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March 2015 Issue

Home & Property

Best Places to Live 2015: How to Beat the Boom

Boston real estate may be a solid-gold bet, but buying and selling requires know-how. Here’s who’s in the game, where things are hot, and how to navigate the market to find your next home.


City Life

You Gotta Lay It Down to Pick It Up

With his new restaurant, Strip, bon vivant Nick Varano is taking his fabulous show straight into the heart of Boston.

City Life

The Greatest Game You’ve Never Seen

How did a sleepy academy in a rural New England town spawn the best high school basketball team in the country?


Stealing Beauty

Set against the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s lush interiors, spring’s prettiest looks take an artful turn.


City Life

Gone, Baby, Gone

But he can’t stay away. Dennis Lehane left Boston for Hollywood, but you can’t take the city out of the writer.

Home & Property

Not in Newton’s Back Yard

Well-heeled progressives champion liberal ideals, ­including housing the homeless. Just don’t try it in their neighborhood.


City Life

March Mascot Madness

In a fight to the death, which New England mascot would prevail?

City Life

Boston, 1975: Hobnobbing at the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast

Former Globe photographer George Rizer recalls covering the event in Boston.

City Life

Open for Debate: The Edward M. Kennedy Institute

The new Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Dorchester hopes to inspire the next ­generation of civic leaders.

City Life

Three Questions for Yo-Yo Ma

As he approaches his 60th birthday, the Cambridge-based virtuoso cellist reflects on the role of humor in his work.

City Life

The Power of Ideas: Deborah Flaschen

Her new program aims to help adults with developmental disabilities navigate life after high school.

City Life

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Stan Rosenberg

As a top legislative leader from western Massachusetts, Rosenberg is a true rarity.

City Life

Playing the Market

If we made our own Market Basket movie, here’s who would play a starring role.

Arts & Entertainment

The Gronk You’re With

An exclusive post-football-season story by ebook writer Lacey Noonan.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Cultural Calendar

Your monthly guide to this month’s must-see events.

Fashion + Style


Pack Mentality

A closer look at a richly textured python backpack by Joel Storella that screams opulence without saying a word.

Home & Property

Perfecting Perfection

Check out this corner penthouse that is every city slicker’s dream in the right place.


Full Circle

Channel Brigitte Bardot and Jackie O. with these fresh round sunglasses, updated with studs, cutouts, and bold prints.


Phoenix Rising

Dava Muramatsu’s refined bohemian style finds a home in the suburbs.


Lashing Out

In a city of augmented fringe, Courtney Hollands joins the fray of eyelash enhancement.



Sea Change

Select Oyster Bar brings globe-hopping seafood dishes to the Back Bay.


Time to Eat in Watch City

Waltham is becoming a dining and drinking destination in its own right. Ahead, your road map to what’s open now and what’s coming soon.


The Cure

For the love of charcuterie, 13 meaty new offerings on restaurant menus.


Hitting a Sour Note

How one cook’s passion for vinegar is winning over Boston’s restaurant elite.


Dining Out: Comedor

Newton’s lively, Chilean-influenced bar/restaurant has plenty of unusual items to draw diners—but can it keep them coming back?


Down to Earth

To add savory complexity to cocktails, ­bartenders are increasingly using produce-infused juices, ­syrups, and spirits. Ahead, six new ways to drink your ­vegetables.



What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

Take inspiration from a local dermatologist’s beauty regimen.