In a neighborhood peppered with beauty shops, what makes Shamso Hair Studio and Spa unique is not the silver and black décor — or even the henna body art or the hammam steam spa — it is who is allowed in and who is not.
Vietnam is in the midst of a four-day holiday. Their jubilant festivities mark the reunification of North and South Vietnam. But in Boston’s Vietnamese community, the "Fall of Saigon" is a day of collective mourning.
Boston's Allston neighborhood is a hub for the local Russian community. US-Russia relations have been a source of political intrigue this election season. So with the election of Donald Trump, many in Allston are keeping close tabs on the relationship between the US President and Russian President Vladimir Putin.