February 2002 Issue

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A flurry of artist-friendly developments in Boston — and steep rents in Manhattan — have young talent saying "So what?" to SoHo.

Steve Aishman holds up a photograph of a Twinkie sliced down the middle to reveal the creamy white filling. As Aishman explains it, in his […]

Boston's Muslims have long struggled to adapt to their surroundings without compromising their religion. Now, thrust into the spotlight by events not of their own making, they are taking the next step: trying to be understood.

Sunlight streams through the bare tree branches onto Cambridge's Joan Lorentz Park, where a local version of international relations is about to play itself out […]

Two years before the New Hampshire primary, Senator John Forbes Kerry is already aiming for the White House. Trouble is, Kerry has a record of bailing out when the political going gets tough.

“Everybody ready?” asks Senator John Forbes Kerry as cameras encircle him outside Roxbury’s Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center. Actually, the reporters who have been […]

Interracial marriages may not have gotten less complicated. But they are becoming more commonplace. Even in divided Boston.

The wedding album arrived at my parents' house a few months after my October nuptials, the names “Lorenz and Carmen” and the date of our […]

Danny Petithory played war his whole life, starting with games of paintball in the Berkshires and ending in the Afghan desert. Here's why one man was willing to die for us.

It's been 48 hours since Danny was killed, and the world has moved on. Yesterday in Cheshire, this tiny town nestled in the Berkshires, Railroad […]

What's the easiest way to steal $9.4 million from the Massachusetts State Treasury? Work there for a decade, make the right friends, and walk out the door with bags of cash.

It's almost dark as Stephen Greenstein pulls off Route 28 into the Denny's parking lot in Stoneham. He would rather not be here: He has […]

France's sexiest city is a mix of modern cool and historical style. Now, with weekend airfares at bargain prices, the romance of the City of Light is closer than ever.

I'd heard the rumors whispered at cocktail parties and wine bars, and bandied about in e-mails ever since I'd moved back to Boston from the […]

What's the easiest way to steal $9.4 million from the Massachusetts State Treasury? Work there for a decade, make the right friends, and walk out the door with bags of cash.

It's almost dark as Stephen Greenstein pulls off Route 28 into the Denny's parking lot in Stoneham. He would rather not be here: He has […]

Restaurants

Valentine’s Day heats up with the red-hot wines of Chile and Argentina.

My first crush, the one that did some real damage, was on Diane Valdez in the ninth grade. She was a Latina—Cuban, to be exact—and […]