Thomas Brennan

Boston’s Back Bay has developed a refreshingly fun atmosphere this season

Summer marks a return to activity for city’s busy shopping and residential district Despite the recent oppressive heat, people waited to park at the Capital Grille at 359 Newbury St. Photo by Thomas Brennan The picket fence of the neighborhood’s streets with Boylston, Newbury and Commonwealth Avenue and the alphabet of cross streets that run …

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Roxbury International Film Festival opens with a hybrid format

23rd annual RoxFilm features more than 70 films including works by local filmmakers A film from Zimbabwe, a story of Roxbury high school senior, and a US-made comedy that was overlooked because of the pandemic are among the highlights of the 23rd annual Roxbury International Film Festival, which is slated to run in a hybrid …

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Emerson ‘alum’ Emma McGill lands TV gig before she gets her diploma

I’d tell them it was actually my first job having graduated from college. Emma McGill Let’s be totally honest, all acting students train to work their craft and expect to toil for a long time waiting for that big break. For recent Emerson College graduate, Emma McGill, things happened pretty quickly as the acting student …

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Childs Gallery: Re-opening with an exciting show

Childs Gallery: Re-opening with an exciting show New space to host John Thompson: An Artist Collects The Childs Gallery is back. The Newbury Street art gallery, which has anchored the block between Dartmouth and Exeter streets since 1937, is currently open for its first post-Covid lockdown show and moving directly across the street from 169 …

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On TV: ‘Supernatural’ and Destiel: Angelic or Hellish LGBTQ Representation

You know that you’ve reached a peak pop culture moment when a new word, crafted to describe a fictional TV coupling becomes one of the hottest trending topics on real life social media during an election season. The fans of the long-running CW network television show Supernatural were already getting whipped up in a frenzy …

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Macy’s kicks off the holiday season with tree lighting and usual fanfare

Good old holiday joy is once again back in Boston. Setting off the merriest of seasons is Macy’s with their annual lighting of their Christmas tree, with a small ceremony to celebrate their iconic tree above Washington Street in Downtown Crossing. Traditionally, the lighting of the tree would happen on ground level and the lighting …

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S/O/S: Business Women Coming to Boston’s Aid

An ingenious business model for distributing healthcare items and toiletries was born not in a marketing office or board room, but in a corporate bathroom. The idea sprung from a shared moment of solidarity in the workplace between two strong-minded and thoughtful business women. Susanna Twarog and Robina Verbeek formed their business in 2017 when …

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