March 18, 2012 The Boston Globe Magazine

Top 11 Mass. cities and towns for home values

These communities had higher single-family home values in 2011 than they did before the economic downturn. By Saumya Vaishampayan

Josh Crary (left) will run one leg of the Marathon with guide Doug Trudel.

Runners in it for the long haul

In April, some 26,800 racers will hit the ground running for the 116th Boston Marathon. Every bib number has a story to tell — here are just four. By Melissa Schorr

Perspective

Irish for a Day

One Irish-American reflects on St. Patrick’s Day and what he learned from the Southie parade. By Jonathan Michael Cullen

Globe magazine | first person

Wendy Liebman’s “Taller on TV” special airs on Showtime in March and April. Wendy Liebman recalls breaking into Boston’s stand-up scene

The comic is performing Saturday in the Women in Comedy Festival.

Dinner With Cupid


Blind date between foodies

Will these two food buffs fulfill each other’s cravings?

globe magazine | Connections

The skillful mother-in-law

It is possible to defy the negative mother-in-law stereotypes and be a positive family force. By Marianne Jacobbi

Soundtrack

Children’s Hospital Boston’s beloved, noisy sculpture

The Bippity Bop is an attempt to bring laughter to the lobby of a serious place. By Scott Helman

Second Helping


Tart, sweet, citrusy, and fresh

Key lime pie at Geoffrey’s Cafe in Back Bay is extraordinary. By Ike Delorenzo

Style Watch

Harvard grad Aubrie Pagano (right) has teamed up with designer Emily Muller, as well as others, to sell customized fashions online. Shoppers have it their way

ZooraFashion.com lets women choose the fabric, length, and details they want. By Tina Sutton

On the Block


Onetime taverns, now homes

These historic residential properties have lead exciting former lives. By Vanessa Parks

Out and About

Taking it off: Community Servings’ Tim Leahy and NECN’s Jenny Johnson at the nonprofit’s Mustachio Bashio fund-raiser. Party pics

Photos from Oscar- and Daytona-themed parties, fund-raising balls, lunching with powerful women, and boys’ night out.

Your week ahead


Soccer, Duck Boats, and some serious cocktails

The Revs kick it off, the Duck Boats resurface, and bartenders compete in a craft cocktail competition.

Tales from the City

A random act of irony while commuting to work

Readers share their stories.

One-Liner

Conan O’Brien’s creation theory

The comic tweets about the birth of the armadillo.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to stories from recent issues, including putting college degrees to work and surgery scars.