The Week That Was

Chronicling the past week via quick links and pithy commentary (we have decided we’d cast a thinned-down Philip Seymour Hoffman as Clark Rockefeller edition).

This one time, at rock ‘n roll fantasy camp: David Mashburn goes behind the brochure.

Speaking of behind the scenes: We take in a Sox Appeal taping.

Whoever he is, he’s not very nice: We report from Clark Rockefeller’s arraignment. Then we learn that the alleged kidnapper is kind of a jackass. And just when we feared the story had slowed, we learn that Rockefeller might have a brother in Germany.

Ted Kennedy is going to the DNC: But probably only on video.

Cue the Go-Gos: We imagine the gaffes that Mitt Romney would have made on vacation.

Another quasi-public agency wants a bailout: Dan Grabauskas portends financial doom for the MBTA, unless the state provides an assist.

Culture notes: Matthew Reed Baker fills us in on the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and a seven-hour opus, now available on DVD.

Intelligentsia fiiiight! It’s Noam Chomsky vs. Alan Dershowitz.

Transit woes: Keohane reflects on the possibility of a Boston without the MBTA.

Where is the beer?! We try to find out why we can’t enjoy a cold one while taking in a show at the Wilbur Theater.

Bling, bats, and Maria Menounos: It’s Townie Town Hall.

Brett the Jet: We figure out what it means for the Patriots.

Manny Ramirez suffers from a down real estate market: Francis Storrs thinks whoever buys the former Sox slugger’s Boston pad will get a good deal.

Won’t you be my neighbor? WGBH airs Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood only once a week. Our inner child dies a little.

Could eliminating greyhound racing bring casinos to Massachusetts? We explain how it might happen.

Zipcar has some ‘splanin’ to do: Boston GM Dan Curtis explains the company’s recent rate hike.

The tears have only just begun: The Hill and the Hall reports on Matt Amorello’s tearful Ethics Committee testimony.

That’s all for this week. If you need us, we’ll be enjoying summer hours.