• Under the Influence
    Photo Credit: James Chiang

    Music

    Under the Influence

    “It’s been a complicated year,” Pink Martini pianist and bandleader Thomas Lauderdale says. “I’m glad that we’ve survived it.” But his “little orchestra,” which plays what he calls “old-fashioned, symphonic global pop,” has done more than survive… More>

  • Pigalle, Part Deux
    Photo Credit: Dan Watkins

    First Taste

    Pigalle, Part Deux

    Bay Village restaurant Pigalle’s renovations were, according to co-owner Kerri Foley, like an episode of The Newlywed Game… More>

  • Tea Party
    Photo Credit: Dan Watkins

    Drink of the Moment

    Tea Party

    Ingredients: English Breakfast tea, chamomile tea, lemon peel, lemon juice, Brugal Añejo rum, yellow Chartreuse, Bitter Truth lemon bitters, raw sugar… More>

  • Looking Up

    The Escape Artist

    Looking Up

    The best place to begin a tour of Toronto is in the air, with all the city’s superlatives in view. To the south is Lake Ontario and the city islands, home to Porter Airlines, where after a quick flight from Boston, the world’s shortest ferry ride (400 feet) drops you off downtown… More>

  • Damn Hoover

    Movies

    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>

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