Sheena Collier Is Creating a Guide for Living in Boston While Black

When I first visited Harvard, I told my mother, “I don’t see any black people; I’m not going here.” And she said, “Girl, it’s Harvard—I […]

Life & Style

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping and Snacking in Lower Mills

1. Pet Supply Proprietors Mark Armour and Mark Walter, a.k.a. “the Marks,” ran a successful dog-walking business before opening their pet-supply store, which sells accessories, […]


Chow Down on Modern Renditions of Jewish Eats at Simcha

With Simcha, Avi Shemtov explores his culinary roots—through his family tree. The chef’s just-opened restaurant in his hometown of Sharon, named for his grandmother, serves locally rare […]

Home & Property

A Connecticut Bathroom Gets a Retreat-Style Makeover

The Problem The owners of a ’90s-era property in coastal Connecticut sought a sleek, spa-like transformation for their dated master bathroom with dazzling shoreline views. […]


Colin Rose Is Taking on Equity in Boston’s Public School System

The way the principal at Dorchester’s Dever Elementary School created order out of classroom chaos may have made perfect sense to some: students walking down […]


6 Stylish Cocktails Made With a Traditional Irish Spirit

Cocktails, from left to right: “Celtic Tiger,” Estragon At this South End tapas haven, bartender Sahil Mehta enjoys introducing guests to traditional spirits from around […]


Here Are the Hottest Colors and Styles of Spring 2019

Styling by Abby Bielagus, photographs by Toan Trinh Artwork by Jim Drain, Jason Woodside, Liz Tran, and David Buckley Borden Models: Shawn McNulty-Kowal/Maggie Inc. and […]


Under Pressure: Inside the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

On the afternoon of September 13, 2018, Leonel Rondon’s father picked him up from school and proudly drove him to the Lawrence RMV. An hour […]

Arts & Entertainment

Who Is the Sailor Peg in Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston?”

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


Matthew Kenney’s Vegan Empire Expands to Boston This Spring

When Matthew Kenney first planted the seeds for a vegan-dining empire many years ago, skeptics called the chef crazy. After all, who would pay for […]


What’s Next for Kirk Minihane?

A little before 8 p.m. on a Thursday in early August, WEEI radio personality Kirk Minihane pulled into the parking lot of the Wedgemere train […]


Obsessions: Jason Santos of Buttermilk & Bourbon

First, fuel your Fat Tuesday with recipes from star chef Jason Santos’s new cookbook, Buttermilk & Bourbon, named for his New Orleans–inspired Back Bay restaurant. […]


Meet the Pot Power Players Bringing Legal Marijuana to Boston

Homecoming King Tim Keogh President and CEO, AmeriCann Who They Are: It’s a classic tale of local boy makes good. Marion native Keogh cut his […]


Is Boston’s Transportation Crisis Beyond Repair?

Getting around Boston has never been more of a pain in the ass. Between the city’s booming population and its cratering unemployment rate, some 150,000 […]

Life & Style

Impulse Buy: Speak Up

1. Kenzo “Dragon” cotton sweatshirt, $370, Saks Fifth Avenue. 2. Cav Empt “MD Intermezzo” cotton crewneck, $235, Bodega. 3. Kapital “Ortega 2Tone” cotton sweatshirt with […]