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  1. 1. Media Kit Boston 2014 free•mi•um / fremie m / e noun 1. Metro is FREEMIUM – a FREE information delivery mechanism in a PREMIUM package, delivered at the most opportune time.
  2. 2. #1 Daily Newspaper in Boston! FREEMIUM is the FUTURE In the era of information overload, consumers seek the fastest route to information – and they don’t want to pay for it. They want clean, crisp, concise delivery of content in an attractive, manageable format. Metro is FREEMIUM – a FREE information delivery mechanism in a PREMIUM package, delivered at the most opportune time. Commuters crave Metro – fast facts and infotainment; in the paper and on their smart devices — on their way to work. Our readers are young, active and metropolitan employed commuters, prime for your message in our free medium. The future of media is free – get what you’re missing with Metro. Source: Scarborough 2012-13, Adults 18-44
  3. 3. Engaging Platform for a Fast-Paced Lifestyle News not Views Concise, unbiased editorial on subjects Bostonians care about most. Award-winning Design Metro is in full color and stapled. LETTERS@METRO.US JON LESTER IS HERE TO STAY {page 21} Max 40° Min 27° BOSTON Wednesday, November 28, 2012 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} Free. Vibrators wellbeing 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} technology Don’t believe the hyper-viral Facebook fear That whole ‘privacy notice’ thing you’ve seen in status updates is a sham {page 11} A vibrator giveaway by Trojan, like the one earlier this year in New York City, is coming to Boston under “strict” restrictions. {page 02} GETTY IMAGES World’s Largest Newspaper 02 1 3K By the numbers Community based content on the issues that matter most to Bostonians. Unduplicated audience Metro reaches an unduplicated audience of young, affluent, urbanites. On 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 Today’s local tweet boston MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012 Free. Football In the news Extinguishing the fire Officials: Allston fire was arson BOSTON. Fire investigators 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. ‘Pats for Patriots’ sends heroes to yesterday’s game ERIN BALDASSARI/METRO 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 Massachusetts Bay Commuter Rail and Military Friends Foundation honoring Massachusetts veterans, sent the group to Gillette Stadium. A moment of silence 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 Call it retro, campy, kitschy, colorful — dressing like a kid is not just for kids anymore NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO “You got a car? Nice. I got a chauffeur service. #MBTA” SEEMS THE T IS A-OK FOR @NATESTRIKESAGEN For more information visit or your local lottery retailer 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 something fun and unique to stand out. It doesn’t matter your age,” said Bishai, who’s as comfortable 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 dressing more youthful at an older age,” said Jay Calderin, creator of Boston Fashion Week and the director of creative market- 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 “I have a lot of friends that will wear one or two items to add a touch of something unique — like a Watchout! watch.” ing at the School of Fashion Design 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 middle ground, it can be sort of fun.” For Bishai, that means adding a dash of color to an otherwise boring, but workplace 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 identity — and when you get older that tends to get lost. It’s great now people are empowered about getting that back.” BISHAI Innovative advertising executions Quick and Informative Read Original Content Metro offers premium and integrated options for advertisement placement. Metro is designed to be read within the average commuter time. 90% of Metro’s news is produced by Metro journalists. Metro has a larger editorial staff worldwide than CNN. MORGAN ROUSSEAU yesterday ruled an early morning two-car fire in Allston was arson. At 7:49 a.m., the Boston Fire Department 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 “stubborn” fire. Investigators later announced that it was intentionally set. There were no injuries. METRO The mouths of babes “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
  4. 4. Street Smart, Controlled Distribution Metro Boston delivers its newspaper to the highest concentrated commuter markets. 130,122 57% Daily Copies IN SUFFOLK COUNTY Essex 4,194 Middlesex 33,361 Suffolk • 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 73,919 Norfolk 16,865 Bristol/ Plymouth 1,782 Source: CAC Audit Report (Sept-13) Average Mon-Fri 45 Metro Ambassadors 500 Metro Boxes
  5. 5. Metro delivers more than double the traditional paid newspapers’ circulation in Boston city zone 000s daily copies 150 132 100 81 50 0 45 Boston Globe Source: AAM (Sept-13) / CAC (Sept-13), Boston City Zone Print Circulation (Mon-Fri) Boston Herald
  6. 6. Metro’s Unique Demographic 234,803 54%/46% Daily Readers Women / Men 36 $96,500 78% Median Age Average HHI* Employed or studying metro Boston has an Exclusive Readership Working, active, employed consumers - who AREN’T reading the competition! Source: Scarborough 2012-13, *Employed 83% (194,886) don’t read the Boston Globe 78% (183,146) don’t read the Boston Herald
  7. 7. Reaching the Young Urban Professional Metro Boston Boston Globe Boston Herald Median Age 36 59 54 Adults 18-34 48% 14% 19% Adults 18-49 68% 31% 40% Adults 50+ 32% 69% 60% Employed or studying 78% 61% 66% 37% 25% 27% Parents,children in HH under 17 Source: Scarborough 2012-13 Metro has the MOST readers in the 18-34 demo Metro delivers the youngest audience in Boston!
