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August 2012 Issue

Best of Boston 2012

See this year’s winners in Restaurants, Shopping, Arts & Entertainment, and more.


City Life

End Game

Inside the destruction of Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios.


City Life

The Loved One

Nine years after an Amherst principal is accused of molestation, his son is charged with murder in Beverly.


City Life

Frozen Assets

This summer’s frostiest treats are delivered by Culinary Cruisers.

Arts & Entertainment

The Ain’t No Disco

Does the city have a grudge against fun?

Q&A: Elena Pirozhkova

Elena Pirozhkova will wrestle in the London Olympic Games as America’s top-ranked female grappler in the 63-kilogram weight class.


City Life

Burn Notice

With skin cancer cases on a 30-year rise, it’s time to take the sun seriously.

Arts + Entertainment

City Life

Arts Beat: Paint the Town

Graffiti made them the darlings of the gallery world. Now the ICA will make them a household name.

Arts & Entertainment

Return to Amity Island

As Jawsfest kicks off this month, here’s a look at the filming of the legendary movie.


A Feast for the Ears

Three local restaurant owners share their go-to music to keep Boston diners’ ears pleased.


Dining Out: Clio

A review of Ken Oringer’s flagship restaurant Clio in Boston after a major revamp.

Sea Greens

The latest superfood (and chef must-have) comes straight from the ocean.

Variations on a Theme: The Meatball

Having at last shaken its sub-roll and pasta trappings, the humble meatball is taking a turn in the spotlight.

Trend Alert: Mason Jars

Boston restaurants use mason jars, the trendiest new way to serve food and drink.

Just Peachy

A look at Chef Jason Heard’s fire-grilled peaches at East Coast Grill.


First Bite: Rosa Mexicano

It’s tacos with a side of glitz at this big-box newcomer.


Small Bite: Otto Pizza Coolidge Corner

This spacious new Brookline pizza joint serves creative pies with unexpected toppings.

City Style

Home & Property

Period Piece

Rachel Slade’s Off-Kilter Take on Hub Dwellings

The Slade Index

What’s Hot and Not in Boston Home Design

Get Shorty

Here’s how to make shorts work at the office.

Solar Flair

Randolph Engineering’s Aviator sunglasses are strong enough for the military and stylish too.

Think Globally

New Beacon Hill boutique Vira goes international.

Liquid Assets

Toasting healthy living with an all-juice diet.