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Koy restaurant brings kimchi with a twist to Faneuil Hall
Koy, a new Korean-influenced restaurant on the edge of Faneuil Hall, offers a respite from chains, tourist traps, and bars. When you’ve worked up an appetite dodging jugglers and horn players tootling holiday medleys, it’s nice to have a place to duck into for a bulgogi sandwich and a cocktail.
Newton North principal Jennifer Price takes top job in North Andover
After seeing Newton North High School through the transition to a new building and leading the community through nine years of tragedies and triumphs, Principal Jennifer Price is leaving at the end of June to become superintendent in North Andover.
Semitic Museum honors founder in compelling exhibition
Harvard University’s Semitic Museum honors the work and legacy of its founder, David Gordon Lyon, with a compelling exhibition, “From the Nile to the Euphrates.”
‘White Christmas’ glistens when dancers take the stage
According to Irving Berlin, “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing,” and that is certainly true of the return of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”
By disc and by download, Boston artists flourished in 2014
Classical music in Boston is thriving, 2014 having seen a swarm of new CDs, DVDs, and downloads from locally-based artists and ensembles.
On stage, homeless women’s voices will be heard
With a show at Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, a group of local women who’ve known homelessness just want to be heard and understood.
‘Dear Sugar’ ushers in a new era of podcasts at WBUR
WBUR enters the podcast game with “Dear Sugar Radio,” which focuses on frankly dispensed advice.
‘Empire of Cotton’ by Sven Beckert
The Harvard historian traces the growth of the cotton industry across four centuries and six continents.
New England Latino artists share the spotlight in Fitchburg
Social justice, spirituality and religion, environmentalism, and cultural identity dominate “One Language Is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England.”
A season of change has energized ‘Homeland’
It has been a treat to see the Showtime series recover some of its lost integrity this season.
In a relationship with ‘The Affair’
The drama ended up being an addictive, smart, and often swoony soap opera.
It’s the hard-knock life, retooled, in ‘Annie’
After a bright start, this updated version of the Broadway musical turns into a formulaic drag.
Newcomers on Beacon Hill
November’s election swept in a bevy of new Beacon Hill denizens, from freshly minted legislators to top aides.
Vermont still trapped in gubernatorial battle
In Vermont, if a candidate does not win a majority of the vote on Election Day, the decision falls into the hands of the Legislature.
‘Night at the Museum’ sequel shakes off the dust
For its first hour, this trilogy capper feels awfully dusty. But the movie’s exceptionally clever and fresh final act delivers.
Theater shines, thanks to film buff
Steve Trumble put Maynard’s Fine Arts Theatre Place through a $1 million renovation after purchasing the circa-1949 cinema.
A different perspective at ‘The Way He Looks’
The much-mined gay coming-of-age drama gets a twist in Brazilian director Daniel Ribeiro’s debut.
D’Angelo breaks his long silence with ‘Black Messiah’
The R&B star released his long-awaited album with virtually no warning last weekend.
Mass. delegation vexed by lack of debate over ISIS fight
The growing US military contingent has raised new concerns that the commitment in the war against the Islamic State will steadily grow.
Nicki Minaj returns to rap with personal, probing ‘Pinkprint’
The album is not an instant classic, but it is the work that fans have been waiting for her to make.