  8. 8. Editorial Framework Written for the aspirational, educated, young professional concentrated commuter markets. NEWS ARTS Local and world news, commentary, business, the environment... SPORTS Arts, entertainment, culture, music, theater, voices/reader, listings... The Weekly Sections Sports results and game stories, plus the lives, fans and emotions behind the games... MONDAY: Careers & Education • TUESDAY: Travel, Style WEDNESDAY: Real Estate, Style THURSDAY: Going Out, Style • FRIDAY: Weekend Monday-Thursday: Health and Wellbeing Mind/Spirit, Parenting/Kids, Fitness and Dating Northeastern Executive MBA boston 02 1 Popular eatery closing BOSTON. Allston Cafe, the popular breakfast and sandwich spot along Harvard Avenue, announced Thursday that it will close this weekend. “It brings us great sadness to announce that Saturday Nov. 13th will be our last day of business,” the store wrote on its Twitter feed. An open house goodbye is scheduled for Sunday. METRO In the news NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO Dr. Ring failed on finger A surgeon who performed the wrong procedure on a woman last year at Mass. General Hospital described his errors in the New England Journal of Medicine published 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 discuss 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 Scene of the shootout Wounded cop released WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011 64 Number of homicides so far this year compared to 43 at this time last year. said that the promotions were an effort to balance out the ratio of investigators to patrol officers. A recruit class of 90 new patrol officers is expected to enter the police academy later this month. “The new detectives will be assigned to various assignments citywide,” said Elaine Driscoll, a department spokeswoman. The department has also experienced a number of command staff changes this year with Davis demoting the supervisors of the gang and drug units and a change of command in the criminal investigations division. The promotions will take place during a ceremony at police headquarters this morning. MICHAEL NAUGHTON 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, police said. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information can call the BPD at 617-343-4470. Fire. Housed 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 paper cup on a rear porch, according to The Daily Item. Eight residents and a visitor to escaped from the three-story home. METRO A little bit country PAGE 14 NIC’S PICS: ENTERTAINMENT: What exactly Check out More Tracy is Katy Perry Tom Brady’s Morgan, if you sitting on now? Hyde Park visit can stomach it To advertise: phone: 617-210-7905 e-mail: | METRO BOSTON | Editor in Chief: Tony Metcalf, @edinchiefmetro | Managing Editor: Ron Varrial | City Editor: Jill Gadsby | Features Editor: Amber Ray, @amberatmetro | Entertainment Editor: Pat Healy Sports Editor: Adam Smartschan | Deputy Features/Careers/Books/Travel editor: Dorothy Robinson Home/Style editor: Tina Chadha Wellbeing/Tech editor: Heidi Patalano | Photo Editor: Nicolaus Czarnecki The good, the bad and 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 intentions 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,” featuring Meester as an upstart country singer nipping at the heels of a troubled, fresh-out-of-rehab superstar (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 allow for other people to walk all over her a bit. And she’s very naive, which is not a part of my Quoted “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’ personality — or at least, not as much as I’d like it to be. With Chiles being an upand-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. NED EHRBAR METRO WORLD NEWS IN LOS ANGELES 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. Kevin Garnett and the Celtics visit the Knicks tomorrow night (7 p.m., ESPN, WEEI). PAGE 16 Meester on “Gossip Girl.” Wellbeing 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 understand the schedule, so that they can let us off to do things. I mean, here I am doing this. How to tell if he’s really cheating PAGE 17 T THE GOOD: BEATING UP THE NBA’S BEST No fluff in the Celtics’ conference-best record NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES 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 Miami Heat, the Chicago Bulls, the Denver Nuggets and the Atlanta Hawks. The C’s have won big, too. They have eight double-digit wins on the year, and they’ve yet to be beaten by double digits. 