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Tips and Articles in Boston

The blazing concrete jungle may seem to lack foliage, but look again. You can still find a shady patch of grass behind the skyscraper down the street. So grab a wicker basket, pack up some panini, and trek to a leafy city oasis. The Public Garden...
Converting pagans. Raising the dead. Chasing every last snake out of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known, by history and by legend, for many things, but to Americans he is the patron saint of partying. Nevertheless, Boston, America’s home to all thin...
It may be steeped in history, but Boston is madly evolving. The latest hot spot: South Boston’s Fort Point Channel, gateway to the soaring Institute of Contemporary Art (100 Northern Ave.; 617/478-3100; icaboston.org), with thought-provoking insta...
The Modern Brahmin The stylish, spacious, 60-room XV Beacon (15 Beacon St.; 617/670-1500; xvbeacon.com; doubles from $575) has bold interiors that play off the hotel’s 1903 Beaux Arts edifice on Beacon Hill. The Youthful Upstart Now run by the ...
The results are in: after a month of highly charged voting, Boston—America’s first city—has also been chosen as the country’s favorite. The New England hub, as famous for its modern-day pleasures (Fenway Park, Harvard Square) as for its history (...
The Indie Rocker Every touring act from Peaches to Death Cab for Cutie has passed through the Middle East (472–480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge; 617/497-0576), where rock, punk, folk, hip-hop, and Afrobeat are performed nightly on three separate...
Talking Street's cell-phone tours star famous locals (Jerry Stiller, Steven Tyler) as your guides to New York, Boston, and D.C. You set the pace—and dial in at each spot. See www.talkingstreet.com; $5.95 per tour.
In the late 1800's, SoWa—South of Washington—was among the grandest districts in Boston. Decades later, the area's warehouses and pre-war buildings have become sought-after addresses for shops and restaurants. 1 Vintage ads cover the walls of Bob...
Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio were famous as architects long before they ever made a building.Mostly they made trouble. In the grand tradition of Marcel Duchamp, this husband-and-wife team has embraced art as provocation. So far, it's work...
OCCUPATION Adventurer, humanitarian HOME BASE Auckland, New Zealand GLOBE-TROTTER The first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in 1953, Hillary now devotes himself to the Himalayan Trust, a foundation he created 44 years ago to aid the S...
Maybe they need a change of pace, or just a break from the stove: hotshot chefs across the country are trying their hands at preparing sushi and sashimi. BOSTON Onetime pastry chef Kenneth Oringer has been flirting with Asian ingredients at his Fr...
For all their legendary progressiveness, Cambridge residents spend a great deal of time looking back in longing. They'll tell you that Harvard Square was never the same after the Tasty closed and Barnes & Noble colonized the Coop, that rescinding ...
In an attempt to attract some of the $54 billion spent yearly by traveling same-sex couples, cities such as Philadelphia and Bloomington, Indiana, are targeting gay men and women with splashy campaigns and promotions. In fact, nearly everything's ...
Since art deco began looking good again in the 1970's, the French, in that endearing French way, have convinced themselves and the world that they were solely responsible for it, that it was introduced in 1925 at the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs...
Watching the World Series on TV—or even in person—is fine for a certain kind of sports fan. Other fanatics want to meet their larger-than-life heroes, a goal usually accomplished by elbowing through a like-minded throng for a postgame autograph o...