2008 Annual Issue

Feature

A downtown district, revitalized.

A downtown district, revitalized. Used to be, Providence was perceived by outsiders as a take-it-or-leave-it city—a lesser Boston, at best, with a corrupt mayor, crumbling […]

New England is famous for many things, but few are more legendary than the lobster roll. Sweet or salty, mayo-laced or butter-basted, served atop brioche or nestled within a bun, our region’s best-loved dish comes in many forms and flavors. Food editor Amy Traverso set out on a somewhat precarious coastal quest, logging more than 700 miles from Massachusetts to Maine (and digesting a lifetime’s worth of lobster), to suss out perfection.

New England is famous for many things, but few are more legendary than the lobster roll. Sweet or salty, mayo-laced or butter-basted, served atop brioche […]

Ninety minutes from now, you could be snarling choice words on a gridlocked Sagamore Bridge. Or trying out a whole new language as you explore Old Quebec.

Ninety minutes from now, you could be snarling choice words on a gridlocked Sagamore Bridge. Or trying out a whole new language as you explore […]

Sick of squandering your summer Fridays placating mutinous kids in beach-bound traffic? Consider getting off the highway a few exits early.

Sick of squandering your summer Fridays placating mutinous kids in beach-bound traffic? Consider getting off the highway a few exits early. In theory, the weekend […]

Author of the feted historical thrillers Back Bay, Harvard Yard, and Cape Cod, William Martin journeyed to the far corners of New England to research his latest novel, The Lost Constitution, in which his steady protagonist, enigmatic rare book dealer Peter Fallon, races across several centuries and six states searching for an original draft of our founding fathers' greatest work. On the pages that follow, he offers a behind-the-scenes tour of his New England—and describes how these six locales offered the ideal backdrops to his action-packed mystery adventure.

Author of the feted historical thrillers Back Bay, Harvard Yard, and Cape Cod, William Martin journeyed to the far corners of New England to research […]

With Sox mania at its peak, it’s easy to be a superfan. What’s not so easy is scoring tickets to home games. Luckily, there’s plenty of other great baseball in New England, much of it an easy road trip away.With Sox mania at its peak, it’s easy to be a superfan. What’s not so easy is scoring tickets to home games. Luckily, there’s plenty of other great baseball in New England, much of it an easy road trip away.

With Sox mania at its peak, it’s easy to be a superfan. What’s not so easy is scoring tickets to home games. Luckily, there’s plenty […]

Winter-only getaways are so last season. The best resorts are extending apres-ski into a 12-month-long affair.

Winter-only getaways are so last season. The best resorts are extending après-ski into a 12-month-long affair. The reason to visit Stowe, Vermont, in winter is […]

New England’s tastemakers don’t need to jet to Rome or Bora Bora to get away; there’s cool enough right in their own backyard. Five local personalities dish on their favorite spots.

New England’s tastemakers don’t need to jet to Rome or Bora Bora to get away; there’s cool enough right in their own backyard. Five local […]

New England’s tastemakers don’t need to jet to Rome or Bora Bora to get away; there’s cool enough right in their own backyard. Five local personalities dish on their favorite spots.

New England’s tastemakers don’t need to jet to Rome or Bora Bora to get away; there’s cool enough right in their own backyard. Five local […]

From Rockport to Danbury, New England boasts serious fairways for serious links-lovers. Here, our picks for the region’s most memorable holes.

From Rockport to Danbury, New England boasts serious fairways for serious links-lovers. Here, our picks for the region’s most memorable holes. Any list of the […]

Good news for the granola-averse: A new breed of walking tours trades fanny packs and sleeping bags for three-course meals, foot massages, and sunset cruises.

Good news for the granola-averse: A new breed of walking tours trades fanny packs and sleeping bags for three-course meals, foot massages, and sunset cruises. […]

Blue Crush

Sea and sky converge at Blue, an unexpectedly posh 15-room retreat on Plum Island, where all the luxe amenities are white and—you guessed it—blue. This […]

All menus are not created equal—especially when it comes to prices. Here's how far your dining dollar goes in each New England state.

All menus are not created equal—especially when it comes to prices. Here’s how far your dining dollar goes in each New England state. In Boston, […]

With 19 galleries, 110,000 square feet of exhibition space, and a new $6 million Sol LeWitt exhibition, the biggest contemporary art museum in the country seems just a little bit daunting. Herewith, our guide to what not to miss in 2008 at North Adams’s Mass MoCA.

With 19 galleries, 110,000 square feet of exhibition space, and a new $6 million Sol LeWitt exhibition, the biggest contemporary art museum in the country […]

Too many film festivals are more about celebrity hoopla than serious art. But New England’s five best indie showcases let movie buffs preview edgy new pictures—and rub elbows with emerging stars—without wading through endless security lines (or feverish fans).

Too many film festivals are more about celebrity hoopla than serious art. But New England’s five best indie showcases let movie buffs preview edgy new […]