Johannes Vermeer: Girl With a Pearl Earring. Photograph: Mauritshuis/Google Arts & Culture/New York Times

Johannes Vermeer, whose acute eye captured the quiet beauty of Dutch domestic life, was not a prolific artist: just 36 paintings are widely acknowledg(...)

Weekend in... Boston
  • Travel
  • October 24, 2015, 01:00

Thanks to the area’s 50-plus colleges, Boston has a reputation for hitting the books first, goofing off second. To be sure, venerable institutions (...)