Boston Magazine Issue

Home & Property

Top Places to Live 2020

Want to know what’s going to happen in the region’s most outrageous home market? We asked local property experts to peer into the future and offer a dozen compelling predictions.

Feature

City Life

Cape Fear

Yarmouth's top cop Frank Frederickson gained wide renown for his leadership in the wake of the slaying of one of his officers. But almost no one knows the story of the woman whose bravery helped him catch a serial rapist—and set him on a path to greatness.

City Life

King of the Hill

After generations of iron-fisted leadership on Beacon Hill, the winds of change are beginning to blow. Just don’t tell that to House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

Education

The New King of Clubs

Think Boston’s stodgy old world of private clubs won’t ever change? Clearly, you haven’t been to Marty Meehan’s UMass Club.

City Life

The Short, Wild Ride of Correia the Kid

Is he a white-collar criminal and corrupt politician, as federal prosecutors allege? Or is he one of the best mayors in Fall River history, as he insists? Maybe, somehow, Jasiel Correia could be both.

Travel

Return to Our Roots

From Italy to Cape Verde, we hop the globe in search of the soul of Boston.

Department

City Life

The Interview: Bill Weld

The former Massachusetts governor turned Republican presidential candidate on how he plans to beat Trump.

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison

After three years together as cohosts of America’s Test Kitchen, the ebullient stars dish on their humble beginnings in television, what they don’t like about each other, and the long overdue case against kale.

Education

The Tragic, Enduring Legacy of Phoebe Prince

Her death after being bullied at school was supposed to change everything. Now, 10 years later, has being a teenager in Massachusetts gotten any better?

News

City Life

In Defense of Mud Season

Everyone loves to whine about March, but the truth is, we’d be nothing without it.

City Life

Influencer: Varshini Prakash

This climate activist is trying to save Boston from Mother Nature—and is mobilizing legions of young voters to do it.

City Life

Is Our Innovation Economy Doomed?

Boston’s booming tech sector depends on a dwindling number of highly skilled foreign-worker visas. Is it time to start panicking?

Travel

One Town, Two Four Seasons

How many luxury hotels does one city need? Apparently, a lot.

City Life

The Billion-Dollar Blight

Papered-over storefronts and “for rent” signs have marred the appearance of Harvard Square and are threatening the beating heart of Cambridge. Thankfully, there’s a solution.

City Life

Influencer: Power Behind the Throne

Wilnelia Rivera, Ayanna Pressley’s former political campaign strategist, on hosting her first live podcast, making powerful friends, and why she fears for the future of American democracy.

Fashion + Style

Life & Style

Try This!

Browsing the aisles is just the beginning at these local stores, where hands-on experiences take retail to the next level.

Travel

Boston Traveler: Washington, DC

Forget politics—from live music to cherry blossoms, the capital is at its peak this month.

Style

The Lust Lineup: Warm Up to Fleece

The jacket once known for keeping soccer moms toasty gets a runway-ready makeover.

Style

Impulse Buy: Off the Chain

Why let your neck have all the fun?

Style

Object of Desire: In the Clear

Designer Laura Baldini crafted a stadium-standard tote bag after an embarrassing mishap at a concert.

Life & Style

In the Neighborhood: Needham

As more and more urbanites flee Boston for this charming western ’burb, the town’s retail scene is getting a citified upgrade.

Beacon

City Life

It's Reigning Queens

Sashay your way to a glittery good time this spring: The business of drag is booming in Boston.

Restaurants

The 35 Best Bars in Boston

From cocktail dens to funky dives, here's your ultimate guide to drinking in Boston right now.

Arts & Entertainment

Romance in Bloom

Looking for love in Boston? From perfect restaurants for a rendezvous to swoon-worthy date ideas, here are 20 ways to meet—and keep—your match.

Restaurants

Changing Tides

It’s a new year and a new Pier 4.

Arts & Entertainment

Give Our Regards to Broadway

The Colonial Theatre is one step closer to reclaiming Boston’s legacy as the first place to see tomorrow’s Broadway hits.

Home Design

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Dedham Palazzo vs. Lofty Downtown Digs

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

Home & Property

Covet: Dream Weaver

After a macramé class at a brewery, wedding photographer Suzanna March began to weave wall hangings inspired by nature.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Spacious Lincoln Retreat vs. a Cozy Cambridge Single-Family

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

Home & Property

Spaces: Peak Style

A winter-loving family brings European flair to their New Hampshire ski house.

Restaurants

Restaurants

Dining Out: Orfano

A powerhouse Fenway chef rolls out a cunning (re)vision of red-sauce Italian for the Roaring 2020s.

Restaurants

Dining Out: Black Lamb

One of Boston’s top chefs launches a fourth South End restaurant. Can he keep the hits coming?

Health

Wellness

Rocking the Boat

Why indoor rowing is poised to overtake cycling as Boston’s biggest boutique fitness craze.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

The Must List

Your can’t-miss guide for what to do, see, and hear this month.