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July 2018 Issue

City Life

Best of Boston 2018

254 ways to make your life sweeter.



Down and Out in Paradise

From exclusive retreats to cultural meccas, there’s nothing but luxury in the Berkshires. And that’s the problem.

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Jill Medvedow

The ICA director made her name by bringing the weird, wild world of contemporary art to the masses. But is a new gallery in East Boston her most radical vision yet?

City Life

Mr. Romney Goes to Washington

Massachusetts’ favorite son is bucking to represent Utah in the U.S. Senate. But what’s he really running for?

Home Design

Home & Property

Covet: Tasty Slider

An entryway with personality from Roslindale’s Structure Design and Build.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Swanky Boston Condo vs.  a 1700s Newport Colonial

Which would you choose?

Home & Property

Spaces: Make a Splash

A MetroWest family takes a tropical vacation without leaving their backyard.

Fashion + Style

Life & Style

What’s in Store: Eye Candy

Find shades for all of your summer days at these five Boston sunglasses shops.


Object of Desire: Gold Mine

An exclusive necklace from Tiina Smith’s gold mine.

Life & Style

The Lust Lineup: Short Story

No longer just for cyclists on the speedway, tight, thigh-high shorts are now a warm-weather staple among the fashion set.

Life & Style

Impulse Buy: Hot Head

Protect your best accessory—your skin—with the season’s essential wide-brimmed sun hat.


Boston Traveler: Rome, Italy

Come for the pasta, stay for the bellezza in Rome, Italy.


Give It a Rest

Take a much-deserved break from your regularly scheduled fitness routine with these five Boston-based recovery programs.



Variations on a Theme: The Great Restaurant Bake-off

Want a cake a cut above the rest? Skip the bakery lines and order up a custom confection from one of your favorite restaurants in Boston.


Obsessions: Andy Husbands

Here are seven things the Smoke Shop chef can’t live without.


City Life

What Do Tourists Think of Boston in the Age of Trump?

We ask foreign sightseers what they think of Boston in the age of Trump.

City Life

What Would You Pay to Fix the Gridlock?

Why raising the gas tax could ease the worst part about living in Boston—the traffic.

City Life

Sue O’Connell Is Always On

NECN host Sue O’Connell talks highbrow art, lowbrow TV, and how Boston can be even cooler.

City Life

One Last Question

Can I take a dip in Boston’s rivers?

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Can’t-miss things to do and see in Boston this month.