August 2004 Archives - Boston Magazine

August 2004 Issue

Restaurants

The soul of Italy is what inspires chef Josh Ziskin’s reliable new bistro, La Morra.

You won't get me to say that Boston now has a neighborhood restaurant where a non-Italian chef has somehow absorbed the essence of Italian cooking […]

Greece is ready to showcase the strength of its wines in time for this month’s festivities.

Her name was Vasilia, but my hormone-crazed high school buddies and I called her “Darling Viki,” a reference to Prince’s smutty Purple Rain–era ballad “Darling […]

Other

A university lecturer with a master's from Yale, she took another job to pay the bills — callgirl.

People ask so many questions about it. You did that? You're kidding, right? What's it really like? What kinds of people use the service? What […]

Harvard's Kennedy School was supposed to train leaders. These days, it's more like Schmooze U.

One Tuesday night this past spring, a group of angry students camped out in the courtyard of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In […]

Matt Damon Grows Up

Before Matt Damon shows up on a rooftop balcony at Rome’s Hotel de Russie, before he sits down and tells me about growing up in […]

How it reacted to the Democratic convention revealed a lot about Boston — just not quite in the way the planners intended.

At around 6 p.m. on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, the shiny, worldly, more tolerant New Boston the event's local organizers were […]

Thirty years after busing started, all of greater Boston is more segregated than ever.

The old man rose slowly from his seat in the back of the room. He was a big man, and the wooden floor creaked beneath […]

Governor Mitt Romney takes the national stage this month amid rumors that he'll leave his job. Is his understudy, Kerry Healey, ready to step up?

It's a slower-than-slow news day, and an increasingly desperate TV reporter is prowling City Hall Plaza, trying to wring a feature out of an ice […]

Fleecing her paramour (who was also her boss) was the latest twist in the bizarre life of Natier Chartres, a pretty fashion designer and supposed baroness with a flair for reinvention, a knack for ensnaring powerful men, and a habit of leaving hard feelin

By all accounts, it was a fairy-tale wedding, and in the Parker House it had an ideal setting. Porters in double-breasted white jackets greeted guests […]

A BU professor fights to publicize his report claiming there's a link between cancer deaths and IBM plants. But Big Blue is doing all it can to stop him.

Dick Clapp knows cancer. “This is my bible,” he says, holding up a purple book thicker than an actual Bible. The title Cancer Epidemiology and […]