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April 2022 Issue

Life & Style

A Cut Above

A Nantucket-born jewelry boutique brings its gemstone expertise to Chestnut Hill.

City Life

The Bullet and the Ballplayer

In 2019, a gunman wounded beloved Red Sox hero David Ortiz at a bar in the Dominican Republic, upsetting the delicate balance between the superstar’s life in Boston and in his native land. The story of love, tragedy, and the shooting of Big Papi.

Feature

City Life

How To Save the Planet

(One sustainably raised steak and plant-based pullover at a time.)

City Life

If Somerville Doesn’t Look Good, He Doesn’t Look Good

Why is Elan Sassoon, the son of Vidal and the heir to a $150 million hair fortune, buying up chunks of Union Square?

City Life

When Route 1 Ruled the Earth

The infamous highway north of Boston is charming, cheeky, and yeah, a little bit cheesy. It’s also one of my favorite places. An ode to an asphalt jungle still trapped in time.

Arts & Entertainment

The North Shore Newbie’s Road Map to Route 1 Landmarks

Route 1 is more than just a place to buy a loveseat, repair your smartphone, and get a body wax, all without leaving the same parking lot. It’s also a place to sit back and enjoy the finer things in life—with a touch of kitsch, naturally.

Department

City Life

Oodles and Oodles of Doodles

How Boston is leaning into the latest designer dog—and what it says about all of us.

Education

Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex

No, it’s not 1950, but public school parents are once more at odds over what to teach kids when it comes to the birds and the bees. Here we go again….

City Life

The Interview: Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel

After giving the world a fighting chance against COVID, where does Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel see the pandemic—and his company—going next?

Home Design

Home & Property

Real Estate Showdown: A Spacious Single-Family in Hopkinton vs. a Contemporary Fenway Townhouse

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market.

Home & Property

Spaces: Making an Entrance

This Chatham mudroom invites you to kick off your shoes and stay a while.

Fashion + Style

Life & Style

Iconic Sunnies, and Five More of Linda Pizzuti Henry’s Spring Must-Haves

The CEO of Boston Globe Media shares a few things that make her smile.

Wellness

What’s in Store: On the Fast Track

Whether you signed up for your first 5K or your ninth Boston Marathon, you’ll go the distance with these running essentials.

Style

High Expectations

Skin care’s buzziest ingredient leads the charge in these CBD-centric products.

Travel

Boston Traveler: Miami

The “Magic City” has some new and old tricks up its sleeve.

Beacon

Restaurants

Dining Out: A Hundred Different Layers

A world-famous chef from Belmont comes home to open Bar Enza, a trattoria at the Charles Hotel. Does his legendary lasagna travel, too?

Arts & Entertainment

31 Things To See, Do, and Hear This Spring

(And no, they’re not all virtual—hooray!)

Other

City Life

What’s the Best April Fools’ Day Joke in Local History?

The best pranks balance boldness and harmlessness—like MIT’s stunt in 1998.