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Francis Storrs

Real Dough-Getters

In a tough economy, not all philanthropies are created equal.

Dunkin’s Run: A Love Story

Since opening the doors of its original shop 60 years ago, Dunkin’ Donuts has grown into an international juggernaut. Here’s why Bostonians don’t hold that against it.

Person of Interest: Ken Burns

Ken Burns has always refused to return to the subjects of his famed documentaries.

Cape Cod Guide 2010: Chatham

If you require your sun and seafood with a side of family fun, look no further than this Lower Cape town.

Band of Brooders

A Band of Brooders

After everything Aerosmith has been through in the past year the question isn’t why they would finally break up, it’s what the hell has kept it together for so long.

There Will Be Blood and Money

There are many questions about the relationship between a local hospital and the world’s largest medical device company.

Shapshot Doyles Cafe

Snapshot: Doyle’s Cafe

Those seeking a shot of authentic Boston-Irish atmosphere this month need look no further than Doyle’s, where it comes literally wall to wall.

Unsung Hero: Lewis H. Latimer

“His life was fascinating.”

The Withering

The Withering

A year ago, the storied Massachusetts Horticultural Society stunned Boston by canceling its famous flower show.

Boston’s Best Feuds

We’ve been fighters from the start. Boston was founded on a handshake in 1630 when hermit William Blackstone invited the Puritans to live near him. Pretty soon they start arguing over religion; next thing you know, Blackstone gets his house burned down. He leaves town, the Puritans stay. Four centuries on, we’re still prone to a good scrap. Here, our take on the Hub’s 12 greatest brawls. You got a problem with that?

Dispatch: Sex and the School District

Desperate to catapult its schools into the upper ranks, Arlington brought in a savvy businessman to be its superintendent. But then came the threats, and the raunchy e-mails, and the scandal that showed just how divided the town really is.

What do you need to gut and renovate an English cottage? Lots of know-how, patience, and a sense of humor.

City Life

The Dan Brown Code

A pulse-pounding race to discover…Dan Brown. The astonishing truth behind history’s bestselling storyteller…unveiled at last.

Dispatch: Building a Better Wiener

Kayem Foods has been in the processed-meat business for a century. Now the Chelsea firm—new maker of the Fenway Frank—has hit upon a recipe it thinks can take on the industry’s biggest brands. But will a New England hot dog play in Peoria?

The Lady of the House

Isabella Stewart Gardner left strict orders: The palazzo she built on the Fens should never, ever change. But museum director Anne Hawley has some strong ideas of her own. Inside her radical—and risky—plan to propel the beloved institution into the 21st century.