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April 2015 Issue


21 Top Breweries in New England

Raise your glass to the best beer in the region.


Arts & Entertainment

Divine Comedian

Cambridge’s Mindy Kaling on ethnic white people, weather denial, and smelling Matt Damon.

City Life

The Monster Next Door

Beatrice Munyenyezi claimed she was a refugee from the Rwandan genocide. Federal agent Brian Andersen suspected she was someone far more sinister.

Home & Property

Suburban Awe

Interior designer Lindsay Bentis levels a dated ranch house in Newton—and builds a bigger, more functional ranch in its stead.

City Life

Q&A with Barney Frank

An occasionally contentious, consistently fascinating conversation with the former congressman.


Arts & Entertainment

Astral Sojourn

The untold story of how Van Morrison wrote one of rock’s greatest albums.

City Life

The Odd Couple

Will Robert DeLeo and Stan Rosenberg drive each other nuts?


City Life

Meet the New Red Sox

Collect ’em all!

City Life

The Power of Ideas: Therese Murray

With Mass-Ignite, the former state Senate president is bringing international companies to the Bay State.

Arts & Entertainment

Sneaky Sounds

Rubber Tracks is a new recording studio adjacent to Converse’s downtown headquarters.

City Life

The 12 Weirdest Things Lost and Found on the MBTA

A snake named Penelope, a red velvet sombrero with rhinestones, and more.

City Life

Pedal Power

A look at Hubway, by the numbers.

City Life

Valley Speak

A local tech guru helps HBO’s hit startup sitcom speak the right code.


On the Run

Run (or watch) the marathon in style with these fresh kicks.

City Life

Kathrine Switzer Remembers Her Dramatic Run

In 1967, she became the first woman to run the race as a numbered entry.

Fashion + Style

Home & Property

Beaming with Potential

For sale: a smart loft in an 1800s Commerical Wharf warehouse.



From Table, to Farm, to Table Again

Ben Elliot is giving the restaurant world another go—albeit on his terms.


First Bite: River Bar

The indie restaurant at Assembly Row boasts fun, creative bar snacks—and an atmosphere to match.


Perfect Your Wind-up

Peterborough Street offers seven global cuisines in one short stretch.


Go with the Grain

Here are four creative takes on the hippie-chic grain bowl.


Step Up Your Bar Crawl

Sample a few must-try local varieties at beer bars right in town.


Dining Out: Vialé

The team here hopes to fill big shoes left by Rendezvous.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Spring Arts Preview

45 things to experience, see, and read before summer.