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boston globe magazine
November 29, 2009
Holiday cookie extravaganza (Photograph by Jim Scherer/Styling by Catrine Kelty)

Holiday cookie extravaganza

Expand your repertoire with this eye-popping, mouthwatering assortment of recipes adapted from nine Boston-area bakeries.
Photos Our favorite holiday cookies

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Sleeping with swine flu

Would a dangerous virus be enough to break up the cuddle pact between my wife and me?
dinner with cupid

Family folks

Will like minds attract when two wholesome 20-somethings meet?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Green extremes

Resist the urge to be an environmental perfectionist, plus sibling squabbles.
pierced column

Caution ahead

A tip for the governor: Hunker down.
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Holiday gifts: Four towns to shop

Holiday gifts: Four towns to shop

Want to break away from the usual retail locales this season? Try one of these neighborhoods for surprising, affordable gifts to dazzle everyone on your list.
Skating lessons

Skating lessons

To help my son make the most of his childhood, I needed to get past one obstacle: my own.
The race that snores

The race that snores

Could the campaign to fill our Senate seat be less exciting?

More in this issue

First Person
Arlington artist and filmmaker Rufus Butler Seder, 56, brings magic to the masses with his Lifetiles murals and Waddle!, his newest (and already best-selling) Scanimation book.
Marinated cheeses
Inspired by a traditional Czech pub snack, three easy cheeses to enjoy or to give as gifts.
Tales from the City
Seeing the light
The bike-kindness of strangers, and license to wed.
On the Block
Warm tidings
’Tis the season to cherish these homes’ wood-burning stoves.
Fashion Snapshot
Gray area
The hue plays nice with other colors.
The glass house
A turn-of-the-century beachfront home becomes a showplace for a colorful art.
Parenting Traps
Essay test
How much to help with college applications.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Readers shared their own gripes and tips about Logan Airport and joined the call to kindness.

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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.