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December 2019 Issue

City Life

40 Ambitious Ideas to Save Transportation in Boston

Boston’s transit system used to be the envy of every metropolis. So how did we get into this mess? 40 Bostonians share their ideas for a better transportation system for tomorrow.



We Don’t Care How They Do It in California

New England’s new natural wines are changing the tastes of a generation. Don’t believe it? You must be over 40.


42 Ways to Be a Better Bostonian

Being a Masshole is out. ’Tis the season to be good.

City Life

Sex, Lies, and Surveillance Tape

A year and a half after Rockland’s #MeToo scandal broke, it’s still not clear who was the real victim.


Arts & Entertainment

Have You Heard the One about My Crippling Depression?

Mental illness almost killed North Shore comedian Gary Gulman. Then it made him famous.

City Life

The Interview: Enes Kanter

The new Celtics center and Turkish human rights defender opens up about balancing basketball and activism, what Boston has over New York, and hanging with his favorite Wahlberg.

Home Design

Home & Property

Spaces: Design, Uncorked

A couple’s extensive wine collection becomes a work of art.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Needham Estate vs. an Ultramodern Lexington Pad

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


Arts & Entertainment

Influencer: The Art of Offense

The Theater Offensive’s executive director wants to shake up the city’s status quo.

City Life

Money Ball

Local colleges rake in serious dough from their athletics programs. Isn’t it time the players finally get a piece of the action?

City Life

Are We About to Pull a #MassExit?

Legal weed, sanctuary cities, and new proposals for safe injection sites: Since when did Massachusetts become a secessionist state?

Arts & Entertainment

Seeing Red

Think you have it rough this holiday season? Try being a local mall Santa.



Snow Day

Twenty-four ways to ski, sled, and sip your way through winter in New England.


Dining Out: Flight of Fancy

Can a pair of on-the-rise restaurateurs convince locals to eat dinner in the middle of a hotel lobby? With Peregrine, they just might.

Arts & Entertainment

Kids’ Stuff

With their latest children’s book on shelves now, Boston’s own Ben and Tonya Mezrich tell all.


Arts & Entertainment

How Does Quincy Market Put on the “Blink” Light Show?

It’s all thanks to the engineers in charge at the Dover-based firm DesignLight.

Fashion + Style

Life & Style

What’s in Store: From New England, with Love

Why give them a gift card or candle when you can wrap up one of these locally made treasures?


Boston Traveler: Disney World

With out-of-this-world new attractions and plenty of holiday cheer, you don’t need to wait until spring break to visit the happiest place on Earth.



Can Guy Fieri Make It in Boston?

He just debuted a Mexican restaurant near TD Garden. Here’s why we shouldn’t get the knives out—yet.



Train Like the GOAT

Will Tom Brady’s new TB12 sports facility in Boston turn you into an MVP? Probably not, but at least it’ll help you feel like one.