September 16, 2012 The Boston Globe Magazine

The self-promoting, fan-financed, go-it-alone star

How Louis C.K., Matt Nathanson, Amanda Palmer, and other artists are seizing control and rocking the entertainment world. By Neil Swidey

Lexington man stoops to conquer

The results of a year spent bending down to pick up change on the sidewalk. By John L. McCune

Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein, a pediatrician who lives in Newburyport, has written a memoir about the accident that injured her son Neil Bornstein, now 27, and killed his girlfriend.

After the crash

In 2003, Newburyport teenager Neil Bornstein suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident that killed his girlfriend. His mother tells of the journey the entire family took. By Dr. Carolyn Roy-Bornstein

Getting over the fear of public speaking

Curry College professor Katherine Morrison talks about her role in Speak, a new documentary on the search for the world’s best public speaker.

The Guide

9 hot trends in kitchen design

Thinking about renovating this important room? Designers share the latest news in cabinets, appliances, and more. By Elizabeth Gehrman


A bagel from the beyond

My mother recently bought me a blueberry bagel, though she’s been dead for years. Here’s the story. By Daniel Todd Gewertz


Eggplant with pasta recipes

Three delicious end-of-summer suppers. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

A ‘mess’ of eggplant, pasta, and more at Comella’s

Uncle Butch’s Bomb Mess includes shells, lasagna, eggplant, chicken, veal, shrimp, meatball, sausage, and vegetables.

Dinner With Cupid

Dinner With Cupid destination: Love

Will two jet-setters make a connection along their journey? By Jessica Teich

On the Block

For sale: Homes with mudrooms

These properties in Franklin, Groton, and Walpole offer a tidy place to kick off your shoes.

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do this week in and around Boston

Test drive Boston-made video games, spend a day on the farm, rock like it’s 1982, and more

Out and About

Emerson sophomore Hannah Kole directed cars on move-in day in Boston. As seen around town

A novelist, some tall walkers, and the welcome wagon for new students.

Tales From the City

It is what it is?

A toddler’s take on Bill Belichick’s famous line.


Comic Norm Macdonald on not-so-easy tasks

The funnyman, appearing at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston Friday, makes a joke on Twitter.


Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to stories about teaching Shakespeare, organic farms, and more.