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What’s the Difference between a “Dixie Cup” and a “Hoodsie Cup?”

Welcome to “One Last Question,” a series where research editor Matthew Reed Baker tackles your most Bostonian conundrums. Have a question? Email him at [email protected] Question: […]


Shop an Elegant Hodgepodge of Nantucket Treasures at the Green Market

Stroll down any of the streets in Nantucket and you’ll find pricey designer boutiques, art galleries, luxury real estate offices, and souvenir shops—things that might […]


Meet KADA, the Eco-Friendly Clothing Line for the Stylish Everywoman

What’s your experience with fashion? I grew up in the athletic industry, and held various positions at New Balance, my family’s company, including global merchandising […]


The Lust Lineup: Birds of a Feather

1. The top Cinq à Sept “Melanie” sweater, $395, Neiman Marcus. 2. The jewelry Boucheron “Plume de Paon” pendant earrings, $98,000, Saks Fifth Avenue. 3. […]

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Light, Bright Charlestown Condo vs. a Charming Reading Colonial

Photo via Randy Robinson (Charlestown); Demetri Papoulidis, Boston Real Estate Media (Reading) 39 Pearl Street #2, Charlestown Sale Price: $615,000 89 Washington Street, Reading $635,000 […]


JC Monahan: Breaking My Silence

I could hear their voices, soft and muffled. I couldn’t make out what they were saying. Eventually, they grew louder. Two, maybe three male voices? […]

Arts & Entertainment

Five Takeaways from a Conversation with Paul Theroux

At a time when getting away still feels like a distant dream to many, Paul Theroux’s award-winning oeuvre of travelogues and novels beckons with epic […]

City Life

Short Term Predictions for Boston’s New Normal

Grocery Pickup and Delivery Will we ever see the inside of a Roche Bros. or a Stop & Shop again? Grocery delivery and curbside pickup […]

City Life

What I Learned From Walking All Over Town

I became a walker in part because I didn’t know where Union Square was. When I first moved to the Boston area, my geographical knowledge […]

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City Life

Quiz: Are You Ready to Rejoin Society?

Socially Scarred Emerging from your COVID cocoon won’t be easy. Consider baby-stepping your way to places known to be empty and eerily abandoned, such as […]


Everything You Need to Know about Coping with Long COVID

Every case is different. Some patients have cases that manifest in the lungs. Others have neurological issues such as brain fog. Still others lose their […]

City Life

Charlie Baker: Leadership, Lessons Learned, and What Lies Ahead

“It’s nice to see you,” Charlie Baker says, walking toward me and bending his long right arm so his elbow points in my direction. I […]

City Life

Vaccines May Be Here, but Getting Back to Regular Life Is Going to Take Some Time

Once upon a time, I was a person who dragged my friends along to the opening night of every major movie release. I excitedly texted […]


We’re All Grieving Right Now, and It’s Okay To Show It

It was one of those cold, gray mornings during the early days of COVID when I don’t think any of us understood what was going […]

City Life

What You Need to Know If You’re Commuting to Work Again

By Car The bad news: After a year of easy, breezy commutes for those still working in the city, traffic is gradually starting to inch […]