July 15, 2012 Bostonians Changing the World

Tracy Palandjian’s push for social impact bonds

The Boston start-up she heads, Social Finance Inc., seeks to fund social service programs in a very different way. By Phil Primack

When we recognize bad situations, “we have a responsibility to help,” Carlos Rodrigues says.

Carlos Rodrigues makes overseas orphanages and schools safer, one nail at a time

The Stoughton carpenter says, “I realized I had a skill set that could help.” By James H. Burnett III

Strip T’s Burger. 25 best burgers around Boston

Boston’s burger scene is getting bigger and better. This American classic is suddenly a hot dish. Here’s what chefs are doing with the best bites you can get on a bun.

Bostonians Changing the World

When we recognize bad situations, “we have a responsibility to help,” Carlos Rodrigues says. Carlos Rodrigues makes overseas orphanages and schools safer, one nail at a time

The Stoughton carpenter says, “I realized I had a skill set that could help.” By James H. Burnett III

Bostonians Changing the World


Park School’s Ted Wells teaches his students to agitate for the planet

His classes at the Brookline private school learn the value of speaking out. By Christie Matheson

Bostonians Changing the World

Michael Ashley Stein Michael Ashley Stein strives for disability rights around the globe

The head of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability zeroes in on discrimination. By Michael Blanding

Bostonians Changing the World

Anant Agarwal’s Circuits and Electronics online course had 154,763 registered students logging in from 160 countries. Anant Agarwal believes an online education from MIT and Harvard should be available to all

The MIT professor is heading up the pioneering effort called edX. By Jon Marcus

Bostonians Changing the World

Debbie Nathan, founder and executive director of Artsbridge Inc. at her home in front of art work by the kids in Artsbridge. Artsbridge’s Debbie Nathan brings together Israeli and Palestinian teens

The art therapy instructor at Lesley University believes the creative process can work wonders. By Mark Pothier

Bostonians Changing the World

Paula Hammond, MIT professor of chemical engineering. MIT’s Paula Hammond finds big potential in molecules

From the chemical engineer’s lab come high-tech wonders with practical applications. By Mary Carmichael

Bostonians Changing the World

Dr. David Herzog. MGH’s Dr. David Herzog has brought eating disorders out in the open

The psychiatrist has helped improve women’s body images and can be partly credited with Vogue’s skinny model ban. By Tina Sutton

Bostonians Changing the World

Sonia Chokshi. Kip Solutions’s Sonia Chokshi uses social media for much more than gossip

The company--cofounded by a Tufts University student--taps online tools to achieve social change. By James H. Burnett III

Dinner With Cupid


Dinner With Cupid: A blind date between two acquaintances

It turns out these daters have met before. This time will they connect?

Connections

In Grandma’s kitchen

I learned to cook from one of the grandmother greats and now share that fun with my own two granddaughters. By Miriam Weinstein

Soundtrack

A Red Sox street party on Yawkey Way

Before each home game, food, music, and more. By Scott Helman

Perspective


When we use glorification of the group as an excuse for bad behavior

It took mere hours before the “team player” cudgel was wielded against Chief Justice John Roberts. By Brendan Tapley

First Person

Elin Hilderbrand has been living on Nantucket since 1994. Elin Hilderbrand on her latest Nantucket novel

Actual events from the island inspired the author, known as the “queen of the summer novel,” when writing Summerland.

Cooking


Grilled flank steak recipes

With chimichurri, ranchero sauce, and Malaysian spices By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Grilled beef Argentinean in East Boston

At El Paisa, there's little chance you will leave the table hungry.

Miss Conduct


Etiquette police

Cracking down on the party planner? Plus, handling honesty’s aftermath. By Robin Abrahams

On the Block


For sale: Homes near walking trails

These properties--in Cohasset, Sherborn, and Weston--feature easy access to the great outdoors.

Style Watch


How to wear a cardigan

They’re an essential accessory on breezy New England nights, and these three Bostonians know how to don them well. By Tina Sutton

Your Week Ahead

Steven Tyler will perform with Aerosmith at the TD Garden this week.   5 things to do this week

From Shakespeare to folk music to a gospel celebration.

Out and About

Events around town

The president, Papi, and Parrotheads

One-Liners

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as movie critic

The noted sky watcher comments on the talking-teddy bear film Ted on Twitter.

Tales from the City

The wheel deal

In Beverly, a boy learns a thing or two about bikes and bowwows.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to articles on pesky dogs, Scrabble, nonalcoholic drink recipes, and idling in the car.