Alexandra Hall'S latest stories

Standardized Testing 2.0

Which is better: a) the MCAS or b) PARCC?

Bulk Up That College Resume

Four simple activities that’ll wow college admissions officers.

What Are Those Pricey Degrees Really Worth?

We asked four recent grads about their ticket to the real world.

Cuba Libre by the Bay

An event planner throws a Duxbury bash that’s anything but ordinary.

Her Favorite Things

In Wellesley, a home becomes a showcase for a designer’s most treasured pieces.

Parenting in the Age of Trump

How did we get here?

Bow Ties, Recipes, and Lawsuits

For Christopher Kimball, life after America’s Test Kitchen is no piece of cake.

My Mom Ate My Homework

It’s summertime. So maybe we can stop overloading our kids with work?

Big Mother

Do you really want to oversee your kids’ every move?

Over-the-Top Preppiness

L.L. Bean gone wild in the Nantucket Wine Festival Grand Tasting Tent.