Growth along Route 128 and I-495 brings more jobs — and traffic
The Route 128 and Interstate 495 corridors are booming once again, spinning off thousands of new jobs, but the resurgent economy may be generating a frustrating side effect: traffic congestion.
Sensuality in Chinese art on full display at the MFA
Eroticism — coy and coded, or brazen and brash — is the subject of “Court Ladies or Pin-Up Girls?” at the Museum of Fine Arts.
Jen Kirkman (reluctantly) can come home again
The Needham native is performing four shows at Laugh Boston, and she’s a little worried about how friends and family might react.
D.L. Hughley won’t shy away from the controversial
The comedian’s first responsibility is to get the laugh, but he also doesn’t shrink from taking strong stands on political and social issues.
Space is the next frontier for theater companies
When we asked a bunch of Boston theater people what they hoped for in 2015, the answer was often “space.”
‘Skylight’ by José Saramago
Lost for nearly 40 years, Saramago’s novel has now been translated into English for the first time by Margaret Jull Costa.
Many familiar faces at Miller Yezerski Gallery
John Goodman’s “HomeTown” is a photographic walk down Boston’s memory lane.
Borromeos celebrate 25 years with Beethoven
A series of performances featuring Beethoven’s last string quartets is among the highlights in coming months at the Gardner Museum.
8 hours as an extra on the new Miles Teller film
A reporter spent a day at the filming of “Bleed For This,” the Martin Scorsese-produced film about Rhode Island-bred boxer Vincent “Vinny Paz” Pazienza.
Melissa Ferrick hones new model to reach her fans directly
The acclaimed singer-songwriter has some direct ideas about how to market her music and connect to her fans.
Ring in the New Year with these First Night highlights
James Reed rounds up musical highlights from First Night programming, including Thalia Zedek Band, Dom Flemons, and others.
Indie-rock mainstay Yo La Tengo celebrates 30 years
Ira Kaplan reflects on the group’s milestone, who are one of the major attractions at the First Night Boston festivities.
Chelsea rapper Stiz Grimey leaves troubled past behind
Having overcome drug abuse, the rapper concentrates on his music in hopes that his victory might inspire others.
Termanology, ‘Shut Up and Rap’
On his seventh studio LP, the Lawrence rapper laments a lack of “real rappers,” and invites his friends and colleagues to show listeners how it’s done.
Dicky Barnett prepares for Hometown Throwdown
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones vocalist shares holiday-themed songs he’s been rocking out to as he prepares for this year’s Hometown Throwdown.
New Year’s Eve Boston 2015
Five of Boston’s hottest clubs and venues go all out for their New Year’s Eve celebrations, each with its own theme.
This day in history
Today is Friday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2014. There are five days left in the year. The seven-day African-American holiday Kwanzaa begins today. This is Boxing Day.
Young woman has a bad case of ‘baby fever’
Q. I am a 20-year-old woman who has graduated from college. I have a wonderful full-time job and am in a new relationship with a much older man.
Men in black (and women in gowns) at the annual Winter Ball
The Winter Ball, as it’s known, has been a Boston tradition since 1944, when Margaret Howell Associates hatched the idea of an all-ages evening of ballroom dancing. The annual event at the Park Plaza Hotel features big-band music played by a 12-piece orchestra and guests dressed to the nines. Proceeds from this year’s Winter Ball will benefit A Far Cry and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.
New Year’s resolutions for Charlie Baker
Here are some suggestions for the incoming governor for 2015.