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boston globe magazine
December 20, 2009

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

The perfect gift

Today is our 40th anniversary. I sure hope my husband likes what I got him.
dinner with cupid

Study break

They’re here to hit the textbooks. Can they find time for a love story?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Upstaged by Christmas

When your birthday conflicts with a holiday, plus confusing weight gain with a pregnancy.
pierced column

Pulpit vs. pol

A bishop, a Kennedy, and an ill-advised flap.
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One wild ride
Jimmy Tingle's Perspective

One wild ride

Our state offered more than a few surreal moments this year.
Leap years
First Person

Leap years

Harvard senior and Grand Prix show jumper Hillary Dobbs (daughter of Lou) hopes to continue her winning ways this winter and qualify for the 2010 World Equestrian Games.
Corpse Revivers

Corpse Revivers

A few drinks guaranteed to give you a New Year’s second wind.

More in this issue

Tales from the City
’Tis the season...
An act of kindness to kick off the holiday season, and discovering that not all Black Friday shoppers are rude.
On the Block
Live where you work
These properties are ideal for aspiring shopkeepers.
Fashion Snapshot
Rock on
Don’t be shy when piling on the jewels.
Small wonders
These powder rooms are beautiful, but hardly puff pieces.
Parenting Traps
The season’s gifts
This year there’s less to give, but maybe more to receive.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Is the Senate race a snooze? Can one be both polite and green? Readers weighed in. Plus, an update on embryo donation....

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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.