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October 2014 Issue

City Life

China’s Town

The priciest homes, the best schools, the hottest handbags: From Newbury Street to the waterfront, big-money Chinese buyers are spending millions. Are we cashing in or selling out?


City Life

The Biggest Ball of Them All

Strap on your heels and prepare for battle. The Storybook Ball is about to get ugly.

City Life

Charlie Baker 2.0

Charlie Baker is the warmest, nicest, friendliest, most amicable gubernatorial candidate you’ll ever meet.

Arts & Entertainment

Become a Famous Writer

Follow these 10 easy steps, based on the wisdom of local authors.


City Life

The Ballad of Buddy

Buddy Cianci refuses to just fade away.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Trick or Treat

A few notable Bostonians share their Halloween alter egos with us.

Arts & Entertainment

Boston Headlines in Emoji

Hundreds of new Emojis are coming to phones soon—which means texting the headlines has never been easier.

Arts & Entertainment

Culture Calendar

Eight must-see arts events happening in October.


City Life

Ahead of the Curve

The Head of the Charles Regatta celebrates its 50th birthday this month.

City Life

Power of Ideas: Diana Hwang

She’s created the country’s first leadership initiative to get young Asian-American women into politics right here in Boston.

City Life

Head of the Charles, 1984

A look back at the city’s tradition.



Boston’s Fitness Power Couples

A couple that sweats together, stays together.



Liquid Diet: Your New Nightcap

This German digestif is characterized by anise and black-licorice notes.


Butter Up

Coppa chef de cuisine Meghann Ward is creating her own butters from nuts.


Flipping the Birds

Which wings should you order for the big game? We took chef Lydia Shire on a citywide crawl to find out.


Lydia Shire’s Buffalo Wings

The Scampo chef shares her recipe.


Hitting the Links

Just in time for Oktoberfest, we go in search of the best of the wurst at Karl’s Sausage Kitchen.


Suburban Crawl

Three inspired new restaurants to check out beyond the city, plus one must-try tapas spot in the North End.


Dining Out: Hamersley’s Bistro

Corby Kummer bids Hamersley’s a proper farewell by taking stock of the bistro’s unprecedented success.

Fashion + Style


From Italy, with Love

Arm yourself for Boston Fashion Week and beyond with Bottega Veneta’s new “Rialto” bag, done up in striking emerald elaphe skin.

Home & Property

The Savini Index

What’s hot and not in Boston home design.

Home & Property

Energy Star

This LEED-certified Polaris House aims for the stars.


Light Touch

Showcase fall’s softer side with pretty pastel pieces for you and your nest.


My Favorite Things: Erin Gates

The Elements of Style author dishes on the items she can’t live without.


Fall Fresh

These locally made products will get you glowing after a summer of soaking up the sun.