Boston Magazine Issue

City Life

My Favorite Place

Everyone’s got one, after all.

Arts & Entertainment

The Further Adventures of a #[email protected]!%-The-Cold, Let’s-Have-Some-Fun, Winter-Loving Bostonian

37 ways to embrace New England’s toughest season—and have a rollicking good time doing it.

Restaurants

The Top 50 Restaurants in Boston and Beyond

The highly anticipated return of our field-tested, thoroughly vetted, call-it-like-we-see-it ranking of the best places to eat right now in Boston and beyond.

Feature

City Life

Loss, Love, and the Hermit Who Went Viral

Deep in the woods of New Hampshire, a hermit, a landowner, and town officials clashed over a small piece of forest near the Merrimack River. It ended in the most unexpected way.

City Life

All of the Amenities. None of the Alligators.

Forget moving to Florida, Boston’s seniors are finding the retirement of their dreams without fleeing to the Sunshine State.

City Life

Scandal! Feuds! Betrayal!

An oral history of the rise and fall of Boston’s most loathed (and loved) gossip column.

Restaurants

Together at Last

Right in time for the holidays, two celebrated city restaurateurs invite you to their country home in Vermont for a festive dining experience you won’t find anywhere else.

City Life

Nowhere to Hide

Amazon. Etsy. eBay. Lots of companies appeared in David and Ina Steiner’s E-commerce newsletter. Only one tried to take them out.

City Life

The Death of the Office Friendship

No more laughs around the water cooler. No more lunchtime gossip. Why a generation of Bostonians is doomed to drink alone after work.

City Life

The Top Lawyers of 2021

Our inaugural list of the 1,099 best lawyers in the region—from corporate to criminal—as chosen by their peers.

City Life

Hey Boston, Shut UUUUUUUP Already!!!!!!!

Noise complaints throughout Boston are on the rise and reaching unprecedented levels. Are we actually a louder place now, or are we just becoming a city of whiners?

City Life

Here Come the Little Green Men

Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb believes he may have seen a UFO hurtling through our solar system—and he’s arguably the nation’s most famous, and controversial, scientist because of it. Could he possibly be right?

City Life

Sugar High

Gulp! You’ve just swallowed a pot gummy and are ready to get stoned when you ask yourself: Where does this thing even come from? Don’t sweat it—take an inside peek at one THC-infused candy’s journey, from seed all the way to sale.

City Life

Rags to Witches

They’re hip, business-savvy, and know how to cast a spell: How a new generation of witches and warlocks selling $300 wands conquered Salem.

Department

City Life

The Interview: Glenn Loury

Brown University professor Glenn Loury has a few things to say about race and culture in Boston and beyond.

Restaurants

The Life of the (Dinner) Party

As the city bounces back from a pandemic, can these tastemakers set the pace for a Roaring Twenties revival?

City Life

The Long View

One of the joys of living in a modern, skyscraper-studded city is getting to see it from above. Now that there are only two observation decks left in Boston, here’s a case for building more rooms with a view.

City Life

The Interview: Jim Canales

As head of Boston’s largest charitable foundation, Jim Canales weighs in on the city’s most pressing issues and the art of spreading a little cheer.

City Life

A Dream Deferred

For a moment, Boston had a chance to elect its first Black mayor. What does it say about our city that we didn’t take it?

City Life

The Tenant Who Roared

Roach infestations. Mold problems. Overflowing dumpsters. Residents of Alpha Management’s Boston-area apartment buildings have suffered all kinds of horrors over the years. Could the efforts of one determined former tenant finally bring down Boston’s most infamous landlord once and for all?

City Life

The Interview: Justice Kimberly Budd

After nearly a year on the job, Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly Budd opens up about life in, and beyond, the black robe.

City Life

Keeping Up with the Browns

U.S. senator, ambassador to New Zealand, and dean of New England Law Boston—Scott Brown has been there and done that. So what do he and his family want next? The answer may surprise you.

City Life

Grayer, but Stronger

After more than 18 months of pandemic life, how I learned to live with me, myself, and whoever this new person in the mirror is.

Other

City Life

Why Is Connecticut Always Excluded From Talk of New England?

