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Reside: At Home with Bertil Jean-Chronberg

Green home design is still building momentum, but it's not a new concept. Consider the Harvard Square home that Bertil Jean-Chronberg, GM and beverage director of South End hotspot the Beehive, shares with his wife, Tracy.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  March 15, 2013
Music: Converge

Converge go back to basics

For most Bostonians of a certain age, Converge's Jane Doe (2001) is always going to be "that" record. But sentimentality aside, the metal/hardcore quartet's latest, All We Love We Leave Behind — out Tuesday on Epitaph — bangs right up against it.

By JANSSEN MCCORMICK  |  October 05, 2012

Review: Rock of Ages

In retrospect, 1987, the year in which this adaptation of Chris D'Arienzo's hit Broadway show is set, might have been the moment that pop culture shit the bed.
Soft mock
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 15, 2012
Review: John Carter

Review: John Carter(1)

Like its four-armed Tharks and its ten-legged Calot, this adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs's series of sci-fi novels has too many moving parts for its own good.
Too many moving parts
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 09, 2012

A store with character

Curious George shall rise again. As Publishers Weekly reported, the Harvard Square monkey-merchandise-cum-children's-bookstore, shuttered last summer, will return in late April under new ownership.
Is our children reading?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 17, 2012

Out: Lube coats Charlie’s Kitchen in distorted garage-rock goodness

Among other off-point celebrations this past Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a gathering of homegrown rock and roll at Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square.
Getting messy on MLK Day
By ALI DONOHUE  |  January 27, 2012


Out: Parasol and Inky Skulls soundtrack the Anarchist Bookfair kickoff party

"This is a song to put on a mixtape for the next person you have a crush on," laughed Parasol singer/guitarist Lily Richeson last Friday night before launching into "Firecracker," a super-cute two-minute love song that balanced big distorted riffs and d
Sweet democracy
By LIZ PELLY  |  November 18, 2011

Review: Otto Pizza

Inside the cramped quarters of Otto, you'll find a jovial crew who seem to be enjoying the hell out of making pizza. The flaky-crusted pies rest on raised, outward-facing shelves behind the counter, displayed like portraits.
Painting the palate in Harvard Square
By STEVE MILLER  |  August 26, 2011

Photos: One Night in Boston 2011

STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over eight hours on the night of July 15, 2011; here are a few of our favorites.
Fifteen photographers. Eight hours.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 12, 2011

The best of Boston's mobile cuisine

Summer in Boston traditionally means exploring the city, getting sunburned, and ironically (but totally seriously) drinking Mike's Hard Lemonade. But now that meals-on-wheels mania has put the boot on our fair city, it also means chasing down every foo
Truck nuts
By DAVID EISENBERG  |  June 10, 2011

Review: The Maharaja

The three owners of The Maharaja have done a very good job redecorating the already handsome upstairs space in Harvard Square that was formerly Bombay Club. They are much less clear about marketing the menu, which has all kinds of the usual Indian restau
Postmodern roadhouse Indian by way of London
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 03, 2011

MayFair in Harvard Square: Viva Viva, Spirit Kid, Naked On Rollerskates, Leo Blais...

Holy shit remember a few years ago when BANG CAMARO blew up Harvard Square at the MayFair party? There are now confused single-parented 3-year-olds walking...
By Michael Marotta  |  April 26, 2011

Vowell's America

How Hawaii became "American"
How Hawaii became "American"
By AMY FINCH  |  March 25, 2011
Oscars party at the Brattle Theatre

Photos: Oscar Party at Brattle Theatre

Photos from Brattle Theatre's Oscar night pre-party fundraiser and viewing party.

By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  March 04, 2011
Carolyn Clay review's The A.R.T.'s 21st-century Ajax

The A.R.T.'s 21st-century Ajax

An embittered soldier who snaps and commits a heinous act of violence? It's a wonder Sophocles's Ajax isn't performed as often as Hamlet .
Soldier's  tale
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  February 25, 2011

The re-formed Humanoids remain hell bent for leather

In the vortex of impossibility that is Coolidge Corner, it's not surprising that few residents realize there is a local rock demigod working at the neighborhood post office. "Strangely, there have been times when people knew who the Humanoids were, and i
Re-creating that metal edge
By NICK BLAKEY  |  February 11, 2011


Gold diggers: El Salvador vs. Pacific Rim Mining

If Chilean miners can maintain vast media attention for two months, then human-rights advocates may be in pole position to lure spotlights toward other underground issues below the border.
Mine. Not yours.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 29, 2010

Photos: One Night in Boston 2010

STUFF Magazine presents photos taken in Boston's streets over nine hours on the night of August 22, 2010; here are a few of our favorites
Fifteen photographers. Nine hours.
By STUFF BOSTON  |  August 13, 2010
"All That Glitters: A Disco Bar Crawl"

"All That Glitters: A Disco Bar Crawl"

The Donkey Show - the American Repertory Theater's super-cool reimagining of A Midsummer Night's Dream - takes over Harvard Square in all its sparkly, shiny...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 04, 2010
Harvard Square's Twisted Village to close July 25

Harvard Square's Twisted Village to close July 25

 The phone at Twisted Village rang again a little after one o’clock last Thursday afternoon. Letting several rings go by, owner Wayne Rogers reluctantly picked...
By Michael Marotta  |  July 15, 2010
Dance the Carmagnole all week long: Your guide to Boston's Bastille Day festivities

Dance the Carmagnole all week long: Your guide to Boston's Bastille Day festivities

Francophiles of the world (or at least of Boston and its associated suburbs) unite! Vive la gluttony, street fairs, live music and more gluttony! Bastille...
By Steve Miller  |  July 09, 2010

The 3rd annual "Make Music Harvard Square"

The 3rd annual "Make Music Harvard Square"

Now in its third year, "Make Music Harvard Square" just continues to grow. What started as a Square-wide 75-band showcase has ballooned into a 150-act...
By webteam  |  June 16, 2010

Bombay Club

As we were on our way home from dinner at Bombay Club, Mrs. Nadeau said, "We didn't try any curries — we missed that."
A favorite local Indian eatery finds a new home
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  June 11, 2010

Bedroom community

Okay, so Dead Cats Dead Rats are not actually from Boston.
Dead Cats Dead Rats dig out of the 'burbs
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 04, 2010

Bike Week and beyond

Boston is a great bicycling city. Sure, you have to deal with sociopathic, maniacal motorists who’ve never heard of a turn signal. And yes, you have to contend with a bunch of inconsiderate, entitled pedestrians who act like they own the road and can wan
From bike week to bike month, a line-up of great rides, summits, and get-togethers are helping make 2010 the year of the bike in Boston.
By RYAN STEWART  |  May 14, 2010

Russell House Tavern

For a place with major, major foot traffic, Harvard Square has proven to be a tricky spot for restaurateurs.
Tastes good, looks great — no gimmicks necessary
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  May 14, 2010

Play by play: May 14, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 14, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 14, 2010

Play by play: May 7, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010

Falafel Corner

Much anguished ink has been spilled on the mall-ification of Harvard Square, as many quirky veteran restaurants have given way to unremarkable national chain outlets. But things aren’t all dire: some interesting, worthy venues have opened lately with mo
A Middle Eastern takeout joint that’s way better than it has to be 
By MC SLIM JB  |  April 30, 2010
"Arts First" festival at Harvard Square

"Arts First" festival at Harvard Square

Over the next four days, Harvard Square will play host to more than 225 arts performances, as 3000 Harvard University students participate in the annual...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010