Christmas Rock: Alternatives to the endless "Nutcracker" and "Messiah" performances
?The 10th annual Boston Cavalcade for the Homeless, ? Johnny D?s, Somerville, Dec. 11: Raising cash (for the Somerville Homeless Coalition) and hell for a decade, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic leads an all-star revue with Livingston Taylor, Siobhan Magnus, Amy Fairchild and more. (johnnyds.com)
Review: Mr. Turner: A Sour Man With a Painterly Genius
Gorgeously rendered but dry as dirt, Mike Leigh's biopic of the 19th-century artist shows that a great artist doesn't have to be a nice person
How cheap oil changes the world
Consumers get lower heating bills and prices at the pump. Russia, Iran, and Venezuela face shrinking treasuries, while Saudi Arabia tries to still US drills.
Who rocked it best: Performances from Sunday night's Boston Music Awards
Please feel free to hate the Boston Music Awards , but never hate the bands. People in the scene will always gripe about who didn't win and who wasn't nominated, but the actual BMA party is amazing -- here's a bit about who did win .
Mayor Walsh creates new office, appoints Chief Diversity Officer
Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Tuesday that he would be creating an Office of Diversity. The mayor will be appointing Shaun Blugh as the city's first-ever chief diversity officer and Freda Brasfield as deputy chief diversity officer.
I refuse to post a picture of my baby on Facebook
In my Facebook newsfeed, it's common for brand-new parents to post pictures of their babies as a modern-day birth announcement. I love these posts. I love getting updates on how the baby and mother are doing, and I love cute pictures because I am a human being with a beating heart in my chest. But bad news for my Facebook friends: I won't be posting pictures of my baby on Facebook.
Montgomery County and Frederick County home sales
Listings of homes sold recently in Montgomery and Frederick counties.
Nancy Carlsson-Paige: 'Dark time' for education
"This is a dark time and a really difficult time in education because there has become almost an obsession with testing."
Q&A: Jessie Ware on Her New Album, Tough Love, and the Perfect White Shirt
Jessie Ware started off as a backup singer for indie-rock singer Jack Peñate and pop duo Man Like Me, and then sang for British heavyweight producers like Joker and SBTRKT. Understandably, her critically acclaimed debut album, Devotion, with hits like ?Wildest Moments? and ?Running,? used the formula that was already working for her ... More »