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What's New in Historic Boston

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arts + culture,
design + architecture

Sure, Boston's history is second to none, but its burgeoning modern-day attractions are what everyone's buzzing about. Visit the flashy Institute of Contemporary Art, scour the creative fringes of the burgeoning South End, or even stay the night in a converted prison!


Eating Myers + Chang, Boston

Like any enfant terrible, chef Joanna Chang had her dessert first: At bakery and café Flour, she seduced Boston with sticky buns and homemade "Oreos." Her... more

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Institute of Contemporary Art
See + Do Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

Founded in 1936, the ICA showcases work by the likes of Nan Goldin, Mona Hatoum, Paul Chan, and Julian Opie (major exhibitions rotate three times per year). But... more

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The Visionaries
Article The Visionaries from

In 1997, when Frank Gehry unveiled his very funky curving titanium museum in a backwater city in northern Spain ("Bil_where?"), few would have predicted the... more

O Ya
Eating O Ya, Boston

On a side street in the gritty Leather District, O Ya's location is as unconventional as its tantalizingly novel sushi menu. Opt for a counter seat at this... more

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Shop South End, Boston

What Newbury is to fashion, and Charles is to antiques, the South End is to home decor. This perennially up-and-coming neighborhood still has some rough edges,... more

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Nightlife Beehive, Boston

An old-fashioned dinner club, the Beehive is always buzzing, whether at its weekend jazz brunch or at night, when patrons crowd three deep around the bar, and... more

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Liberty Hotel
Hotel Liberty Hotel, Boston

Once home to Boston's most feared and reviled citizens, this remarkable granite structure on the Charles River is now populated by executives and trendsetters.... more


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