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September 2017 Issue

City Life

Best Schools 2017

Our exclusive ranking of the top districts in Greater Boston.



Cut and Paste

This fall’s most memorable looks are a snapshot of decades past.

City Life

Looking for the Last of the Power Lunchers

Herb Chambers. Robert Kraft. John Kerry. Once upon a time, Boston’s biggest names stoked relationships and egos over boozy midday meals at Davio’s and the Bristol. Not so much any more. Are the city’s power lunchers gone forever, or just sipping fruit smoothies at Google?

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Walsh Wins!

Forget the election, Marty, we’re calling it for ya. Now here’s your blueprint for the next four years.



The (Almost) Silent Partner

Brian Lesser is the man behind many of Boston’s hottest restaurants.

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The Interview: Rafael Reif

The MIT president wants to take Donald Trump back to science class.


Barre Fight

The hottest boutique-fitness craze in Boston is tearing the local workout community apart.


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The Guide: Social Networks

The top spots to rub elbows with the city’s movers and shakers.

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Influencer: Jenny Johnson, Uncorked

On her favorite interview, champagne, and more.

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The Briefing: Sell the State House

It’s high time we auctioned off the golden dome on Beacon Hill.



Small Bite: The French Revolution

With Bar Lyon, Boston’s galloping Gallic invasion continues.


Dining Out: Terra

Basking in the pleasures of the char at Eataly’s Boston flagship.


Five New Cookbooks from Local Chefs

Sauté, chop, bake, and braise this fall with these new tomes.


Variations on a Theme: Heaven on the Half Shell

Composed oysters are making a splash on the raw-bar scene.

Fashion + Style


The Lust Lineup: Ribbed Revival

The textile of the ’70s has returned.


Impulse Buy: Fit for a King

Bold yet polished, these men’s rings prove that jewelry isn’t just a ladies’ game.


Born in the USA

Shop American-made at these local shops.


This Month’s Object of Desire

Boots made for shopping.



A League of Your Own

Looking to spice up your everyday workout routine? Join the club.

Arts + Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Fall Arts Preview

Matthew Reed Baker’s guide to this season’s events.

Home Design

Home & Property

Walk on the Wild Side

This screen-printed wooden bison head is valued at $6,000.

Home & Property

Holding Court

A Concord barn doubles as a high-octane hoops hub.

Home & Property

Either-Or: An Island Retreat vs. a City Condo

Which would you choose?


City Life

Editor’s Letter: School of Life

Introducing our annual Best Schools issue.