In the NBA Cavs fall into Miami Things are looking even more down for the Cleveland Cavaliers going into tomorrow night’s rematch with LeBron James’ Miami Heat. The Cavs have lost eight straight. Miami, meanwhile, took an eight-game winning streak into last night. METRO In college Blue Devils stay atop polls Duke kept its status as the unanimous No. 1 in both the AP and ESPN/USA Today men’s basketball polls this week. The rest of the top five is the same in both polls: Ohio State, Kansas, UConn and Syracuse. METRO In the NBA every magazine. I love Eu- ropean fashion magazines, and what’s coming out of the Far East now is incredi- ble. Would you include warnings about the future of print? I think women love maga- zines and will always love magazines. You know that dreadful first 30 minutes when you’re on the plane and they say “switch off your electronics”? There will always be a need for gorgeous, beautifully done magazines. myjobs 12 my www.metro.us MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011 Northeastern Executive MBA Global. Leadership. Information Session October 29TH 10:45 a.m. Visit a class, meet faculty and enjoy lunch with students. Register at emba.northeastern.edu. #1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN BOSTON PROPER When did you know that you wanted to work in print media? I got my first article pub- lished when I was 10, in the community newspaper. When I realized I was get- ting paid for it, I knew it was the career for me. I just wanted to support myself doing something I loved. When did you discover the magazine industry? When I was 11, I did my own magazine that I deliv- ered to the neighbors. I would photocopy it and drop it off to all the people on the street. I actually sent it to the Queen of England, and I got a letter back from her lady-in-waiting. I’m sure she didn’t actually read it, but it did very much inspire me. What advice would you give to an 11-year-old today who wanted to edit Marie Claire? I would tell them to read and look at all the best magazines you can find. My favorite thing is to spend time in European newsagents just picking up MONICA WEYMOUTH monica.weymouth@metro.us COURTESY OF MARIE CLAIRE Joanna Coles helms Marie Claire. F rom your best friend to your yoga teacher to that colleague who’s been eyeing your office for months, there’s no shortage of peo- ple out there happy to offer advice on how to be a “bet- ter” woman in the work- place. So why did we take a second look at Marie Claire @ Work? For one, we’re human and respond very well to catchy cover lines like “57 Secrets from Successful Women.” Additionally, the special supplement is head- ed up by Marie Claire Edi- tor-in-Chief Joanna Coles — a woman who not only loves her high-profile job, but is still passionate about the industry she knew she wanted to work in since middle school. How many of your friends can you say that about? We caught up with Coles for some insight into her own career — and, sure, maybe a little reassurance about this whole print me- dia thing. Marie Claire goestoworkThe magazine launches its career-focused supplement tomorrow Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles on her sweet job Marie Claire @ Work launches with Marie Claire’s November issue, on stands tomorrow. “You know that dreadful first 30 minutes when you’re on the plane and they say ‘switch off your electronics’? There will always be a need for gorgeous, beautifully done magazines.” JOANNA COLES Quoted The real value of internships I nternships are manda- tory for job search suc- cess, regardless of industry or profession. Without internship experi- ence, you’re seen as a risk to companies that are looking to hire graduates that have already put their education to use. A study by Aerotek, a leading staffing provider, re- ports that 57 percent of adults would recommend an internship to make get- ting a post-graduate job eas- ier. Furthermore, 55 percent of those who held internships found their cur- rent job through network- ing. Getting your first internship will be the most challenging, because em- ployers will be looking for a track record. Here are some tricks to scoring your first — or next — internship: Use your current network Your best chance at landing an internship is to ask your family and friends to hire you or to refer you to some- one else. When you ask them for help, make sure you’re specific with the type of field you want to go into — and don’t be picky if it’s paid or unpaid. The most important thing you can do now is to get some experi- ence under your belt. Your family and friends are your trusted allies and can help you open doors. Tap into your college career center Most