3 In the NBA the Celtics he Celtics are going streaking! No, not through the quad and to the gymnasium. But green hats are suggested. 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. Jermaine O’Neal has been nonexistent, and Delonte West has missed all but five games due to a 10game 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. 21 Cavs fall into Miami Food Start the new year right with grains Leighton Meester on working with Gwyneth Paltrow and singing in her new film, ‘Country Strong’ Why ‘Gossip Girl’ is a sweet day job NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO 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 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 Music A new fire engine barely fit through the historic arch doors of the more than 100-year-old Boylston Street station. The big engine that could not TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010 In the NBA 2 Jazzing it up with Big Horn Cavaliers sports 09 Inside: Leighton Meester stars in “Country Strong.” THE WORD: TODAY myentertainment 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 Commissioner 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 histories who have been killed in sort of a quiet, back-alley type of location. That’s consistent with someone who is being targeted because of their activity in the narcotics field,” Davis told the Globe. A police spokeswoman SOMERVILLE. The Somerville police detective shot multiple times by a suspect in a gunfight last week was released 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 21year-old Matthew Krister. Krister was killed in the gunfight. METRO my WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010 Boston ups detective ranks amid murders THE BAD: INJURIES ARE MOUNTING Bet you never thought you’d see Erden playing NATHANIEL S. BUTLER/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES METRO JIMMY TOSCANO Information Session October 29TH 10:45 a.m. Visit a class, meet faculty and enjoy lunch with students. Register at #1 DAILY NEWSPAPER IN BOSTON PROPER 2 WEEKEND goes to work F COURTESY OF MARIE CLAIRE When did you know that you wanted to work in print media? I got my first article published when I was 10, in the community newspaper. When I realized I was getting 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 delivered 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 Joanna Coles helms Marie Claire. TV watch list ‘Christmas in Washington’ Marie Claire @ Work launches with Marie Claire’s November issue, on stands tomorrow. Quoted “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 every magazine. I love European fashion magazines, and what’s coming out of the Far East now is incredible. Would you include warnings about the future of print? I think women love magazines 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. MONICA WEYMOUTH The real value of internships LIFESIZE 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 Advice DAN SCHAWBEL PERSONALBRANDINGBLOG.COM I nternships are mandatory for job search success, regardless of industry or profession. Without internship experience, 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, reports that 57 percent of adults would recommend an internship to make getting a post-graduate job easier. Furthermore, 55 percent of those who held internships found their current job through networking. Getting your first internship will be the most challenging, because employers 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 Internships provide real-world experience that will be priceless when you start your job search. an internship is to ask your family and friends to hire you or to refer you to someone 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 experience 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 WEEKEND, DECEMBER 17-19, 2010 GETTY IMAGES The magazine launches its career-focused supplement tomorrow Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles on her sweet job rom your best friend to your yoga teacher to that colleague who’s been eyeing your office for months, there’s no shortage of people out there happy to offer advice on how to be a “better” woman in the workplace. 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 headed up by Marie Claire Editor-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 media thing. 