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Behind the Scenes at Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker Costume Shop

The Boston Ballet's manager of costumes and wardrobe Charles Heightchew and his staff have been hard at work, making about 350 costumes—originally designed by Robert Perdziola for the company's 2012 revival—look brand new.

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How To Be a New Englander

From driving in the snow to underdressing like a pro, a native’s guide to the life skills, social graces, design gambits, revenge tactics, name-dropping stratagems, casseroles, idioms, boat knots, and decapod-crustacean hacks every New Englander should master.