students ignore their career centers, which are there to support internship searches. As long as you’re a student with good stand- ing, advisors will be willing to help you by introducing you to alumni. Reach out to them to schedule an ap- pointment and then inquire about any alumni that would be interested in meeting. Advice PERSONALBRANDINGBLOG.COM DAN SCHAWBEL Connect with people online I recommend that you search for industry- leading professionals that you revere and reach out to them per- sonally to ask if you can do work for them. Instead of asking for money, ask for an opportunity to contribute to whatever project they’re working on. Your effort, and atti- tude, might turn into an internship. You can also search postings at sites such as Internships.com and Collegerecruiter.com. Internships provide real-world experience that will be priceless when you start your job search. LIFESIZE – Dan Schawbel is the author of “Me 2.0,” the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, LLC and a personal branding expert. Metro does not endorse the opinions of the au- thor, or any opinions expressed on its pages. 10 2 www.metro.us WEEKEND, DECEMBER 17-19, 2010 TV watch list ‘Christmas in Washington’ SPECIAL. Ellen DeGeneres hosts the annual concert, this year featuring the ubiquitous queen of Yuletide music, Mari- ah Carey, as well as Matthew Morrison, Andrea Bocelli and others. Friday, 8 p.m., TNT ‘Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III’ COMEDY. Zac Efron, Seth MacFarlane and Rachael Leigh Cook lend their voices to Seth Green and Matthew Senreich’s third “Star Wars” paro- dy (the duo have George Lucas’ blessing — and are even consulting on the fran- chise’s new animated show). This time around, the stop-mo- tion animation series runs through the en- tire space opera in one hilariously subversive hour. Sunday, 11:30 p.m., Cartoon Network AMBER RAY MTV2 must-see Football fan? Watch “The Ride,” featuring eight underdog high- school quarterbacks fighting for a spot in the biggest game of their lives, on Saturday at 11 p.m., only on MTV2. GETTY IMAGES Romantic comedies are nothing new for Reese Witherspoon, but her role in James L. Brooks’ new film, “How Do You Know,” presented some interest- ing challenges. “This char- acter is a woman who has a hard time conveying her emotions — and doesn’t even really want to talk about things,” Wither- spoon says of professional softball player, Lisa. “The biggest challenge for me was she’s not verbal, and I’m used to playing real- ly talkative characters — women who speak about their relationships and talk about love and dynamics and boys with their girl- friends,” the actress ex- plains. “So that was a new character for me and really interesting.” The film — which was shot right here in Philly last year — follows Lisa as her affections pinball between a commitment-phobic base- ball player (Owen Wilson) and an honest-to-a-fault businessman (Paul Rudd). “It’s a tough job, ladies, but someone’s got to do it,” she says of working with Wil- son and Rudd. “How lucky am I to work with two of the most talented, funny, at- tractive, hysterical men?” On set, Witherspoon found her own feelings mirroring that of her character. “Every time we’d do a scene with Owen I’d get really attached to Owen, and then I go and do scenes with Paul and I felt like I was cheating on Owen,” she says. While she’s not much of a jock herself, Wither- spoon did find an angle on getting into the mind of a professional athlete who faces some of the same ca- reer limitations that can plague actresses in youth- obsessed Hollywood. “It’s sort of a parallel to being an actor — especially as a woman,” she says. “I mean, I don’t even know how I’m supposed to say this, but we have a time that is our time that we work, and we work a lot. And then hope- fully you shift and you’re able to become the Meryl Streeps or the Diane Keatons or whatever and continue working.” Physically demanding rom-com role? Not an oxymoron Though there are only a handful of scenes in the film in which Lisa is on the field, Witherspoon says Brooks wanted to get every detail right when it came to softball. “I got to work with all these Olympians, softball players,” she says. “I’m not really that athletic. So I did that for four months, three hours a day. I’m still not any good at softball,” she admits. METRO/NE NED EHRBAR METRO WORLD NEWS IN LOS ANGELES “I’d get really attached to Owen, and then I go and do scenes with Paul and I felt like I was cheating on Owen.” REESE WITHERSPOON, ON GETTING COMFY WITH HER “HOW DO YOU KNOW” CO-STARS Quoted Caught between a blond and a cute faceReese Witherspoon’s affections were torn in story and reality when filming with Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd in ‘How Do You Know’ Why some training for the movie was totally wasted on her SPONSORED BY WEEKEND Arts, entertainment, culture, music, theater, voices/reader, listings... Sports results and game stories, plus the lives, fans and emotions behind the games... METRO’S EDITORIAL IS DESIGNED TO SUIT THE COMMUTER LIFESTYLE – ALL THE NEWS, SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT OF THE DAY IN A QUICK, FRIENDLY FORMAT. 