Yiqing Shao

Yiqing Shao

Digital Editor

Yiqing Shao has been an editor at Boston magazine since 2012. She double majored in journalism and English at Michigan State University and has a master's degree in publishing from Emerson College. Trained in both editing and design, it's hard to say whether Yiqing cares more about proper hyphenation or aligning to the baseline. She's pro-Helvetica and speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

Yiqing Shao'S latest stories

Pitmaster Parlance

How to speak barbecue (even with a Boston accent).

You Can’t Fight City Hall

But can we at least save the plaza?

Heavy Metal

Six showstopping metallic nail polishes.

Nice to Meet You, Mr. President

A Martha's Vineyard native reflects on the Clintons, Obamas, and growing up in the shadow of Marine One.

Four Savory Cocktails to Sip This Season

Dinner and a drink? Try drinks as dinner.

Ames Street Deli Has Closed

Another one bites the dust.

12 Pairs of Men's Socks with Major Personality

Sharks, parrots, or palm trees, anyone?

Happy 50th, Freedom of Information Act!

FOIA for your thoughts?

Best of Boston 2016

Our indispensable guide to living well in the city right now.

Best of Boston Readers’ Poll Results

Here's what you voted the best of the best.