September 30, 2012 The Boston Globe Magazine

New Kids on the Block: Their early Boston days

From the new authorized biography come these scenes from the boy band’s start. It was a time of break dancing, goofing off, and dreaming big. By Nikki Van Noy

Army veteran Thomas Jude Carroll, who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident, on joining this VetEx climb up Mount Washington: “I hope someone out there sees me and it hits them that they can do it, too.”

On Mount Washington, a peak experience

This September 11, a group of veterans and friends climbed New Hampshire’s highest peak to celebrate the ‘warrior spirit.’ By Chris Kassar

The Education Issue


AP classes: A problem for Massachusetts high schoolers?

In an era when elite high school students are filling their days with Advanced Placement courses, counselors and admissions officers say there can be too much of a good thing. By Linda K. Wertheimer

Soundtrack


The chugging of Winthrop’s commuter ferry

Its loyal users prefer this way of getting to Boston. By Scott Helman

Connections


The things you cannot do with a baby

My friend’s new daughter brings back memories of the one she tried to keep when we were teens. By Jessica McCaughey

Dinner With Cupid


Dinner With Cupid: Happy wanderers

Will there be turbulence for these two frequent fliers?

Cooking

Just a little bit of jam — plus toasted coconut — gives fresh fruit extra crunch. Recipes for coconut-dusted fruit skewers

New ideas for kid-pleasing fruit snacks. By Adam Ried

A Resturant’s Take

Scouting out the UNH Dairy Bar

Having a chocolate peanut butter sandwich at the UNH Dairy Bar.

On the Block


For sale: Homes along Interstate 495

These properties--in Marlborough, Franklin, and Hopkinton--are a short commute to major employers like EMC Corp. and Boston Scientific.

First Person

David Lindsay-Abaire, now living in Brooklyn, is best known for his play “Rabbit Hole,” which was made into a movie. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire’s take on Southie

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer examines his hometown with ‘Good People,’ at the Huntington Theatre through October 14.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do this week

Salem’s Halloween kickoff, Lehane’s ’20s Boston novel, a street band invasion, and more

Out and About

 As seen around town

A movie star, an ex-president (of Harvard), the Duke, and more.

One-Liners

Comedian Steve Hofstetter dreams big with pizza

The funnyman, who will record a live album October 12 to 13 in Boston, imagines high-tech food machines on Twitter.

Tales from the City

This is a duck boat, right?

A kid’s question after a tour of land and water.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to stories from recent issues.