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DOROTHY ROBINSON @dorothyatmetro dorothy.robinson@metro.us 1 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn Sorry, Los Angeles: The annual MTV Video Music Awards is leaving your fair city for the concrete pas- tures of Brooklyn. “Brooklyn has re-emerged as a cultural capital where music, sports and entertainment history is made every day,” MTV President Stephen Friedman says. The event will air live at the Barclays Center arena on Aug. 25. The host has yet to be announced (note to MTV: Don’t pick Anne Hathaway). 4Just get married (or don’t) already, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. Apparently the two are now “inseparable” since Hemsworth got back from his trip to Australia and Manila, according to People magazine, despite rumors of Hemsworth’s infidelity. “Since Liam returned to L.A., Miley has been in the best mood. They are together and will continue their wedding plans,” a source says. On top of that, Cyrus has been spotted wearing her engagement ring once again. Fire up the gift registry! It’s back on for Miley! 3 2014 Oscars show moves to avoid Winter Olympics In case you were worried that you’d have to choose between the human drama of athletes at the top of their profession battling it out for a gold medal versus a bunch of really rich people vying for a gold statue (you know which one I’ll be watching), have no fear: Next year’s Academy Awards ceremony will be held on March 2, a week later than normal, so as not to clash with the Winter Olympics in February. The Screen Actors Guild has also announced that its 2014 ceremony will be moved to avoid the games. Who knew Hollywood cared about sports? 2 Fourth time is the charm? Jesse James has tied the knot for wedding No. 4, marrying drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu this week- end after dating for less than two months, accord- ing to Star magazine. James’ most recent marriage, to Sandra Bullock, ended in divorce in 2010 after publicly humiliating her with his infidelity. DeJoria seems more forgiving — and totally loaded. She’s the daughter of billionaire Paul Mitchell co-founder John Paul DeJoria, who also helped launched Patron tequila and the House of Blues nightclub chain. “Jesse’s always had a man-crush on John Paul, and what better way to get close to him than to get hitched to his daughter?” a source says. “But this marriage will be his fourth. If I were John Paul — after what Jesse put Sandra through — I’d be warning him up front that when it comes to Alexis, he’d better watch his butt.” But hey: free tequila. Amiright? Meet the new(est) Mrs. Jesse James 5 Leave Posh out of this There will be no Spice Girls reunion as far as Victoria Beckham is con- cerned, according to Ra- dar Online. “Victoria has made no secret of the fact her singing days are over, with a hugely successful business and a growing family,” her rep says. “She loved her time as a Spice Girl.” Translation: She’s an A-list millionaire and has moved on. Quit ask- ing her already. 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  14. 14. Creative Advertising Integrated Spread: Macy’s Featured friends The new CD fea- tures a slew of guest stars, including: Akon Their duet, “Hold My Hand,” was the first sin- gle to debut. After will.i.am complained about the song’s release, Akon told the press, “These records would have come out whether he was alive or dead.” 50 Cent It’s hard to imagine Jackson and 50 Cent hanging out, but appar- ently, they had a connec- tion: According to 50 Cent rival The Game, Michael called him once in hopes of ending the feud by record- ing a three-way track. Lenny Kravitz “I know he stood behind it,” Kravitz has said of his duet, “(I Can’t Make It) Another Day.” METRO GRADUATE INFO SESSION DECEMBER 16, 2010 6:30 PM Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street, Boston RSVP: mba@suffolk.edu www.suffolk.edu/mbaBoston Campus | Online Suffolk MBAOptions myentertainment 14 my For every letter to Sa and posted at one o Mail letter boxes, Ma donation to the Mak up to $1,000,000. Tune into the CBS Ea for letter count upda the holidays. To learn more, visit m Jackson’s