June 2002 Issue

Restaurants

Todd English's Bonfire has all the ingredients for success. Getting the recipe just right, it seems, will take more time.

Bonfire 64 Arlington Street, Boston 617-262-3473 Chef: Todd English Of course I admire Todd English. Who doesn't? He's our chef-entrepreneur, our tall, dark, and handsome […]

Sauvignon blanc comes from behind in the battle of the white wines.

If the gourmand James Beard, the uncontested champion of cream and butter, were still alive and chomping, I have no doubt that he would try […]

Other

One of Boston's great minds believes Bob Dylan is on a par with T. S. Eliot. Just watch out if you disagree.

You don't interview Boston University humanities professor Christopher Ricks so much as sit in attendance with him in his vast office on the main floor […]

Untainted by the sex scandal rocking the Boston Archdiocese, one priest offers a look inside the church — and what drew him to serve it.

At 11:15 a.m. on the second Sunday after Easter, some 850 people crowd into the Church of St. Francis Xavier on Pleasant Street in South […]

Long the butt of jokes by people from places like Revere, the hard-luck city underneath the Tobin Bridge is finally shaking off its disastrous past — and struggling to build a future.

Long the butt of jokes by people from places like Revere, the hard-luck city underneath the Tobin Bridge is finally shaking off its disastrous past […]

How the Boston Globe broke its biggest story in decades. And how it almost didn't.

The voice on the phone was familiar. Michael Rezendes recognized the catch in the caller's throat, the tortured rush of words describing what a priest […]

New England's best getaways begin outside. From white-water rafting to white-knuckle skydiving, there's a challenge for every nature lover — and one for every glorious weekend.

We've gathered the most white-knuckled adventures New England has to offer, one for every weekend of our short, sun-soaked summer. So jump out of an […]

Mitt Romney's rivals in the campaign for governor are quietly resorting to a new weapon: Mormon-bashing.

It's the fall of 1996. Mitt Romney's religion is under fire. And he's bullshit about it. Romney wouldn't choose that particular adjective, of course. Devout […]

The questions you haven't heard about a taxpayer-funded project.

Already strapped state taxpayers are being asked to help foot the bill for a $100 million giant aquarium in New Bedford, where the project — […]

This month, Boston Magazine marks its 40th anniversary, a milestone we celebrate by paying homage to our city, with a tribute to 40 people who have helped make Boston what it is today — and 40 more we think will guide it through the future. We

This month, Boston Magazine marks its 40th anniversary, a milestone we celebrate by paying homage to our city, with a tribute to 40 people who […]