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April 2014 Issue

City Life

Your Guide to the Best Marathon Ever

Our unofficial, irreverent, and completely idiosyncratic guide to Boston’s biggest day.


Arts & Entertainment

Spring Arts Preview

From classical music and theater to visual arts and books, a look at the hottest events and releases this season.

City Life

Mean Moms

The terrifyingly nasty, backstabbing, and altogether miserable world of suburban motherhood.

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The Krafts Are the Worst Owners in the League

And that league is MLS.


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The Courts Must Be Crazy

All the doctors concluded Demond Chatman is mentally ill. But a DA and judge won’t believe it.

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The Complaint Jar Runneth Over

Hundreds are waiting for the BPD to respond to allegations of wrongdoing. Will they ever get answers?


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Revolutionary Mode

On Patriot’s Day, historical tailor Henry Cooke prepares for battle.

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A Nonprofit That’s Bridging the Opportunity Gap

Gerald Chertavian is steering low-income young adults into Fortune 500 companies.

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How to Be an Egghead

The host of the Harvard Conference on Public Intellectuals shares four qualities a person needs to be considered a public intellectual.

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Fenway Freebies

In their quest for big crowds this season, the Sox are going small.

City Life

Follow the Money

Where gubernatorial candidates are sinking their dough—and how it affects prospects.

City Life

Back to Boylston

We catch up with runners whose shoes were featured on our May 2013 cover.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Too Black to Fail

By Alexis Wilkinson, the first African-American and female president of the Harvard Lampoon.

Arts & Entertainment

Culture Calendar

Nine must-see arts and entertainment events in April.

Arts & Entertainment

Celebrity Haikus by Marty Walsh, B.J. Novak, and More

Such a dream come true / I’m Mayor of a city / that’s wicked awesome.



Mind Over Matter

Five ways to train your brain.



Yolking Around

Find out why local chefs are curing their egg yolks.


Field of Greens

Four standout salads served around town.


The Spice Man Cometh

Some ‘Ting Nice’s Mark Reid shares seven go-to Caribbean ingredients.


Giving Beer a Shot

The humble boilermaker gets a makeover.


Fine Wine, with a Cheap Finish?

An answer to the wine-tipping conundrum.


145-Word Valentine to Metropolis Café

A love letter from the Gastronaut.


Food for Thaw

Once the doldrums of mud season lift, we’ll be scouring for these spring ingredients.


Dining Out: Sarma in Somerville

The latest addition to Ana Sortun’s restaurant empire turns up the volume on her signature eastern Mediterranean approach.

Fashion + Style


Exotic Sole

Tabitha Simmons’ heart-studded heels fuse South American panache with a touch of New England.


Under Cover

April showers are no match for these sophisticated graphic umbrellas.


Chemical Reactionary

A new South End apothecary trades on toxin-free beauty.

Home & Property

Up Staged

Stage your home to sell with expert tips from Heidi Pribell.