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boston globe magazine
December 19, 2010
Scott Brown
Bostonian of the year

The Life of the party: Scott Brown

By winning "the Kennedy seat," the Republican shocked the political world and inspired a legion of long-shot challengers. -- by Neil Swidey
Coming in Sunday's Globe Magazine: More Bostonians who made a difference in 2010. Online Saturday.

Best of the New

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Yes, that’s my baby

Who says my husband and I can't consider our dog part of the family?
dinner with cupid

Roll with it

Can a former Marine and a bookish type hit it off over sushi?
Miss Conduct

A shopper's wish

Wanting salesclerks to say "thank you,"’ plus donating to religious charities.

Lame blame

An ounce of pot does not a thousand joints make.
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Don Chapelle
First Person

Ice, ice baby

For the 25th year, Lawrence ice sculptor Don Chapelle is prepping for First Night Boston, hoping temperatures cooperate.
Food flavored with vanilla

Savory influence

Not just for cakes and cookies, vanilla brings a warm, trade-wind presence to vegetables, fish, and meats.
Since moving to Cambridge from Millis, I've hardly met an adult who does not want to be a on a first-name basis with my kids.

Mister act

Since moving to Cambridge from Millis, I've hardly met an adult who does not want to be a on a first-name basis with my kids.
On the Block
Where the hearth is
These homes boast impressive fireplaces ideal for cold winter nights.
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Pass it around
Dress up your New Year's Eve celebration by handing out cocktails and canapes on a smart silver or soulful wooden tray.
Tales From the City
Rooting for roots
Brotherly confusion and which Ike?
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Readers weigh in on raising boys, Yankee swap etiquette, 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.
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Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.