We’re Boston’s Dudley Square: Witnesses to a neighborhood’s rebirth
Renowned photographer Nicholas Nixon captures the people of a community long neglected but now on a rising tide of renewal.
Board games are back, and Boston’s a player
A Golden Age of tabletop games, from nerdy to mainstream, is afoot.
Quarry Street development returns to Quincy City Council
Avalon Bay Communities’ proposal to build a 398-unit residential development off Quarry Street in Quincy will return to the City Council.
Are modern guitars the best ever made?
A new book looks at modern complications for makers of handcrafted guitars.
Music Gift Guide: Box sets
A look at a few of the deluxe box sets vying for the attention of music fans this holiday season.
Music Gift Guide: Books
A few books — including one on Peggy Lee’s musical life — vying for music fan’s attention this holiday season.
Music Gift Guide: DVDs
DVD collections feature Whitney Houston, James Brown, Depeche Mode, and other artists.
Music Gift Guide: Reissues & rarities
Some new reissues, including Beyonce, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis.
Music Gift Guide: Holiday albums
New holiday releases from The Living Sisters, Idina Menzel, Darius Rucker, the cast of “Nashville,” and more.
Actors’ Shakespeare Project presents a puzzling ‘Phèdre’
The actors, under the direction of M. Bevin O’Gara, aren’t all on the same page, and there’s a fair bit of grandstanding in Actors’ Shakespeare Project’s “Phèdre.”
Keep gentle mind-body focus on your holiday lists
To minimize the stress that can accompany holiday shopping and events, focus on the power of the breath.
Tips to avoid holiday shopping stress
Want to minimize stress? Keep a positive attitude and carry snacks.
An unwieldy ‘Allergist’s Wife’ at Lyric Stage
While “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’’ is sporadically entertaining, the overall sensation is of having your arm twisted rather than being beguiled into laughter.
For Pilgrim descendants, it’s much more than name dropping
Owner of historic Duxbury inn finds her place among members of Mayflower Society.
New Cape home is beachy, but also toasty warm
With inspiring views of Cape Cod Bay, the homeowners knew that this two-acre plot in Brewster was the site for their dream home.
Party lines: American Ireland Fund Dinner
More than 1,200 guests recently attended the 33d annual American Ireland Fund Dinner held at the Westin Waterfront Boston Hotel.
Nightlife in and around Boston:
BLOND:ISH It all began in Montreal, when Anstascia D’Elene and Vivie-Ann Bakos won the world Air Guitar Championship. The DJ duo describes its music thusly: “timeless, rulebending, electronic, eclectic, psychedelic, romantic technoish techish house.” Nov. 28, 10 p.m. $20. Bijou, 51 Stuart St., Boston. www.bijouboston.com
ERIC PRYDZ We can’t think of a better way to work off too much pumpkin pie than dancing to music by this Swedish superstar. Nov. 28, 9 p.m. $20-$40. Royale, 279 Tremont St., Boston. www.royaleboston.com
Hey, what happened to those branches?
Q. My wife and I came home one day recently and found a tree service cutting branches off some of our trees. We asked who they were and who hired them without our approval or advance notice. They identified themselves a tree service and said NStar hired them, but had no credentials. NStar should have notified us in advance, and I asked the tree service, did you give notice? “We rang the bell,” said one.