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Roxtoberfest

Until last year, Roxbury's best restaurants were a well-kept secret. Everything from Ethiopian cuisine to fried fish joints and jazz clubs were under-the-radar haunts for locals; unknown to even Boston's savviest foodies. Enter Roxtoberfest. The weeklong festival was conceived as a way to showcase Roxbury's hidden gems, to get people into the area, exploring neighborhoods and mixing it up with local food lovers.

Now in its second year, Roxtoberfest sports a full roster of restaurants. This year they've also added Roxbury Open Studios to the menu, introducing curious onlookers to Roxbury's painters, jewelers, photographers and sculptors. 

There are four more nights for Roxtoberfest - you can check out a full list of events here.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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