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July 2022 Issue

City Life

Best of Boston 2022

And the award goes to…


City Life

Step by (Anxiety- and Dread-Inducing) Step

The sprint to 40 may be loathsome for this old kid, but at least the soundtrack features plenty of New Kids.

City Life

The Last Days of Professor Donovan

A fake assassination attempt, forged documents, and the battle over a dead son’s fortune. John Donovan wanted to leave a legacy that people would always remember—then he finally got his wish.


City Life

In Boston, Is It Polite To Wave at People You Don’t Know?

At least part of our aversion to ingratiating behavior can be attributed to regional identity.

Home Design

Home & Property

Real Estate Showdown: An Arlington Townhouse vs. a Stow Tudor

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market.

Home & Property

Spaces: Light in the Attic

How do you double the size of an old house with a tiny yard? The answer is in the sky.

Fashion + Style

Life & Style

It’s Electric

Lucid rolls into the Seaport with sleek battery-powered cars.

Life & Style

What’s in Store: Just Add Water

Ditch the dinged-up boogie board and clear some space in your garage. These New England artisans know how to help you ride the waves in style.


Japanese Flower Soap, and Five Other Things on Alyssa Mikiko Dipasquale’s Summer Hot List

On the heels of opening the city’s first sake bar, the Koji Club, the drinks maven shares her favorite scent, soap, and sandals.


Mom’s the Word

Who says it has to be all about baby? These five prenatal fitness classes and
spa treatments put the spotlight exactly where it should be: on the mama-to-be.


Boston Traveler: Ogunquit

Whitecapped waves, refreshing salt air, and just the right amount of luxe: This part of southern Maine has all the ingredients for a perfect summer vacation.


Arts & Entertainment

The Ride to Summer

Treat yourself–and the kids–to the area’s top roller coasters, water slides, and more.