This type-A town has always had a thing for in-your-face intensity, and it was only a matter of time before our getting-in-shape gambits got turbocharged. Boston, it seems, has fallen hard for extreme fitness. This month, we highlight six regimens that are more than just trendy—they’re also highly effective, guaranteed to get you into the best shape of your life.
After his son was arrested for downloading files at MIT, Bob Swartz did everything in his power to save him. He couldn’t. Now he wants the institute to own up to its part in Aaron’s death.
Anwar Faisal has built an empire renting to the city’s college students, but he hasn’t been so good at making sure his apartments are actually habitable.
Can New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte save the national Republican party? Maybe, but first she’ll have to get reelected in her own state.
As global temperatures rise, the New England ski industry is in danger of totally melting away—and sooner than you think.
Joyce Linehan convinced Elizabeth Warren to run for Senate and helped Marty Walsh become mayor. But will the former punk-rock promoter ever take center stage?
How to build the hardest puzzle challenge in the world.
One of the last publishing havens for the midlist author just went public. What does that mean for readers?
Help Boston’s new mayor navigate his first year in office!
The U.S. Figure Skating Championships are coming to Boston January 5 to 12, with main events at the TD Garden. If Shnapir and Castelli win, they’re headed to Sochi.
Why local chefs are fermenting their food.
Four fantastic fried chicken dishes in town.
The city’s restaurants are having a seafood moment.
How Boston bartenders are carbonating cocktails.
At Hopsters Brew and Boards in Newton Centre.
Because a foodie by any other name smells as twee.
To the Unicorn Magnum Plus, the world’s best pepper mill.
Tim Maslow’s Italian-inflected Washington Square newcomer trades on potent bursts of unconventional, nuanced flavors—and an uncanny knack for house-made pasta.
Whiting & Davis launches a new jewelry line.
How to embrace the ’90s grunge trend…in moderation.
Pairs with serious hardware (studs!) add edge to the everyday uniform.
The transformation of South Boston into a shopping and dining destination goes far beyond chain lattes.
Find tempting gifts at new South End store December Thieves.
Tucked away deep inside this Beacon Hill townhouse condo is Boston’s sweetest en suite.
Plus 10 other New Year’s resolutions for 2014, reverse-engineered from the latest in Boston-born research studies. (If these don’t stick, you can blame the data.)
Pixies fans, it’s time to don your flannels. Frank Black and company are back.
Seven must-see arts and entertainment events in January.