Scenes from Boston Calling

With Beck, the Pixies, My Morning Jacket, Tenacious D, and more, the festival kicked off summer with its now-trademark, three-day, two-stage setup at City Hall Plaza.

This Just In


Bring on Summer

From surfing to off-roading, we uncovered adventurous new ways to explore the Cape, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard.


Big Mother

A wave of new technology now lets you oversee your kids’ ­every move. Which raises the question: Do you really want to oversee your kids’ every move?

By Alexandra Hall

Does Boothbay Have a Vodka Problem?

Booze king Paul Coulombe wants to upgrade a coastal Maine town into a luxury destination. He says he just wants to save a dying hamlet. But his neighbors think he’s putting them on the road to ruin.

By Simon van Zuylen-Wood

There Is No “I” in Theater

Can a single theater spur a citywide debate about race, gender, and class? David Dower is betting his career—and the future of ArtsEmerson—that it can.

By Patti Hartigan

Go Fish…the Charles!

Scoff if you will, but expert anglers know that the river’s lower basin is a bastion for sport fishing.

By Chris Sweeney

Fitness Free-for-All

From Zumba on the Esplanade to yoga overlooking Jamaica Pond, these local parks offer plenty of (gratis!) ways to enjoy your daily workout en plein air.

By Melissa Malamut
Fashion Trends

Stitch by Stitch

Chanel show runner Karl Lagerfeld orchestrates an ode to his artisans with the unique Métiers d’Art collection.

Home Design

Have a Seat

Bring the outdoors in with Kenneth Cobonpue’s stylishly sturdy “La Luna” lounge chair.

By Loren Savini

The Big Scoop

The scoop on Gracie’s in Somerville.

By Leah Mennies



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