The Week That Was

Chronicling the past week via quick links and pithy commentary (random quip here edition)

OMG, it’s NKOTB! The boy band is back with a new track, but we only want to hear “Hangin’ Tough.”

Did you hear the one about Manny and the cab? We talk to Sox radio guy, Dave O’Brien.

The Globe reshuffles its sports team: Marc Spears is taking over the NBA beat.

The choir gets a free lunch: We attend the first-ever Boston Civic Summit.

Michael Flaherty funks with T-Mizzy’s heart: Culture snob Dan Morrell pits the Black Eyed Peas fan against the sign-throwing mayor.

We assume the Mayor got his express shipped: brings us the “menacing gesture” t-shirt.

How is Somerville like U2? It can’t live with or without the Green Line.

(Alleged) geeky goodness: The world’s largest Apple Store will (allegedly) open a week from today.

Indianans still love Mitt Romney: Maybe the 15,000 people who pulled the lever for the former presidential hopeful really like his hair?

But there’s little love left for Hillary Clinton: Local and national pundits are ready for her to end it.

Gov. Patrick gets smart: And kicks House Speaker Sal DiMasi while he’s down.

The state asks Harvard to pitch in for once: The University laughs all the way to the bank.

Matt Walsh shows us what he’s got: Yawn.

Ouch: The Globe loses Pulitzer-prize winner Charlie Savage.

Clooney as Buckner? Hell no.

If Flannery plays “Without You” one more time. . .: Samantha Power is engaged, and we’re devastated.

It took them seven games, but the Celtics beat the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs, then turned their attention to Cleveland. The Celts won Game 1 in a squeaker, then crushed the Cavs in Game 2.

That’s all for this week. If you need us, we’ll be serving our mothers breakfast in bed.