Capitol thinking at the Kennedy Institute
Never has the bromide “less is more” seemed more appropriate than in the design of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, which opens to the public on Tuesday. Seen from outdoors, the Institute is nothing but a single-story white box with flat walls and flat roofs. But it’s hard to imagine a better design for this purpose and this site.
Learning the tools and treats of house swaps
A house swap erases the cost of accommodations and takes much of the pressure out of international travel.
Inside the battle for Boston’s country music soul
A brash radio newcomer, WBWL/The Bull, takes on a legacy station, WKLB, spurring a good ol’ throwdown.
Plains Indians saga finds artistic expression at the Met
A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York traces the development of Plains Indian art, and through it, the rise and fall of a culture.
In Armenia, orphans make music with us
Many of the kids are starved for attention and affection, so just spending time together meant so much to them — and to us.
At home in Armenia
Visitors to this ancient mountainous country feel as though they are traveling back in time.
What to do when disaster strikes your home
Three families share what you need to know when a fire, tornado, or flooding strikes.
Seeing Hokusai in Boston? Thank this eccentric Brahmin
The vast majority of the Japanese works in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston show come from a rebel named William Sturgis Bigelow.
Noah Baumbach’s career arc
Baumbach’s previous films have been funny, but, even he will acknowledge, not so deliberately as “While We’re Young.”
How to design a family cruise
It’s more popular than ever for extended families to travel together, and a cruise vacation accommodates clans of all ages and interests.
35 must-see spring and summer arts events in New England
Boston Globe critics share what’s at the top of their list for books, visual arts, dance, film, pop music, classical music, and theater.
Famous for a viral ‘country’ hit, Steve Grand looks beyond his roots
Steve Grand took a country road to fame with “All-American Boy,” but his new debut makes it clear he’s got his sights on so more.
Think it’s tough to rent? Try being a landlord
An owner of two apartments tallies the pro-tenant leaning of Massachusetts.
Quebec zoo offers an overnight adventure
At Zoo Sauvage in St-Félicien, Quebec, the Nature Trail Park section is the unique part.
Bach’s Passions once were subject to change
Bach wouldn’t have minded the continued performance of his Passions. But he might wonder why we don’t tinker with them more.
Organizations to use after disasters
A list of organizations you can turn to in the event of a disaster.
India and Burma, then all over
Photographs of a solid past and shifting present are on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Nantucket daffodil festival, global travel advice, and more
News, apps, deals, and gear from New England and beyond.