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The North End, formerly spaghetti central, has become a source for authentic Italian cuisine in Beantown. Count on the 2004 completion of the "Big Dig" to reattach the colonial neighborhood to downtown, speed the pace of culinary change—and length...
IN THE AIR Logging on at 30,000 feet will soon be much simpler, now that several companies are launching Internet-access systems for commercial aircraft. First up is Tenzing Communications, whose technology is being installed now on certain Air C...
To bring you the ultimate in American dining today, we turned to restaurant critics in 15 cities across the country. We asked them to recommend something old (a tried-and-true gem for celebrating a birthday or anniversary), something new (a dazzli...
American theater has never been livelier. Broadway is crowded with sold-out shows, hundreds of regional theaters are producing new works, and many of Hollywood's children are forsaking the set for the stage. In the words of Lincoln Center Theater'...
These days, hardly anyone balks when busboys start clearing plates before everyone is finished. Maître d's keep patrons waiting for an hour, even when reservations have been made. Waiters appear to favor some tables, ignoring others entirely. How ...
Ten years ago, I took a course at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, so it was nice to return there for a meeting of the Council of Women World Leaders. I spoke about how female leaders have a different way of approaching problems and ach...
We wandered into Mucho Gusto Cafe and Collectibles on a rainy night after an Institute of Contemporary Art exhibit where a guy recited a funny-yet-horrifying monologue for hours while pedaling an exercise bike suspended from the ceiling above a...
mod in milanAmid the sleek boutiques on Milan's Via della Spiga sits a new mecca for children's clothing made of cashmere and baby alpaca, flocked velvet and silk brocade. This is Pinco Pallino (freely translatable as "whoosiemajibbit"), a near-pe...
Whenever I talk to Europeans who are here to see America, I tell them how important it is to explore the rest of the country, not just New York, Washington, Chicago, and Los Angeles. What about the rustic charms of Lake Tahoe and the Adirondacks, ...
Our entourage of 14 included seven kids: Ella, 10; Ned, nine; Susannah, "almost eight"; Meghan, three; Jack, also three; Grace (a.k.a. Jellybean), eight months; and my son Aidan, six months. My husband and I, both ex-Bostonians, had enlisted them ...
It was 1978. I was fresh out of college, 21 years old, sitting at a table with five women just like me. We all had Dorothy Hamill haircuts and shiny lipstick. We all had smiles frozen on our faces. The interviewer, who hadn't stopped smiling eithe...
london lights upIan Schrager has taken his cutting-edge brand of hotel across the pond to London, transforming a once-somber 1960's office building into St Martins Lane, a spectacle of color and light. A yellow "carpet" is projected onto the floor...
layover (lay-oh-ver) n. An unpleasant break in a journey, during which the traveler is subjected to bland, overpriced food, uncomfortable airport seating, and severe bouts of tedium. If this is your definition of a layover, read on. Your world ma...
Boston is a city of sack suits and Chevrolets, of dowager aunts and students with backpacks, all of them stubbornly indifferent to the vagaries of style. Even Back Bay, the Gilded Age quarter rescued by an influx of fast money in the eighties, l...
Aesop has led us to believe that those who plan (the ants) fare better than those who don't (the grasshoppers). But the Web has changed everything; and when it comes to travel, those who wait often get the better fares. Last year, in an effort to ...