controversial new CD, available today, features unfinished tracks left behind by the King of Pop Would the gloved one approve? Is there enough Michael on the ‘Michael’ album? Although the cover of “Michael” features idealized versions of the King of Pop, does the music within present the same picture? COURTESY OF EPIC RECORDS A rriving in stores to- day, a year and a half after his death, is Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album, “Michael.” A lineup of guests like Lenny Kravitz, Akon and 50 Cent — along with superstar producers such as Teddy Riley and Tricky Stewart — have all been tapped to contribute to the 10-song CD. But even with that healthy dose of star power, can a Michael Jackson album be good without the star of the show? A work-in-progress at the time of the superstar’s death, the project has not been without controversy. Overseen by the Jackson es- tate, “Michael” takes tracks that were in various states of completion and puts them in the hands of Jack- son’s collaborators to fin- ish. will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas has said that fin- ishing the project without Jackson is “disrespectful.” A Michael Jackson album without his input could be a disaster for his legions of fans eagerly awaiting the CD, especially since the King of Pop was known for his attention to detail. But there are some who are op- timistic. “It’s not like they found a bunch of old records and decided to put out an al- bum to make money. These are songs he was involved with,” explains Pup Dawg, the music director at JAMN 94.5 in Boston. The real question will be: Does it live up to Jack- son’s other work? Some within the indus- try are still skeptical. But many fans won’t care, and their curiosity will drive them to the store or online — a troubled Michael Jack- son album is better than none at all, to them. “The song with Lenny Kravitz is a Michael record. That just feels like a Michael Jackson record,” says Geespin, assistant pro- gram director for New York’s Power 105.1 radio station. “Truth is, I’d rather hear music from the biggest and best artists than not hear it. It’s still Michael. It’s still the biggest artist of all time. Would you rather not hear it?” � WHAT DO YOU THINK? POST YOUR COMMENTS @ ... G. VALENTINO BALL letters@metro.us and almost escapist, like “Island in the Sun” and “Hash Pipe.” And listening to the recently released deluxe edition of “Pinker- ton” with rare acoustic ver- sions of devastating songs like “Why Bother?”, one has to wonder if Cuomo thinks he ever reached down so deeply again in his songwriting. “Yes. I do,” he says before a long pause. “But — I know some of our core fans would get upset when I say something like this — but I feel like ‘Beverly Hills’ was an extremely honest and deep song, and they take it to be the opposite, which has always perplexed me.” doubts, maybe it will totally fail and sell half as much as ‘The Blue Album’ or some- thing,” says Cuomo. “And it came out and sold a tenth of ‘The Blue Album’ — which, in those days, was an incredible drop. And it wasn’t just commercial, but the critics pretty uniformly hated it. And it was just the beginnings of online feed- back too, so you could go on Amazon and see all the negative feedback from the fans of the first record. And boy, that was just crushing for me, all of that together. And it took awhile to build up the confidence to even step back in the spotlight again.” During the band’s hiber- nation, fans began to take to the brash sounds and emotional lyrics of “Pinker- ton,” and the album ar- guably became responsible for the advent of the genre known as emo. But when Cuomo did step back into that spotlight, Weezer emerged as something of an armored unit, with an arsenal of songs that mostly seemed to be short, poppy The first phase of Weez- er’s career is an embat- tled one for singer Rivers Cuomo. With their self-ti- tled 1994 debut, they achieved instant and mas- sive buzz based on their fun singles and silly videos, which MTV played on heavy rotation. (Yes, it was a different era, kids. Videos on MTV!) But the band’s shallow success wasn’t enough for Cuomo. So with the band’s second album, “Pinkerton,” he got more personal, and hoped critics and fans would follow him into the deep end. They didn’t — at least not right away — and it would be five years before anyone would hear another note from the band. “I guess part of me as- sumed that it was going to be very successful and I’d become like this superstar, because the record was so focused on me. And I prob- ably entertained some Weezer, as they appeared on “The Blue Album,” 16 years ago, from left: drummer Pat Wilson, Cuomo, former