Theater & Arts
St. Paul Cathedral

Transformed: New Pediment Highlights Historic Cathedral

A drab gray, stone building doesn't usually convey the vibe that it is a warm, fuzzy, welcoming place to visit in Boston. And when that building is a...


Wilbur Theatre

Wilbur Theatre Emerges as a Music and Comedy Hotspot in Downtown Boston

There aren't many places where you can see legendary hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan perform under the glow of a giant chandelier. The Wilbur Theatre...



Summer Returns to Summer Street

Downtown Crossing Block Parties Ring in Summer

The Downtown Crossing Block Parties are back! After months of being cooped up inside, the weather is finally inching towards being reliably nice, and...


5th Floor

Members Only: Inside the Smart and Swanky Boston Athenaeum

In 2013, the phrase "members only" probably brings to mind VIP nightclubs and discount-luxury shopping websites. But lo and behold, the Boston Athenaeum...



The National

Boston Calling Festival, Accept the Charges

Boston has long been suffering from rock festival envy. Chicago gets to host Lollapalooza. New York has the Governors Ball. New Orleans enjoys its Jazz Fest. And, of course, Indio, California, is home to Coachella. So where doe...


Book of Mormon Musical Play

What to Do in Boston during April Showers

Most Bostonians have been avoiding the arctic weather by hibernating on the couch for months. Now, we’re finally toying with the idea of venturing outside. We’re more than hopeful that April will bring us at least a...



Singer-songwriter Jewel is among the 90s-era acts hitting the Wilbur Theatre soon!  Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral

Evolution of Urbanism: Totally 90s Performers Bringing Nostalgia to Boston

Dust off your Doc Martens and fire up the original Nintendo. The 90s are back. Shagadelic, baby! This week’s installment in our evolution of urbanism series takes a look forward and backward. It’s a little scary tha...


Jim James of My Morning Jacket will return to downtown Boston with a show at Royale on April 26

Live Music Flourishes in Downtown Boston

By now, I’m sure the chorus from “We Are Young” is etched permanently into your brain. But enough with the Fun and games. It wasn’t all that long ago that this hot band came through downtown Boston. They...



Downtown on Arch St., just a block from Snow Place and 4 blocks from Winter St. Photo Credit: Jim McIntosh

3 Ways to Love Winter in Downtown Boston

You've tried staying indoors and waiting out the storm. Now it's time to shake off the snow and try something new in downtown Boston. To help you…


Controversial monologist Mike Daisey in his hit one man show American Utopias, which hits the Paramount Center from February 14-16. Photo: Peter Taub

Evolution of Urbanism: February Theater Forecast

A monthly look at what it means to live a distinctly urban lifestyle in downtown Boston today. Up this month: Theater, evolved.  When it comes to the performing arts, Boston sometimes has an undeservedly staid reputation. I th...