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October 2019 Issue


Choose Your Fall Adventure

Since time is precious and the world is vast, here it is: our highly curated list of where to bike, hike, hang-glide, and simply take in the view while the weather lasts.



How to Sell Drugs and Influence Everyone

Who knew that Instagram was one of the world’s largest open-air drug markets?

Home & Property

Can Boston’s Apartments Possibly Get Any Smaller?

(Turns out, yes!)

City Life

Wayfair’s House of Cardboard

Can one of Boston’s most important companies keep the bottom from dropping out?


Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Bryan Rafanelli

Boston’s own events impresario to the stars finally tells all.

City Life

Who’s Laughing with the Harvard Lampoon?

Can an age-old institution built on secrecy, debauchery, and anti-political correctness still be funny in 2019?


City Life

Take a Hike

Boston’s traffic and transit woes are bad and only getting worse. But what if escaping them is as simple as putting one foot in front of the other?



To help you sound like you know what you’re talking about during race weekend, here’s the Head of the Charles Regatta, by the numbers.

City Life

Influencer: A Man With a Plan

Boston’s director of development review, Jonathan Greeley, can see the city’s future.

Arts & Entertainment

Salem vs. Trump

Which is scarier—the movies or real life?

City Life

Where Is This Year’s Ayanna?

In the wake of Ayanna Pressley’s meteoric rise to Congress, Boston’s once-sleepy City Council was supposed to be the next hot political gig. We’re still waiting.

Home Design

Home & Property

Spaces: Set in Stone

What do you do when you want a master bath that feels like a true oasis? Deck the whole thing out in marble, of course.

Home & Property

Covet: Woven Wonders

These elaborately painted palm baskets feature keyhole hooks for easy wall hanging.

Home & Property

Either-Or: A North Reading Tudor vs. a Sunny Brookline Condo

It’s amazing what a few miles will do to the market.



It’s the Year of the Food Hall

So why is Quincy Market still stuck in the last century?


Dining Out: Raising the Steaks

Rare, Encore Boston Harbor’s destination for prime chops, is slick, swanky—and a bit undercooked.

Fashion + Style


What’s in Store: Town Jewels

Meet five female-fronted jewelers adding a little sparkle to the city.


Boston Traveler: Manchester, Vermont

Ever hiked with a hawk? Cast for trout in a pristine mountainside pond? Do it all in one day in this fall wonderland.


City Life

What’s Up with the Patriots and Shaving Brands?

Starting with late ’80s owner Robert Kiam and his Remington razors, the Patriots have a history with popular shaving brands.



Workday Workouts

Ditch the break room and break a sweat instead with these five highly efficient lunchtime exercises.