bassist Matt Sharp and guitarist Brian Bell. The world has turned and left them here GRADUATE INFO SESSION DECEMBER 16, 2010 6:30 PM Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street, Boston RSVP: mba@suffolk.edu www.suffolk.edu/mba Career focused from day one. Suffolk MBA | Global MBA myentertainment www.metro.us TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010 15 anta that is stamped f our special Santa acy’s will make a $1 ke-A-WishFoundation® arly Show at 7am ates throughout macys.com/believe Weezer revisit material they wrote more than 15 years ago with ‘The Memories Tour’ Singer Rivers Cuomo on how it feels when critics and fans misunderstand him Thanks for ‘The Memories Tour’ Weezer’s current dates, dubbed “The Memories Tour,” celebrate the band’s first two albums — their self-titled 1994 debut, which has come to be known as “The Blue Album” because of the background against which the band stands, and their 1996 follow- up, “Pinkerton.” On the first night of the engage- ment, the band goes through a short set of greatest hits in reverse chronological order and plays the first album in its entirety. On the sec- ond night, they begin with a different set of hits and then play “Pinkerton” from start to finish. If you go Weezer The Memories Tour Tonight and tomorrow The Orpheum One Hamilton Place, Boston SOLD OUT PAT HEALY pat.healy@metro.us Cuomo rocking out on a recent “Memories Tour” show. � POST YOUR COMMENTS The Belly Band: Hanna www.metro.us THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 15 + mycruising Cruise ships provide a total vacation experience. Once aboard the vessel, dining, sleeping and entertainment options are planned out in entirety. For a cruise vaca- tioner, sometimes the most important planning lies in choosing the ship itself. There are some two dozen different cruise lines serv- ing the States. Like hotels and restaurants, cruises are graded by star, indicating ships’ relative luxuries. Five star: Five-star cruises are not necessarily the best — but they are usually the most exclusive, and, result- ingly, expensive. Five-star lines — such as Crystal and Princess — cater to the most discriminating pas- sengers. Four star: These ships’ amenities will all be slight- ly less — including the price. Rooms tend to be a bit smaller, but there is usu- ally more attention to ship- board activities and the clientele trends younger. Three star: Meet the bread and butter of the cruise in- dustry. Passengers can ex- pect a fairly good value for the cost. Two star: These “econo- my” lines are generally more sparse in every way from the above cruises — meaning they are less ex- pensive, smaller and more crowded. Set your vacation on cruisecontrol Planning a family vacation can be a daunting experience when trying to accommodate the entire clan Cruise ships offer a one-stop shop, complete with luxury, entertainment — and an exorbitant amount of food The 130,000-ton Carnival Dream — Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest and largest ship — sits off the coast of Monaco, ready to patrol the waters of the Caribbean. PHOTOS: CARNIVAL/ANDY NEWMAN Before you go! Check the weather: To a certain extent, this is an impossible request. Cruise planning often occurs months before the voyage, so there’s not much to be done if, let’s say, a hurricane decides to breeze on by (as it did on this intrepid re- porter’s last cruise excur- sion). Still, it never hurts to be prepared. Motion in the ocean: Prone to motion sickness? Pack some Dramamine. Duh. Do your homework: The most important thing to find is what will fit your own per- sonal tastes. World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society (www.wocls.org) is a good place to start. The newly built Carnival Dream is the newest member of what the company has branded its “Fun Ship Fleet.” For the kids In addition to the Dream’s “Camp Carn- ival” play area — includ- ing age-targeted arts and crafts, and video game stations — the ship sports a 303-foot-long wa- ter slide, an 18-hole mini golf course, basketball and volleyball courts, and a variety of contests and group parties. Adult fun Performances — comedy acts and Vegas-style revues — complement karaoke, live music and casinos. Night-time laser light shows rock Pink Floyd and Styx. METRO/BS Dream a little dream with Carnival Cruise BRAYDEN SIMMS brayden.simms@metro.us Inside: New cruises, ships and ports of call PAGE 16-17 This isn’t your granny’s cruise buffet line PAGE 18 Trends Dining SPONSORED BY cruising Ships’Registry: TheBahamasandPanama. FIND A VACATION PACKED WITH ALL-INCLUSIVE VALUE AT CARNIVAL.COM. VALUE HUNTERS OF NEW YORK, TIME TO GET YOUR POUNCE ON. GRAB YOUR SNORKELS, CITY FOLK. WE’RE GOING CRUISIN.’Well, we did it. We’ve packed a vacation with all-inclusive fun including cushy accommodations, mouthwatering food and tons of stuff to do day and night. Even supervised activities for the kids. All for prices starting at $70* a day. So why wait to book? Call Carnival at 1-800-764-7416, contact a travel agent or visit carnival.com today. *The company reserves the right to reinstate the fuel supplement for all guests at up to $9 per guest per day if the NYMEX oil price exceeds $70 per barrel. Cruise fares only. Government taxes and fees ($20–$170) additional per guest. Restrictions and non-refundable deposit applies. Full details on carnival.com. Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas & Panama. $ 70 * Departing weekly,prices from: A DAY Contact a travel agent | 1-800-764-7416 | carnival.com mycruising www.metro.us THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 1716 Ships’Registry: TheBahamasandPanama. SALSA LESSONS. JUST ONE MORE PART OF THE ALL-INCLUSIVE VALUE YOU GET WITH CARNIVAL. AND YOUR CALIENTE ON. Ships’Registry: TheBahamasandPanama. MINI GOLF. JUST ONE MORE PART OF THE ALL-INCLUSIVE VALUE YOU GET WITH CARNIVAL. AND YOUR (VERY) SHORT GAME ON. with three celebrity life coaches, take classes in styling, yoga, cooking, wine tasting and travel through the Caribbean on the Celebrity Solstice. Cruise with ‘The King’ Name: Elvis Cruise When: Nov. 4-8 Price: $599 Ports visited: Bahamas Departs from: Jacksonville, Fla. For more informa- tion: www.theelvis- cruise.com In honor of The King’s 75th birthday (if he were alive, that is), this spe- cialty cruise aboard the Carnival Fascination features tribute per- formers and pre- sentations by friends of Elvis, and includes many Elvis- themed activi- ties. You can thank us later. Very much. Show your pride Name: Gay Cruise When: Aug. 20-27 Price: Starting at $2,290, per person, per week Ports visited: Mykonos, San- torini and other Greek islands Departs from: Athens For more information: www.varietycruises.com Variety Cruises’ first Gay Cruise program includes a buffet breakfast and one meal daily, Arabian Night, a BBQ (weather per- mitting), a Captain’s Dinner, use of snorkeling equip- ment and a multilingual cruise escort so you can explore the Greek is- lands in style. All hands, feet and bodies on the decks! From new lines to destinations, there’s a cruise for everybody Take a class on the high-seas with a life coach Or shake your hips with an Elvis impersonator Cruising 101 — for those who might be new to this adventure Tropical islands not all the same It’s a common misconcep- tion that Caribbean cruis- es and itineraries are pret- ty much the same. Each is- land and has its own per- sonality and style some de- rived from their colonial culture, others from their geography. It’s quite possi- ble to take as many as four or five Caribbean cruises and repeat very few is- lands — and have a com- pletely different experi- ence on each. One-week Caribbean cruises come in three dis- tinct flavors: Eastern, Western and Southern. Short cruises of less than a week generally include ports in the Bahamas and sometimes Key West, Fla. The Eastern Caribbean is often the choice of first- time cruisers and those veterans who relish more at-sea days with generally three or four ports of call. In addition to sun- splashed beaches fringed with palm trees, the East- ern Caribbean appeals to shoppers en- ticed by luxury goods and duty-free prices in places like St. Thomas, St. Martin and San Juan. The Western Caribbean of- fers the best options for water-sports enthusiasts as it is considered the best for snorkeling and scuba diving. Typical Western Caribbean ports include Key West, Jamaica, Belize, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Southern Caribbean cruises afford the choice of more island destina- tions-— usually as many as five, which often also means fewer days at sea. A Southern Caribbean cruise is generally longer, often 10 to 12 nights. San Juan is also a popular embarka- tion port for ships on Southern Caribbean itiner- aries, which often make stops in many destinations like Martinique, Do- minica and Grenada. And not to be forgot- ten, winter cruises to the Mexican Riviera are also very popular as they offer the allure of warm temperatures, beaches and plenty of shopping. Experience the south Name: Carnival Fantasy When: Starting May 18; various dates Ports visited: Bahamas and Key West Departs from: Charleston, S.C. For more information: www.charlestoncruise packages.com Carnival Cruise Lines will begin year-round service from Charleston, S.C., be- ginning with a May 18 de- parture of the 