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  • Let Them Drive As You Drink Up The History Of Beer With Boston Brew Tour

    With the wild success of both the UConn men's and women's basketball teams, there is reason to celebrate of late, so why not give fans another opportunity to raise a glass. In Cambridge, Mass., the Boston Brew Tour beckons. This one is for the adults....
  • Cruising Through History, A 3-State Tour From Watch Hill

    This timeless trip begins with a classic ride. "The car is a 1913 Model T," says Captain Jack Spratt, as he greets his guests at Rhode Island's famed Ocean House. His old Ford takes folks on a scenic drive through Watch Hill, but that's not all.  At...
  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.   -The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
  • Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park

    Daytrippers: Touring Fenway Park
    On Yawkey Way in Boston, the pitch is simple: Come to Fenway Park and see baseball history. Babe Ruth played here. (Just ask a Red Sox fan about “The Curse of the Bambino.”) So did Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx, Smoky Joe Wood, Johnny Pesky,...
  • History for sale in Santa Monica

    History for sale in Santa Monica
    Another day, another multimillion-dollar listing for a house in Santa Monica: "Just around the corner from the beach and walking distance to Canyon Elementary, this 5 bedroom 2 and ½ bath 1929 California Tudor … was built for entertaining," goes...
  • California, it's time to dump the Bear Flag

    California, it's time to dump the Bear Flag
    One hundred and sixty nine years ago in a frontier town, a band of thieves, drunks and murderers hoisted a home-made flag and declared themselves in revolt from a government that had welcomed them. Instigated by an expansionist neighboring power, the...
  • In Mali, nomads again become jidadis and history parodies itself

    In Mali, nomads again become jidadis and history parodies itself
    In the early 19th century, a Fulani scholar, cleric and trilingual poet named Uthman dan Fodio launched one of West Africa's earliest jihads. Hurtling camelback and horseback, Dan Fodio and his followers delivered Islam to the mostly animist rural savanna...
  • The evolution of encountering, and embracing, strangers

    The evolution of encountering, and embracing, strangers
    Humans have been around for a couple hundred thousand years, by most calculations. When you consider modern, Westernized humans in that context, we come off as pretty strange in our social interactions. The ways we relate to one another reflect a very...
  • Remembrance Day: The Turks tried. The Armenians survived

    On Friday, thousands of Armenians, my people, my comrades — em ynker — will march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first recorded genocide of the 20th century. Thousands of us will demand recognition from the leaders of the...
  • Energetic Folkmeister Bill Staines The Master Of Intimate Concerts

    Energetic Folkmeister Bill Staines The Master Of Intimate Concerts
    As a teenager, the future great American folk singer/songwriter Bill Staines was a disaster as a clarinetist in his junior high school marching band in his hometown of Lexington, Mass. He was most notorious for his massacring of martial classics by the...
  • Tiki titans McGee, Cate talk Lost Lake

    Tiki titans McGee, Cate talk Lost Lake
    It's just after 10 a.m. on a subzero morning in Logan Square, and my hands are wrapped around a hot cup of black coffee. It's cold. Really cold. Sitting across from me is Martin Cate, wearing a tiki-print short-sleeved shirt and a trio of necklaces that...