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.
What dogs do for newspapers — and democracy
It’s quantifiable: Editors are suckers for cute pups. But we have a defense!
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.
Various Artists, “The Art of McCartney”
A chat with producer Ralph Sall, who assembled a star-studded cast for the new tribute compilation “The Art of McCartney.”
Charlie Baker, Maura Healey share a basketball bond
The incoming governor and newly elected attorney general have at least one thing in common: Both played basketball for Harvard.
Sharon Robinson, ‘On Tour With Leonard Cohen’
A new photo book offers an intimate’s glance at veteran singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, through the eyes of a collaborator and tourmate.
Music Gift Guide: Books
A few books — including one on Peggy Lee’s musical life — vying for music fan’s attention this holiday season.
On the court, a polite, bipartisan shootout
Governor-elect Charlie Baker and incoming Attorney General Maura Healey met for a basketball shootout at Harvard.
Music Gift Guide: DVDs
DVD collections feature Whitney Houston, James Brown, Depeche Mode, and other artists.
Environmentalists wary of Baker’s energy pick
Charlie Baker’s choice for a job overseeing an $800 million budget and 2,700 employees is a two-term lawmaker.
Music Gift Guide: Reissues & rarities
Some new reissues, including Beyonce, Led Zeppelin, and Oasis.
Holiday Gift Guide, Reissues & Rarities: Public Enemy
A look at new reissues of classic Public Enemy albums including “Fear of a Black Planet” as potential holiday gifts.
The Massachusetts governor’s mansion that might have been
John Hancock sought to leave his family home for public use, but death, neglect, and politics got in the way.
Music Gift Guide: Holiday albums
New holiday releases from The Living Sisters, Idina Menzel, Darius Rucker, the cast of “Nashville,” and more.
What do you give the voters who have everything?
The New Hampshire presidential primary is about to mark its 100th anniversary. Planning is underway for a big celebration.
Varejao’s fleshy, grisly art unconvincing at the ICA
Brazilian artist Adriana Varejao is represented by works more compelling in concept than in practice.
In a new biography, Harris composes a fugal view of Handel
With “George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends,” Ellen Harris composes a new view of a world-famous composer.