Kim Atkinson

Matt Damon Grows Up

Before Matt Damon shows up on a rooftop balcony at Rome’s Hotel de Russie, before he sits down and tells me about growing up in Cambridge, his as-yet-unborn kids, and what he thinks about the whole Bennifer thing, before all…

A Movable Feast

Al Forno Restaurant Providence, Rhode Island If we had an Italian grandmother, we bet dining at Al Forno in Providence would be just like taking a seat at her table for a home-cooked, old-country meal. Situated along a scenic strip…

The Other Affleck

Casey Affleck is supposed to be late. He’s always at least a half-hour late, his publicist says, and when he does show up, he’ll want to stay off certain topics such as his more famous older brother, Ben. Instead, we…

A Dictionary of New England Seafood

Anthony's Pier 4 (˘an´the-n¯ez pîr fôr) n. Restaurant. Sometimes only a classic will do. This downtown stalwart fills the bill, even if most complain that Anthony's has become too much of a tourist trap. So what if the old-fashioned dishes…

Vintage New England

It’s barely 10 o’clock in the morning, and we’ve just polished off our third glass of sparkling wine. The taste is crisp and luscious, the way a world-class bubbly should be, with just enough fizz to tease and tickle the…

Calm, Cool, and Collected

Heather Wells spends her days choosing the perfect fabric, designing the ideal floor plan, and seeking out the piece of furniture that's just right for a client's home. But when it came time to design her own dream apartment, the…

Being Todd English

Todd English blazes into the lobby of Las Vegas's Bellagio hotel and casino, better dressed and moving faster than anyone else at this early morning hour. He looks striking in his dark suit, dark shirt, and dark tie, nattering on…

La Dolce Vita

This is how a day in the North End winds up: sitting in Caffè Graffiti on Hanover Street surrounded by North Enders, each one stumbling over the other to share another story about the neighborhood they love. All afternoon, native…

The Balancing Act

I know what you're thinking: Two weeks away from the office to visit spas — it doesn't get much better than that. Sleeping in, body wraps, massages, healthy food, plenty of time to do absolutely nothing. Who could say no?…

High Crimes

The graying couple in matching black suits and expensive shoes who step up to the hostess podium at the Bay Tower restaurant are here to celebrate, and they are not about to wait for a table. Besides, it's a perfect…