Kevin Alexander

The Argument: The Prep Gets the Last Laugh

LET YOUR MIND’S EYE WANDER FOR a moment. Let it come to rest on the prep, that venerable fashion icon who favors ribbon belts and bow ties; that Bostonian done up in tweed or seersucker. Doubtless you can envision this…

Sweating with the Sharks

Watch them closely, and you can immediately tell it’s on. She’s at a treadmill, trotting slowly in a soft-pink tank top and black leggings, her blond hair in a tight ponytail. He approaches the lat pull-down machine directly in front…

On the Prowl with the Cougar Hunters

The women come to the bar at Abe & Louie’s every Thursday around 7 p.m. in packs of two or three or six, ranging in age from late thirties to early fifties, draped in satin and cashmere and smelling of…

The Love Techs

Match.com has Dr. Phil. The former math geeks behind Cambridge’s OkCupid think they have something much better: the formula for finally taking all the sketchiness out of online dating. Floyd’s 99 Barbershop in the Back Bay is a chain, but…

What's in Store: Jack Spade

Kate’s other half brings guy stuff to Newbury Street. The JFK to Kate Spade’s modern Jackie O aesthetic, Jack Spade has finally opened its first store outside Manhattan. Located in the basement of its feminine counterpart’s Newbury boutique, the 300-square-foot…

What's in Store: Jack Spade

Kate’s other half brings guy stuff to Newbury Street. The JFK to Kate Spade’s modern Jackie O aesthetic, Jack Spade has finally opened its first store outside Manhattan. Located in the basement of its feminine counterpart’s Newbury boutique, the 300-square-foot…

Junior Achievers

The anxious parent’s answer-filled guide to the Hub’s finest preschools.   Not so long ago, in what was a gentler, more forgiving era, the good children of Boston didn’t face their first make-or-break interview until they were fully formed college…