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Boston and Cambridge

The Green Monster! Inscrutable dialects! Entire city blocks where people talk freely of Habermas and nanostructures! Buskers! Nightclubs! Food from many lands! Well-curated used-clothing shops! Foreign-language bookstores! 250,000 students! The past! The future! And all of it is but 12 miles (about 35 minutes) away. What kind of quixotic film crew would try to capture the brilliance of it all in under two minutes? Mmm—this one?