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boston globe magazine
August 30, 2009
Mitt Romney (Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Long Distance Runner

While other 2012 Republican Presidential hopefuls crash, burn, and sputter, Mitt Romney is perfecting his Mr. Perfect Approach.


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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Money before baby?

I want to become a parent, but not until I'm financially stable. Trouble is, I can't wait much longer.
dinner with cupid

Divorced, with children

Are small talk and a nice dinner enough to spark a second date?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Evolution eruptions

Can you tell relatives and co-workers that their beliefs aren’t scientifically valid?
pierced column


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illustration by Paul Blow

Pressure-cooker kindergarten

A new emphasis on testing and test prep is hurting the youngest students. How did this happen, and can we go back?
Brimfield Antique Show

Antiques road trip

A style-maker shares her Brimfield top 10.
Doug Flutie of the New England Patriots

Score one for the rebels

A renegade football league, now marking its golden anniversary, showed everyone how much fun pro sports could be.
house in Arlington
On the Block

Back to school

Your children can walk to class from one of these homes.

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Parenting Traps
Dad, interrupted
A week alone at home is ... lonely.
Toss up
The living is easy when pasta is served warm with grilled toppings.
First Person
Ice dreams
Dorothy Hamill, America's figure skating sweetheart, launches a "fantasy camp" for adults eager to try the sport next month on Nantucket, her new summer home.
Fashion Snapshot
Dot pursuit
This happy pattern is finding a circle of admirers.
Tales from the City
Full count
A funny story about a little mix-up between baseball players and vampires.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
A little-known 10-year-old tragedy drew fresh compassion from readers.

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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.