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April 2012 Issue

The Power Complex

We rank the men and women who run this town.


Net Loss

How decades’ worth of lost gear is jeopardizing the Massachusetts fishing industry.

Here’s Bobby Valentine

The new manager of the Red Sox is brash, opinionated….and about to make them a hell of a lot more interesting, whether you like it or not.

Fenway Park Turns 100

The 100 most fascinating characters, moments, and tales in our beloved ballpark’s history.


Crunch Time

Nicole Bernard Dawes is poised to hit it big with her snack company Late July. But can she keep her business’s lofty ideals intact?

Growing Pains

Why must a few lonely cranks decide the future of Boston’s buildings?


Arts & Entertainment

Persons of Interest: Karmin

This Berklee-trained pop duo is poised for a major breakthrough.

City Life

The Other One Percent

You don’t need a seven-figure salary to stand out from 99 percent of the populace.

City Life

Search and Enjoy: A Marathon Scavenger Hunt

Hypnotized by the endless stream of marathoners on April 16? Make it a scavenger hunt.

City Life

The Crimson Letter

Is a Harvard Degree the Biggest Liability in Politics?



Tough Pills to Swallow

A New Jersey health-policy professor asks big questions of Big Pharma.

Arts + Entertainment

City Life

Alex Katz, Painter and Patron

The MFA showcases the legendary American artist.

Arts & Entertainment

Culture Calendar

Matthew Reed Baker’s guide to this month’s events, from the rowdy to the refined.

Q&A: Seth Meyers

The Saturday Night Live writer on joke etiquette, the Red Sox, and why it’s so hard to make fun of Mitt Romney.

Fashion + Style

Home & Property

Downsizing for Good

One Concord neighborhood could spare you from paying another electric bill for the rest of your life.

Lucky Dogs

Everybody knows your canine’s name at Durty Harry’s.

Neat Pleats

Long or short, printed or plain, this spring’s swingy skirts are in the fold.

Wearing the Pants

Emmi Sorokin will make a (stylish) man out of you.



First Bite at Casa B

A new tapas spot adds Latin and Caribbean flavor to Union Square. 

Burger Boom

The new J.P. burger spot beefs up the dining scene.


Dining Out at The Blue Room

With a new chef in the kitchen, this Kendall Square stalwart is hoping to boost its buzz quotient.

The Bloody Mary

This spicy brunch essential is the tastiest hangover remedy around.

Getting Granular

Why alternative grains are the carbs du jour.

Fresh Fries

Shoestring spuds and onion rings have new competition on Boston’s side dishes.