May 2005 Issue

Feature

Boston's Most Powerful People in 2005

[sidebar]MERGERS. ACQUISITIONS. SCANDALS. POLITICS. They’ve dramatically altered the power structure of this city in an astonishingly short time. Along with Fleet, Gillette, and Hancock — […]

Power 2005: The Old Guard

YOU DON’T TYPICALLY SEE photographs of President George W. Bush walking his dogs. After all, who wants to watch a couple of Scottish terriers relieving […]

Power 2005: The Straight Scoop

“BOSTON MARRIAGE,” a term once reserved for 19th-century female roommates (“Are they or aren’t they?” was hardly a proper Victorian query), came out of the […]

Power: The Lessons of Leadership

THIS IS ONE I’LL BE SORT OF careful on, word for word. To me, leadership is boldly stepping forward, on a matter of real importance, […]

Power: The Straight Scoop on Thirty-Five Gay Power Players

“BOSTON MARRIAGE,” A TERM ONCE RESERVED for 19th-century female roommates (“Are they or aren’t they?” was hardly a proper Victorian query), came out of the […]

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Mergers. Acquisitions. Scandals. Politics. They’ve dramatically altered the power structure of this city in an astonishingly short time. Along with Fleet, Gillette, and Hancock — […]

City Journal

The perfect nose. The perkiest breasts. For more and more teens, achieving the ideal look means scheduling time under the plastic surgeon's knife.

KRISTIN WANTED A NEW NOSE. A better nose. A resculpted, slightly smaller version of the original, with no bump on its bridge and a shorter, […]

Restaurants

The North End’s newest bistro, Neptune Oyster, eschews pasta and pizza in favor of fresh seafood specialties in a lively, New Orleans-inspired setting.

The last thing Boston needs, you might think, is another cute oyster bar. Jasper White invigorated the form with Summer Shack, where suddenly there was […]

Think you need a fortune—or a private vault—to amass a wine collection in your home? You don’t.

If the mere sight of thousands of wine bottles reclining horizontally makes you weak in the knees (as it does me), you’ll probably need to […]

Other

The redemption of Big Dig whistleblower Christy Mihos is already underway. Now he plans to use his burnished reputation to run for John Kerry's Senate seat.

It's standard operating procedure for a savvy salesman — especially one who wants his next job to be U.S. senator from Massachusetts — to end […]

With almost no one noticing, New England's $20 billion higher education industry is losing its market share thanks to shrinking populations and growing competition. Now some campuses are fighting back with sophisticated marketing straight from the co

When Sandra King moved on from Northeastern University to a new job at Bentley College two years ago, she left behind the rather foggy title […]

You know what we need? Some more pointless debate about gay marriage.

We're exactly one year into gay marriage, and a vengeful Jehovah has yet to stomp us into kibble. I confess, I have never been in […]

When a group of millionaires built the golf course of their dreams, it fell victim to bad management - and became, instead of a stroll through paradise, A bogey of an investment.

With your back to the mahogany bar in the Golf Club of New England clubhouse, you can look out through floor-to-ceiling windows at the 18th […]

The duo that prosecuted Whitey Bulger's gang has a new mission - rooting out Big Dig corruption. For those with something to hide, this is not good news.

In January, Brian Kelly, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office, was promoted to chief of the public corruption unit. That same month, his longtime […]

Sometimes it's the road most traveled that offers the biggest surprises. A guide to the culinary cornucopia that is Route 1.

It was my Gilligan's Island fantasy. We would sip exotic fruit punch from coconuts and choose from endless flaming hors d'oeuvres on spinning lazy Susans. […]

Their lives are shaped by the ups and downs of their husbands' heady careers. They live in two, sometimes three different cities at the same time. The public watches their every move. And let's not even get started on the groupies. What's i

Kim Brown doesn't know where she is. Her husband picked her up from Logan last night and brought her here, to his unassuming condo in […]