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Kevin Alexander

The Prep Gets the Last Laugh

Forget what you think you know about whale belts and popped collars. Why now more than ever New England’s singular sartorial aesthetic is the style for our times.

On the Prowl with the Cougar Hunters

You’ve heard of cougars—those empowered women with an appetite for younger men. Well, now meet the cougar hunter. He’s that opportunistic twentysomething infiltrating the classy Back Bay bar, his sights set on a middle-aged conquest. And with him on the loose, the rules of Boston’s dating scene are turned upside down.

The Love Techs

Match.com has Dr. Phil. The former math geeks behind Cambridge’s OkCupid think they have something much better: the formula for finally taking all the sketchiness out of online dating.

Junior Achievers

The anxious parent’s answer-filled guide to the Hub’s finest preschools.

Sleep deprived, chilled to the bone, run ragged all over town—the life of a hockey mom isn’t easy. With two kids in skates and a coach for a husband, Boston’s Dawn Hentosh tells us how she gets through the day.

Goal Oriented

In the parallel universe created by Cambridge-bred Facebook, identities can be reinvented with a few keystrokes, every kid gets a chance to be cool, and no moment is too risqué to be photographed for all to see. And, as our reporter learned when he

Fast Times at Make-Believe High


The Right Private School for Your Kid

Among the city’s vastly wealthy international students, well-heeled Russians have become the new kids on the bloc.

From Russia, with Money

For one high school football team, there's only one question each year: When will the losing end?

The true story of the year's juiciest rumor!

Meet the Nu-trons. They're smart, into technology, and unabashedly geeky. And in the competitive world of robot-building, that makes them super cool.

Wellesley Middle School is a suburban oasis where the last vestiges of childhood give way to talk of swimsuit models, college, and high school ass beatings.