Gordon Donnelly

Eat like an Insider: MET’s Kathy Sidell tells all

In a town of foodies, you’d be hard-pressed to find one with as diverse and wide-reaching an influence as Kathy Sidell. The Metropolitan Restaurant Group’s president and founder boasts an impressive portfolio. A degree from Columbia Film School in the 70’s led to a founding...

Friday, May 12, 2017, 2:23 PM

Jiehae Park’s ‘peerless’ comes to the Boston Public Library

If you’re trying to wrap your head around the implications of a play that heralds itself as “Macbeth meets Mean Girls”—don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve been making some fantastic cognitive leaps, too (read: Duncan awakens from slumber, sees Macbeth,...

Monday, April 24, 2017, 2:46 PM

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, 11:46 PM

Backpipes are back, and Uber’s got the goods

If you’re one of those poor souls without a TV in the office; or if you would prefer to watch March Madness far, far away from the people you work with; or if you’re a degenerate gambler who doesn’t trust his/her fists around the conference room’s hollow oaken door — hunch into your monitor and...

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 4:20 PM

'Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon’ to offer 'pay what your heart feels' theater tickets

Following a series of Boston Marathon portrayals-in-art — including "Boston," "Patriots Day," "Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing," and Jake Gyllenhaal’s "Stronger" — comes Boston Theater Company's "Finish Line: A Documentary Play About the 2013 Boston Marathon," a docu-play running through March...

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:18 PM

Bambara’s Second Annual ‘Mary Madness’ promises bloody good time

March Madness always gets the blood boiling. The people at Bambara Kitchen & Bar in Cambridge know that all too well.In the spirit of good competition, and of college kids who haven’t quite mastered their fade-aways, Bambara invites you to come fade away with them March 26th, at their 2nd...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 10:49 PM

Don’t move: your TB12 Performance Meals are en route

If you’re like us, your only prior association with Tom Brady and carrots was a daydream of the legendary quarterback morphing into a goat, then running on a treadmill toward Alex Guerrero’s outstretched hand.That aside, the union of TB12 and vegan subscription company Purple Carrot may have just...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 4:09 PM

Jane Eaglen headlines Boston Lyric Opera’s adaptation of ‘The Rake’s Progress’

A lot has happened to Jane Eaglen since her American debut with the Boston Pops in 1992. The English soprano embarked on a prestigious, prolific international career. Her interpretations of the works of Richard Wagner defined her generation. Two decades at the top, four solo albums, and 10 complete...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 12:59 PM

Matt Damon signs on to narrate new Boston Marathon documentary

Fresh off the questionableness that was "The Great Wall,"Matt Damon is mercifully shedding his CGI-enhanced ponytail for a headset and microphone. The actor has signed on to narrate "Boston," an upcoming documentary about the near 120-year history of the Boston Marathon.The film offers a thorough...

Monday, March 6, 2017, 4:04 PM

'Seinfeld Music Guy' brings humor and insight to M.I.T.

In an era of saxophone lead-ins, Jonathan Wolff’s slap bass Seinfeld theme was a true original. In a career littered with well-known scores from some of TV’s most popular sitcoms, it hardly stands alone.This Tuesday, March 7th, pick the brain of an iconic composer—the man behind the music of over...

Monday, March 6, 2017, 12:20 PM

Another new administration, another Tom Hanks espresso machine

Sent to another office in the West Wing—a more ovular one, to be specific (if we’re throwing shade, let’s throw shade)—Tom Hanks’ most recently gifted espresso machine might have come with an addendum: Wake. Up.RELATED:Halston Sage says 'Before I Fall' isn't just for YA readersAs it were, because...

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 4:06 PM

After two year absence, Sonia takes over T.T. the Bear's Place

It’s been almost two years since T.T. the Bear’s Place, a Central Square staple, saw its last live performance and closed up shop. For 40 years, the venue was an incubator for some of the best local talent Boston had to offer. Up-and-comers like The Pixies, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The...

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 2:10 PM

Five comedians you won’t want to miss this Spring

In a town known for comedy, you’re marginally forgiven if you didn’t make it out to a stand up set this Winter. It was cold. It snowed a couple times. “Taboo” was disappointing, but you’d follow Tom Hardy into a wood chipper—you weren’t going to just not watch.This Spring, there’s no excuse. An...

Friday, February 24, 2017, 5:01 PM

Loco Taqueria's newest employee is here from the future

A post shared by Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar (@locosouthbos) on Jan 3, 2017 at 1:02pm PSTIf you’ve been to Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar in Southie recently, and if you were surprised, given how packed it was, at the speed of the service, you’re not alone. If you pictured some kind of...

Friday, February 17, 2017, 4:21 PM

Louis C.K. gone rogue in Boston, crashed open mic at the Burren

You know the Burren. That place you showed up to at 10 p.m. on a Saturday to find a line that stretched to Cambridge. Dejected would-be patrons littering the sidewalk like plague victims. Vague shouts of “The horror!” That girl with the neon headband who, pepperoni slice in hand, took one step...

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:24 PM

When dinner comes with a side of live music

Enjoy that brief, inexplicable respite from the cold? The January that felt more like April? Yes, global warming is upon us, no matter what you heard in the GOP debates. But it’s not yet absolute. February has made that clear.So where to hunker down, without getting all hygge? Well, if you’re like...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 3:47 PM

'Our American Hamlet' kicks off Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's spring program

Residents of Wellesley: don’t lament. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is coming to Babson College. As if you needed more culture.Best known for its free-admission Shakespeare on the Common productions, the CSC has announced that, in the coming months, it will greatly expand its...

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1:51 AM

2017 Boston Wine Expo promises good tastes, good cause

President’s Day weekend. The John Kasich of holiday weekends. No personality, barely relevant, thoroughly unexciting.It’s still a week ‘til Spring Training. The Bruins cling dispassionately to a playoff spot. Tom Brady’s fifth Lombardi is already a vague, quickly dissipating memory. Affect...

Friday, February 3, 2017, 9:06 PM

'Our American Hamlet' kicks off Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's spring program

Residents of Wellesley: don’t lament. The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is coming to Babson College. As if you needed more culture.Best known for its free-admission Shakespeare on the Common productions, the CSC has announced that, in the coming months, it will greatly expand its...

Friday, February 3, 2017, 3:21 PM

Metro readers, Patriots fans predict Super Bowl LI

With loyalty, inevitably, comes bias. You can call Patriots fans a lot of things—rash, defensive, “friggin’ impervious to cold weatha, guy”—but disloyal isn’t one of them. On a week in which seemingly all of New England is drinking the Kool-Aid, we took to the streets of Boston, sought predictions...

Friday, February 3, 2017, 5:31 AM