2,056- passenger Carnival Fanta- sy, and will depart from Charleston’s historic down- town. Local hoteliers are re- sponding by putting to- gether park-and-stay pack- ages so you can experience the beauty of Charleston before or after you cruise. Calling all the single ladies Name: Life Makeover Cruise When: April 18-25 Price: Starts at $999 Ports visited: Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and St. Maarten Departs from: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For more information: www.singlestravelintl.com Singles Travel Internation- al announces their Life Makeover Cruise, spe- cially de- signed for single ladies needing a little life- enhancement (think Oprah’s self-help programming but on the high seas). Travelers will participate in workshops – Go to www.fodors.com for more expert travel tips. Fodor’s. For choice travel experiences. Hot spots Top three most popular cruise routes: Miami — Key West — Cozumel Los Angeles — Mazatlan — Puerto Vallarta — Cabo San Lucas Miami — Grand Cayman — Belize — Cozumel Source: Orbitz Beware sea monsters! When Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas is launched in November, it will share the accolade of biggest cruise ship in the world with its sister, Oa- sis of the Seas. These sea monsters weigh in at 225,000 tons and carry up to 6,300 passengers and 2,160 crew (now that's a party!). Since they’re so large, they can’t visit every port of call, but Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Jamaica have built new piers in order to host them. METRO/DR The world of cruising can be daunting to one who has never experienced the joy of sitting on a sunny deck and sipping frozen beverages. For cruise virgins, Jeanne Wyndrum, senior vice presi- dent of Cruise.com, shares these tips. Find out what’s included A lot of people have mis- conceptions about what they will need to cover. What is included: Meals, entertainment and accom- modations. What is addi- tional once you get on board: soft drinks and alco- hol, spa treatments, shore excursions, certain dining experiences, the Internet and gratuities. Those are the additions you should be ready for when you get the bill at the end of the trip. Be prepared Have all proper documen- tation when you get to port. They are being very strict nowadays so be sure your name matches your documentation ex- actly. If not, you could be denied boarding. Since most cruises now require that you preregister online, this is a good time to make sure your passport isn’t ex- pired and all of your paper- work is in order. Do your research Learn about ports you will visit. Most importantly, see how far the port city is from the city center, as that makes all the differ- ence of what kind of expe- rience you will have. For instance, if you are going to Rome, you’ll find that the port is far from the center of the city, so you might want to prepur- chase a shore excursion. It will save you time if you have a good idea of the city layout and what you want to see since your time at port is limited. Book your shore excursion early It depends on the place you are visiting, but in some cases you should book in advance. If you wait until you get on the ship, that’s okay, but don’t wait until the morning of. Arrive early Although the ship might leave at 5 o’clock, you can actually start to board around noon. You’ll be free to enjoy the ship and decks all afternoon — this really adds an extra day to your vacation and helps you relax instead of rushing to make departure. METRO/DR Tips Oasis of the Seas Variety Cruises’s first Gay Cruise program will be held on the Panorama (pictured). Your body here? Cozumel The beauty of St. Thomas is just a cruise away. DOROTHY ROBINSON dorothy.robinson@metro.us Sail ... and shop Eastern Caribbean cruises appeal to shoppers enticed by luxury goods and duty-free prices. Bigger is better These boats are so big, they can’t stop at all ports. SPONSORED BY SPONSORED BY cruising mycruising www.metro.us THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010 18 Ships’Registry: TheBahamasandPanama. BOOK A CRUISE PACKED WITH ALL-INCLUSIVE VALUE AT CARNIVAL.COM. OF COURSE, YOU COULD ALWAYS JUST GET YOUR SUNSCREEN ON AND LEAVE IT AT THAT. cruising SPONSORED BY Here’s how one thing af- fects the other: Heftier cruise vessels means more on-deck room for uncon- ventional dining options. The culinary tact of cruise liners has changed quite a bit in the past decade, par- ticularly in the following ways: Dine when you want The top trend in cruise din- ing has less to do with what you eat than when you eat it: Gone are the days when passengers re- ceived a set time — typical- ly 6 or 8 p.m. — for their sit-down