July 2009 Issue

Eat Well, Spend Less

The Hub has never had more choices in cut-rate chow—but some values taste better than others. A smorgasbord of expert picks and sneaky strategies for the thrifty food-lover.

Department

Dispatch: The Body in the Cove

When an alluring outsider swam into an insular New Hampshire community last summer, she raised some eyebrows. When she wound up dead, it raised disquieting questions about the darker side of our vacation paradises.

A Taylor to the Rescue?

Maybe–but don't bet on the magnanimity of the Globe's former ruling dynasty to also make a return to Morrissey Boulevard.

Mezrich Spins Facebook Potboiler

But the buzzy Boston author's lusty take plays loose with the facts while missing the real story.

Feature

Top of Mind: Jim Gordon

Cape Wind president, Cape Cod vacationer, clean-energy pioneer, provocateur, 56, Boston.

The League of Extraordinary Biologists

What it's like to be young, brilliant, fawned over by multimillionaire investors, courted by universities and corporations around the world, and forever racing—sometimes as teammates, sometimes as rivals—to change medicine as we know it.

The Devil in Sal DiMasi

The federal indictment and scandalous headlines have made his alleged sins brutally clear. Yet much about the ex-speaker's downfall has remained a mystery. The untold story of a titan's desperate final days in power, and the private crisis that may have driven him to risk everything.

Till Death Do Us Pay

The poster child for progressive marriage laws, Massachusetts is also a singularly nightmarish place to get a divorce—especially for the better-off spouse. Now a brewing reform movement is pushing to rewrite the state's outdated alimony rules, led by one very fed-up ex-husband.

Restaurants

Dining Out: Sensing in Boston

Star chef Guy Martin has kept himself scarce since the glitzy opening of his Battery Wharf restaurant. Meanwhile, his deputy is quietly—inventively—turning out serious French fare.