Boston

By Everett Potter Where is the best hotel room view in Boston? Well, I know my hometown, and a question like this is sure to give rise to an argument or two. But for my money, you really can’t beat a light-filled room with a very historic view at the Fairmont

By Larry Olmsted Do you have an appetite for Social Media? In a city known for its dearth of high-end red meat options, you might think the arrival of a new luxury steakhouse would be big news. But at the just opened downtown location of Boston Chops, the real star

By Steve Jermanok When the actor Steve Martin first viewed a painting by Lawren Harris, he mistook it for a work by Rockwell Kent. “I thought it was the best Rockwell Kent I’ve ever seen,” says Martin, punctuated by his legendary laugh. “It was breathtaking.” That was over 20 years

By Steve Jermanok Despite the lyrical name, Goya is an artist who’s hard to pin down. There is no recurring motif like Monet’s water lilies or thick brushstroke of van Gogh. If you took that art history course on late 18th, early 19th century European painting, then you probably know

Seastreak, the company that offers ferry service from New Bedford to Martha’s Vineyard, will bus clientele from Boston’s South Station to the ferry in New Bedford starting this April. This is wonderful news for people traveling into the Boston area who don’t want to rent a car, only to leave

  My friend Rob Holmes of GLP Films has been making remarkable films with a sustainable theme for the past five years. These films educate and inspire, but they also entertain. Every year, he takes to the road to showcase his recent work. That includes films like the Okapi Conservation Project:

With the emergence of the Seaport District, Boston is finally taking advantage of its waterfront setting. This is especially true if you use the HarborWalk, a boardwalk that snakes along the shores. Park in the lot next to the ICA building. From the grandstand behind the Museum, you can watch

Boston takes its biking very seriously. When I lived in Cambridge, there were four bike shops within a three-block radius of my apartment. Just on Mass Avenue, I saw bikers with suits going to work, bikers with backpacks heading to school, and crazed riders who just seemed to enjoy weaving

Last summer, Boston followed in the footsteps of Montreal and Denver and initiated a bike-sharing program. The Hubwayfeatures 600 bikes in 61 stations throughout the city. You pay a yearly or daily membership fee and the cost of rental for the ride (trips shorter than 30 minutes are free) and bike