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Review: Never Stand Still

A-list choreographers
A multitude of A-list choreographers speak their piece to the camera — Merce Cunningham, Judith Jamison, Mark Morris — as they gather for the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  June 26, 2012


On the Cheap: Mixtura Latin Fusion Cuisine

A casual but serious take on regional Latin favorites
Mixtura has the look and feel of a quick meal at your favorite aunt's house.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  June 22, 2012


A beginner’s guide to the city’s best heat-beating drinks

Summer cocktails
There are only two things that make us feel better when our legs stick to the seats on the T, or when a five-minute walk down the street leaves us drenched with sweat in the most embarrassing places.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  June 08, 2012


Six local chefs serve up quick summer recipe tips

DIY Summer food
A grill is always a grill, whether you rock a two-foot kettle charcoal number or a gas-fueled beast with more knobs than an airplane cockpit.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  June 08, 2012


An interview with director Eric Toledano

Talking Intouchables
While The Artist was busy scooping up accolades, adoration, and Oscars stateside, another film was busy winning the hearts and standing ovations of France.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  June 01, 2012


Bon Mots

A little salt of the earth with a whole lot of sexy
During a late-night car ride, three friends from Boulder, Colorado, began regaling each other with stories, as people trapped in a car for hours are wont to do.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  May 17, 2012


On the Cheap: Dwelltime Coffeebar & Bakeshop

A new spot in Cambridge to sit and sip
Jerry Seinfeld once said that our only true goal in life is to find a place to sit. If you really think nice and hard about it, you'll find that your day may indeed just be moments spent in chairs, or couches, or beds, strung together by your attempts to get to them.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  May 18, 2012


On the Cheap: Nyan Cat Ice Cream from Toscanini’s

What does the Internet taste like?
Gus Rancatore, co-founder and proprietor of Toscanini's Ice Cream in Central Square, isn't afraid of a good challenge.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  May 02, 2012


Alvin Ailey leaves us in a daze

Dance Dance Revelations
Anyone who has seen them — dance enthusiast or not — can tell you that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a feverish love poem to the human body.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  April 30, 2012


How local chefs are using Instagram to pretty up and reach out

Kitchen Remodeling
Facebook jumped on it for $1 billion, so it must be true: Instagram, with its stable of custom filters turning any snapshot into a keepsake-worthy print, is this online-addled generation's manifestation of meaningful.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  May 03, 2012


Review: To the Arctic

The Arctic is still melting, people
Heart-wrenching footage of polar cubs wrestling and caribou mothers pushing their young to higher ground isn't necessary to educate the viewer on the thoroughly depressing domino effect of melting sea ice. But hot damn, does it help.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  April 18, 2012


On the Cheap: Crumbs Bake Shop

Giving in to cupcake culture
I have nothing against cake — or its pocket-size counterpart, the cupcake — but I've always been more of a pie girl.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  April 04, 2012


Give Peach a chance

Our fave food mag is back for more
It's almost frustrating how cool Lucky Peach is.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  March 21, 2012


Cameroon foundation gets fabulous

ONE Love
A drag queen named Tiffany Whispers strokes her bubblegum-pink wig and smiles at me as I hand my coat off to be checked. "Don't you just love Africa?" she says, and winks before taking another sip of her drink, her frosty lipstick leaving a mark on the straw.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  March 14, 2012


Beatrice Peltre's La Tartine Gourmande makes the leap from blog to book

Picture perfect
The second I step into Béatrice Peltre's kitchen, I'm hit with two thoughts.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 29, 2012


On The Cheap: Lone Star Taco

Another outstanding ode to Texas from the Deep Ellum crew
While the food at Allston's Deep Ellum occasionally plays second fiddle to its stand-out list of libations, the plates and tequila concoctions found next door at Lone Star Taco, the latest Texan ode from Aaron Sanders and Max Toste, are perfectly in step.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 22, 2012


Twenty-nine-year-old Buddhist teacher Lodro Rinzler is the cool kid's Buddhist.

The sound of one hand clapping
In his new book, Rinzler spells out mindful compassion for the millennial set, making room for one-night stands and cocktails on the weekend.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 08, 2012


Interview: Katie Leung follows Harry Potter with ART's Wild Swans

On track
Fans of J.K Rowling's wizarding empire (read: every man, woman, and child) all remember the moment we were introduced to Cho Chang, the lucky Ravenclaw who gets to paint the town (and do a bit of snogging) with Mr. Potter himself.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 31, 2012


American Idiot rocks out

The Boston premiere of Michael Mayor's staging
As the crowd spilled in for Tuesday night's Boston premiere of Green Day's American Idiot , necks craned and fingers pointed, mohawked guys in their mid-30s and elderly couples jostled for their seats alongside teenage girls in plaid skirts and suspenders.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 26, 2012


On the Cheap: Grillo's Pickles

Brining it all back home  
The only thing more fun than saying "pop-up pickle shop" is opening various pickle jars from said pickle shop on your desk and subsequently coating your hands in a pungent wash of spicy vinegar while you dig in. The keyboard, too.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 25, 2012


On the Cheap: Ecco Pizzeria

A much-needed break from the everyday slice
I'm not sure when Allston woke up and decided it needed a new pizza joint on every other block, but I'm not complaining, and neither is my fridge.
By: CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  January 12, 2012

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