Top Docs 2013

Our guide to 650 of the Hub’s finest physicians. Plus, a look at how Boston’s medical community has helped patients recover—both physically and emotionally—in the wake of the marathon bombings.

Six Heroic Saves

For the victims of the marathon bombings, the process of healing isn’t merely physical—it’s emotional, too. And the bonds they forged with the doctors who treated them that fateful day have helped restore both mind and body.

Life & Limb

Boston has a long history of pioneering research in prosthetics. And thanks to cutting-edge new research, local patients are ready to take the next step.

Game Changer

Ken Levine wanted to be a screenwriter in Hollywood. Instead he wound up in Quincy doing something much more lucrative—breaking violent new ground in the world’s youngest art form: video games.




Boston’s Ridiculous Year

Twenty thirteen seemed like someone was trying to cram a decade’s worth of drama into a single year. Maybe we can take it a little easier in 2014? Just for a change. Here’s what went down.


Closer to Ewe

You’ve heard of farm to table? Introducing farm to sweater, for when you’re ready to meet the animal you’re wearing.



Perusable Feast

A quick-hit tour through some of the year’s best cookbook releases, chosen by the local chefs who covet them.


Dining Out: Bronwyn

When a haute-cuisine-trained, locavore-leaning chef tries his hand at Germanic biergarten fare, curious (and often delicious) things happen.

Fashion & Style


A Rhino for the Library

Deck the halls (and dens and nurseries) with these strategically curated holiday gifts, each matched to its domestic habitat. After all, the best presents exude a sense of place.


Shirts So Good

A Fall River garment maker rolls out a Brooklyn look with plenty of Mass. appeal.


Renter Wonderland

The slope hound’s guide to snow-kissed lodgings, whatever your wintry ambition.



Bag Check

Peek inside the commuting-ready carryalls of two local fitness pros for inspiration—and pack smart.

Arts & Entertainment


Q&A: Casey Affleck

Best known as Ben’s brother, Casey Affleck has had a pretty good career in his own right, including an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. Now he’s starring alongside Christian Bale in Out of the Furnace, out December 6.