Ben Affleck ’s new film, “ The Town ,” oozes Boston flavor. The sophisticated crime thriller features nasal accents, the Bunker Hill Monument , a shootout at Fenway Park and local lingo such as “Toonies,” which is what natives of traditionally blue-collar Charlestown call newcomers who have gentrified their neighborhood.
When Tyler Ray bought his first bow tie four years ago, he needed a YouTube tutorial to teach him how to knot it, since neither his father nor grandfather were versed in the art. Now he owns 35 bow ties and says he’ll be wearing them for life.
Nine years ago, California Democrat Gray Davis became the first U.S. governor in 82 years to be recalled by voters. The state’s 20 million taxpayers still bear the cost of his four years and 10 months on the job.