10 MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011 myjobs Marie Claire In college 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. my 12 Global. Leadership. career centers, which are there to support internship searches. As long as you’re a student with good standing, advisors will be willing to help you by introducing you to alumni. Reach out to them to schedule an appointment and then inquire about any alumni that would be interested in meeting. – 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 author, or any opinions expressed on its pages. Connect with people online I recommend that you search for industryleading professionals that you revere and reach out to them personally 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 attitude, might turn into an internship. You can also search postings at sites such as and SPECIAL. Ellen DeGeneres hosts the annual concert, this year featuring the ubiquitous queen of Yuletide music, Mariah 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” parody (the duo have George Lucas’ blessing — and are even consulting on the franchise’s new animated show). This time around, the stop-motion animation series runs through the entire 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 highschool quarterbacks fighting for a spot in the biggest game of their lives, on Saturday at 11 p.m., only on MTV2. SPONSORED BY Caught between a blond and a cute face Reese 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 Romantic comedies are nothing new for Reese Witherspoon, but her role in James L. Brooks’ new film, “How Do You Know,” presented some interesting challenges. “This character is a woman who has a hard time conveying her emotions — and doesn’t even really want to talk about things,” Witherspoon says of professional Physically demanding rom-com role? Not an oxymoron softball player, Lisa. “The biggest challenge for me was she’s not verbal, and I’m used to playing really talkative characters — women who speak about their relationships and talk about love and dynamics and boys with their girlfriends,” the actress explains. “So that was a new character for me and really interesting.” 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 Quoted “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 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 The film — which was shot right here in Philly last year — follows Lisa as her affections pinball between a commitment-phobic baseball 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 Wilson and Rudd. “How lucky am I to work with two of the most talented, funny, attractive, 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, Witherspoon did find an angle on getting into the mind of a professional athlete who faces some of the same career limitations that can plague actresses in youthobsessed 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 hopefully you shift and you’re able to become the Meryl Streeps or the Diane Keatons or whatever and continue working.” NED EHRBAR METRO WORLD NEWS IN LOS ANGELES METRO’S EDITORIAL IS DESIGNED TO SUIT THE COMMUTER LIFESTYLE – ALL THE NEWS, SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT OF THE DAY IN A QUICK, FRIENDLY FORMAT.
  9. 9. Metro Guest Editors and Reader Contests Metro engages readers with unique, life-changing opportunities. Guest Editor Lady Gaga Guest Editor Karl Lagerfeld ‘SUPER’ GUIDE TO GIANTS PARADE PHILADELPHIA Guest Editors for Earth Day Mark Ruffalo and Kyra Sedgwick HEY BIEBER FANS, GIVE ESPERANZA A REAL LISTEN {pages 02-04} Tuesday, May 17, 2011 NEW YORK Max 66° Min 62° 22-05 Ditmars Blvd. Jackson Heights, NY 11372 {page 29} REGISTER NOW AT WWW.HOMEBUYEREXPONY.COM Tuesday, February 7, 2012 NYC’S #1 FREE DAILY INTERVIEW ALBUM ANSWERS SO MANY QUESTIONS KARL LAGERFELD WWW.METRO.US/GAGA VIDEO, COMMENTS AND MORE Fashion icon offers his thoughts and exclusive illustrations on today’s news and entertainment We sit down one-on-one with the man himself Nutter defeats Milton, right? GREEN {pages 06-15} HANDS GUEST EDITOR Princess & Pirates OFF $10 *EACH ADULT Max 73° Min 58° THE FATHER-SON TEAM IMAGINES OUR PLANET’S FUTURE. 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Overseen by the Jackson estate, “Michael” takes tracks that were in various states of completion and puts them in the hands of Jackson’s collaborators to finish. of the Black Eyed Peas has said that fin- Although the cover of “Michael” features idealized versions of the King of Pop, does the music within present the same picture? The world has turned and left them here Jackson’s controversial new CD, available today, features unfinished tracks left behind by the King of Pop Would the gloved one approve? on the ‘Michael’ album? A 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 ‘Hanna’ will kick your butt {pages 08-09} myentertainment Is there rriving in stores today, 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 The Belly Band: Hanna Omni Parker House Hotel 60 School Street, Boston RSVP: Career focused from day one. METRO PHOTO COMPOSITE Sports Lefty loses control off the tee Featured friends The new CD features a slew of guest stars, including: 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. Akon The first phase of Weezer’s career is an embattled one for singer Rivers Cuomo. With their self-titled 1994 debut, they achieved instant and massive buzz based on their fun singles and silly videos, which MTV played on heavy rotation. 