Linda Clarke

Bringing down the house at Together Boston 2017

This year's Together Festival, a weeklong multi-venue music, art and technology celebration, honors techno and house music’s American roots with a lineup that’s heavy in homegrown talent, including headliner Kerri Chandler, an east coast DJ-producer who's created soul-infused...

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 11:07 AM

This is the biggest thing you can do for the planet on Earth Day

Every year on Earth Day, John Oppermann hears the same question: “How do I green my lifestyle?” “People are so eager to change,” says Oppermann, executive director of the Earth Day Initiative. “The demand is there, but it can be overwhelming knowing where to start. We...

Monday, April 17, 2017, 6:28 PM

Six ways to celebrate Black History Month in Boston

Black History Month highlights the roles and stories of African-Americans in this country’s history. It’s a rumination on the cultures of two continents, Africa and North America, but the inclusive and respectful event is meant to be one of learning and celebration by all people. Here are a...

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 4:47 AM

Black Friday bargains and bar specials across the Boston area

Shop… and then drink. Is there a better way to navigate the traumas of Black Friday? Besides store bargains, bars and restaurants have deals, too.Let’s start with the shopping part of the day: Locally owned contemporary women’s boutique Ku De Ta —home to feminine boho-chic threads from Aratta and...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 3:11 AM

The best fall festivals for New Yorkers

It’s finally fall and the temperature is dropping, enough for pulling on a chunky sweater and heading to the nearest fall festival — and you don’t have to travel very far. Seasonal festivals abound in Manhattan and within an hour’s drive from the city.Scarecrows & PumpkinsFrom garden protector...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 7:49 AM

Where to feast —and get the best view — for Illuminate the Harbor

Do you really need an excuse for one last summer stroll through the harbor and seaport; or a reason to enjoy food flavored with summer bounty al fresco before fall kicks in? If you do, then here it is: Illuminate the Harbor, a special summer’s end fireworks display over the Boston Harbor presented...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 10:17 PM

Michael Jackson block party, see 'Chicago' for free and more things to do in NYC

FILMKevin & Matt Geek Out: Shark MoviesEvery week is Shark Week for comedian Kevin Maher and filmmaker Matt Glasson, die-hard fans of the shark movie genre who school fellow nerds on the history of the ocean’s top predator on film, from “Jaws” (and its sequels) to “Sharknado.” If you’re...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 3:30 AM

Bring your four-legged BFF to NYC's dog-friendly restaurants and bars

What’s dinner without your best friend? New Yorkers have the official blessing of the state to bring their pooches onto the patios of cafes and restaurants (at the establishment’s discretion), so on Aug. 26, National Dog Day, take your furry +1 to these spots offering a warm welcome to all. The...

Thursday, August 25, 2016, 2:46 AM

Get a Fourth of July barbecue feast in Boston without turning on your grill

Not everyone has a backyard or a place to grill. And, sometimes you can’t be bothered with sweating it out over the grill on sunny summer’s day. But we’ve all got friends —hungry friends, in theory.That’s just fine; let the experts do all the work for you this Fourth of July. Whether you eat in,...

Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2:30 PM

NYC's first all-female festival will reveal how to take your art from hobby to career

A woman may well be blazing a trail to the White House right now, but do women really have equal opportunity in the arts?According to Dee Poku, founder of the influential women's leadership program WIE Network, the answer is a resolute no, which is why she’s bringing some woman-to-woman wisdomon...

Friday, June 10, 2016, 6:06 PM

Your outdoor movie guide to NYC for Summer 2016

Summertime and the moviegoing is easy, with outdoor programs returning to the parks, rooftops, backyards and beaches of the city. We rounded up the outdoor movie night to enjoy under the stars.Haven Rooftop Summer Movie SeriesTheme: Classic American feature films from the past three decades, many...

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 4:19 PM

Nada Surf on their new life as a foursome

With a title like “You Know Who You Are,” you might think Nada Surf’s eighth album is pointing an accusatory finger outwards. But its meaning is a much gentler look inwards.“This record in some ways is about forks in the road and gut feelings,” says frontman Matthew Caws. “Our language tells us...

Thursday, June 2, 2016, 3:15 AM

People-watching patios in Boston

It finally happened: The cold lifted and the sun warmed brittle Bostonian bods, and chairs and tables sprouted mushroomlike on bar, cafe and restaurant patios around town. More places will join the al fresco season fun, including these new patios debuting this season.In the heart of the South End,...

Friday, April 29, 2016, 2:34 AM

Are you really eating 'green'?

Chef Jim Solomon thinks every day should be Earth Day. In 2007, his Washington Square restaurant, The Fireplace, become Boston’s first green certified restaurant by the nonprofit Green Restaurant Association (GRA), which was founded in 1990 to guide an industry with a huge negative environmental...

Friday, April 22, 2016, 3:00 PM

Where to carbo-load before the Boston Marathon

Need options for where to carb-up in readiness ahead of Marathon Monday, or where to replenish your depleted glycogen, après race? We've got the lowdown on the city's deals on bottomless pastas and delicious comfort food. And even if you're not running, no one's stopping you from indulging, too.In...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 3:00 PM

Your best Boston bets for Easter brunch

Whether noshing with family in the ‘burbs, celebrating with pals, taking the kids out, or dining a deux, we found the best spots for Easter Sunday brunch.Meet the Easter BunnyAt Aragosta Bar + Bistro on the waterfront in the North End, the Easter Bunny is on hand during the brunch buffet, which...

Friday, March 25, 2016, 8:13 PM

Where to drink whiskey

Aren’t we a little past green beer? Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish whiskey tasting, and here are some great places to do it.In Brighton, Devlin's fine selection includes many craft Irish whiskies, such as Telling, which is brewed in small batches and aged in rum casks for a deep, fruity...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 1:17 AM

Metric's measures for success

It is a beautifulsunny, warm winter’s day when Canadian indie rock bandMetric’s tour bus pulls into a one-street town somewhere they’ve never heard of beforein Oklahoma.But these days, the road veterans who released their sixth studio album, “Pagans in Vegas,” last fall, don’t take a backwater stop...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 12:51 AM

Three chefs weigh in on their Dine Out Boston menus

With 18 additions debuting at Dine Out Boston, this year's prix fixe menu promo promises to be a showcase of what to try next. Running Sunday to Friday, March 6-11 and 13-18, Dine Out challenges chefs to create multi-course menus at three pricing tiers for lunch ($15, $20, $25) and/or dinner ($28...

Friday, February 26, 2016, 3:04 AM

Design tips learned from Boston's building boom

What can we learn from Boston’s massive residential development boom? According to Dorchester resident Kevin Deabler, owner and a principal of Boston-based RODE Architects, we can interpret these new changes in building attitudes for our own homes — present and future.As part of RODE, Deabler has...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:41 AM