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boston globe magazine
September 26, 2010
your home
Newton kitchen (Michael J. Lee / Globe photo)

Get inspired by this smart, stylish kitchen

In Newton, a new kitchen is rooted in tradition but made for a modern family – one with a pair of cooks.
Kitchen islands

The big island

As kitchens open up and serve as multipurpose rooms, freestanding counters become the anchors.
photos more kitchen islands
Bathroom renovations

Bath renovations

Know where to spend your budget for the biggest boost to your property value.
photos Bathroom renovation ideas
Cambridge bathroom

Into the deep

A master bathroom carved out of a historic Cambridge home is filled with up-to-date amenities.
Back Bay apartment

Smaller, smarter

A prewar Back Bay condo gets a super-efficient update.
Freestanding baths

Freestanding bathtubs

Update your bathroom with a freestanding tub. Here are a few for inspiration.
Towel racks

The perfect towel rack

There's a stylish towel bar for every bathroom. Hang around and maybe you'll find one.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Cooking up compromise

Remodeling a kitchen can test a relationship in unforeseen ways.
dinner with cupid

Prime-rate love

Will these two finance-minded daters strike it rich in romance?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Getting your due

Do bridesmaids owe you for a bachelorette party? Plus, rude questions about ethnicity and race.
pierced column

One more swing

With this show, take me out to the scandal.
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Mike Graney
First Person

Hive talking

Mike Graney, 37, the Somerville-based beekeeper behind Eat Local Honey, leads a workshop on Saturday at Mattapan’s City Natives nursery.
Video At the hives
Tuna fish dinners

Go fish

Three satisfying dinners prove that canned tuna isn’t just for sandwiches.
One serious education

One serious education

What the British taught me about school, work, and maturity.

More in this issue

Tales from the City
A clear answer
Wine glass confusion and speaking the same language.
On the Block
All in the family
These three homes offer garden-level in-law apartments.
style watch
A fine mess
Graffiti, splatter, and swirls make a splash for fall.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Readers had boycotts, slots, food allergies, tardy spouses, local theater, and snowy sidewalks on their minds.

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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.