Adrianna Borgia

Sketchbook: The CharlieCard: Chris Crutchfield

After rejecting names like the Cod ("Card," in a Boston accent) and T Liberty, the transit agency settled on CharlieCard, an homage to the Kingston Trio’s 1959 song "Charlie on the MTA." All that remained was figuring out what the…

Exhibit B: The Lion's Den

Day in and day out for nearly 50 years, Ted Kennedy strode into Room 317 of the Russell Senate building in Washington, DC, and got down to work. But he always kept reminders of his personal life close at hand,…

Exhibit B: What They Didn't Take to the Grave

From the letters of John Quincy Adams to the presidential papers of JFK, Boston’s archives and libraries offer a treasure trove of history, artifacts that bring our illustrious forebears to life. In certain cases, however, not all of the departed…

Exhibit B: The Original Original Patriots Helmet

In celebration of the American Football League’s 50th birthday, on 9/14 the Patriots will sport what’s being billed as their original helmet design, featuring Pat Patriot. But even as Flying Elvis (as the team’s current stylized logo is known) rides…