July 19, 2009
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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The date has promise -- until she starts texting a friend in the middle of it.
He's in ballet. She's in musical theater. Will there be an encore?
When friends choose calls over you, plus when to celebrate birthdays.
Can the Gosselin kids trade in their parents?
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So many flavors, so little time. In Greater Boston, ice cream shops are everywhere. So we've picked out the 10 best.
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.
In today's world, why cling to this surefire germ spreader?
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First PersonStill kicking
Boston Breakers captain Kristine Lilly turns 38 this week. But America's foremost soccer mom keeps on playing like a teenager.
On the BlockLoads of curb appeal
These three homes all make a sweet first impression.
Tales from the CityA hair raiser
A stranger gives me a quick-fix for my hair, plus my son aspires to be a "green pea."
Fashion SnapshotShorts circuit
Hello, summer legs!
A plate of cool soba noodles makes a no-hassle summery supper.
Kitchen AideSoba 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.
In one Truro home, a treasure-trove of Paris-bought antiques.
Parenting TrapsThe 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.
This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.