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May 2009 Issue

The Owner Takes a Wife

Red Sox owner John Henry revealed a very different side of himself during his courtship of Linda Pizzuti.


Generation WTF*

College graduates from the Class of 2009 share what lies ahead: a looming job search, accumulating loans, and an uncertain future.

Top of Mind: Jack Williams

Anchorman, adoption advocate, penny pincher, smart aleck, age 65, Weston.

What Turns Us On

A user’s guide to love, lust, and attraction in the Hub.

The Theory and Practice of War

Acclaimed Scholar Michael Bhatia signed up for the Pentagon’s controversial new Human Terrain program believing he could help the Army wage smarter battles. He also knew that in war, not everybody makes it home.

The Making of a Mayor for Life

As Tom Menino closes in on becoming our longest-serving mayor, it’s easy to forget what he did to get the job so many years ago. The long history of his unlikely rise to power–and how the playbook he perfected along the way has profoundly changed Boston.


Boston.com Uses Its Noodle

While the Globe deals with bigger headaches, its website fights off kugel-pushing hackers.

The Prep Gets the Last Laugh

Forget what you think you know about whale belts and popped collars. Why now more than ever New England’s singular sartorial aesthetic is the style for our times.

City’s Top Cop Looking Blue

As the recession squeezes his budget, Ed Davis picks his battles.



Dining Out: Bina Osteria

Pristine ingredients and solid technique keep this dazzling new Italian eatery anchored, even when showy flourishes miss the mark. (And seriously, you’ve got to try the gnocchi.)