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boston globe magazine
January 3, 2010
Love’s new frontier (Illustration by Maurice Vellekoop)

Love’s new frontier

It’s not monogamy. But it’s not cheating or polygamy, either. It’s called polyamory, and with hundreds practicing the lifestyle in and around Boston, is liberal Massachusetts ready to accept it?

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Recipe for romance

As a chef and a food lover, could I fall for a man who wouldn’t break bread with me?
dinner with cupid

Getting schooled

What happens when first-date talk turns to public policy?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Matters of silence

How to interact with children when you despise their parents, plus reacting to racist comments.
pierced column

On with the show

To one beholder, this pageant’s a real beauty.
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Back to school
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Back to school

Between hit records and world tours, Wyclef Jean, 37, Grammy Award-winning producer/rapper and Haitian activist, has added Berklee College of Music student to his repertoire.

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Caldo Verde
Bright in color and hearty of flavor, Portuguese “green soup” is a surefire wintertime hit.
Tales from the City
A tail wagger
An unexpected gift from strangers, and a child shows off a new skill.
On the Block
Condos at $299,000
Here’s what you get for the money.
Fashion snapshot
Babes in arms
It may be cold outside, but sleeveless dresses are hot for inside.
Faux sure
Marilyn MacLeod’s one-of-a-kind wallcoverings improve on the real.
Parenting Traps
A milestone missed
Most parents can’t be there all the time. Does it matter?
Letters to the Magazine editor
Eco-conscious readers shared information and advice, while others called out Bob Kraft, pushy relatives, and rude customers.

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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.