Graphic: Everything you want to know about Twilight
Why do shrinks flock to Cape Cod’s Wellfleet?
Every summer, thousands of mental health professionals pack their bags and set off for the tiny town.
Summer’s cafe characters
Starbucks in summer is a peculiar place. It attracts a wildly disparate group united solely by a craving for caffeine, Internet access, and air-conditioning. Within these soothing green-and-brown walls, coffeehouse rules apply. You can linger as long as you want, eat breakfast all day, and slug potent beverages without judgment. It’s like the Port Authority with better chairs.
Festival of Contemporary Music showcases creative process
The festival highlighted the process of composition as much as the end product.
‘Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands’ by Chris Bohjalian
Bohjalian’s novel is a compelling tale of loss, resilience, and transformation.
Parkour is indeed hardcore
You can thank YouTube for bringing Parkour to the people. You know the videos: nimble-footed dudes scale city walls, leap from buildings, over railings, and do backflips off concrete ledges. This is the world of Parkour.
Backyard makeover gives Chestnut Hill family year-round space to relax and play together
For seven years, the backyard of Elizabeth Benedict’s 1910 brick colonial consisted of a great big hill. The yard at the base of the hill “was no more than 10 feet deep,” says Benedict, who shares the Chestnut Hill home with her husband and their four children. “In the summer, the kids did slip and slide down the hill, in the winter they sledded down it,” she recalls. “That’s all they could do in the backyard.”
Party Lines: American Ireland Fund Nantucket Celebration
More than 150 guests recently attended the American Ireland Fund Nantucket Celebration honoring Anne Finucane of Bank America.
Coolidge Corner sidewalk sale will have bargains and live music
Coolidge Corner’s annual summer sidewalk sale happens Saturday and Sunday with markdowns on clothing, jewelry, toys, pet items, and more. Fire Opal (320 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-739-9066, www.fire-opal.com) will have clothing and jewelry from Rina Zin, Last Tango, Biba Schutz, and others marked down 20-60 percent.
Craft Projects for the Road; the Secret to Seeding Tomatoes
Q.We’re planning a road trip this summer. What are some kids’ craft projects that travel well?
You may need a pedicure, but you don’t need it to be a risky procedure
It’s sandal season, which means that nail salons are busy clipping, buffing, and polishing toes galore. Tending those colorful toes, though, poses some health risks that should be considered, doctors say.
The week ahead: Music
Critics’ picks for upcoming concerts this week, including Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Xfinity Center.
The week ahead: Performing, visual arts
Critics’ picks for theatrical performances and art shows in the Boston area and beyond.
Salem mayor uses Gordon controversy to raise funds for LBGT youth
Mayor Kim Driscoll donated $5 for every negative message she received about her support of gay-rights causes.
TV Critic’s Corner for July 24
You’re the Worst 10:30 p.m., FX
I’m fond of this profane new comedy, even though it’s still finding its balance.