Rachel Baker

Billy Idol

As a TV host, radio sidekick, charity gala emcee, pop music DJ, car wash grand opener, and chili cook-off taster, Billy Costa has become an ever-present local icon, the Hub’s pop-culture mascot. But as he approaches 60, one question remains: What makes Billy go…and go…and go?

Tried & True: Trading Faces

The creator of her own lip-color line, Cosmoholic, Ipswich-based Jody Cohen specializes in glamour. After she coats them with a bright, party-ready red that has the perfect amount of sheen, my lips definitely do the talking—and stay just as scarlet…

Pick of the Litter

Forget puggles and Labradoodles: These top-of-the-bloodline Yorkies—their family tree features only the most cherub-faced and short-muzzled of their kind—can outshine such science-experiment breeds faster than you can say "shi-poo." Raised like royalty, the pups dine on a special menu of…

Growing Up Gloucester

What a teen pregnancy scandal looks like when some of the pregnant girls are your best friends.

What's In Store: Therapy

The new Fenway boutique has a little bit of everything. All it needs now is a little more focus. Since opening three years ago in the Hotel Commonwealth’s posh retail strip, Jean Therapy has established itself as a destination for…

What's In Store: Therapy

The new Fenway boutique has a little bit of everything. All it needs now is a little more focus. Since opening three years ago in the Hotel Commonwealth’s posh retail strip, Jean Therapy has established itself as a destination for…

Twice as Nice

Green in color and in character, these designs guarantee an eco-friendly, pinch-free St. Patrick’s Day. 1. Toggery dress, $88, Envi. 2. Reisenthel bottle bag, $20, Greenward. 3. Yarnz cashmere scarf, $88, Fiddlehead. 4. Toms canvas slip-ons, $38, the Hempest.