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The Best Schools in Greater Boston

Our exclusive ranking of 65 area high schools. Plus, why the new president of the state’s teachers union wants to abolish testing altogether, and how Northeastern gamed U.S. News’s college-ranking system.

Features

What's for Dinner...Next?

A visionary scientist wants to change the way we eat. Three key players on the Boston food scene are going to make it happen. Welcome to the restaurant of the future.

How to Game the College Rankings

Northeastern University executed one of the most dramatic turnarounds in higher education. Its recipe for success? A single-minded focus on just one list.

Departments

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Calling the Shot

Botox was the antithesis of my feminist upbringing—and I wanted it anyway.

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The Patrick Problem

Nobody on the Democratic ticket wants to criticize Deval—which is playing right into Charlie Baker’s hands.

News

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The $7 Billion Destroyer

Being built in Bath, Maine, and programmed by the Waltham-based Raytheon, the newly christened Zumwalt is the world’s most expensive killing machine afloat.

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High School

A new institute in Natick offers a comprehensive program in (legally) growing and selling medical marijuana.

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The Big Spenders

The gubernatorial race is in full swing this month, but who is financing whom? Below, a breakdown of campaign donations by sector.

Restaurants

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Pardon Our French

This fall, French fare is making a comeback, without the white-tableclothed stuffiness one might expect.

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Rialto Turns 20

September 19 marks the 20th anniversary of the Harvard Square restaurant that turned chef-owner Jody Adams into a culinary superstar.

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Rise and Shine

We break down the breakfast-pastry scene, one butter-loaded croissant layer at a time.

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Sour Notes

Benjamin Wolfe, a microbiologist at Tufts University, and his husband, Scott Jones, the chef de cuisine at Menton, reveal the science behind what we eat and drink.

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Dining Out: La Brasa

At La Brasa, chef Daniel Bojorquez cooks whatever he feels like. The result? A menu that’s as exciting as it is inconsistent.

Fashion & Style

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Show of Force

This season’s seriously strong looks take power dressing to the next level. Ahead, find all the pieces to embolden your fall wardrobe, framed by the arresting Fort Warren on Georges Island.