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June 2003 Issue


Welcome to Boston, home to some of the world's most talented, ambitious (and desperate) celibates.

Every semester that I teach a college creative writing class, I come face to face with a new batch of students. I gaze upon them […]

It's time for an altitude adjustment. Whether you're a beginning climber or a Mount Washington veteran, summer is the perfect time to take on New England's mountain trails. Here, the best hikes for climbers of every level. Plus, how to con

If your daily path is an exhaust-sucking, construction-dodging trial, then it's time to get off the pavement and get lost in the woods. There's nothing […]

Paintball guns. Broken windows. Stolen signs. Graffiti. Anti-Semitic fliers. Now neighbors are even spying on neighbors to crack the case that tore their town apart. Welcome to Newton.

On a crisp November night, a steady flow of cars filled the parking lot at the Newton Free Library at the corner of Homer and […]

There are countless stories of love, lust, and lechery under the Golden Dome. Here are just a few.

Beacon Hill prostitution isn't what it used to be. The hookers who work the Hill took a tough hit when the legislature quit holding all-night […]

Ever wonder what's beneath you when you jump into the ocean off New England? Take a tour with the region's top undersea photographer.

Everything moves to a slow rhythm underwater — the melancholy sway of weeds, specks of silt rocking back and forth in the current. Beneath a […]

Is Boston the prudish, buttoned-up place that people think it is? What's really going on inside this town's bedrooms.

Just before he died in April at the age of 76, Dick Sinnott told us that he couldn't believe the things he was seeing on […]

With his role as a horse trainer in this summer's Seabiscuit, Kingston's own Oscar-winning actor Chris Cooper adds to the list of unique and eccentric characters for which he's known. But beneath all those hats stands a man even

The day after Chris Cooper won this year's Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance as the obsessive orchid lover John Laroche in Adaptation, […]


Summer sipping is all about the apéritif, the classic predinner teaser.

When I was just learning to cook, I planned a dinner party with what I’ve come to realize are my typically manic high expectations. You […]