• Damn Hoover


    Damn Hoover

    The worst thing about having heroes is that they always let you down. Clint Eastwood has always seemed like a good role model. He’s my favorite director and a stubborn man’s man, doing things his own way. But after watching J. Edgar, I’m beginning to think that might not always be the best approach… More>

  • On the Hunt
    Photo Credit: Cindy Frey


    On the Hunt

    “We get crazy ideas,” Mastodon guitarist Bill Kelliher says of his mystical, monolithic metal outfit. Yet, edgy pieces like the new single “Curl of the Burl” keep the band stomping into mainstream view… More>

  • The High Points
    Photo Credit: Kipp Schoen

    The Escape Artist

    The High Points

    In the rare event that a friend plans a Wyoming vacation, Bostonians usually respond with a clueless question about bolo ties or cattle wrastlin’. Maybe a Dick Cheney joke… More>

  • Common Good
    Photo Credit: Emily Knudsen


    Common Good

    Seven-year-old Abigail Ludwig is delighted by her namesake restaurant, a modern space of polished glass, blond wood and espresso-colored furniture. “She tells everyone that it’s her restaurant,” says her mother, co-owner Sarah Murnane… More>

  • Traditional Values
    Photo Credit: Dan Watkins

    First Taste

    Traditional Values

    Saloons are often thought of as Wild West watering holes for spur-sporting outlaws. But at David Flanagan’s new Davis Square outpost, there won’t be a 10-gallon hat or Appaloosa in sight… More>

Follow The Improper

Nominate Your Favorite Bartender, Bachelor/ette or Stylish Bostonian.

Unrequited crush? Bad hair? Send us your messages of love and spleen. They might appear in The Improper Bostonian.