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boston globe magazine
June 19, 2011
Bow Sim Mark (Photograph by Sadie Dayton)

The way of the ribbon and the sword

How Bow Sim Mark created a martial arts dynasty, one student (and movie star) at a time.
Photos Bow Sim Mark's martial arts academy through the years

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

The recipe for happiness

I've realized these really are the good old days.
dinner with cupid

Facebook fated

Will these online "friends" connect in real life?
Miss Conduct

The human condition

Broaching the subject of an elderly person's incontinence, plus a hair-raising problem.


Don't mess with Mesoamerica.
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Florian 'Al' Monday

Crimes of the art

How a 1972 heist at the Worcester Art Museum got botched, but influenced a generation of thieves.
Alida D'Angona

Miss Massachusetts, by the numbers

On July 9 in Worcester, 15 women who won preliminary pageants around the state will try to become Miss Massachusetts 2011. The winner will go on to compete for Miss America. Take a look at the competition's history and numbers.
Father knows best

Father knows best

How my dad started writing a blog and ruined my life.
First Person
Fighting dad
Ned Holstein, 67, of Newton, battles for divorced fathers' rights.
Joining the club
The classic sandwich gets special extras for Father's Day.
Tales From the City
Just a trim
Lawn logic and senior sarcasm.
On the Block
Play ball!
Three homes with tennis close at hand.
Style Watch
Shirt tale
Katiti Kironde is looking to perfect the white blouse.
Letters to Globe Magazine
Readers take exception to an article on Newburyport’s Yankee Homecoming and find parallels to a Coupling column.

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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.