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September 2019 Issue


20 Ways to Get Your Kid into College…Legally

Here’s everything honest (but anxious) parents need to know, but no one is telling you—until now.



Fall Fashion: Fall All Over

Grab a hot cider and layer on the chunky knits, woodsmen plaids, and up-to-the-chin turtlenecks—it’s time to embrace the best season in Boston.

City Life

It’s the End of Allston as We Know It

But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the neighborhood.

City Life

The Other Kraft

As the Brady-Belichick era slowly draws to a close, could Jonathan be just the Kraft we need?


City Life


How hard is it to take public transit from one end of the state to the other? Wayyyy harder than it should be.


The Interview: Rick Doblin

The world’s leading advocate for the medicinal use of psychedelics on why Ecstasy could cure PTSD, and the best place to trip in Boston.



The Back Bay’s Big Comeback

It lost its buzz to trendier neighborhoods over the past decade. But with the opening of the highly anticipated Rochambeau, one restaurateur is helping to herald the area’s revival.


Dining Out: Return of the Aught Spot

Zuma, a posh Japanese restaurant in Boston’s newest skyscraper, is a throwback to the luxury of the 2000s.

Fashion + Style


Impulse Buy: Small Wonders

The season’s tiniest bags make a mighty statement.

Life & Style

What’s in Store: Saving Face

No need to go under the knife—these space-age facial treatments use high-tech devices, lasers, and lights to get less-than-perfect skin glowing again.


Object of Desire: A New Leaf

Designed by late jeweler Jean Schlumberger in 1956, this glamorous chain was inspired by fall foliage.


The Lust Lineup: Gold Rush

From the runway to the Back Bay, fall’s hottest shade glitters.


Boston Traveler: Oahu, Hawaii

There’s never been a better time to grab an umbrella drink and say “aloha” to this Hawaiian island’s natural wonders.

Home Design

Home & Property

Either-Or: An Antique Cape in Sandwich vs. an Artsy Leather District Loft

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

Home & Property

Covet: Game On

From Italian furniture company Giorgetti, the show-stopping “90° Minuto” table is a luxe upgrade to any football-themed man cave.

Home & Property

Spaces: Reflecting Room

A Wayland home gets an airy three-season addition.


Home & Property

Hot Take: Time for a Tenant’s Bill of Rights?

Renting in Boston is miserable—but it doesn’t have to be this way.

City Life

Can Boston Tame Big Brother?

Cheaper and better than ever, facial recognition technology suddenly feels like it’s lurking everywhere.


Influencer: Michelle Caldeira Has an Offer You Can’t Refuse

The senior vice president of College Bound Dorchester has a bold plan to defeat Boston’s gangs.


Airline Showdown!

The race is on: This month, Delta is taking over Terminal A as part of its plan to dethrone JetBlue as the busiest carrier at Logan. Who will reign supreme?


Arts & Entertainment

Who Is Berklee College’s Greatest Musical Alum?

From TV composers to rock superstars, the esteemed music school has pumped out generations of melodic prodigies.



Well Healed

When you need a mind/body boost, turn off the techy gimmicks in favor of one of these tried-and-true Eastern wellness practices.