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On the Waterfront: An Oral History of the Seaport

A largely uninhabitable industrial zone built on landfill during the 1850s, the Seaport spent most of the 20th century as a vast wasteland of parking […]

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How To: Home Cooking for Dummies in the Age of COVID

My first foray into quarantine cooking was going splendidly. With my Italian mother on speed dial, I set out to recreate her delectable Bolognese recipe, […]

Arts & Entertainment

What Will Happen If the Stolen Gardner Museum’s Works Are Found?

1. Get Them to the Gardner Once the museum gets the anonymous call or tip it’s been waiting for, there may not be time to […]

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In Defense of Boston’s Mud Season

There is at least one morning every March when I wake up and have a weather-induced breakdown. It usually comes around the middle of the […]

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Varshini Prakash Is Trying to Save Boston From Climate Change

On my college campus at UMass Amherst when I was 19, we ran a campaign to divest from fossil fuels. I was astonished when someone […]

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Is Boston’s Innovation Economy Doomed?

“March Madness” is upon us, and the odds are not in our favor. I’m not talking about college basketball, mind you, but the term immigration […]

Travel

Compare and Contrast: Boston’s Two Four Seasons Hotel Locations

One Dalton Best Hotel Room in the House: It’s the oldest rule in real estate: The higher the floor, the better the view, the more […]

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The Billion-Dollar Blight Changing Harvard Square

Strolling through Harvard Square recently looking for a bite to eat, I had a hard time recognizing the iconic neighborhood. The windows on JFK that […]

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Wilnelia Rivera Is Fighting for Democracy, One Campaign at a Time

I’m a strategic disruptor. My role is to bring people together who can actually get something done. To get results, you have to build alliances […]

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For Deval Patrick, Campaigning on Hope Just Won’t Cut It Anymore

By the time Democratic presidential hopeful Deval Patrick took the stage at a campaign event in Paradise, Nevada, following a procession of speeches delivered by […]

Arts & Entertainment

Boston’s Theater Offensive Is Challenging Oppression Through Art

My first theater class was in middle school—my teacher got her MFA at Emerson College. As a child, theater matched my creative imagination, and gave […]

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It’s Time for College Athletes to Start Getting Paid

These days, it seems like anyone with a significant social media following can score a brand endorsement, regardless of talent or experience. So it’s hard […]

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A Year in Review: The Most Memorable Moments of 2017

Thousands Gather at the Boston Women’s March We all recall that 2017 kicked off in a less than ideal fashion, no? On January 21, the […]

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Is Massachusetts Gearing up For a #MassExit?

From Beacon Hill to city halls, local politicians are inching ever closer to launching the state’s first safe injection facilities (SIFs)—and in doing so, igniting […]

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A Guide to Shopping Mall Santa Clauses, by the Numbers

54 Average days in a mall Santa’s working season (November 1–December 24). 5 Years it feels like were shaved off your life while you waited […]