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June 2012 Issue

Rediscover the Cape

Follow these region-by-region itineraries and fall in love with your new ports of call.


Fitness Al Fresco

Bike, hike, paddle, and run your way into shape this summer with our guide to fitness in the great outdoors.

Mommy, Just One More Status Update Before Bed!

How do you guide your kids through the untamed digital wilderness when they know more about it than you do?

Return to Sender

The battle over who really invented email started in our backyard.


Community Disservice

Why are our community colleges saying no to reforms that could help get the unemployed back to work?

Revolution Radio

Meet the two rock DJs who hated sports talk radio just enough to save it.


City Life

Big (Business) Papi

With an empire of merchandise, there are more ways than ever to get a piece of David Ortiz.


City Life

Under Seige

Navy Week brings an influx of sailors seeking fun — naughty and nice. Will we deliver?

City Life

Highway to Home

Don’t know where the Wharf District is? Boston’s newest neighborhood isn’t quite sure, either.

Arts + Entertainment

City Life

Pit Stops

Party with the angst-ridden dance band Passion Pit.

Hubbub: Jeff Idelson

The National Baseball Hall of Fame president talks Fenway Park, Curt Schilling’s bloody sock, and more.

Home Design

Home & Property

Living Large: California Dreamin’

This house is a bit of West Coast happiness between all of Cambridge’s dark, drafty Victorians.


City Life

Jump-start Your Brain

Will transcranial direct current stimulation make us all geniuses?

Fashion + Style

Present Perfect

A purveyor of modern decor and smart accessories clicks in East Cambridge.

Pilot Program

Take wing with a beginner’s flight lesson from North Andover’s Eagle East Aviation.

Those Summer Nights

Bright, breezy pieces perfect for garden parties and drinks on the patio

Cloche Call

Channel Gatsby in this nubby parasisal hat from Salmagundi.


At Park, Old Meets New

This Harvard Square spot gets a new name — and a new look.

The Upscale Ice Cream Sandwich

Nine local restaurants are giving this summer classic an upgrade.


Dining Out: Sam’s at Louis

Despite its couture digs, Sam’s offers food that’s fun, friendly, and familiar.

Tropic Thunder

’80s Cocktails Get a Reboot at Daddy Jones.

Rade Secret: Chancaca

Taranta’s Jose Duarte is sweet on this cane sugar.


First Bite: Gem

This Downtown Crossing debut aims for glitz, but ends up lackluster.