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'Lawtown' depicts devastation of opioid epidemic epicenter in Lawrence, Massachusetts

There seems to be no shortage of sorrow and struggle among the corroded Colonials and vacant Victorian houses along the river banks near the remnants of ramshackle factories in ‘Lawtown.’ “One day I received news that a close childhood friend had overdosed,” director Justyn Moro said. “This made...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:32pm

Robotic exoskeleton helps man walk again at Boston hospital

In another era, Cory Cook almost definitely would have spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair. Since a diving accident in 2012 damaged the New Hampshire man’s spinal cord, he has been paralyzed from the chest down. After nine months of training at an area hospital, though, Cook this...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:45pm

PHOTOS: Memorial Day at Boston's Florian Hall

Avoiding the rain, a crowd packed Dorchester's Florian Hall today to recognize veterans for Memorial Day. Mayor Marty Walsh, Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry andGov. Charlie Baker each at the event, remembering the more than 37,000 from Massachusetts who have died in battle since the Revolution....

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:39pm

PHOTOS: Take home one of these adorable Boston cats for National Cat Day

If you've always wanted a cat or are looking to add to your feline family, then National Cat Day is the perfect excuse. MSPCA-Angell, a private, nonprofit organization, has cats available at its Boston adoption center. Take a look at the above gallery to see some of the frisky friends you...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:34pm

Maybe all MBTA trains should be driverless: expert

Reports that a Red Line train went barreling through four stations without a driver on Thursday gave riders quite a stir this week. The mishap, believed to have been caused by operator error, birthed an MBTA controversy that was big even for an agency used to dealing with commuters’ scorn...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 2:29pm

Day of the Dead a big draw for the Peabody

Every year, Aquilez Sanchez makes the trip to the Peabody Museum to ring in Day of the Dead festivities. On Sunday, he and his daughter Aracelly stood admiring a colorful alter adorned with skulls and flowers and battery-powered tea lights on the Harvard museum’s upper floor. For a family...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:51pm

Is the Seaport becoming Boston's hottest new neighborhood?

If living in a neighborhood that resembles The Capitol in Hunger Games is your thing, you’re in luck: Boston’s Seaport is a spotless, futuristic area where you’d expect the Jetsons to put down roots. What used to be a vast wasteland of parking lots is now a spotless vision of...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 1:37am

Your Boston move-in guide for what to do with everything you no longer want

There’s a lot that goes into moving house. Now imagine nearly the entire city doing it at once. Most leases in Boston turn over at the beginning of September, thanks in part to the many area colleges starting their fall semesters. That means thousands of students and other residents...

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 5:00am

Bunny infestation overruns Boston

An infestation of urban-dwelling creatures usually causes people to gag or get the frights, but one furry city animal is taking over Boston's terrain – and winning its residents' hearts. Boston is known to be home to many creatures people look to avoid: Rats, squirrels, mice,...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 4:58pm

Catch a flight to Neverland with a flight from Aeronaut

You might not just have had a few too many if you happen to spot Tinkerbell fluttering around the Aeronaut Brewing Co.’s taproom this Sunday afternoon. The Somerville beer-meisters are hosting a special screening of 1924’s silent “Peter Pan” adaptation, with New Hampshire-based accompanist Jeff...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:31pm

Wicked Queer returns with a thoughtful and thought-provoking lineup

The 33rd annual Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival kicks off this weekend and runs through April 9 with more than 120 features and shorts to be screened at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Emerson’s Paramount Center, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Brattle Theatre. Here are just a few...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:55pm

Who makes the best Bloody Mary in Boston? (PHOTOS)

Bambara at the Hotel Marlowe played host to the second annual Bloody Mary Bracket Challenge. Ten local restaurants brought their best mixology teams to serve up their own spin on the classic morning cocktail. This year's participants included ArtBar, Bambara Kitchen & Bar, Catalyst, Firebrand...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12:32pm

A study on the art of ink at the Boston Tattoo Convention

The 16th annual Boston Tattoo Convention took over the Hynes Convention Center once again this weekend. The weekend-long event brought thousands to the Back Bay venue for the opportunity to meet (or even better — get inked by) their favorite tattoo artists from around the world. This year's special...

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:23pm

Free Lightsaber Combat classes to be offered at the BCAE

CLASSESLightsaber CombatIf the once-notorious “Star Wars Kid” had taken this class, maybe he wouldn’t have embarrassed himself as much. But then again, he’d never have amused us so much. The group Boston Jedi will instruct you in “Star Wars”-style stage combat at this class. They won’t teach you...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:10am

Hopsters makes DIY craft beer accessible to all

Whether it’s the spacious layout, the near floor-to-ceiling windows, the affable brew aficionados or the beer list which sports the affectionately named “Trump Sucks Ass” — something about Hopsters in Newton just feels like home. It’s a feeling that, according owner Lee Cooper, is not accidental.“...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 11:46pm

Explore Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski's crazy working relationship at the Coolidge this weekend

The mad, mercurial Klaus Kinski appeared in over 130 films but nobody ever worked with him twice. Nobody except for Werner Herzog, that is. The impossible actor met his match in the fearless filmmaker, collaborating five times on wildly ambitious and insanely perilous projects that could very well...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:47pm

The best poke bowls in Boston

Poke fever has finally taken Boston by storm, and the protein-packed bowls, burritos andsalads have become a new lunchtime norm. But where should you even begin? Here’s our beginners get to getting in on the raw fish revolution.Love Art SushiLocated close to Northeastern University and Berklee, the...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:40pm

Boston Public Market CEO Cheryl Cronin talks the best bagel in Boston

It’s Cheryl Cronin’s job to know the city’s best food offerings. As CEO of the Boston Public Market Association, the 62-year-old Back Bay resident makes sure the downtown marketplace is stocked with a smogasboard of tasty New England-bred delights — from Union Square Donuts to piping-hot raclette...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 9:08pm

We've got the menu for the Will Ferrell-themed burger concept coming to Boston

Earlier this week, we chatted with Zach Neil, who will bring Stay Classy, a Will Ferrell-themed pop-up to Boston next month. The temporary bar and eatery is the second in a series of temporary concepts stemming from the original Stay Classy, that spent a year in operation in New York under Neil and...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:34am

'The Illusionists' is a smorgasbord of nonstop magic

“This is a magic show for people who didn’t know they liked magic shows,” Jeff Hobson explains. With seven magicians on stage — the Anti-Conjuror, the Inventor, the Deductionist, the Escapologist, the Manipulator, the Daredevil and the Trickster (himself) — he insists not to stress if you don’t...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 8:46pm