Coronavirus

City Life

Grayer, but Stronger

Recently, I looked through some photos of myself from late 2019, and I couldn’t help but notice that the Lisa in those pictures looked…a lot […]

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Moderna’s Success Put Some New Local Names on Forbes’ List of the Richest Americans

Moderna, the vaccine-maker and pride of Cambridge, made it big these past two years by putting its mRNA technology to use making COVID-19 vaccines—producing some […]

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Ever Lost a Million Dollars in 24 Hours? With VaxMillions, Now You Can

VaxMillions is a great idea. Like all great ideas, it’s simple: Get vaccinated, and get the chance to win one million dollars. Try to sweet […]

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Living in Boston’s Summer of Euphoria—with a Dash of Dread

This summer has been like no other. Boston’s low case counts and high vaccination rate, the reopening of bars and nightclubs, and relief from the […]

Restaurants

Where to Find the 15 Best Burgers in Boston Right Now

Edited by Scott Kearnan Composed, as it is, of juicy, charred patties oozing with melted cheese and tangy special sauce, the burger is a simple […]

Arts & Entertainment

Bars, Breweries, Night Clubs, Saunas, Ball Pits: How to Make the Most of Reopening Weekend

What will you do with your first day in post-COVID-restriction Boston? On May 29, the last of the city’s pandemic-era rules will expire, and all […]

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Why You Can’t Get an Uber or Lyft in Boston Right Now

Remember when you could call an Uber or Lyft from anywhere in Boston, and be all but assured a car would show up in a […]

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Give Yourself the Gift of Not Caring at All Whether People Wear Masks Outdoors

After months and months of research into methods of transmission for the coronavirus, there remain some mysteries about how it gets passed from person to […]

Arts & Entertainment

Movie Theaters Are Reopening in Boston. Here’s What You Need to Know

Movie nights on the couch no longer cutting it? Has the novelty of watching big Hollywood releases on the small screen—as many of the big […]

City Life

An Insider’s Guide to Getting a Vaccine Appointment in Massachusetts

As of Monday, April 19, everyone in Massachusetts over the age of 16 will be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine. But as everyone who has […]

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What You Need to Know about the Idea of a “Vaccine Pass”

The vaccine passes are coming! Or…are they? From the early days of the pandemic, the concept of a vaccine pass (sometimes called a vaccine passport) […]

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An Insider’s Guide to Getting a Vaccine Appointment in Massachusetts

The state’s new preregistration system has taken some of the guesswork out of the vaccine rollout. Whether you’re eligible yet or not, all adults in […]

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Charlie Baker: Leadership, Lessons Learned, and What Lies Ahead

“It’s nice to see you,” Charlie Baker says, walking toward me and bending his long right arm so his elbow points in my direction. I […]

City Life

Luke O’Neil Found Fresh Hell in the Suburbs. But What Exactly Did He Leave Behind?

Back on a random Friday in November of 2019, I walked out of Great Scott for the last time. A whole bar full of us […]

Education

The Highly Competitive, Hypocritical, and Altogether Essential World of Pandemic Pods

On a Thursday afternoon in mid-March last year, Elizabeth (last name withheld upon request) sauntered out of her Arlington home and down her walkway toward […]