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boston globe magazine
July 17, 2011
FBI reopens civil rights-era cold case, painful past (Photograph by Frank H. Hill/Globe file)

Letter from Selma

The 1965 murder of a white Boston minister helped usher in the Voting Rights Act and left lasting scars on this Alabama city. Then the FBI reopened the case and the painful past came flooding back.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Saying 'I do' to the family

When it comes to handling our relatives, my new husband and I tag-team it.
dinner with cupid

Candid camera

Will this photographer click with his fashion plate date?
Miss Conduct

They said what?

How to respond to rude questions, plus explaining the rules of the open house road.

Strange hue

Color me baffled by this paint choice.
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It’s crunch time on this small, family-run farm. From picking to packing to market, this is a labor of love.
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Remember how the MBTA hired mimes to show off its new quiet cars? That inspired one writer to imagine how they’d do as the noise police.
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Holyoke's Andy Laties, 51, argues that now is the perfect time to open an independent bookshop (yes, really).
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The meter fairy
Kindness at the parking meter and a boatride with the grandparents.
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Letters to Boston Globe Magazine
Readers sound off on the Your Home issue and Tales From the City.

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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.