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On the second night, they begin with a different set of hits and then play “Pinkerton” from start to finish. � POST YOUR COMMENTS Cuomo rocking out on a recent “Memories Tour” show. doubts, maybe it will totally fail and sell half as much as ‘The Blue Album’ or something,” 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 feedback 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 hibernation, fans began to take to the brash sounds and emotional lyrics of “Pinkerton,” and the album arguably 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 and almost escapist, like “Island in the Sun” and “Hash Pipe.” And listening to the recently released deluxe edition of “Pinkerton” with rare acoustic versions of devastating songs like “Why Bother?”, one has to wonder if Cuomo thinks he ever reached down so deeply again in his songwriting. “Yes. 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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 reporter’s last cruise excursion). 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 personal tastes. World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society ( is a good place to start. Four star: These ships’ amenities will all be slightly less — including the price. Rooms tend to be a bit smaller, but there is usually more attention to shipboard activities and the clientele trends younger. Three star: Meet the bread and butter of the cruise industry. Passengers can expect a fairly good value for the cost. Two star: These “economy” lines are generally more sparse in every way from the above cruises — meaning they are less expensive, smaller and more crowded. 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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 Cruise with ‘The King’ 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: Carnival Cruise Lines will begin year-round service from Charleston, S.C., beginning with a May 18 departure of the 2,056passenger Carnival Fantasy, and will depart from Charleston’s historic downtown. Local hoteliers are responding by putting together park-and-stay packages so you can experience the beauty of Charleston before or after you cruise. Name: Elvis Cruise When: Nov. 4-8 Price: $599 Ports visited: Bahamas Departs from: Jacksonville, Fla. 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If you wait until you get on the ship, that’s okay, but don’t wait until the morning of. cruise expert Stewart Chiron, “People can eat at whatever time they want.” For Senior Vice President Jeanne Wyndrum, the open-ended schedule transfigures the whole trip: “It kind of eases your day.” Specialty restaurants As ship size increases, so does the space for new restaurants: “Like steakhouses, Italian, French, Asian,” Chiron says. The new spots feel less like dining halls and more like chic eateries — “The food quality, the atmosphere, CARNIVAL On the Carnival Dream, there’s a speciality pasta bar for when you need your carb fix. and the accoutrements are much different,” he says. cruise at some point,” says Chiron. Celebrity chefs Healthier bites More space for restaurants means more gigs for chefs — gigs restaurants are filling with name-grabbing celebrity cooks. In 2008, The North Atlantic cruise line Cunard tapped New England chef Todd English to author some menus. 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Culinary classes Here’s where the realms of food and onboard entertainment start to blur: Norwegian Cruise Line packs a training kitchen on many of its newer vessels — “They’ll have like a theater setup, 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/DH Different cruises for the adventurous Cozumel 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 Arrive early SALSA LESSONS. JUST ONE MORE PART OF THE ALL-INCLUSIVE VALUE YOU GET WITH CARNIVAL. 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 Here’s how one thing affects the other: Heftier cruise vessels means more on-deck room for unconventional dining options. 