“A People’s Guide to Greater Boston,” out now from the University of California Press, is a very readable text but one that’s hard to define. A guide book with a historical, left-wing perspective, it is both thoroughly well-researched and pleasing to the eye: a high-production-value text and a far-reaching survey of important sites in and around the city.
When Home Taste first opened in Arlington Heights, its menu was quite limited, but now there is much to choose from, though for many the menu begins and ends with hand-pulled noodles.
Here you’ll find jaw-dropping views, rugged trails, steep cliffs, bubbling brooks, deep woods, an observation tower with picnic tables at the base, and a weather observatory that’s easily one of the true hidden jewels of the Greater Boston area.
Movement and the immigrant experience at the region’s second home for countless cultures
I often wonder if when I’m 90 on my deathbed if I’ll look back on the 100 hours I spent playing Skyrim fondly, or as a waste of time. Hopefully I’ll be so baked I don’t give a shit.
Five snowshoe hikes and walks inside Route 128
Biking is practical, tacos are practical. Practical people like practical things. Bikes and tacos were made for one another.
A public conversation about transit infrastructure
"The Beacon-Hampshire corridor is the single busiest bike corridor in Massachusetts, and that’s why Somerville is building a protected bike like along a stretch of Beacon Street. That’s where the bike lane is raised a few inches off the street and separated from vehicles by a curb."
Dispatches from my daily dance with death en route to work