The oft-neglected New England state boasts verdant forests, tidy town commons, a rich nautical heritage, and a vibrant literary culture.

Restaurants

How Did Roast Beef Sandwiches Become a North Shore Icon?

The Bay State has a penchant for clinging to history, and we’ve never let go of this seminal sandwich.

Arts & Entertainment

Who Are Those People in Historical Dress in Downtown Boston?

The contrast between ye olde and the new is utterly, quirkily Boston. But what does it take to become one of these historical interpreters?

Beacon

Restaurants

Dining Out: Uncharted Waters

The team behind a landmark Boston steakhouse turns to seafood in all its forms. But will the Banks Fish House sink or swim?

City Life

Go for the Goals

Twelve resolutions and solutions to help you usher in the New Year.

Restaurants

Dining Out: Down for the Countess

How much hassle are you willing to put up with for extraordinary Italian?

Restaurants

The 25 Best Bars in Boston

We raise a glass to the local wine bars, drag clubs, cocktail joints, and more that are making drinking exciting again right now.

City Life

The Power of Giving Back

Want to end the year by making a difference? Twenty-four ways to get involved and build a better Boston.

Restaurants

Dining Out: Just One Small Catch

An unlikely rule of thumb for landing a stellar meal at Atlántico, the South End’s new(ish) seafood-focused tapas spot: Skip the tapas.

Home Design

Home & Property

Spaces: High Design

A Newton family sets their sights on a glorious makeoverfor a tired hangout.

Home & Property

A Rural Home in Berlin vs. a Roslindale Single-Family

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

Sponsor Content

VIEW: Coldwell Banker Realty’s Listings of the Month

Buying a home in or around Boston right now? Check out Coldwell Banker Realty’s newest properties for sale.

Home & Property

Spaces: Pretty in Pink (And Orange)

Bath time feels a lot more fun in this kid-friendly spot.

Home & Property

Real Estate Showdown: A Geometric Single-Family in West Newbury vs. an Eastie Penthouse

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market. This month, we compare a modern home north of Boston with a two-story condo in the city.

Home & Property

Spaces: To the Kitchen!

How a Concord couple breathed new life into the heart of their home.

Sponsor Content

VIEW: Coldwell Banker Realty’s Listings of the Month

Buying a home in or around Boston right now? Check out Coldwell Banker Realty’s newest properties for sale.

Fashion + Style

Travel

Some Like It Hot

Ready to escape the cold? Here’s your step-by-step winter playbook for getting out of town and into the sun.

Life & Style

Holiday Gift Guide

Impress even the pickiest VIPs on your list with 16 thoughtful presents made here in New England.

Life & Style

Playful Puffer Coats, and Four Other Ways Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy Is Getting Into the Seasonal Spirit

The Boston Ballet soloist, who plays the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker this month, celebrates the best time of the year with her list of favorite things.

Style

Ice, Ice, Baby

Now under the ownership of LVMH, Tiffany & Co. unveils its first reimagined boutique. And it’s right in our own backyard.

Travel

Boston Traveler: Jackson Hole

Grab your hat and gloves and get ready for snow, sloshies, and scenery like no other: The mountains are calling.

Style

Python-Print Boots, and Five Other Things Gretta Monahan Is Loving This Month

Fresh off a facelift of her namesake boutique, Wellesley’s Gretta Luxe, the fashion and beauty guru shares a few of her favorite finds.

Style

French Benefits

The hip Parisian fashion house Zadig & Voltaire brings its très-chic style to Copley Place.

Life & Style

Get a Room

You have all winter to hibernate at home. This month, treat yourself to a weekend of R & R at one of these buzzy area hotels.

Travel

Boston Traveler: Virgin Gorda

Before the deep freeze sets in, chill out in the British Virgin Islands’ most breathtaking destination.

Health

Wellness

Med Spa Makeover

From fat-vanquishing lasers to nurturing IV infusions, these five state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments will leave you feeling brand-new.

Wellness

The Zen Traveler’s Guide to Logan

Gotta make a flight this holiday season? Don’t stress—just follow these insider tips for staying grounded before you take off.