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Things to Do This Week in Boston

Superlative performers (Mitski, Deap Valley), family-friendly theatrics (Mr. Popper’s Penguins, the 7 Fingers), and more.


News

Ooh, There’s a Cold-Plunge Pool in a Downtown Park

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Where to Find Outdoor Skating Rinks in Boston This Winter

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The Best Bookstores for Used Books around Boston


Latest Stories

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The Independent Film Festival Boston Turns 20

Our homegrown indie-flick fête celebrates two decades this spring.

Opinion

Take That, ChatGPT!

There are some things that only a human can do well. Writing is one of them. Here’s what best-selling author John D. Spooner learned from a lifetime of it.

News

Four Art and Design Books for Your Spring 2023 Reading List

Find creative inspiration in these recent releases on floral arranging, national parks and more.

News

What the Boston Athenaeum’s $17 Million Renovation Looks Like

10½ Beacon Street’s expansive revitalization makes the landmark library more interactive and inclusive while honoring its storied legacy.

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This Stoughton Artist Paints Saturated Scenes of ’60s Suburbia

Jessica Brilli pulls vibrant midcentury scenes out of Kodachrome boxes, recapturing forgotten moments in paint.

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Somerville’s Very Own YouTube Triplets Wrap Inaugural Tour in Cambridge

The Sturniolo Triplets parlay car conversations and baking stunts into headlining the Sinclair.


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Best of Boston, arts and city life

Best of Boston, arts and city life

Including theaters, museum options, and other ways to explore the city.

Why Doesn't Boston Give New Edition Their Due?

Why Doesn't Boston Give New Edition Their Due?

Forget New Kids on the Block—New Edition is the greatest pop group Boston has ever produced. So why doesn't their hometown show them more love? G. Valentino Ball's story from our archives still resonates.


Q&A

The Interview: Novelist Hank Phillippi Ryan

Celebrating her latest psychological thriller’s release, the prolific hometown author talks writing, Nancy Drew, and getting away (or not) with murder.

Guides

Four New Venues Reinventing Boston Live Music

In aftermath of COVID’s concert-killing shutdown, Boston redefines itself as the city that rocks, all over again.

News

The Interview: GBH President and CEO Susan Goldberg

The veteran newsroom leader talks the future of journalism, being the first woman to hold the public station’s top position, and Cookie Monster.

News

A Candlelit Wedding at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Although they’d already gotten married in a small setting during the pandemic, one couple held out for the day they could host all their extended family and friends in a large affair to remember.

Opinion

Adventures in La-La Land

Every year, young Bostonians go west to find their fame and fortune. Once upon a time, so did I. Thanks to “the fun squad” and Mel Brooks, here’s what I learned in Hollywood.

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Seven Can't-Miss Events, Every Month

Seven Can't-Miss Events, Every Month

From theater to pop concerts to comedy stars, don't miss our monthly list.


Author Jay Atkinson stands on a bridge in a forest.
Excerpt

Read an Excerpt of “The Tree Stand,” a Short Story about Hunting, Desperation, and Loss

A title excerpt from the BU instructor’s new collection about a New Hampshire-based contractor who’s fallen on hard times.

News

How an $18 Throw Pillow Helped Locate a Famously Stolen Painting

Boston art hunter Cliff Schorer used metadata and some good old-fashioned shoe leather to track down—hopefully!—a filched painting by Dutch master Hendrick Avercamp.

Longform

Searching for Rembrandt

Did Boston art hunter Cliff Schorer just find a long-lost painting by arguably the most renowned artist of all time? He sure thinks so—and won’t rest until he proves it.

News

Found Art: Re-Mastered

Maine-based artist Elise Ansel finds alternate meaning and joy in the Old Masters.

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