Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Generous Party Host

One of the best things you can give to a friend who has invited you into his or her home for the holidays is something good to drink. But telling you to buy a bottle of booze would make for a pretty boring, if practical, Gift Guide. (If you do buy a bottle of booze, be a love and wrap it nicely?) » 12/19/14 9:58am Friday 9:58am

Here's Your Holiday Party Pre-Cleanup Checklist

'Tis the season to throw house parties, to jingle your balls, to get all festive-like. Which is fun! (Especially the ball-jingling part.) (Not that I would really know.) But those parties don't throw themselves: There's all that setup to be done, inevitable crises that arise during the festivities, and then the worst… » 12/18/14 2:28pm Thursday 2:28pm

2014 Was A Banner Year For Food Spills On Highways

Early this morning, a cargo truck overturned on a Detroit highway, scattering boxes of frozen chicken wings across the asphalt, capping off what has been a remarkable year for highway-spill enthusiasts. Let us now stroll down food-spill memory lane. Watch your footing, it might be slippery. » 12/16/14 3:53pm Tuesday 3:53pm

Hey, Maybe Step Up Your Gift-Wrapping Game?

You spent time and money picking out that gift for your lady, right? (Right?) I would hate for you to blow it by handing that present over to her wrapped in newspaper. (Unless it's really cool newspaper that you picked up on a recent trip to Hong Kong or some such. Then you have my permission to use newspaper as gift… » 12/16/14 10:05am Tuesday 10:05am

Boston Magazine Delivers A Whopper Of A Correction

If you were closely following Boston Magazine's 2014 Best High Schools coverage—and who among us wasn't?—you could see this one coming from a Smoot away: The magazine is copping to major errors in its reporting and data gathering in compiling both the public and private school listings. » 9/09/14 12:00pm 9/09/14 12:00pm