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Why Are Boston Accents So Wicked Awful in Movies?

Watch on YouTube Boston native Seth Stevenson demonstrates the do's and don'ts of non-rhoticity, the intrusive r, and the broad a. Runtime: 5 min.

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The Food Lab: How to Make Real New England Clam Chowder

A chef explains how to make Boston’s quintessential dish. By J Kenji Lopez-Alt.

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Found recipes: Boston brown bread

"Brown bread is as old as our country," James Beard wrote in "American Cookery" (1972). The history of Boston's traditional bread. By Bonnie Wolf.

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Can Boston’s Only Classic Cocktail Make a Comeback?

Boston's only classic cocktail has long been plagued by disrepute and bad sour mix. But a new crop of bartenders is helping it stage a comeback. The ...

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Thoreau at Walden, and at Houghton

Visiting the naturalist’s inspirational site, Harvard professor Lawrence Buell reflects on the lasting import of his seminal text, and of his world view.

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Bean Town Origin

Why is Boston called Beantown? There’s no definite answer, but this hasn’t stopped historians from speculating. By Mark Mancini.

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A revolutionary discovery in the stacks

on news.harvard.edu Bostonians gathered at Faneuil Hall on October 28, 1767, to discuss England’s newly imposed Townshend Act taxes and plan their ...

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Thoreau at Walden, and at Houghton

Watch on YouTube Visiting the naturalist’s inspirational site, Harvard professor Lawrence Buell reflects on the lasting import of his seminal text, ...

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