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Looking Back, Seeing Double

Looking Back, Seeing Double

 The end of a calendar year is generally a time of reflection. As January 1st looms, so do resolutions, those pesky promises we make to...
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  December 14, 2009

French disconnections

Last year's Boston French Film Festival featured Claude Chabrol's A Girl Cut in Two , and that, combined with this year's Chris Marker retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive and Agnès Varda's fine new The Beaches of Agnès , made it seem almost plau
The new-wavers at the French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2009
Ain't No Party Like a Hotel Party

Ain't No Party Like a Hotel Party



Boston's hotel bars are heating things up and packing 'em in 

On a recent Friday night, the crowd waiting to get into the Liberty Hotel (215 Charles Street, Boston, 617.224.4000) was about 30 well-dressed people deep. Inside, diners, drinkers, revelers, and presumably some actual hotel guests swarmed the lobby. It was a typical weekend night at the Liberty, the holding-cell-turned-hotspot that emerged on the local nightlife map just over a year ago. And the momentum doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

The idea of hotel bars used to conjure up two starkly different — yet similarly unsexy — images. Images, on the one hand, of dark rooms awash in mahogany and filled with a sea of suits and power politicians drinking $20 martinis; images synonymous
By Erin Souza  |  October 17, 2008

Hot sip: Skinny drinks

Weight-conscious European gals have been drinking Bacardi and Diet Coke for years, but ordering the same drink over and over again can get really old,...
By webteam  |  July 21, 2008

Service with a style: Local restaurants get fashionable

DEVELOPING A restaurant concept is no easy task. From menu and location to interiors and staff, everything is expected to fall seamlessly into place —...
By Erica Corsano  |  February 25, 2008