National lore has it that the first Thanksgiving was in 1621, when Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared a harvest feast. Several American presidents since then had called for days of thanks, but it was President Abraham Lincoln who made Thanksgiving a national holiday, in 1863, during the height of the Civil War. No […]
“Abajo! Rapido!” my dance teacher shouted one hot afternoon when I was 14. “Hide! Fast!” In the middle of warm-up, a sound like fireworks brought everyone in the hip-hop class to a standstill. I did not realize what was happening until I saw armed men on the rooftop of the adjacent building. I had heard […]
I’m confused—and mad—about the Food and Drug Administration’s plan to delay the implementation of the much-needed new food label, the iconic rectangle of nutrition information on food packages. A year and a half ago, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that she was thrilled that the FDA had finalized a new and improved label and that […]
Brian Arnoff has been experimenting with food and restaurant ideas since he left BU. The SHA alum opened his upstate New York restaurant two years ago, and it’s earned a reputation for fresh, local comfort food and high-end cuisine, like a butternut squash lasagna he says is an ideal Thanksgiving dish.
Acclaimed actor Paula Plum has played countesses and queens, Lady Macbeth and Beatrice, and even a boy in a career that’s spanned more than 40 years. In her latest role, the versatile thespian plays Madame Pernell in the Huntington Theatre Company’s production of Molière’s Tartuffe.