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September 2014 Issue

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The Best Schools in Greater Boston

Our exclusive ranking of 65 area high schools.



What’s for Dinner…Next?

Welcome to the restaurant of the future.

Arts & Entertainment

Fall Arts Preview

The 49 amazing cultural events you have to attend this season.

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How to Game the College Rankings

Northeastern executed one of the most dramatic turnarounds in higher ed.



Calling the Shot

Botox was the antithesis of my feminist upbringing—and I wanted it anyway.

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The Patrick Problem

Nobody on the Democratic ticket wants to criticize Deval—which is playing right into Charlie Baker’s hands


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Lunch Is Served

Healthier lunch options in public schools may be on the way.

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Cheer On the Away Team

Find out where in Boston you can cheer on your favorite college football teams.

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The $7 Billion Destroyer

Being built in Bath, Maine, and programmed by the Waltham-based Raytheon, the newly christened Zumwalt is the world’s most expensive killing machine afloat.

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High School

A new institute in Natick offers a comprehensive program in (legally) growing and selling medical marijuana.

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The Big Spenders

A breakdown of governor campaign donations by sector.

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Power of Ideas: Jascha Franklin-Hodge

City Hall’s new chief information officer is the tech-savvy guru who ran the Web component of Obama’s campaigns.

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The Curley K-8 School, 1975

A Globe photographer reflects on racial tension that was present at the Jamaica Plain school.

Fashion + Style


Show of Force

This season’s seriously strong looks take power dressing to the next level.



Pardon Our French

This fall, French fare is making a comeback, without the white-tableclothed stuffiness one might expect.


Rialto Turns 20

September 19 marks the 20th anniversary of the Harvard Square restaurant that turned chef-owner Jody Adams into a culinary superstar.


Rise and Shine

We break down the breakfast-pastry scene, one butter-loaded croissant layer at a time.


Allston on the Rise

Allston has long been home to some of Boston’s finest cheap eats.


Sour Notes

We reveal the science behind what we eat and drink.


Dining Out: La Brasa

At La Brasa, chef Daniel Bojorquez cooks whatever he feels like. The result? A menu that’s as exciting as it is inconsistent.