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October 2021 Issue


Falling for Vermont

Yes, there are pretty leaves. Tons of them, actually. But October in the Green Mountain State is about a lot more than merely ogling foliage.


City Life

Rags to Witches

They’re hip, business-savvy, and know how to cast a spell: How a new generation of witches and warlocks selling $300 wands conquered Salem.

City Life

The Battle for Franklin Park

Inside the clash that’s pitting Boston’s progressive activists against one another.

City Life

Crossing the Finish Line

On the eve of their first in-person events since 2019, longtime Boston Athletic Association CEO Tom Grilk and Head of the Charles regatta executive director Fred Schoch reflect on the defeats and victories of the past year and a half.


City Life

Grayer, but Stronger

After more than 18 months of pandemic life, how I learned to live with me, myself, and whoever this new person in the mirror is.

City Life

Shark Fight

In an ocean chock full of apex predators, two big-name shark researchers are out for each other’s blood. Will Cape Cod’s beaches ever be the same?

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Gail Samuel

The new head of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is a California girl with tons of experience and celeb cachet. Can she remake the institution for a new generation?



Dining Out: Just One Small Catch

An unlikely rule of thumb for landing a stellar meal at Atlántico, the South End’s new(ish) seafood-focused tapas spot: Skip the tapas.

Fashion + Style

Life & Style

Present Perfect

An eclectic new boutique brings the gift of IRL shopping to Brookline Village.

Life & Style

A Top-Flight Ring, Plus Four More of Sandy Edgerley’s Favorite Things

The philanthropist and cofounder of Boston’s buzzy new members-only club, the ’Quin House, shares a few of her fall must-haves.


Boston Traveler: North Conway, New Hampshire

Leave the skis behind and get ready to peep the White Mountains’ peaks from a whole new perspective this month.


Tickled Pink

Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, five fab beauty finds that’ll help you feel good and do good.


Arts & Entertainment

If You Keep Turning Right, Can You Make It Out of Any Corn Maze?

The secret to navigating any of the dozens of corn mazes sprawling across New England might not be the method at all— but the execution.

Home Design

Home & Property

Spaces: Room for the Imagination

A pair of art enthusiasts welcome an ever-evolving backdrop into their airy living space.

Sponsor Content

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