October 2010 Issue

52 Weekend Getaways From Boston

New England has enough diversions to keep you busy all year long. Arm yourself with our guide, and it will.

Arts + Entertainment

Hubbub: John Slattery

The actor's character on AMC's Mad Men, Roger Sterling, is notorious for his chauvinistic zingers. It turns out that off set, the Boston native is just as often a target of barbs.

Person of Interest: Tom Perrotta

Meet the local author who you and 30,000 other Bostonians will be reading this month.

Restaurants

Session Lesson

Craft-beer tastings are bubbling up in gastropubs all over town, so why not host one at your place? Herewith, a guide to hosting a successful beer soiree at home.

First Bite: Noche

Equal parts cocktail lounge and steakhouse, this new South End eatery seeks its soul.

First Bite: The Haven

Boston’s first-ever Scottish pub invites you to come for the chips and pints, stay for the haggis.

Tastemaking: Out in the Cold

The wait for a winter farmers’ market may soon be over.

Dining Out: Parsons Table

A Winchester standby goes downscale — and proves that comfort food can be destination fare.

The Ultimate: Reuben

Boston may not be known as a deli-sandwich town, but it has no shortage of great renditions of that delicatessen staple: the Reuben.

Fashion + Style

Pet Project

Newbury Street newcomers Fish & Bone caters to four-legged customers.

Head Start

Beverly-based haberdasher Matthew Nutter, a.k.a. Mister Nutter, recycles all sorts of fabrics to construct one-of-a-kind caps.

Department

Admissions of Guilt?

Adam Wheeler was hardly the first student to be accused of faking his way into the most hallowed grounds of academia — and he won’t be the last. Welcome to the new era of dishonesty.

Bad Medicine

The Patrick administration likes the notion of universal health coverage. It just doesn’t want to pay for it.

Feature

Is Jack Connors the Last King of Boston?

How Jack Connors rules by the art of charm.

Meet the Mezrichs

With the movie version of his book The Accidental Billionaires opening this month, Ben Mezrich — along with his wife, Tonya — is taking time to do what anyone with a newborn would: Hole up at home.

The Pursuit of Happiness

Local researchers are on the hunt for the scientific underpinnings of human joy. Our writer enters a world where the formula for unending bliss may be just a click away.