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A Millionaire’s Dinner

An excerpt from the Satyricon, translated by Harry Thurston Peck in 1898 and first published in the late first century A.D.

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Behind the Scenes at Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker Costume Shop

When the Boston Ballet dancers begin performing their annual rendition of The Nutcracker next week at the Boston Opera House, they’ll be wearing the original costumes designed […]

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Guide: Where to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree in Boston

Nothing says Christmas like the smell of pine needles wafting through the air and pulling out holiday ornaments that have been passed down for generations. […]

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People Trapped in Elevator Sing Aerosmith to Stay Calm

You’re young. You’re drunk. You’re stuck in an elevator with eight other people. This is the scenario that one group of people apparently found themselves in […]

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Follow Friday: Boston University

Follow Friday, At a Glance Connect with BU on social media:  Facebook  Twitter  Google+  Instagram  Tumblr Plus, all those departments, clubs, and more. With a large […]

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Mayor’s Holiday 2014 Offers Half-Price Tickets to Boston Holiday Shows

It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is just around the corner, and for the 11th year in a row, the Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular […]

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Follow Friday: The Rose Kennedy Greenway

Follow Friday, At a Glance Connect with the Rose Kennedy Greenway on social media: Facebook Twitter Instagram The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway serves as a […]

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Street Orientation Maps Show Boston’s ‘Charming’ and ‘Quaint’ Layout

How many times have we compared the layout of Boston streets to New York’s? How many times have you debated with friends the merits of a convenient […]

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Boston Has a Strong Turnout in People’s Choice Award Nominations

As most of us know, there are only three seasons that really matter around here, and those are winter, summer, and awards. The latter is […]

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Notable Bostonians Share Their Childhood Halloween Costumes

A few notable Bostonians share their Halloween alter egos with us—we’ll leave the interpretation up to you.

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How to Be a New Englander

From driving in the snow to underdressing like a pro, a native’s guide to the life skills, social graces, design gambits, revenge tactics, name-dropping stratagems, casseroles, idioms, boat knots, and decapod-crustacean hacks every New Englander should master.

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This Is What the 2014 Northeastern Undie Run Looked Like

Every year, students participate in the Northeastern Underwear Run. Every year, they shock passersby as they breeze past in their skivvies on the streets and through the Prudential Center. […]

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Photos from the Canine Promenade 2014

Continuing a beloved fall tradition in Boston, the Esplanade Association hosted its fourth annual Canine Promenade on Sunday afternoon. With their owners in tow—some of them […]

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The Best Neighborhoods and Streets for Trick-or-Treating in Boston on Halloween

Every Halloween, quiet residential streets must prepare for the inevitable visit of costumed children yelling “Trick or treat!”, eager to collect what they are entitled […]

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Massachusetts’ Best Haunted Houses and Other Halloween Attractions

This is our 2014 list of haunted happenings in the area. Check out the 2015 list. There’s nothing wrong with a homemade haunted house, but […]