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  • Trail of jeers

    Forget Paul Revere. This summer, treat yourself to a tour of Boston's worst in political corruption.
    As summer officially kicks off this weekend, thousands upon thousands of people will be descending on our fair metropolis to get a glimpse of America's most history-drenched city.
  • This is your summer . . . on drugs

    Nine ways to take the high way out of Dullsville
    Ah, those weird Lazy Summer Days (LSDs) in Boston. What to do on them, so as not to go out of your head with boredom?
  • Bang Ganger

    The explosive lives of pyrotechnical professionals
    Fireworks in summer — gazing to a blazing sky, mouth wide, sparkle-eyed, the "ahh"s and "oh man"s passing your lips unbidden.
  • Grave Spotting

    Spooky? A bit, but Massachusetts's cemeteries are also the bucolic, final resting places of many great American writers.
    I asked the question this way: "Where would you want to be buried?" Not "do," but "would." That is to say if, by chance, you were to die, unlikely as that might be, where would you want to spend all of nonexistence?
  • Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

    Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
    As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
  • Cinema paradisos

    As Hollywood's summer fare goes cold, local film festivals heat up
    Here's the dilemma: you love movies, but you also love the idea of taking a vacation to one of the many inviting resorts that New England has to offer — the beaches of Cape Cod or the Islands, picturesque towns in Maine or Rhode Island, or even the cultu
  • Summer treats

    Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
    From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
  • Art in the air conditioning

    Local museums keep you cool — and the art's pretty good, too
    From Picasso to William "Shrek" Steig's cartoons, and surfer photos to a Twilight Zone toy store, New England offers art worth traveling to this summer. Here we round up the best in the region, no matter the weather or your artistic inclinations.

Summer Guide Menu

ART MUSEUMS

BEACHES

CLASSICAL

COMEDY

DANCE

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

FILM

FLEA MARKETS/ANTIQUE SHOWS

JAZZ

POP MUSIC

PRODUCE

SPECTATOR SPORTS

THEATER