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boston globe magazine
July 18, 2010
The march of the McMansions (Dina Rudick / Globe staff)

The march of the McMansions

In countless Boston suburbs, the green movement and even the recession have been unable to halt the practice of demolishing Capes and ranches to make way for monster-size homes.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Learning to be a widow

The outside world keeps giving me reminders that my status has changed.
dinner with cupid

Charming surprises

Will a chivalrous guy fall for the girl next door?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Lock the liquor cabinet

How to handle an alcoholic dinner guest, plus avoiding hugs.
pierced column

Everybody in

Vermont governor is quite the popular job.
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Tom Zappala
first person

Heavy hitter

Tom Zappala, 57, of Merrimac, co-wrote The T206 Collection: The Players and Their Stories, about the most famous baseball cards ever.

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Summer’s sweetest
Watermelon salads to enjoy all season long.
Tales from the City
The veteran...
Confusion in Gloucester and a postal swap.
On the Block
The water’s fine
Perfect for summer, these homes sport backyard swimming pools.
Fashion Snapshot
Back at you
Day and evening dresses and tops offer an enticing rear view.
The bright stuff
After a house fire, a Cambridge condo gets a colorful new kitchen.
Parenting Traps
First-names basis
Missing “Daddy” and “Mommy.”
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Readers sound off on privacy in the digital age, Emily Dickinson's secret love, and more.

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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.