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December 2010 Issue

Catching Up with the Stars of ‘Boston Med’

We go behind the scenes of the hit reality series.


The Big Digs 2010

Take a fond look back with us through the 50 stupidest, funniest, and most awesomely aquapocalyptic events of 2010.

Give Bill Russell a Damn Statue!

The greatest (and most complicated) Celtic of them all, may not care one way or the other if his bronzed image goes up outside the Garden. But in a city with a past as complicated as our own, we should.

Is This Really Boston’s Next Media Mogul?

Yes. His name is David Portnoy. And he’s building an empire — one blog post (and one babe) at a time.


Perfect Crimes

For immigrant victims of sexual abuse, justice is nearly impossible to come by.

The Getaway

What the Paul Levy saga says about the city’s most powerful institutions.

Arts + Entertainment

Q&A: Bridget Moynahan

Readers of the Inside Track may know her best as the ex of a certain “QB/QT,” but Bridget Moynahan has a booming career these days.

The Fight to Make ‘The Fighter’

It’s taken a decade, but The Fighter, the much-anticipated biopic of Lowell boxer “Irish” Micky Ward, finally arrives in theaters this month. Channel 5 sports anchor Bob Halloran — whose biography of Ward, Irish Thunder, got him a job as a consultant for the filmmakers — chronicles the movie’s bruising, eight-round battle to the screen.

Hall Monitor

This month, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its latest class of inductees. Among the 15 performers and groups vying for canonization are Dorchester’s own Donna Summer and the guys from the J. Geils Band, who first got together in Worcester. Here, we chart their chances of making the cut.



Restaurant Review: Towne

The food may be hit-or-miss, but everything about Lydia Shire’s new Back Bay restaurant is big, brassy, and bold.

First Bite: Foundry on Elm

Somerville’s latest addition is a hybrid hit. 


24 Hours in an ER

With more than 132,000 patient visits last year, Boston Medical Center’s level-one trauma center is the busiest in New England. Granted nearly full access to the facility, photographer Christopher Churchill documented the scenes that play out here day after day.

Anatomy of a Medical Bill

An expert breaks down this real-life statement from a visit to Norwood Hospital’s emergency room.

Community Hospitals

Boston may be a major medical hub, but sometimes it’s okay to stay in the neighborhood — especially if you live close to one of these eight community hospitals.


Real Dough-Getters

In a tough economy, not all philanthropies are created equal.

Person of Interest: Rich Miner

Meet the techie who put Cambridge on Google’s map.

Fashion + Style

Carried Away

Check out local design deity Meichi Peng’s new Peng No. 2 shoulder-strap medium tote.