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With “Girls” a hit and plus-sized models becoming the norm, we wonder: Are the days of the blonde bimbo over? star/creator Lena Dunham is, well, average-looking. She’s a chubby, tattooed, thin-haired 26-year-old. She’s normal. The hype comes at the perfect time for the “real beauty” movement — and for this Metro Sex Issue, themed “Feel Good Naked.” Within the past month, plus-size model Jennie Runk made headlines when H+M debuted her modeling swimwear (despite being a dress size 14-16, not 0). Dove soap, on the tails of an ad campaign featuring plus-size women, launched an “anti-Photoshop” app that restores images to their original form. And “amateur” porn is the most popular category on YouPorn, ranking higher than “blondes.” The house that Jenna Jameson built is crumbling. The question is: How quickly? The biggest sex story of the past year didn’t happen between Christian and Anastasia in some porn your mom read — it happened in Brooklyn when Adam banged Hannah and probably gave her an STD. The HBO series “Girls,” with its frank depiction of bad dirty talk, venereal diseases, abortions, miscarriages and condom spill, is all about sex. But unlike “Sex and the City” before it, this show is a global hit partly because The model The editor “It’s ridiculous that people are arguing. We should focus on embracing all sizes.” “We don’t airbrush. There’s something sexy about that.” Arielle Loren founder, Corset magazine Jennie Runk plus-size model for H+M So yes, how quickly? 8 THE SEX ISSUE IN 2013 ‘FATKINI’ DESIGNER GABI GREGG Tip from Corset editor In one year, or in five? “I don’t think five years is enough,” says Gabi Gregg, 26, a plus-size blogger. Her work went viral last year after she posted photos of herself looking sensual in a “fatkini” and, this week, she launches her own line of swimwear (see story, at right). “But peo- ple like Lena Dunham and Louis C.K. are opening doors. Just the fact that her body makes people so angry — if you read the comments, people are telling her to put on clothes. She has said that only makes her want to do it more. It’s my favorite show.” Arielle Loren doesn’t watch “Girls,” but also traffics in blunt depictions of sex. Her magazine Corset (www.corsetmagazine. com) features graphic nudity and first-person erotica, and resembles someone’s beautifully photographed diary. It became profitable after a year, and Loren sees it as part of a movement. “The way we learn about sex, the pornography industry drives a lot of that consciousness,” says Loren, a 27-year-old American. “It starts to inform the way we think about ‘sexy’ from • Do the self-work. “Start by walking around your house naked. If you have a roommate, shut your door and walk around your room naked. The more you get comfortable with your naked self — not covering yourself up with a towel every time you take a shower, taking the time to be in your body and open like that — your confidence will slowly and steadily increase.” Loren, on how to feel good naked The blogger just crafted a line for In school, did you realize you were bigger than everybody else? Yes and no. I wasn’t teased too much, luckily. It was mostly internal, feeling insecure next to my classmates, if they were thinner than me or had blonde hair. Nobody had to say anything. And I started trying to diet when I was in middle school and high school, and it wasn’t until college that I came to accept myself. Dunham is just one of the “Girls.” The actress has said she wouldn’t want a body like a Victoria’s Secret model. / HBO an early age. But there are multifaceted aspects of sex and what it can really be, which we explore in the magazine. That goes from everything you can do in the bedroom — physically — but also how we understand our bodies.” A recent Corset photoshoot, “Breasts in Erotic Daylight,” features a brown bosom with stretch marks. “We definitely don’t airbrush,” says Loren. “There’s something very sexy about that. Being able to see the hair follicles on a breast or the stretch marks on a woman’s stomach.” She now has subscribers here, in Canada, Peru, Brazil, Sweden and beyond. And yet post a photo of a plus size-model online and you see not everyone’s as accepting. Exhibit A: Jennie Runk. Junk in Runk’s trunk The excitement (and de- 9 bate) over Runk’s H+M campaign made it all the way to Italy, where she was working in May. It led to at least one sleepless night. “I was thinking about all the media I’ve been getting and my mom reads a lot of the comments and she said, ‘I can’t believe somebody called you fat,’” remembers the 24-year-old, “and some people on the other side were like, ‘The curvier bodies are better!’ and it’s so ridiculous that people are having these ar- guments. What if some girl looks at these pictures and looks exactly like me: How is she going to feel?” She turned to Facebook with a post. “I’ve noticed that people like to debate what kind of body is better than another,” she wrote. “This is all wrong! To me, true beauty is defined by a healthy lifestyle and a genuine personality. Bodies are just meaty things that carry our personhoods around for us.” A week later, Runk is still riled up. She notes that “bigger” models are getting more work, but “we should focus on embracing all sizes,” she says bluntly. “Should” is different than “are.” The chart below shows the Sex Symbols of 2013, as selected by our editors from a pool of working actors who have notable projects this year — there are more shapes and sizes than there would have been in 1985, but it’s still very thin and white. “We’re going in the right direction,” says Gregg, “but ... ” “This argument,” adds Runk, “is going to be a thing of the past when — honestly, I don’t know.” On Facebook, she was more hopeful, saying it’s “our differences that make us remarkable.” She laughs when she hears that again. “I’ve been told before I’m a little too naive.” SAM CASTONE Metro World News How do the suits, um, work? What do you mean by work? [Laughs] They fit so well. Is it made with a binding material, with latches or something? Actually, no. I’ve had people ask about support, of course, but there’s nothing special about the fabric of the suits. It’s normal bathing suit fabric. In terms of the Galaxy suit, what makes it so special is the print — it’s graphic Quoted “It wasn’t until college that I came to accept myself.” Gabi Gregg, writer, designer and fun and looks great because it’s so busy that it — I don’t want to say it distracts the eye, because I don’t care about that sort of thing, but that’s what it does. And the high-waisted cut looks great on all women. Are you OK with the term “fatkini”? Yes. I didn’t use it this year because it went so viral last year, and it was inspiring for many people but took away from it, for others, because they were stuck on the word and got angry and started commenting. It’s a reclamation of the word “fat,” especially in our community, we all get it. When it goes outside the community, people get angry and send emails. But I’m fine with it. At the end of the day, it’s a fatkini because I’m fat and wearing a bikini. [Laughs] How much do you weigh now? I believe I’m around 225. How tall are you? I’m 5-foot-5. Do you get flack for not being “fat enough?” Early on, there were some comments. I don’t get a lot. Once in a while, like when the bikini pictures come out. It’s funny to see half the people commenting are disgusted by my body and the other half are like, fat women saying, “She’s shaped so nicely so it doesn’t count! I have fat hanging from my arm that she doesn’t have!” I try to avoid the comments on other sites. Some women wish they could see women bigger than me in a bikini and I understand that but I can only be myself. SAM CASTONE Hot list: The sex symbols of 2013. Blipp here to let us know which one of these celebs you’d most like to boff. See that little icon on the drive-in screen? 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  16. 16. Club Metro: Contests & Newsletters With our Club Metro package, including newsletters and contests, bring your brand’s special offers into the spotlight. WWW.METRO.US/BOSTON/MYMETRO 21 DANCE Step Afrika! ART Elizabeth Strazzulla: ‘Seeing Music’ Through Wednesday Haley and Steele Gallery, 162 Newbury St., Boston, Free, 617-536-6339 This set of paintings, as the exhibition title suggests, is an experiment in visualizing music. Strazzulla allowed her line to follow the flow of the music like a conductor’s wand. The results, despite their being created while listening to classical, look positively jazzy — colorful clouds of kinetic energy, compressing the length of a composition into a single explosive, expressive instant. MUSIC Animals Tonight, 7 p.m. Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave., Boston, $15-$20, 617-482-7494 The New Gallery Concert Series presents an evening pairing photographs of — you guessed it — animals by Alexandra Vaillancourt with a program of animal-themed chamber music, all composed within the last decade, plus a little poetry thrown in for good measure. But sorry, no pets allowed — you’ll just have to tell them about it when you get home. LIT Molly Knight Raskin MUSIC The Step Afrika! dancers aren’t lacking in energy. / NAPOLEON COMPLEX PROJECT Tonight, 6 p.m. Green Building, MIT, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, Free, 617-661-1515 www.nobettertimemit. This author will discuss her new book on Danny Levin, a brash young math genius who wrote algorithms leading to a faster Internet, and ended up dying in rebellion against the hijackers of American Flight 11 on September 11, 2001 —a day on which his technological contributions made a critical difference in maintaining government communication and news delivery. Incredible. THEATER ‘The Turn of the Screw’ We want you Tonight through Saturday Cutler Majestic Theater, 219 Tremont St., Boston, $25-$65, 617-824-8400 This group performs a style with roots in modern and traditional African dance called “stepping.” Similar to tap but without the special shoes, it’s strongly connected with the celebrations of AfricanAmerican college fraternities and sororities, where signature routines are passed down through the generations of members. Step Afrika! is the first dance company devoted entirely to this highly percussive, energetic form. COMEDY Upload your own events! Ruby Wax: Out of Her Mind Have an upcoming event that you want to let Metro readers know about? Send an email to and we’ll get it on our new listings website. Tuesday and Wednesday OBERON, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge, $25-$40, 617-547-8300 Listings with shaded backgrounds are sponsored listings. Though American, comedienne Ruby Wax is better known to TV viewers in the U.K., both as a revealing interviewer of the rich and famous and as a writer for the notorious sitcom “Absolutely Fabulous,” among many other things. This one-woman show, at times funny and dark, focuses on her experience of mental illness in a world with already crazy priorities. MATTHEW DINARO century Boston homes. Six of the 10 shows will run at the Gibson House Museum, while the other four will run at the Taylor House Bed and Breakfast. See the website above for more info. Warning: Seating is extremely limited. MUSIC MUSIC Virgil Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston, $20-$50, students $15, 617.585.1260 Gil Rose leads BMOP in a concert production of Virgil Thomson’s innovative 1928 opera, which takes on inspiration, consecration and miracles through the fluid words of Gertrude Stein. With an all-star cast including soprano Sarah Pelletier, mezzo-soprano Lynn Torgove, tenor Charles Blandy and baritone Aaron Engebreth. Christmas Revels Dec. 13-27 $25-$57, Sanders Theatre, www.boxoffice.harvard. edu/Online the-christmas-revels A holiday tradition returns with 16 family performances! The 43rd annual Christmas Revels takes a fantastical musical pilgrimage through Northern Spain. This year’s holiday celebration is filled with beautiful Spanish carols, exciting dance and stirring processionals performed by our talented 100-member cast of adults and children. Don’t miss it! SHOPPING Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church: Cedars Bazaar Nov. 8-10; Friday + Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 61 Rock Wood St., Jamaica Plain, Free Admission The bazaar will feature handmade knits, raffles, a silent auction, door prizes, gift baskets, face painting, balloon twister, Cedar’s Grocery and more. Friday through Nov. 23 Gibson House Museum, 137 Beacon St., Boston, $25, 800-838-3006 This intimate performance of Henry James’ famous ghost story takes place, for added effect, in two different genuinely spooky 19th ART RSC Entertainment Presents: A Soulful Night of Timeless Classic Music featuring The Spinners and Tavares Nov. 16, 7:30 doors, 8 p.m. show; VIP Meet & Greet Reception, 6:30 p.m., Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass. Ave., Boston, $50-$55, 617-747-2261 Allston Open Studios Specializing in Korean style barbecue, each table has a built in cooking grill with a custom designed smoke ventilation. Koreana focuses on customer service with attention to your dining needs while offering the best traditional food possible. Nov. 9-10, noon- 6 p.m. 1 Braintree St., 119 Braintree St., 20 Rugg Rd. & 175 Harvard St., The 27th Annual Open Studios will feature more than 75 Allston-based artists, in a variety of mediums. For your chance to win, log on to Sunday-Thursday: 11:30 to 10:30pm. Friday & Saturday: 11:30am to midnight. 617.576.8661 WWW.METRO.US/BOSTON/CLUBMETRO 158 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA 02139 Eighth Vertical In-Paper Ad in My Metro e-Newsletter Online Contest Pages in Each City