meals. Now, says cruise expert Stewart Chi- ron, “People can eat at whatever time they want.” For Cruise.com Senior Vice President Jeanne Wyn- drum, the open-ended schedule transfigures the whole trip: “It kind of eas- es your day.” Specialty restaurants As ship size increases, so does the space for new restaurants: “Like steak- houses, Italian, French, Asian,” Chiron says. The new spots feel less like din- ing halls and more like chic eateries — “The food quality, the atmosphere, and the accoutrements are much different,” he says. Celebrity chefs More space for restaurants means more gigs for chefs — gigs restaurants are fill- ing with name-grabbing celebrity cooks. In 2008, The North Atlantic cruise line Cunard tapped New England chef Todd English to author some menus. The next year, Crystal cruises brought Master Chef Nobu Matsuhisa on board for the same calling. Expect to see more: “I wouldn’t be surprised to see Emeril [Lagasse] or one of these guys doing a cruise at some point,” says Chiron. Healthier bites Cruise lines have tradition- ally made accommodation for passengers with specif- ic dietary needs — just that, now, those gluten- free and low-cholesterol options are starting to be- come mainstays on cabin menus. “It’s not like, ‘Here’s a few bits of let- tuce,’” says Wyndrum. “These are very good en- trees, and they’re quite popular.” So long, buffets of old Cruises are taking dining to the next level Trends to expect in 2010 for your palate Luckily, your ship will also come with a gym The galleys go very gourmet on these ships Culinary classes Here’s where the realms of food and onboard en- tertainment start to blur: Norwegian Cruise Line packs a training kitchen on many of its newer vessels — “They’ll have like a theater set- up, as if you were in a class,” says Chiron. “You’ll have the table and kitchen set up, and the chef will come out.” METRO/DHDREW HINSHAW letters@metro.us OASIS OF THE SEAS CARNIVAL On the Carnival Dream, there’s a speciality pasta bar for when you need your carb fix. The Oasis of the Sea boasts The Cupcake Cupboard, a dedicated shop that hosts hands-on decorating classes. These days, cruising isn’t just about retired folk cruising slowly ’round the Mediterranean. There’s a new raft of exciting ways of seeing the world by boat. The Gota Canal Steamship Co., MS Diana, Sweden The “Good Life on Board” cruise is one for gour- mands. Special menus are conceived from produce bought from the local canal area, resulting in hearty Swedish delicacies, and there’s a nightly wine- tasting session with the crew’s personal sommelier. Rock your boat: At Berg, ex- ercise off all the amazing food with a starlit swim in the canal, or simply borrow one of the ship’s bikes to go for a ride along the canal. www.gotacanal.se Lyngen Lodge, Tromso Coast, Norway Combine snow, ski and sea with this unique trip to the Arctic Circle. It’s based in the luxurious Lyngen Lodge, on the shores of a re- mote Arctic fjord, and each day you board a boat that takes you to the foot of un- touched white, powdery slopes. Kick off your skis and wind down with a spot of fishing on your way back to a dinner of reindeer. Rock your boat: Lyngen Lodge also boats French windows with breathtak- ing views across the mountains — perfect for admiring the Northern Lights. www.lyngenlodge.com Right Travel, Dahabeya Hadeel, Nile River, Egypt Sail the turquoise waters of the River Nile on board the Dahabeya Hadeel. Dis- cover the rich cultural her- itage of Egypt while taking time to relax on the sailboat. Over the course of eight days, you’ll see many of Egypt’s most spec- tacular sights. Rock your boat: At the end of the day, nothing really beats a bit of mindless fun. Hop off the sailboat and on- to a camel or donkey when you stop off in El Kab, one of the oldest cities in Egypt. www.right-travel.com ROMINA MCGUINNESS Different cruises for the adventurous Sail the River Nile on board the Dahabeya Hadeel. Sponsored Editorial: Carnival METRO PHOTO COMPOSITE Lefty loses control off the tee Making a ‘Long Story Short’ Colin Quinn on his new HBO special and, oh yeah, the history of the world {page 14} Masters favorite makes plenty of mistakes If Tiger tames putter, he could chase down leaders {page 17} Sports BRAND NEWTAKE ON A CLASSIC COMEDY: RUSSELL ON LIFE IMITATING ART {page 06} ‘Hanna’ will kick your butt {pages 08-09} Vera Farmiga could possibly commit the perfect ‘Crime’ {page 12} NEW YORK April 8-10, 2011 www.metro.us WEEKEND Bloomberg’s Black eyesSchools chief’s tortured tenure — and abrupt resignation — could mar mayor’s political future She blemished third term, some say {page 02}
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