John Kerry’s life and career
Williamstown’s ‘Great Wilderness’ worth the trek
Samuel D. Hunter’s play, now at Williamstown Theatre Festival, is a flawed but affecting drama.
Andrew Dreyfus: The last health care reform optimist
As CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Dreyfus is convinced medical costs can be reined in.
Escape to Cape Ann
For a day trip, a weekend, or longer, Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea have loads to offer, minus the travel hassles.
Is that a cougar in your backyard?
Looking for bobcats, lynx, and — yes — even cougars in New England.
Boston Sculptor Zoe Friend Combines Nature, Geometry in Work
Boston sculptor Zoe Friend draws from nature, mythology, and geometry for inspiration.
Gambling: an American love/hate story
Behind the Massachusetts casino kerfuffle is a country that’s always been torn about whether to trust Lady Luck.
Duel of the airplane-boarding dawdlers
Whenever this author flies, he has to be the last one on the plane. No exceptions.
Recipe for Joan Collins cocktail
The recipe is adapted from Pete Polselli, bartender at the cocktail-centric Wink & Nod in the South End.
When temperatures soar, order a summery Tom Collins
Tom Collins is rarely in the hand of someone outside the bar industry. Consider this your periodic reminder.
Short, snarly rules the day at Warped Tour
The 20-year-old Vans Warped Tour, held Thursday at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, presents itself as a one-stop counterculture shop.
A taste of NASCAR in N.H.
Experience the thrill of driving a 600-horsepower stock car around the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H.
From the Archives: Public Markets in Boston
In this photo from a hot August afternoon in 1973, watermelon vendor Cosmos Neridella and his young assistant, Randy Ulness, 9, both of Somerville, managed to sneak in a little shuteye at their watermelon stand at the Faneuil Hall market.
‘Will’ leaves Shakespeare’s Anne in a haze
Anne Hathaway gets to speak her piece in “Shakespeare’s Will,’’ now at Shakespeare & Company. If only she had more interesting things to say.
From Reggie Wilson, a new exploration of the Exodus tale
“Moses(es),” performed by Reggie Wilson/Fist & Heel Performance Group at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, feels experimental and entirely new.
Performers outdo Harlem troupe’s mixed program
The triple bill the Dance Theatre of Harlem is presenting at Jacob’s Pillow contains only one decent dance.
At World Cup, Mass. company dominates the pitch
MacNeill Engineering Co. is the maker of soccer cleats worn by nearly all of the world’s best players.
Shiner Beer comes to Mass.
The iconic brand from the 105-year-old Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, will enter Massachusetts this month.
‘One Plus One’ by Jojo Moyes
In her latest novel, the veteran novelist writes about the struggles of a single mother in an English coastal town.