Theories abound as to why New Englanders eat so much ice cream: our high-fat diet thanks to the cold; historical trade patterns; an excess of ice from our frozen lakes and ponds. Whatever the reason, we do love ice cream in these parts, which is why we’ve spent months scouring the area for the creamiest scoops, the frostiest frappes, and the most fully loaded sundaes around.
Convicted of murdering three young boys, Damien Echols spent 18 years on death row until a series of documentaries and articles destroyed the case against him. He’s free now, but as he attempts to rebuild his life in Salem, will a city best known for its witch hunts ever let him?
For half a century, one theory about the way we experience and express emotion has helped shape how we practice psychology, do police work, and even fight terrorism. But what if that theory is wrong?
It’s the headquarters for the Coast Guard’s entire First District. It’s where many victims of sexual assault in the service get sent. And it’s where, all too often, their military careers then come to an end.
Two years ago, Deval Patrick set out to save our parole system. But he’s only made it worse.
The population of gray seals on the Cape has exploded in recent years. Is it time to cull the herd?
The Fourth of July in Boston, by the numbers.
He may have won an Oscar for The Descendants, but some of his best memories come from his childhood summers on Nantucket. He tries to capture that nostalgic feeling in his new film, The Way, Way Back.
Menino’s name is everywhere in Boston—because he put it there.
A local company is helping job hunters take their “elevator pitch” digital.
Hot summer days call for meals that are light, refreshing, and clean—and crudo is becoming a local favorite.
To improve the classic gin and tonic, Spoke and other spots around town have started to craft their own tonic from scratch.
At Island Creek Oyster Bar, metal caddies stocked with hot sauces, vinegars, and other seafood-worthy accoutrements are the centerpieces.
Dante de Magistris demonstrates how to make fricos, crispy Italian-style wafers made from baking shallow rounds of shredded hard cheese.
With an influx of gourmet shops, it’s a glorious time for the home-cook gourmet. Here, we break down some of the city’s exciting new specialty markets.
The latest Italian newcomer favors authenticity over flash, mostly to great success.
The actor introduces a new laid-back menswear line.
Get back to the land this summer by digging into the offerings at Brookline’s Allandale Farm. Here are the 10 things you should pick up from this working urban farm.
Ice cream, lobster rolls, street performers, nautical knickknacks—they’re all here in ample supply.
Hape makes monumental sandcastle molds. Options include a Mayan pyramid, the Parthenon, and the Taj Mahal.
Usually available only to buyers and the press, Succarra’s Beacon Hill accessories showroom is now open to the public.
Island living is large—if you can afford it. Here are five towns close to Boston that approximate Nantucket life, sans the six-figure property taxes.
Meet the new face of extreme races—soccer moms.
Youth concussions—and worry among parents—are on the rise.
Development begins on New Balance’s Boston Landing.
Everyone loves the staff-picks shelf at the bookstore. Especially us! In that spirit, here’s a selection of books we’ve loved through the years that are set in the area.
A new MFA exhibit shows how hippie garb went haute couture.
Another new outdoor festival is coming to town.
Five must-see arts and entertainment events in July.