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October 2020 Issue


Boston Is Not Okay

A special report on the area’s looming mental health crisis—and how to find help if you need it.



Hidden New England

There’s more to this region than meets the eye—you just have to know where to look.


The Dentist Will Screen You Now

I never feared going to have my teeth cleaned. Then the pandemic hit.

City Life

The Day the Music Died

Fifty years ago, rising soul sensation Franklin Lynch was shot dead by police at Boston City Hospital. The killing of an unarmed man, and its cover-up, inspired Boston’s Black community to invent a new form of civic justice. Why doesn’t anyone remember?


City Life

Four More Years?!?

Or, how Boston snowflakes like me will cope if Trump wins…again.

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Lawrence O’Donnell

Whether the topic is Hollywood, presidential politics, or cable news, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has plenty to say.

Home Design

Home & Property

Either-Or: A Monochromatic Weston Home vs. a Colorful Salem Manse

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

Home & Property

Spaces: Taking Care of Business

A Brookline sunroom gets new life as a peaceful office perfect for working and studying at home.

Fashion + Style


Time to Reboot

Menswear designer Todd Snyder puts a fresh spin on two New England institutions this month.


The Lust Lineup: Shine Bright

We could all use a little extra sparkle right about now—and this fall trend delivers.


Winter Is Coming

Get ready with these five new ways to upgrade your coat closet this season.


Boston Traveler: Martha’s Vineyard

Shoulder season on the island was practically made for socially distanced fall getaways. Here’s how to do it right.


City Life

Could There Be Buried Treasure underneath Boston?

As popular lore would have it, the Boston area may be home to the bounties of Captain Kidd and Thomas Veale.



Polo for the People

With polo clubs now welcoming beginners all across New England, the sport of kings isn’t just for royalty anymore.