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August 2019 Issue


The Ultimate Five-Star Foodie Road Trip

Six states, 10 restaurants, and hundreds of miles of road: A culinary adventure exploring some of the biggest questions of our time.


City Life

Young, Successful…And Drowning in Debt

Is buying the good life on loan the new normal? Or is it plunging a generation into an early midlife crisis?


How to Sail like a New Englander

41 tips and tricks to take you from a hopeless beginner to a salty dog.

City Life

Rollins’s Wars

Rachael Rollins is Boston’s greatest hope to overhaul the criminal justice system and bring it into the wide, woke 21st century.



The Interview: Ronald Sullivan Jr.

The famous Harvard law professor talks about free speech, representing Harvey Weinstein, and his controversial ouster as a faculty dean for undergrads on campus.


Last Call: Death of the Neighborhood Bar

In an era of increasing isolation, the co-owner of the iconic pub the Plough & Stars wonders what it is we’re really losing.


City Life

Influencer: Christine Marcus Is Here to Rescue Your Sad Desk Lunch

The founder of the catering company Alchemista wants to make Boston’s offices feel like the hottest new restaurant in town.

City Life

Anatomy of a GOAT

With Patriots’ training camp kicking into high gear, we look at Tom Brady by the numbers.

City Life

Trolls at the Gate

They’re targeting us for a reason. Should we look the other way?

Home Design

Home & Property

Spaces: Playing to the Crowd

A Sudbury couple’s knockout addition brings the party home.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Sprawling Scituate Chateau vs. a South End Triplex

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

Home & Property

Covet: Bowled Over

Find them at Waltham company Serve Kindness, where 10 percent of the purchase price is donated to the charity of your choice.

Fashion + Style


The Lust Lineup: Suit Yourself

August’s hottest looks take swimwear from the beach to the bar.

Life & Style

In the Neighborhood: Roslindale

This charming Boston neighborhood boasts boutiques and eateries worthy of downtown but with a laid-back, small-town vibe.


Object of Desire: An Imperfect Pair

Designer Grainne Morton uses found objects and semiprecious stones to craft these dangly earrings for her Scottish jewelry line.


Boston Traveler: Provincetown

It feels like a fiesta all summer long at the tip of the Cape—even more so when August’s annual Carnival takes over the streets.


Make a Splash

You’ll want to test out your sea legs with one of these swimming-based workouts.


City Life

Does Boston Have Its Worst Traffic Jams of the Year in August?

According to a WBZ NewsRadio reporter, it’s impossible to predict.

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Seven can’t-miss things to do, see, and read this month.



Obsessions: Go Fish

Expert seafood chef Chris Parsons shares his must-haves for the quintessential Cape Cod clambake.


The Heat Is On

Say goodbye to boring backyard cookouts and hello to Japanese robata grilling, a slow-and-smokeless approach that’s hotter than ever in Boston.


Small Bite: Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

The food boss of the Fenway adds yet another cuisine to her empire.


Tastemaking: Harbor Master

From the helm of his new floating oyster bar, restaurateur Charlie Larner is aiming to reshape the city’s waterfront.


Dining Out: Gustazo

A suburban Cuban restaurant exports a bigger, boozier location to Cambridge.



Top Dentists 2019

Our annual list of the 566 top dental pros in Boston and beyond—as chosen by their peers.