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Video: Nantucket

A new Nantucket documentary will get you jonesing for a trip down to the Cape.

Photo Resolution

Local photographer Steve Dunwell shares how to capture shots from nine of the city’s most spectacular viewpoints.

Alec Baldwin: Romney Has “Ken Doll” Appeal

Plus, 10 Fenway secrets, Paul Revere's manhandled Wikipedia page, Curious George bookstore to close, and more of today's news.

Technicolor Dream Works

Get acquainted with iconic artist Peter Max and his psychedelic paintings this weekend.

Rare Tornadoes Bring State of Emergency

Here's a roundup of just some of the residual effects from the storms last night.

Mark Wahlberg Filming on Mass. Ave.

Trailers were spotted for his upcoming movie, Ted.

StyleBoston's Weekend Coverage

Catch their take on our latest issue.

Inside Fan Pier's Salon Mario Russo

This may come as a shocker, but not everyone loves going to the salon to get their hair done. For me and my thick ponytail, appointments usually mean a four-hour ordeal of waiting, consulting, foiling, waiting, washing, more consulting, cutting,…

Testing: Bark Place's DIY Dog Wash

By: A. J. Downey Last month, my chocolate Labrador had a little encounter with Boston’s most potent skunk. (Note: This blog post also doubles as a formal apology to any and all Southie residents around I St. and Day Blvd….

City Hall's Heavy Weights

By: Sarah Burns In an effort to help Bostonians battle their bulges, Mayor Menino decided yesterday to ban sugary drinks on city-owned property. Admirable, but, suspecting that there may be more than just Coca-Cola products contributing to our rising obesity…