Melding art gallery, record shop, and streetwear boutique, Lab's mad scientists have created a retail space with monster potential. 113 Brighton Ave., Allston, MA 2134, .
Focus is on dancing as an art, but for the less coordinated kid, there are pre-ballet basic-rhythm classes. 15 Sellers St., Cambridge, MA .
The accolades to the avant-garde representative of Boston's hottest young artists is a solid indication of Boston's growing importance on the national arts scene.
Even though these identical twins are the toast of the New York art scene, they live right here in Fenway.
Poetry, performance art, and Brazilian food (what else?) upstairs, next-wave music below. When it happens, it happens. 80 Kilmarnock St., Boston, MA .
From photos to posters to high art of every style, The Frame Gallery's vast selection will get the job done to picture perfection. 2 Summit Ave., Brookline, MA .
Incredibly moist and fragrant was our consensus. And why is it that all of a sudden Newton has become a hotbed of culinary art? 1302 Washington St., West Newton, MA .
Classic Russian cuisine amid the best modern-art exhibits in the city. Dinner is both pricey and erratic, though. 955 Boylston St., Boston, MA .
Exonerated by the office of the U.S. attorney. Was there ever a dodger so artful as our Kevin?
The interior looks like Metro's, the graphics look like Spit's, the setting's Central Square, and the art is, well, different. But it works. 21 Brookline St., Cambridge, MA .
Replete with glass cabinetry, cleverly disguised appliances, and showcase-worthy islands, the spaces designed by the team here are functional works of art. Boston, MA downsviewofboston.com.
Trained in the art of ancient Chinese herbal medicine, Cheng Xiaoming uses hundreds of local and imported flora and tubers to remedy ailments and balance the body and mind. 1170 Beacon St., Brookline, MA .
Whether you’re looking for a work of art by Bocci or traditional exterior lanterns by Fourteenth Colony Lighting, a visit to this Fort Point outpost promises to be illuminating. 327 A St., Boston, MA 02210, chimeralightingdesign.com.
Life's little necessities—from CD racks to toothbrush olders—artfully wrought, along with terrific accessories for the home, in two tantalizing shops. 272 Congress Street, Boston, MA .
Edited by curator Susan Stoops, the catalog for this fascinating show at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is lucid and informative, with essays and quotes from scholars and women artists.