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November 2014 Issue


The 50 Best Restaurants in Boston 2014

Our thoroughly researched, call-it-like-we-see-it ranking of the restaurants that make Boston a true dining destination.


Arts & Entertainment

How to Be a New Englander

From driving in the snow to underdressing like a pro.

City Life

Machine Man

In the future, MIT’s Rodney Brooks fears there won’t be enough robots.

City Life

One Of Us

At home, Jennifer Roberts was Irish. On the street, she was something different.


City Life

Northern Exposure

Scott Brown has fled Massachusetts. Can he convince NH voters that he’s one of them?

City Life

Confessions of a Jury Foreman

Behind the scenes of the Whitey Bulger trial.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

11 Free Things to Do This Month

Veterans Day parades, President Carter’s book tour, and more.

Arts & Entertainment

State of the Art

The new Harvard Art Museum opens on November 16.

Arts & Entertainment

Culture Calendar

Including performances by Jimmy Fallon, Stevie Wonder, and Bob Dylan.


City Life

Pick Your Party

Our totally presumptuous, wildly irresponsible guide to choosing a registered fringe party to root for.

City Life

Fair Game

The first openly gay Division I basketball player gears up for another season at UMass.

City Life

Power of Ideas: Cassius Cash

The superintendent of two of Boston’s national parks is shaping the way we think about the city’s history.

City Life

They’re Off: Suffolk Downs, 1986

The closing of Suffolk Downs will have a serious impact on the lives of those who call it home.



App Happy

Holiday hors d’oeuvres come with calories—and mileage.


Five Ways to Party Smart

Enjoy the holidays and stay on your diet with these tips from registered dietitian Kate Scarlata.

Fashion + Style


All the Trimmings

Shine bright all holiday season in head-turning jewels and dresses.

Home & Property

On the Market: Hot to Trot

There’s something irresistibly charming about living in a carriage house.


Ring in the New

Surely your LBD is calling out for this honeyed emerald-cut citrine from Alexandra Mor.


Warming Trend

Cozy basics keep winter at bay at Vince’s two new local stores.

Home Design

Home & Property

The Savini Index

What’s hot and not in Boston home design.