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boston globe magazine
October 18, 2009
The Long Shadow of Willie Horton (Horton by AP Photo/Lawrence Eagle Tribune; Donovan by Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)

The Long Shadow of Willie Horton

More than two decades ago, a governor showed a prisoner leniency, with horrifying results. Our justice system hasn’t been the same since.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

I’m coming out

It became a test of sorts: How would boyfriends react to my dad being gay?
dinner with cupid

Pass or Fail

How will two high school teachers grade their own date?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Here’s to dry toast

When celebrants question your lack of alcohol, plus should you say no to posh parties?
pierced column

This infested house

Someone remind me homeownership is good.
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Kings of the court

Kings of the court

There were incredible highs (overtime wins, boozy celebrations in Faneuil Hall) and miserable lows (doubting teammates, A hotel-room sob session). In this exclusive excerpt from their forthcoming book, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson recount their rivalry during the 1984 NBA Finals.
‘Not this time’

‘Not this time’

Five years ago . . . the Yankees . . . three games to none. A Red Sox player who lived the miracle looks back.
Casting his spell
First Person

Casting his spell

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo will discuss his new book, That Old Cape Magic, as part of the first Boston Book Festival this Saturday.

More in this issue

Vegetable enchiladas
Dinner is a wrap -- hot, hearty, and smothered in rich chili sauce.
Tales from the City
A sweet start
A great start to the Jewish New Year, and backpack excitement found in Maine.
On the Block
Merry options
View the Merrimack River from one of these waterfront homes.
Fashion Snapshot
Hold everything!
Big bags can be functional and attractive.
Kind of blue
A trip to Morocco inspires a tiny cobalt-accented oasis in Beacon Hill.
Parenting Traps
The power of treats
Defining the rules by bending them a little.
Letters to the Magazine editor
Letters to the Globe Magazine editor.

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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.