Kris Frieswick

The Fisher King

"DID HE TELL YOU about the fish pond yet?” asks Rich Heller, leaning forward on the table, nervously tapping his finger on its surface. It’s April, just a few days after Legal Sea Foods has opened its new Harborside location,…

Powerful Women in Government

Someone who got all her news from TV could be excused for thinking that women were making major strides toward equality in elected politics. Sadly, the increasing visibility of political women (Christine O’Donnell, Sarah Palin, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, Nancy…

Powerful Women in Business

First the good news: Some of the most powerful women in the entire business world are right here in Boston. ORIT GADIESH is chairman of one of the nation’s most commanding consulting firms, Bain & Company; ABIGAIL JOHNSON is the…

Till Death Do Us Pay

Steve Hitner sits on a bench in the Marlborough District Probate Court, drumming his fingers on the wood. It’s 10 a.m., and already a half dozen supplicants have been granted an audience with Judge Randy Jill Kaplan, a fiftyish woman…

The Men's Room

Selling good design to men will make their lives (and yours) better.   The American male’s aesthetic tends to revolve around an HDTV image and a comfortable couch. Maybe that’s why 54 percent of Boston men are single. Many of…

The Men's Room

Selling good design to men will make their lives (and yours) better.   The American male’s aesthetic tends to revolve around an HDTV image and a comfortable couch. Maybe that’s why 54 percent of Boston men are single. Many of…

Hoop Dreams

When the pilot gunned the engines of the chartered 737, many of the passengers began to wonder if they'd live out the day. The plane had hit wind shear on its approach to Bedford's Hanscom Field, and was straining to…

Out of Nowhere

Patricia started to cry before the first words came out of her mouth. It had taken her weeks to build up the courage to share the news with her family, weeks more to make this appointment with a therapist. She…