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boston globe magazine
November 21, 2010
Gorillas at the Franklin Park Zoo

A star is born

Thanks to a team of vets and keepers, careful genetic calculations, and a dash of plain luck, a very special baby gorilla arrived at Franklin Park earlier this month. The new addition to Kiki and Kitombe’s family holds the promise of lifting the zoo’s fortunes.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Ay, there's the rub

A couples massage is not our idea of quality together time.
dinner with cupid

Twilight fight

He's Team Jacob. She's Team Edward. Can they get past it?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Twin probe

Handling questions about conception, plus hyphenated last names and birthdays for relatives.
pierced column

Birds like us

Why the turkey shoulda been a contender.
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Jay Gordon

The secret to selling cool

How three young guys with almost no retail experience created an uberhip sneaker boutique to rival those in New York, LA, and Tokyo.
Katherine Creswell
First Person


This fall, Katherine Creswell, 27, spent a month eating only food from Maine. She manages the organic garden at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.
Sweet potato recipe

Sweet potato showstoppers

Just in time for the holiday, three creative, unconventional choices.

More in this issue

Giving thanks
A war reporter, at home, remembers hosts and meals that have meant the most.
Tales from the City
Doing the wave
Friendly garbage collectors and a good-looking eye exam.
On the Block
Options under $700,000
These homes, not far from Boston, offer plenty of living space.
Style Watch
Big bang
How to wear fall's cozy, oversize sweaters.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Readers weigh in on funding for publica colleges and marital woes.

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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.