Top Docs 2014

Medicine depends on observation—whether it’s a new way of imaging neural activity, the millions of data points that may help researchers learn about women’s health, gadgets that let doctors clock themselves, young residents taking a look outside their medical horizons, or an epidemiologist coming face to face with an invisible enemy. The doctor will see you now.

Features

Mother of Merci

After her father was murdered, Nixia came to Boston from Honduras in search of a better life for her children. But she had to leave one of them behind.

Departments

News

Restaurants

Boston's Calling

With the forthcoming restaurant Townsman, Providence chef Matt Jennings is ready to shake things up in downtown Boston.

Eating Material

Curated by industry insiders, our annual cookbook gift guide ­showcases manuals for perfecting pasta, mastering Mediterranean fare, and crafting coppa.

Lift Your Spirits

Use these suggestions from local pros—ranging from entry-level experiments to full-on projects—to guide your next booze infusion.

Miso en Place

Benjamin Wolfe and Scott Jones reveal the science behind how to make miso.

Dining Out: Commonwealth

While chef Nookie Postal’s Kendall Square venture has sincerity in spades, it sometimes gets lost in the farm-to-table shuffle.

Fashion & Style

Pastoral Pad

The star of this Belmont Hill abode is its architecture, which stylishly plays within the bounds of the New England vernacular.

Merry and Bright

Turn up the holiday cheer with color-drenched presents for everyone on your list.

Hat Trick

What’s old is new again at this quirky North End millinery shop.

Health

Home Body

Foul weather keeping you inside? Turn your den into a gym with these easy-to-use accessories.

Fitness on Demand

Can’t get to the gym? Local trainers are now making it easy to work out anywhere—just be sure to clean up your room first.