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City Life

Five Places to Scream into the Void around Boston

It’s hard not to feel like life is teetering on the brink right now. Do I need to list the reasons? Considering that you likely […]

City Life

Slice a Path to These Five Ax-Throwing Joints in Massachusetts

There’s, like, a lot of stress in the world right now. One way to get a handle on it? Literally, get a handle—an ax handle—and […]

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Besides Protesting, Here Are Five Ways to Actively Support the Black Lives Matter Movement in Boston

Night after night this week, Americans have masked up and met up in Boston and across the country to protest racial inequality and police violence, […]


The Ultimate 2020 Guide to Summer Camps and Sessions in New England

Editor’s Note: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, summer camps may be canceled this year. Parents are encouraged to contact individual camps for more info. […]

City Life

Boston Magazine’s 2019 Faces of Women in Business

Boston magazine’s annual feature celebrating the most influential businesswomen in Boston is out now, and it may be the most inspiring group yet. These women may […]

Life & Style

New England Lifestyle Blogger and Mom’s Ultimate Guide to Joyful Snacking

The cooler weather and the smell of pumpkin spice in the air means parents everywhere are falling back into the routine of hectic mornings prepping […]


The Ultimate Guide to Sailing like a New Englander

Before God and Neptune, we’ll say this: New England is one of the best places in the world to be a sailor, with fair winds […]


An A-to-Z Guide to the Ultimate Summer Vacation in Maine

Edited by Brittany Jasnoff Additional reporting by Madeline Bilis, Matthew Reed Baker, Thomas Stackpole, Abby Bielagus, and Katy Kelleher A Acadia Pitch a tent, light […]

Arts & Entertainment

Where to Buy or Cut Your Own Christmas Trees in Boston

If you celebrate Christmas, the holiday season doesn’t feel real until the smell of a fresh evergreen graces your living room. Whether you’re in the […]

Arts & Entertainment

Where to Give Back and Volunteer around Boston

The holiday season is a time of joy and abundance. We share meals with friends and family, reflect on a long year, and restore for […]


What’s In Season? Your Guide to Eating Local in Massachusetts This Year

Want to eat local and seasonal produce this year? Of course you do. Who wouldn’t? Food picked locally and at the seasonally appropriate time just tastes better—anyone […]

Home & Property

Baby’s First Auction: A Millennial’s Guide to Placing Your First Bid

Maybe you’ve seen it in movies—well-heeled collectors raising paddles to score prized paintings at auctions. While some auctions are like that, plenty of them are […]

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These Are the Best Public High Schools in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ schools are consistently named the country’s best, but even within the state’s strong spots of learning, some stand out as the crème de la […]

City Life

A Guide to Boston Mothers’ Facebook Groups

Boston mothers’ groups have political sway, can rally their ranks at a moment’s notice, and have the power to make or break a local business with a single post. Here’s how to get on their good side.

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City Life

A Guide to Off-Leash Dog Parks in the Boston Area

From the Fens to the Esplanade and everywhere in between, Boston is chock-full of great paths for dog walkers—leash required. But sometimes, even city pups […]