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Articles: Arts

A portrait of Benjamin Franklin painted by Robert Feke

Robert Feke’s rendering of Benjamin Franklin

Courtesy of the Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Dr. John Collins Warren, 1856


Two hundred and seventy years ago, Benjamin Franklin did something highly unusual. He retired.


Broadsheet is on Kirkland Street in Cambridge.

Photographs by Jane Messinger

An antidote to Starbucksification?

March-April 2018

April’s Little Poland Festival

Courtesy of the Little Poland Festival, New Britain, Connecticut

New Britain’s “Little Poland” and museum of American art

March-April 2018

Theresa McCulla in the archives center of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Photograph by T.J. Kirkpatrick

A historian tracks the craft-beer boom, and the evolution of American taste.

March-April 2018

From improvements in supply chain management to milk without a cow, Food-X offers a glimpse of the culinary future.

March-April 2018

Dan Voytas, Calyxt's chief scientific adviser and co-inventor of TALEN, a gene-editing technique

Photograph by Thomas Strand

Scientists are tweaking plant genomes so that food crops grow better, especially under conditions of stress.

March-April 2018

At Indigo Ag’s Charlestown headquarters, technicians track plant growth,…

Photograph by Jim Harrison

Abundant food and better than ever?

March-April 2018

Pork bao at Shōjō

Photograph courtesy of Shōjō


Asian-fusion food with a Western twist at Chinatown's Shōjō restaurant

January-February 2018

A scene from Newport’s dramatic Cliff Walk

Photograph courtesy of Discover Newport

Visiting Newport, Rhode Island, during the winter

January-February 2018