Arts + Entertainment


Read Locally

Full of tasty recipes with New England flair and abundant color photos of island life—with not a single Black Dog to be spotted—the new cookbook […]


A decade and a half after they rocked stages with their high-pitched bubblegum pop, the New Kids on the Block are back. So, too, are the band’s shrieking fans, besotted as ever—but this time, with memories of their days before diapers and minivans.

Art Failure

We like to think of ourselves as an arts town, and new numbers back that up. So why do creative people continue to flee Boston—and what is it about this city that drives them away?

City Life

Orrin Hatch’s Ode to Ted Kennedy

For years, Ted Kennedy and Utah Republican Orrin Hatch have been the Senate’s odd couple. When the liberal lion and the conservative, um, Rocky Mountain […]

City Life

A Little Ditty About Menino and Mellen-caaaamp

Earlier this afternoon, Mayor Tom Menino and Farm Aid co-founder John Mellencamp made a visit to the Copley Farmers Market to announce the star-studded line-up […]

Arts & Entertainment

Choose Coldplay’s Opener

In a battle of the bands that was even fiercer than Bill and Ted’s face-off with their evil robotic selves, 15 local acts have been […]

City Life

David Ortiz: Rap Star

These days, superstars aren’t happy doing only one thing. Madonna isn’t only a pop star, but she’s also a children’s book author and reputed homewrecker. […]

Arts & Entertainment

Plymouth Veterans Unwilling to Go Hollywood

Generally speaking, we’re pretty excited about the explosion of films being made in Massachusetts. It’s cool to see the sights we see every day committed […]


Mmm…Tastes Like Google

Three things found while Googling Charlie Ayers, author of the new cookbook Food 2.0: Secrets from the Chef Who Fed Google (DK, $25): *An interview […]


Fashion Focus: The Emmys

At this weekend’s Daytime Emmy Awards, the Oscars of talk show and soap TV, Guiding Light starlet Gina Tognoni took home the best supporting actress […]

Arts & Entertainment

Can You Say the Seven Dirty Words in Heaven?

As we all know, high-profile deaths tend to come in threes. Last week, Tim Russert collapsed while working at the NBC studios. Today, we learned […]

The Gonz Show: Donna Summer

Back in town with her first album of new songs in 17 years, Boston’s disco diva shares her Weltanschauung with John Gonzalez.

City Life

Wait… Rascal Flatts?!?

Being a columnist, I’ve learned to cope with a steady diet of futility and disappointment. But I can’t recall feeling such a keen sense of […]

Arts & Entertainment

We Go On OkCupid’s IQ Adventure

If you’re anything like us, you spend most of your afternoon looking for something to wile away the hours before you can head for the […]

City Life

The Boston Strangler Returns

We heard recently that director Brian De Palma, he of Scarface and The Untouchables fame, had signed on to direct a movie based on the […]