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January 2022 Issue

City Life

My Favorite Place

Everyone’s got one, after all.


City Life

Loss, Love, and the Hermit Who Went Viral

Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, a hermit, a landowner, and town officials clashed over a small piece of forest near the Merrimack River. It ended in the most unexpected way.

City Life

All of the Amenities. None of the Alligators.

Forget moving to Florida, Boston’s seniors are finding the retirement of their dreams without fleeing to the Sunshine State.

City Life

Scandal! Feuds! Betrayal!

An oral history of the rise and fall of Boston’s most loathed (and loved) gossip column.


City Life

Romance, Sex, and Street Parking

Novel advice for how to fix dating in Brookline.

City Life

The Interview: Glenn Loury

Brown University professor Glenn Loury has a few things to say about race and culture in Boston and beyond.


The Life of the (Dinner) Party

As the city bounces back from a pandemic, can these tastemakers set the pace for a Roaring Twenties revival?

Home Design

Home & Property

A Sudbury Colonial vs. A Contemporary Townhouse in Southie

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare a Georgian-style home west of the city to a single-family off Dorchester Street.

Home & Property

Spaces: High Design

A Newton family sets their sights on a glorious makeoverfor a tired hangout.


City Life

Why Is Connecticut Always Excluded From Talk of New England?

The oft-neglected New England state boasts verdant forests, tidy town commons, a rich nautical heritage, and a vibrant literary culture.



Dining Out: Uncharted Waters

The team behind a landmark Boston steakhouse turns to seafood in all its forms. But will the Banks Fish House sink or swim?

City Life

Go for the Goals

Twelve resolutions and solutions to help you usher in the New Year.

Fashion + Style


Some Like It Hot

Ready to escape the cold? Here’s your step-by-step winter playbook for getting out of town and into the sun.