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BOOK REVIEW Talking Walls: Casting out the Post-Contact Stone-Wall Building Myth

Stephen Hren | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Stephen Hren

While the myth of pioneers building this colossal earthworks has a veneer of warm, fuzzy wholesomeness at first blush, Bua's closer examination of the relevant facts makes this no more likely to be true than any other fairy tale.

The 8 Most Beautiful Places in Massachusetts You Didn't Know Existed

Thrillist | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel

By: Erik Christensen Credit: Flickr/peragro If you're into the great outdoors, nay... the greatest outdoors, then Massachusetts is where you n...

10 Of America's Best Places For Seriously Stunning Fall Foliage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel

Grab a sweater, sip some apple cider and get the heck out of your house. It's leaf peeping season, people!  There are officially 13 weekends...

Blue Hill, Maine: An Unexpected Hub of Art, Music, and Food

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

It takes a pretty remarkable town to thrive on the tractor pulls and pig races at the yearly country fair and at the same time play host to internationally renowned chamber music concerts.

A Weekend in Central Mass: The Hills

Gabriel James Bump | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Gabriel James Bump

I moved to Western Massachusetts from Chicago last summer. I grew up in Chicago. I know that expressway exits are strategically the best place for people with dirt-covered hands to hold up signs asking for money and help.

The New England States, Ranked By An Impartial Midwesterner

Thrillist | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel

By: Nicole Rupersburg Credit: Shutterstock What do you think about when you hear the words "New England"? Lobster rolls? Funny accents? Baaahstin? ...

15 Rockport, MA Traditions (Old and New) That Keep Getting Better

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 08.14.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Less than an hour North of Boston on the "other Cape" -- Cape Ann -- Rockport seems to be the people's choice for a quick New England getaway. And it has been for generations.

5 Must-Try Lobster Rolls In The U.S.

Zagat | Posted 08.05.2015 | Taste

Nowadays, diners can find variations of the iconic summer sandwich all over the U.S., available at seafood shacks and restaurants all around the country. Here are 5 to try during your summer travels.

Your Guide to the Maine Accent

Down East Magazine | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Down East Magazine

Nancy Hopkins-Davisson never really heard herself until she heard herself on television. The year was 1975, and Nancy -- then just Hopkins, a high-school student born and raised on the island of North Haven -- was one of three young people interviewed for a Maine Public Broadcasting documentary about island life.

2 Great Days in Cape Cod

Shoptiques | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel

Cape Cod: It's the quintessential summer destination. Located where New England juts out like a flexed arm to meet the Atlantic Ocean, this area is the place to find the perfect mix of quaint harbors, historic towns and, of course, sandy beaches.

4 Great Lobster Rolls in New England

Hipmunk | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel

Ask four people where to find the best lobster roll in New England and you'll probably get four different answers. Seems simple enough: lobster meat in a hot dog bun. True lobster lovers know it's not that easy. Here are four suggestions to get your lobster mojo going.

To the Guy Flying a Confederate Flag in New England

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 07.06.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I know that right now you are saying, "But I'm not a racist!" "Heritage, not hate!" But this isn't your heritage. It's mine. And it is hate. And it is racism. And every time you put that flag on the back of your car, we all go back in time a little.

My Magical Love Affair with Kennebunkport, Maine

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Lulu Salavegsen

I have fallen so deeply in love. I am not even officially divorced. My life is in that numinous sweet spot of healing and new beginnings. Like I quoted in the video that's making waves, "Honor the space between No longer and Not yet." -Nancy Levin

The Nine Secret Cities of Newport, R.I.

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Getting to know Newport, Rhode Island, is -- how should I put this? -- just a bit different from touring around other famous resorts. You were thinking a quick walk-through of The Breakers or another summer mansion? Think again.

Bill Simmons And The Patriots Nation Go To War With The World

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Sports


Lucy McCalmont

NFL Report Finds Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs On Purpose | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 05.07.2015 | Sports

Should they get their Super Bowl rescinded?

A Tour of 'Mini-Beantowns' Shows the Sprouts From Boston's Seeds

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.20.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Did the towns have any links to New England -- maybe a special sense of history, a general store or central green? Could I find New Bostonians with a soft spot for the Celtics, or a taste for scrod? It would take a road trip to find out.

Tips for a Family Fun Ski Trip in New Hampshire

Tara Settembre | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Tara Settembre

I recently discovered that west isn't necessarily best when it comes to skiing. New Hampshire receives an annual average of 80 inches of fresh snow every year and offers a number of off-the-slopes activities that include snow shoeing, dog sledding, snow tubing, zip-lining and much more.

Strangers Passing Gas: A Jersey Girl's Public Apology to New Hampshire Residents

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

You see, little by little, I eventually caught on and soon learned that "farty" was none other than "forty."

A Lifeline for Disappearing Cod

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Cod were once so abundant in the Gulf of Maine that they propped up many of New England's coastal economies. Those financial boons, though, came with a heavy price.

New Round Of Snow Could Push Boston To Season Record

AP | Posted 05.01.2015 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 2...

15 Coastal Connecticut Curiosities: Kate Hepburn, African-American Firsts, Art History and One Scandalous Hotel Among Other Things You Probably Didn't Know About This Quiet State

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

She was Annie Hall without the neurosis. She wore pants! She was beautiful, witty, gregarious, and a clever verbal sparring partner with each of her leading men.

Tuesday Morning Quarterbacking: Defending Pete Carroll's Call

Paul Abrams | Posted 04.05.2015 | Sports
Paul Abrams

There was every reason to believe the pass would work. In that case, we would be praising Carroll's brilliance for passing when the entire world believed Marshawn Lynch would be getting the ball.

I'm Privileged and I'm Proud: America's War Against the Advantaged

Neel Swamy | Posted 04.05.2015 | College
Neel Swamy

Yes, unpacking the war against privilege in our country is almost as dangerous and convoluted as unpacking privilege itself. For one reason or another, our nation as a whole is wired to socially excommunicate and extradite those who are born into superior circumstances.

Oh Boston, You're My Home

Rumni Saha | Posted 04.04.2015 | Good News
Rumni Saha

I quickly realized how lucky we are to live in a place where nature's fury forces us to take a break from work and condemns us to the comforts of our homes.