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boston globe magazine
July 19, 2009
Young, black, and in the running

Young, black, and in the running

The field of contenders for at-large Boston City Council seats is more diverse than ever this year. Can a new generation of talent -- that identifies with Obama’s message of collaboration and consensus -- have an impact in one of the few large Northern cities that has never had a black mayor?


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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Not my type

The date has promise -- until she starts texting a friend in the middle of it.
dinner with cupid

Song and dance

He's in ballet. She's in musical theater. Will there be an encore?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Cellphone meanies

When friends choose calls over you, plus when to celebrate birthdays.
pierced column

Minus two

Can the Gosselin kids trade in their parents?
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boston's best ice cream

Supreme scoops

So many flavors, so little time. In Greater Boston, ice cream shops are everywhere. So we've picked out the 10 best.
The son who wasn’t

The son who wasn’t

I'm the child of an affair my father had almost 30 years ago. For years, I've known about my dad's other kids. Now, at long last, they know about me.
Let the handshake meet an end

Let the handshake meet an end

In today's world, why cling to this surefire germ spreader?

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First Person
Still kicking
Boston Breakers captain Kristine Lilly turns 38 this week. But America's foremost soccer mom keeps on playing like a teenager.
On the Block
Loads of curb appeal
These three homes all make a sweet first impression.
Tales from the City
A hair raiser
A stranger gives me a quick-fix for my hair, plus my son aspires to be a "green pea."
Fashion Snapshot
Shorts circuit
Hello, summer legs!
Right tangle
A plate of cool soba noodles makes a no-hassle summery supper.
Kitchen Aide
Soba service
Cool soba is traditionally served on a bamboo tray called a zaru that is set over a plate. In fact, the dish’s full name is zaru soba. Though cheap zarus made of plastic are common, bamboo ones can be lovely, and they make for an elegant, authentic presentation of the simple noodles.
French connection
In one Truro home, a treasure-trove of Paris-bought antiques.
Parenting Traps
The leash question
Keeping a toddler safe as he takes those first steps away from Mom and Dad.
Letters to the magazine editor
Our June 28 Food Issue drew a passionate response from both locavores and vegetarians.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.