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November 2012 Issue


The 50 Best Restaurants 2012

Find out which restaurants made our annual top 50 list.


The 50 Best Restaurants 2012

Our annual list of Boston’s top restaurants.


How MIT Became the Most Important University in the World

And why Harvard (Harvard!) is scrambling to catch up.


A painful decade after a clergy sex abuse scandal, the Archdiocese of Boston has begun to rebuild. But a stubborn question remains: What kind of man wants to become a priest?

In with the New

For generations, if you wanted others to know you’d made it in this town, you decorated in the stuffy Brahmin style. Not anymore.


Cheap Lot

Parking in Boston seems pricey. It’s not, and we need to make it more expensive.

Historic Neglect

Preserving our heritage makes not just cultural but economic sense. So why aren’t we doing it better?


City Life

Sins of the Father

The latest biography of Joseph Kennedy sheds new light on the man who fathered a dynasty.

City Life

Hot Stuff

If police are right, Craig Cromartie has some of the stickiest fingers in the state.

City Life

Snow Business

New Hampshire ski areas are gearing up for a big year—whether it snows or not.

City Life

Time for a Change

The governor has to reform his parole board—now.

City Life

Net Gain

This map wiz has good news for the Celtics.

Q&A: Aly Raisman

After scoring three medals at the London Olympic Games, gymnast Aly Raisman needs little introduction. We caught up with Needham�s hero on a rare day off at home.

City Style

Home & Property

Living Large

Rachel Slade’s off-kilter take on hub dwellings.

Life & Style

Show Your Metal

This South End designer’s one-of-a-kind accessories walked the runway at New York Fashion Week.

Holiday Glam

Dress to dazzle with these chic looks, guaranteed to turn heads at every type of celebration.

The Good Life

A Beacon Hill boutique expands its offerings.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Culture Calendar

Eight arts and entertainment must-sees in November.


New England State of Mind

Local restaurants The Gallows, Puritan & Co., and supper club Brasstacks take traditional inspiration for their menus.

Ruling the Roost

Local restaurants are using every part of the chicken for dishes that are anything but tame.

Get the Look: Oak Long Bar + Kitchen

How to recreate this warm, luxe space in the newly renovated Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Keep It Cordial

The distillery’s new line of cordials are perfect for a Thanksgiving toast.

The Goods: Local Bites We’re Digging Right Now

This month, we’re into cider, jams, and whoopie pies.


Dining Out: Farmstead Table

It’s all about the fresh and local at this homespun Newton Centre spot.


Dining Out: Kitchen in South End

Scott Herritt’s new South End restaurant is a welcome glimpse into the past.