January 2009 Issue

The 50 Best Restaurants 2009

Presenting the ultimate ranking of Hub dining, as determined by every major dining expert and amateur critic out there.

Department

Counsel Requests the Right to Appeal

Smokin'-hot lawyer Wendy Savage defends her buzzy turn as a pinup.

Coming to a Sephora Near You: MIT-Engineered Hair Care

Bob Langer and his fellow eggheads at Living Proof fight frizz with advanced science.

Save the Common? Not Without a Fight.

What the push to make over our most symbolic park really needs to accomplish.

Restaurants

Dining Out: The Marliave

A Boston classic gets a new lease on life with a dramatic overhaul that might be a bit too ambitious for its own good.

Feature

Top of Mind: Mike Barnicle

Journalist, Long-Distance Commuter, Father of Seven, Survivor, Age 65, Lincoln.

The Once and Future Hub

Fourteen reasons Boston is poised to lead America's economic comeback. (Whenever it comes.)

He's Attorney James Sokolove

And those cheesy ads of his? They've done more than make him a pariah and a punch line. They've also created an under-the-radar empire that's about to reinvent the business of ambulance chasing yet again.

The Burden of Knowing

For the right fee, a Cambridge firm called Knome will unravel all the secrets hiding in your genes.