Beats the Globe with State House stories weekly, despite being outnumbered four to one by the Globe's reporters.
Second year in a row. But listen, Leigh, why don't you take a break on Sunday?
This rising star now writes the Best basketball-game stories in town, especially since Bob Ryan obviously has loftier aspirations than merely keeping his eye on the ball for the fans—like writing the aforementioned book.
The Boston Children's Museum has been mobbed since it unveiled its 23,000-square-foot expansion and accompanying renovation in April, so chances are good you'll arrive to find a long queue snaking from the door. Try to tough it out: Your reward is just inside, in the form of a corkscrew-shaped three-story contraption that the museum calls the New Balance Climb, and grateful parents might regard as the mother of all monkey bars. Even if your kids don't hit another exhibit, a scamper across, up, through, and under its twisting platforms will leave them too exhausted to do anything but go home and watch their SpongeBob DVDs until the clouds part. 300 Congress St., Boston, MA 2210, bostonchildrensmuseum.org.
Through his writings, readings, teaching, radio readings, inspired translations, and generosity to other poets, Pinsky is truly poetry in motion. Small wonder that he's also the nation's poet laureate.
Dark, woody, and intimate, the bar at the Ritz is exactly the sort of watering hole weary travelers and high-end drinkers demand. The martini menu is extensive and intriguing, and the Five Star nut mix (no peanuts in the bunch) adds salty cachet. 15 Arlington St., Boston, MA .
First during the battle over building a stadium in his native South Boston, then during the handwringing over a rash of teen suicides in the neighborhood, Gelzinis was everything a metro columnist should be: passionate, eloquent, and brutally honest.
The collaborative is a nonprofit group for inner-city teens dedicated to fostering creativity and self-esteem through photography. The center has both summer and year-round programs for teen students, who are encouraged to document what they see in their neighborhoods and homes. Fresh off a recent exhibit at Boston City Hall and a number of philanthropic awards, directors Carl Mastandrea and Ilana Krepchin run their organization with spirit and dedication. Best event: the yearly auction, which features works from such local heroes as William Wegman. 67 Brookside Avenue, Jamaica Plain, MA bostonstudiop.com.
Forget Schwarzenegger films, mini golf, and laser tag. Once you've felt your own adrenaline spike through you from one mere inch above the ground at Braintree's indoor "Formula 1"-style kart-racing complex, just about everything else seems lame. NASCAR lovers, take note: This is, by any standards, a luxury establishment, with conference rooms, cafés and lounges, billiards, and exhibitions. 290 Wood Rd., Braintree, MA f1boston.com/.
The thriving Brahmin bank fell from grace after the suicide of one executive and the resignation of another lifted the curtain on a $30-million accounting error. The firm jettisoned CEO James von Germeten in January, the public relations wound bled for weeks, and the bright star in the Shearson Lehman Hutton empire lost its luster.
Last year it brought us Lynn Redgrave in Shakespeare for My Father. This year it will present the Twyla Tharp Dancers, Itzhak Perlman, Victor Borge—the list goes on.
What angry god hurled these strings of multicolored light bulbs down to earth? Was he/she aiming for Coney Island? Boston, MA
A solid company displayed to advantage in a well-chosen repertoire. 1 Boylston Place, Boston, MA .
Sellars has worked magic, from Brecht to Beckett. Too bad he's leaving.
Despite its including the disappointing Vladimir Horowitz and Luciano Pavarotti concerts.