May 27, 2012 The Boston Globe Magazine

Fellow moms: When enough is enough

Competition is a real part of modern parenthood, and it can actually be useful. By Kara Baskin

Timber rattlesnake.

A man’s quest to save rattlesnakes from skin-eating fungus

How an unemployed pastry chef became a self-taught rattlesnake expert and launched a crusade to save the creatures from the fungus that could spell their doom. By Ted Levin

2012 weekend fun guide

40 ideas for your New England summer weekends

There never seem to be enough of them in New England’s too-brief summer. Here are things to do to make each one fabulous. By Patricia Harris and David Lyon

Connections


Yearning to hear my brother’s voice

He died 26 years ago, and I can’t remember what he sounded like. By Linda K. Wertheimer

Cooking


Grilled pineapple recipes

Kebabs, dessert, and more. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take


Grilled swordfish and pineapple at Olde Salt House

On the water in Cohasset, a tasty combination.

Style Watch


Linen and things at Pod in Brookline Village

This charming boutique with a Parisian feel is chock-full of treasures for wearing and displaying. By Tina Sutton

Dinner With Cupid


Blind date between dog lovers

Will these canine-crazed daters tangle up their leashes?

On the Block


Mid-century modern homes for sale

These options--in Concord, Wellesley, and Brookline--will entice fans of this clean architectural style.

Out and About

WCVB-TV Anchor Bianca de la Garza, and Jess K. Williams, a Certified Financial Planner with Morgan Stanley at the ICA's 2012 Party on the Harbor. Events around town

Fighting hunger and championing the arts.

Letters

Stephanie Igharosa. Letters to Globe Magazine

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories from recent issues.

Your Week Ahead

5 fun things to do this week in and around Boston

New costumed tours in Cambridge, arts along the Charles River, and a craft beer fest.

One-Liners

Comedian Jimmy Dunn offers a hockey don’t

The Boston funnyman cracks a joke on Twitter.

Tales from the City

One father, on a roll

Comments on his son and milestones.