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December 2017 Issue


Top Doctors 2017

Eleven medical breakthroughs that could change the world—and save your life. Plus, our annual list of Boston’s top doctors.


City Life

Philanthropy in Boston 2017

Just in time for the holiday season, see who made our list of the city’s most influential givers.

City Life

When Did Boston’s Gay Scene Get So Straight?

A report from the front lines.

City Life

Mike Dukakis’s Last Stand

In the winter of his career, Massachusetts’ political lion makes his final case.


City Life


How the trendy Newton boutique jean company Tobey Grey fell apart at the seams.

City Life

The Interview: John King

He grew up delivering the Herald in Dorchester. Now he’s one of the nation’s most respected newsmen—not to mention Donald Trump’s nemesis.


City Life

The Highs and Lows of 2017

Our highly opinionated look at the most sublime, sinful, and surprising moments of the year.

Arts & Entertainment

One Last Question

Was “Jingle Bells” written in Medford?

City Life

Elaine Zecher, Talk of the Temple

The city’s most prominent rabbi on breaking the stained-glass ceiling.

City Life

The Briefing: Has Boston’s Newbury Street Lost Its Cool?

Who’s to blame?

Home Design

Home & Property

Spaces: A Barn for All Seasons

A crumbling western Massachusetts outbuilding gets a sunny, modern overhaul.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Nashua Mansion vs. a Seaport Loft

Which would you choose?

Fashion + Style


The Lust Lineup: Way to Faux

Channel all of the glamour and none of the guilt with hard-to-believe-it’s-fake fur.

Life & Style

Impulse Buy: Frozen in Time

Iced-out precision watches that’ll bedazzle (and keep time) this holiday season.


What’s in Store: Kids’ Stuff

These local shops have the perfect presents for the little ones on your list.



Liquid Diet: Gin Is In

From all-gin cocktail programs to custom formulations, the botanical spirit is spreading cheer all over Boston.


Wish List: Gifts for the Gourmand

The city’s top tastemakers reveal the tasty treats and handy gadgets they’ll be wrapping up this season.


Small Bite: Hole in One

At long last, Boston’s beloved Exodus Bagels pop-up settles down.


Dining Out: Ruckus

Shōjō’s Brian Moy strikes again with a next-level ramen spinoff next door.



A Healthy Holiday

Five Boston wellness pros share their secrets to enjoying without overindulging during the most wonderfully gluttonous time of the year.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Including Nicholas Nixon at the ICA, Hip Hop Nutcracker, and more.