That Old Black Magic

Revisit classics, score new releases and scour music memorabilia in the flesh at our favorite record stores.

Take the Plunge

Whether you’re seeking a private retreat, a bustling beach strip or just a quick dip after a long work day, HOWL’s swim guide will take you there.
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Haunted Lowell

Paranormal investigators sweep through the storied Village Smokehouse  The Village Smokehouse is a downtown watering hole and restaurant that's housed in a historic building rumored to be...

Dive In: Best Bar Food

These working-class watering holes have food fit for a king The Whipple Cafe serves tasty and cheap home-style cooking. By Rita Savard Nothing beats the simple satisfaction of bar food –...