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January 2013 Issue


Meet the Healthy New You

In every aspect of our lives, we’re inadvertently doing ourselves harm. But the New Year is here, which means it’s the perfect time to start turning things around. Here, we diagnose your problems and provide helpful, easy-to-implement solutions for your new healthy lifestyle.


Arts & Entertainment

Good Will Hunting: An Oral History

Yeah—you love them apples.

Losing Our Religion

Many adults are leaving religion behind. But as they become parents, they’re confronting an uneasy question: What about the kids?

Sex, Lists, and Videotape

By the time Alexis Wright was arrested, plenty of people in Kennebunk, Maine, had heard about the “Zumba Madam” and her amateur porn movies. But they were shocked by how many of their neighbors were her costars.


Tweets, Shoots and Leaves

With gushing, exuberant, indefatigably upbeat charm, the foodie hype machine is destroying the soul of dining out.

Stand Down

What do the looming cuts to the defense budget mean for Massachusetts?

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Culture Calendar: A&E Events in January

Matthew Reed Baker’s guide to this month’s events.


Restaurant Review: Oak Long Bar + Kitchen

Despite a stunning atmosphere, the old-meets-new dynamic at this revamped classic doesn’t always work.

Restaurant Review: Lincoln Tavern and Restaurant

This newest hangout is a neighborhood crowd-pleaser.

The Goods

Local bites we’re digging this month.

Hit the Brakes

Many of the city’s best food trucks are going brick-and-mortar.

On the Sauce

Chris Coombs’ custom Boston Chops steak sauce.

Looking Sharp

Chef-approved knives by Adam Simha.

Old Dog, New Tricks

Try Tucson’s Sonoran Hot Dog at Que Padre Taqueria in East Boston.

City Style

Under the Hood: Emily Muller’s Sleek Winter Coat

Check out this South End designer’s fairy-tale inspired jacket.

Smoking Hot Slippers

Shoes this striking deserve a night on the town.

Meet Your Makers at Olives & Grace in the South End

Shop owner Sofi Madison stocks gifts from small-batch producers both near and far.

Knit Wit: Testing the Graphic Knitwear Trend

One editor takes a new crop of Bill-Cosby-approved sweaters to the streets.


Q&A with Stevan Ridley

The second-year running back has been a breakout Patriots star this season.