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With its angular lines, dramatic glass-and-steel cantilever, and grandstand-cum-amphitheater overlooking Boston Harbor, the three-month-old Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) building couldn’t be more different from its former home: a converted 1...
Art Europe London "Hogarth" at Tate Britain (through Apr. 29). This wide-ranging retrospective, the most comprehensive devoted to the 18th-century British satirist and moralist William Hogarth in 30 years, includes portraits, conversation piece...
Shopping U.S. + Canada 1. GREAT VALUE San Francisco The Four Seasons makes luxury shopping in nearby Union Square even more enticing. Their partnership with stores like Gump's and Boucheron means discounts of up to 20 percent, and some of these ...
The first time I went to Fenway Park, I was a kid—it was 1967. That was the year that the Red Sox went from last place to first. They called it the Impossible Dream season, after that song from Man of La Mancha. I had scarlet fever, but I wasn’t ...
For ages, Boston's hotel scene called to mind that old restaurant joke: not only were the properties outdated and uninspired, there weren't enough of them. But hold up: in just six years, the city has acquired more than 30 new properties. The turn...
DESTINATIONS Norwich, Cambridge, Oxford, Bath TRAVEL TIME Five days START/END London TOTAL DISTANCE 487 miles RESOURCES Buy a detailed map ($8.50) at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk. For additional information—including links to university towns' tourism...
Boston Book: The anecdote-filled Boston Foot Notes: A Walking Guide (Saben Books), by Jane Grossman and Felice Yager, follows five popular beats, from Back Bay to Charlestown. (www.bostonfootnotes.com) Audio: The free Boston Freedom Trail Aud...
It sounds like a setup for a joke—landmark Boston jailhouse converted into luxury hotel. While the new Liberty Hotel (215 Charles St., Boston, Mass.; 617/224-4000; libertyhotel.com; doubles from $425) does make all the requisite big-house puns—roo...
THE PLACE Flor de Michoacán 4344 W. Indian School Ave., Suite 1, Phoenix; 623/848-8616 THE DISH: Paletes, irresistible Mexican popsicles made with agua or crema, in a rainbow of exotic flavors. THE VIBE: A riot of tropicalia tucked away in a ...
It’s almost impossible to deny the appeal of a classic New England inn, especially in winter—when fires in guest rooms are actually encouraged, hearty roasts appear on dinner menus, and old-fashioned sleigh rides are the best way to enjoy a quiet ...
See the results and vote for America’s Favorite City. This week’s competition In the end, a contest always comes down to a simple choice between two things. Marky Mark or Nicholas Cage? Nob Hill or Beacon Hill? The Big Dig or the Golden Gate Br...
See the results and vote for your favorite city! And then there were six. Six cities. Six contenders. And only one can grab the title of America’s Favorite City. Round #2 of travelandleisure.com’s interactive bracket game is complete. And Cinder...
The Neighborhood Secret At Craigie Street Bistrot (5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge; 617/497-5511; dinner for two $110), award-winning chef Tony Maws creates an adventurous, ever-evolving menu (recent dishes have included a ragoût of lamb sweetbreads, ...
The Neighborhood Secret At Craigie Street Bistrot (5 Craigie Circle, Cambridge; 617/497-5511; dinner for two $110), award-winning chef Tony Maws creates an adventurous, ever-evolving menu (recent dishes have included a ragoût of lamb sweetbreads, ...