boston magazine december 2016 cover featured

Top Docs 2016

The best physicians in 60 specialties, how to live (almost) forever, and more.


The World v. Alan Dershowitz

The Harvard Law School legend has defended everyone from O.J. Simpson to Claus von Bülow. Now he’s facing his toughest case yet: his own.

A Chef’s Holiday

The most coveted invitation around? A seat at culinary master Barbara Lynch’s dining room table.


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No Hitting

If you’re wondering whether daycare might turn your kid into an aggressive little monster, you’re not alone.


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Brand Scramble

Boston’s planning and development agency has a new identity. Is one of the city’s most powerful offices just playing word games, or is real change afoot?


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Haute Toddies

From rustic teas with woodsy spirits to velvety cocoa with Indian spices, five creative takes on the toasty tipple.

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Dining Out: Bar Mezzana

Barbara Lynch protégé Colin Lynch focuses on modern Italian cuisine with a coastal bent on the ground floor of Sepia, in the South End’s Ink Block development.

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Tastemaking: Culinary Connection

Opening this month in Cambridge’s innovation district, Japanese-Spanish fusion restaurant Pagu brings a different kind of experiment to MIT turf.


Mapping Eataly

An insiders’ guide to navigating Mario Batali’s new pizza-and-pasta emporium in the Pru.

Fashion & Style

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What's in Store: Watch Shops

Clock running out on your holiday gift-shopping? You can never go wrong with an elegant timepiece. Ahead, five spots in Boston that cater to every type of watch aficionado.

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Impulse Buy: Grab Bags

Your bottomless Mary Poppins tote? Perfect for work. But for a night on the town, opt for an alluring clutch that fits right in the palm of your hand.

Home & Property


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Survive the Season

With gifts to wrap, guests to host, and meals to plan, the holidays aren’t always a source of good cheer. But never fear: It is possible to stop stressing.

Arts & Entertainment

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The Must List

Our guide to this month’s events, including Fingersmith and the Urban Nutcracker.


City Spy

Here’s who’s making headlines this month, including Anita Hill, Ariana Grande, Ben Affleck, Dennis Lehane, and more.