City Journal

Alcohol Sales Tax Repeal: A Decision Worth Toasting?

Our long civic nightmare is over: Starting this month, booze is once again sales-tax free.

Fresh Faces

KRISTIN WANTED A NEW NOSE. A better nose. A resculpted, slightly smaller version of the original, with no bump on its bridge and a shorter, […]

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The Schwartz Factor: Donny Marshall

The new C’s color man educates Jason Schwartz on the difference between Tommy Points and the Marshall Plan.

The Schwartz Factor: John Hodgman

The PC guy from those Mac commercials instructs Jason Schwartz in the fine art of preparing and serving canard.

Prescient to a T

James Michael Curley had the T all figured out decades ago. Here’s why we should have listened.

The Schwartz Factor: Yo-Yo Ma

The classical music phenom is searching for a new collaborator, and is even willing—God help him—to give Jason Schwartz a try.

Book: The Idler's Glossary

The genuine idler is not a dawdling layabout but rather a philosopher king, savoring the pleasure of his own thoughts and planning to act on […]

Book: The Idler's Glossary

The genuine idler is not a dawdling layabout but rather a philosopher king, savoring the pleasure of his own thoughts and planning to act on […]

By the Numbers

200Estimated number of tubs of Fluff to be served at the What the Fluff? festival in Somerville’s Union Square on 9/27, which this year will […]

The Schwartz Factor: John King

As election season kicks in, CNN’s political guru tells Jason Schwartz to stay tuned: The magic wall will reveal all.

The Gonz Show: John Cena

The wrestling star (and recently hired Gillette hawker) may talk tough, but he won’t get rough with John Gonzalez.

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.

The Gonz Show: Eugene Mirman

The funnyman is here for a comedy festival billed as an “alternative,” but he won’t switch things up for John Gonzalez.

Murder Count

The state’s nastiest club may have a new member. This much is verifiable: In 1984, a Revere seafood peddler named Leonard Paradiso was sentenced to […]

The Gonz Show: Matt Taibbi

As New Hampshire kicks off primary season, the rising political scribe tells John Gonzalez which candidate to fear the most. Did growing up here help […]