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boston globe magazine
March 20, 2011
Ryan Westmoreland (Photograph by Kerry Brett)

Back in the game

A year after the Red Sox top prospect found himself suddenly unable to see and confined to a wheelchair, Ryan Westmoreland has survived dangerous brain surgery, undergone extensive rehabilitation, and returned to the minor leagues to try to relearn the game -- and everything else.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Table for two

It's our first date after the baby. Do I remember how to talk to my husband?
dinner with cupid

Reality rerun

Will a TV "bachelorette" finally get her rose?
Miss Conduct

Mommie dreariest

Dealing with a parent who derides her daughter's weight, plus what to say when you forget a face.

Play it safe

No more knocks to our pitcher's head, please.
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Letters to the editor
Readers sound off on the use of statistical analysis in sports and Biblical matters.

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Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
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Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
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Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
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