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boston globe magazine
August 2, 2009
Cooks Illustrated's Christopher Kimball

Perfection, Inc.

Kitchen stickler Christopher Kimball, creator of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated, has built a company that is thriving even as the media industry collapses like an undercooked souffle. Can he keep it up?


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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Getting (not too) serious

My girlfriend and I are moving in together, but taking it one step at a time.
dinner with cupid

How to deal

Can they turn a nervous start into a fun evening?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

On the fly

What to say when a zipper’s gone south, plus volunteer obligations and strange voices.
pierced column

Lots of baggage

It’s hard to get excited about a Logan arrival.
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A cat’s best friend

A cat’s best friend

When he’s not writing thrillers, Matthew Pearl lends his pen to give homeless felines another life.
The trouble with hooking up

The trouble with hooking up

Free municipal wireless sounds like a great idea for Boston or any city that has already invested heavily in high-tech infrastructure. Too bad there’s no more money to pay for the last link of the chain.
Perfect for lazy afternoons
On the Block

Perfect for lazy afternoons

Wraparound porches make these three homes inviting.

More in this issue

First Person
Kick starter
While in Shanghai, Danny Danesh, 23, fell in love with Warrior sneakers. So much that he and two friends are now sole US importers of the shoes.
Tales from the City
That’s the ticket
The kindness of strangers in the Prudential Center parking garage, and and secrets of soda in Chelmsford.
Fashion Snapshot
To tie for
Bows, knots, and more make a perfect package.
Easy eggplant
For scooping with pita, as a relish, or on its own, a flavorful puree of this vegetable is a simple, delightful dish.
Kitchen Aide Tasting eggplants
Solar express
A team of area students hopes to win big with a quick-to-build, energy-efficient home. Judge for yourself by taking a tour of the just-completed Medford project.
Parenting traps
Extreme senioritis
Getting through that last summer at home.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Our Green Issue zeroed in on water, and readers got back to us with their own conservation tips and calls to action.

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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.