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50 Years of ‘Best of Boston’: City Life

1974 Best Disease Mononucleosis. “The only cure: rest in bed.” 1978 Best Tourist Attraction Quincy Market. This downtown icon has been around since the 1800s, […]

Arts & Entertainment

16 Things We Can’t Wait to Do This Spring and Early Summer

APRIL 1. Experience symphonies of synesthesia. This month, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is expanding its approach to music by performing for the audience’s ears and […]


A Boston Bruin Marries His BU Sweetheart at the Boston Public Library

For her first date with Boston-University-Terrier-turned-Boston-Bruins-defenseman Charlie McAvoy, Kiley Sullivan wore a mermaid costume. Charlie was dressed as Average Joe from the movie Dodgeball. Yes, […]

City Life

Why We Need Public Libraries Now More than Ever

It’s 10 o’clock on a bright summer morning, and the Boston Public Library—175 years old and more vital and necessary than ever—is up and running, […]

City Life

Overheard: “You Look Great! Is it Winter in Miami or Cosmetic Surgery?”

Boston’s swankiest cocktail reception took place in the Back Bay atrium adjoining Davio’s restaurant when Community Servings held its annual LifeSavor benefit. The charity, which […]

Life & Style

Raffles, the Iconic Global Hotel Brand, Comes to Back Bay

Picture this: Magnificent wood doors are adorned with an elegant brass doorknob at the center, embodying the essence of the Back Bay. But hold on—do […]

City Life

An Intimate Reception at the Boston Public Library

When Claire Dubuque first heard Matthew Tinsley’s name, she was in the Tea Room at the Boston Public Library with one of their mutual friends—who […]

City Life

The Interview: Boston Public Library President David Leonard

David Leonard doesn’t fit the stereotype of the typical library guy: In the six years since taking the helm of the BPL, the former IT […]

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City Life

Is It Safe to Go Back to My Local Library?

As we enter our third month of quarantine, things are getting dire in my household. I’ve run out of all-purpose flour. I’ve run out of […]

Arts & Entertainment

The MFA Is Free All Month If You Have a BPL Card

Do you enjoy things that are free? Well, one, who doesn’t, and two, we’ve got good news for you. Thanks to a special partnership, your Boston Public […]

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City Life

Marty Walsh Declines to Unravel Boston Public Library Mystery

The mystery of whatever potential misbehavior three staffers at the Boston Public Library have gotten up to continues unabated. A reporter at the Boston Herald […]

City Life

What Is Going on Over at the Boston Public Library?

Seriously, what is going on? Two days after the Boston Herald broke the story that three Boston Public Library employees had been placed on leave last month […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Free Things to Do in Boston, July 2018

LISTEN Berklee Summer in the City From five-string fiddling to jazzy Caribbean beats, the talented future stars of Berklee College of Music are putting on […]

Arts & Entertainment

Back in Circulation: How Boston’s Libraries Are Finding New Life

In a city booming with tech startups, our decidedly analog libraries are finding new life. And books have almost nothing to do with it.

Home & Property

The BPL Renovation Has Collected a Bevy of Design Awards

In the year since the Boston Public Library’s revitalized Johnson Building reopened to the public, the renovation project has amassed a collection of design and construction […]