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A Healthy Cooking Crash Course

I freely admit: I have no business posting on a food blog. My most impressive culinary feat involves sauteeing veggies to add to Paul Newman pasta sauce; my preferred appliance is the microwave. I’ve never conquered that novice-cook skittishness about…

Bostonista Loves: Dirty Bow Wow

Disclaimer: We realize that, thanks to the Internet, saying that Americans need more access to adorable animals is akin to arguing that the AIG guys need more zeroes in their bonuses or that Erin Lucas needs more hair accessories. But…

This Week's Mini-Consumer Index

An extension of the things we’re obsessed with this month: Ballet-inspired classes: Like the rest of the celeb-following world, we’ve been intrigued by trainer-to-the-stars Tracey Anderson‘s dance/Pilates hybrid workouts ever since client Gwyneth started showing off her legs on red…

Bostonista Rocks: Oscar Night at Club Passim

Sunday evening in Cambridge was a sleety mess—which is why we thank the heavens for cozy neighborhood clubs like Club Passim. We settled in quite nicely under the dim lights of this 50-year-old venue renowned for its buzzing folk scene….

What Bostonians Want

We’re just going to say it: We love quasi-sciencey books about feelings. From Jane Goodall and Meredith Smalls’ anthropologic looks into love and human behavior to the recent influx of bestsellers about happiness—if a publisher sticks an emotion in a…

Bostonista Loves: Kid Rock

There’s nothing that makes us feel the icy grip of old age like seeing a bunch of musicians half our age playing the Middle East. And we’re still on the sunny side of 30. This past Saturday, we went to…

Bostonista Loves: Classic White Shirts (and Ridiculous Blogs)

So sorry for the spotty posting as of late. We’ve been busy baring our shoulders and going to shows and writing a novel. (Also–who knew?–it turns out being a muse is sort of time-consuming.) But mostly we’ve been refreshing our…

Special Patriotic Edition: Free Cosmetics for All Americans

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Obama’s first day as president, how about stopping by a department store to pick up some free makeup? Thanks to a class action lawsuit, nine beauty conglomerates are being forced to give…

OMFG, We're Famous.

Sometimes we make fairly monumental sacrifices for our job. Last night, for instance, we grudgingly skipped watching Gossip Girl in real-time in order to attend a Boston Home party at The Beehive. (Life is tough.) The place was packed, and…

Bostonista Resolves: Late (Yet Earnest) Promises for 2009

Historically, we’re not the type to make sweeping proclamations. But this year is different because…we love you. You make us want to be a better blog. So to do right by you, and to maintain the wonder of this Internet…