Some of them completed the race. Others were stopped before the finish line. Here is what they ran in, and what they witnessed, during the 117th Boston Marathon.
The biggest loss in a divorce often isn’t your partner. It’s your confidence. And so, for everyone out there suddenly healing from the trauma of a legal rupture, we offer this post-divorce primer. From hawking your jewelry to finding a new look, here’s how to pick yourself up, knock off the dust, and get back in the game.
After defining ourselves for generations by our possessions, a dramatic cultural shift is under way. These days, what matters to a growing number of Americans is not so much ownership as access. And that has made Boston ground zero for a powerful new force in modern life: The sharing economy.
As Carol Johnson prepares to step down after six tumultuous years as Boston’s superintendent of schools, her job performance has become a central issue in the city’s first competitive mayoral race in a generation. Critics portray her as an ineffective steward, while her admirers say she’s been a compassionate leader. So how’d she do, really?
In our crazy healthcare system, insurance companies often decide which infertility treatments a woman can use. And that, as our correspondent discovered firsthand, can lead to troubling consequences.
Two Boston city employees are using technology to revolutionize the way local governments interact with residents. And they’re doing it from—of all places—inside Mayor Menino’s City Hall.
Could a new kind of market for books help save the business? One local company thinks so.
Endangered nationally, honeybees are thriving in Boston.
City farming goes to a whole new level.
Local chefs use microgreens and edible flowers to add powerful color and flavor to dishes.
Shannon Reed designs innovative chef’s coats and aprons.
Where to find Scotland’s favorite soda in Boston.
How local chefs and bartenders are working with whey.
There’s nothing simple about this new Fort Point restaurant.
Chef Ming Tsai’s first restaurant since Blue Ginger is part Boston pub, part trendy Asian eatery.
This month, we’re into fudge brownies, coupole goat cheese, and cinnamon-sugar chubs.
Will Gilson attempts to fuse New England fare with modern technique—and, mostly, succeeds.
Check out this shapely “Moderne” candelabrum by Dunes and Duchess.
The ICA senior curator reveals her go-to cheese shop, iPhone app, and getaway spot.
Benefit is opening a cosmetics store on Newbury Street.
Prep your favorite grad for life after campus with these classy accoutrements.
A surfboard company in Maine gives new meaning to walking the plank.
A Gilded Age Federal-style masterpiece in Newton.
What’s hot and not in Boston home design.
Five New England spas and resorts to check out this spring.
Fitbit Flex is the reigning champ of fitness gadgets.
Matthew Reed Baker’s guide to this month’s events, including the Old State House’s tricentennial, Julie Wu’s The Third Son, the ICA’s Foster Prize, and more.
Finally, a major music festival is coming to town.
The MFA goes high-tech to grab the attention of visitors.
A new book details how Boston’s geography helped determine the outcome of the Revolution.