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August 2022 Issue

City Life

Seeing Purple

The true-blue Democratic establishment has long had a lock on Massachusetts politics. Talk to voters, though, and you’ll hear stories of alienation and frustration over a whole range of issues. Inside the making of a purpling Massachusetts.


City Life

Can This Woman Bring Tourists Back to Boston?

After the pandemic tanked tourism in this town, Martha Sheridan is now leading a multimillion-dollar effort to lure visitors everywhere from Nubian Square to the Freedom Trail. Is she revolutionary enough to get the job done?


The Plantfluencers

Six movers and shakers adding sizzle to Boston’s vegan scene.


Vegging Out

Need a plant-based meal in a pinch? Here’s where to find vegan food in non-vegan places.


City Life

The Mascot Who Wouldn’t Disappear

Team sports icons are supposed to bring spirit and pride to the school community. But not in my town.


The Case of the Vanishing Dorm Crew

After 70 years, Harvard University is flushing its oldest—and most controversial—student employment organization down the toilet. But that’s only the beginning of the story.

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: CNN Anchor and Correspondent Audie Cornish

How do you make it from the South Shore all the way to CNN? The network’s newest anchor tells all.

Home Design

Home & Property

Pot Luck

Live the high life at home with these cannabis-chic accessories.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Waterfront Colonial in Quincy vs. a Mid-Rise Back Bay Condo

It’s amazing what a few miles can do to the market. This month, we compare a single-family home on Squantum Peninsula with a luxury unit in Boston.

Fashion + Style


Sunken Treasure

Boston Diamond Company’s forthcoming showroom brings a little extra sparkle to Newbury Street.


Classic Sneakers, and Five Other Things Jean Wang Is Loving Right Now

The Boston-based style influencer (and founder of the fashion brand Edited Pieces) shares a few of her end-of-summer must-haves.


Beach Buys

Wrap up another glorious summer by the sea with jaunts to these recently opened Cape and Islands boutiques.


Tennis, Anyone?

Looking for a place to show off all of those new tennis outfits—and maybe even work on your serve? Grab a partner and head to one of these public courts.


Boston Traveler: Napa Valley

Trade the dog days of summer in Boston for a buzzy harvest season in America’s wine capital.



Restaurant Review: Rhapsody in Bluefin

It’s precious. It’s punishingly expensive. It gets booked out months in advance. Why 15 years into its remarkable run plying luxed-up Japanese bites, O Ya may be the most reliably sublime dining splurge in town.

Arts & Entertainment

Let’s Go for a Hike!

Why trek all the way to Vermont when you can explore Boston’s hidden-in-plain-sight green spaces?


Boston Magazine’s Crossword Puzzle Answers

Few works evoke summer more powerfully than “P-Town.” But don’t be fooled—it’s not all about the beloved vacation spot just a ferry ride away from Boston. After all, that would be neglecting the Bay State’s many other fine P-Towns, wouldn’t it?