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Christmas Tree from Nova Scotia arrives on Boston Common Tuesday

On Tuesday, a 53-foot tall white spruce will be welcomed at Boston Common, where it will soon be strung with thousands of festive lights. This is not just any Christmas Tree, though; it’s 100 years of gratitude from Nova Scotia. Each year, the Canadian province gifts Boston a Christmas tree...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 9:47am

Jimmy Fallon talks 'Fever Pitch,' favorite Boston restaurants and filming 'Taxi' with Gisele

Jimmy Fallon returned to Boston over the weekend for a headlining performance at the Comics Come Home charity event. The late-night host has grown pretty fond of the Hub over the years, especially after starring in "Fever Pitch" with Drew Barrymore. While he played a member of...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 2:26pm

Boston startup lets you personalize your holiday cards with voice recordings

Want to make your holiday cards extra-unique this year, but don’t have a crafty bone in your body? Don't worry, a Boston startup is here to help. LiziCards, a Boston-based greeting card company, launched Monday with the aim to change how people pick out and send off cards for all...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 2:03pm

Rideshares give back, and help you pay it forward, this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to sit around a table full of food with your family, stuffing yourself with so much stuffing that you might need bigger pants — but it’s also about giving back and helping out those who may not be as fortunate. This year, rideshare services are getting in on the...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 5:00am

Denis Leary, Jeff Ross weigh in on Louis C.K. at Comics Come Home

The sexual harassment allegations against Louis C.K., Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood stars were front and center at Saturday night's Comics Come Home event in Boston. Several of the evening's performers, including host Denis Leary, didn't shy away from talking about the scandals...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 10:43am

Iliza Shlesinger on Harvey Weinstein and sexual harassment in comedy

Iliza Shlesinger is hitting the road this fall to promote her new book "Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity." The comedian hopes that her collection of essays will offer readers of both genders a glimpse into the female perspective, as well as dissuade folks from buying into long-...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:01pm

10 Boston theater shows you have to check out this winter

Considering all the stress that comes with the end of the year and the holiday season, the ability to step out of regular life into a completely new world is impossibly alluring. Indeed, a night at the theater never fails to be the most powerful remedy to all holiday woes. Check out our guide to 10...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:03pm

Why the message of ‘Hold These Truths’ resonates today

Now more than ever. That’s how Brookline-born theater director Benny Sato Ambush feels about retelling the story of Gordon Hirabayashi in the Lyric Stage’s production of Jeanne Sakata’s play, “Hold These Truths.” Hirabayashi, an American born of Japanese immigrants,...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:51pm

Gisele Bündchen criticizes Donald Trump's decision on elephant trophy hunting

Gisele Bündchen is taking a stand against President Donald Trump's recent decision over trophy hunters who kill elephants in Africa. The fashion icon and wife of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took to Instagram on Friday morning to criticize the move, which would allow hunters to...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:33pm

Boston cat cafe plans to open this weekend

UPDATE, Nov. 17 : Purr Cat Cafe, Boston's first such feline establishment, plans to finally open it's doors this weekend after a few controversies delayed the business's beginnings.  Diane Kelly, the owner of Purr, confirmed that she met with the city's Inspectional Services...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am

Ben Affleck talks Harvey Weinstein, Hilarie Burton groping claims with Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert asked Ben Affleck some pretty tough questions about Harvey Weinstein and his own sexual misconduct scandal during Thursday night's episode of the "Late Show." The Boston-bred actor stopped by the late-night program to chat about his return as Batman in the...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:04am

Boston Winter brings ice skating, mazes and more to City Hall Plaza

After a successful debut in 2016, Boston Winter returns to City Hall Plaza just in time for the 2017 holiday season. The outdoor attraction is set to open Friday, Nov. 24, which is perfect timing for those headed downtown to take care of some Black Friday shopping. Open to the public seven days a...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:57pm

Where to eat on Thanksgiving Day around Boston

Perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself this Thanksgiving season is to let someone else do the cooking for you. Restaurants around Boston are serving up the goods, but if cozying up at home sounds better, you can still reap the rewards — Thanksgiving takeout, anyone?  Here are...

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:29pm

Here's the best time to leave Boston for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is always one of the busiest travel holidays of the year, and next week will be no different. In fact, it may be more hectic than usual, with a record 28.5 million people expected to fly on U.S. airlines, between Nov. 17 and Nov. 28, according to Airlines for America — a 3...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 5:15pm

How Hillary Clinton inspired the star of an all-female ‘Julius Caesar’ play

Actors’ Shakespeare Project is bringing an all-female production of “Julius Caesar” to Boston this holiday season. The new take on the Shakespeare classic, which debuts at Studio 210 this week, draws a bit of inspiration from the 2016 presidential election. Liz Adams, who plays...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 2:19pm

12 fun things to do in Boston this weekend

MOVIES 'Lady Bird' Greta Gerwig, known for her roles in films like “Greenberg,” “Frances Ha” and “20th Century Women,” moves behind the camera to tell the story of an average teenage girl in the early 2000s, struggling with the built-in crises of...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:23am

These are the must-see musical acts in Boston this winter

Music legends and big name stars are performing in the city all throughout the snowy season and you’ll definitely want to see every show you can. Here are the must-see concerts and music events of the winter. Boston Music Awards This night of music celebration brings the glitz and glam of...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:13am

10 can't miss comedy shows in Boston this winter

Comedy fans are in for a treat this winter as some of the biggest names in the business are bringing the laughs to the Boston area. Here are 10 shows you definitely don’t want to miss this season. Will Noonan At Nick’s Comedy Stop, Noonan invites all to “listen to the comedy...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 10:55am

Denis Leary wants to play Kellyanne Conway in a Trump biopic

Denis Leary and his famous funny friends will once again take over the TD Garden at this weekend's Comics Come Home. The annual event, which raises funds for the Cam Neely Foundation, had a bit of a hiccup last year as a rowdy crowd booed comedian Wanda Sykes after she cracked jokes about then...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 8:29am

Dana Gould on how New England influences his comedy

If you ask any Boston comic about their comedic inspirations, don’t be surprised if they end up mentioning Dana Gould. The Hopedale native and former writer for “The Simpsons” is a legend among comedy circles thanks to his prowess on stage and work on the small screen. While...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 3:55pm