Tips and Articles for Boston

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We wandered into Mucho Gusto Cafe and Collectibles on a rainy night afteran Institute of Contemporary Art exhibit where a guy recited afunny-yet... Read More

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... Read More

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,... Read More

Our entourage of 14 included seven kids: Ella, 10; Ned, nine; Susannah, "almost eight"; Meghan, three; Jack, also three; Grace (a.k.a.... Read More

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... Read More

layover (lay-oh-ver) n. An unpleasant break in a journey, during which the traveler is subjected to bland, overpriced food, uncomfortable airport... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

“He will appear in the enchanted garden,” Keith Kaufelt, a docent at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia says with more certainty than... Read More

ReadNew York’s Algonquin Hotel has taken its literary legacy into the digital age by lending guests Amazon’s Kindle e-books, available free at the... Read More

What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward forsurviving the school year, passing the final exam, winning (or losing)... Read More

The city's famed puritanical streak seems to have faded to a barely visible smudge. Although a blue law or two survive--no liquor is sold on Sundays,... Read More

At a time when accessing e-mail on the road isn't a luxury but a necessity, the old routine of crawling around on your hands and knees in a hotel room... Read More

The long countdown is over. • Ninety years after the once-proud New Haven Railroad began running electric wire above its tracks from New Haven to... Read More

CHOWDER "A great chowder is like love," says Boston chef Jasper White, the dean of American chowderheads. "You can't exactly describe it, but there's no... Read More

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.... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

The Modern BrahminThe stylish, spacious, 60-room XV Beacon (15 Beacon St.; 617/670-1500; xvbeacon.com; doubles from $575) has bold interiors that play... Read More

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... Read More

The Indie RockerEvery touring act from Peaches to Death Cab for Cutie has passed through the Middle East (472–480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge; 617/497... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio were famous as architects long before they ever made a building.Mostly they made trouble. In the grand tradition... Read More

OCCUPATION Adventurer, humanitarian HOME BASE Auckland, New Zealand GLOBE-TROTTER The first person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, in 1953,... Read More

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