The Medical Issue: Mysteries Within

The conception challenge

Even for the toughest infertility cases, options exist. By James H. Burnett III

The enemy of unknown origin

Most cancer treatments are targeted to where the disease starts. But what if doctors don’t know? By Beth Healy

Food Issue

Hubbard squash grown at Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon are a new offering this fall at the sprawling, efficiency-focused Greater Boston Food Bank. How the Greater Boston Food Bank is meeting a growing need

From farm to everyone’s table: To meet rising demand, especially for produce, the Boston nonprofit had to start thinking more like a business. By Scott Helman

Soundtrack


Forest Hills Cemetery offers mystery, peace

Jamaica Plain jewel is much more than just a final resting place. By Scott Helman

Miss Conduct


Advice on a mean mother-in-law

Plus, a dinner guest who, well, wants to bring dinner. By Robin Abrahams

Dinner With Cupid


Dinner with Cupid: Devotee date

When a comic book lover and a baseball fanatic go out together, will they find a connection?

Connections


A widow vs. the system

My late husband’s name is still in all their databases, forcing me to break the news to strangers over and over. By Gwen Romagnoli

Cooking

Crunchy broiler-cooked Deviled Chicken is flavored with mustard, hot sauce, and more. 3 recipes with heat and spice, perfect for Halloween

Three recipes with heat and spice, perfect for Halloween By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take


Pickled-deviled eggs at JM Curley

This Downtown Crossing spot is a playroom for adults.

On the Block


For sale: Homes built 1930 to 1939

These properties--in Concord, Roslindale, and Quincy--feature striking period details.

Style Watch


A welcoming entryway

In a 1960s Weston Colonial, this redesigned front hall mixes traditional and modern elements for a wholly fresh effect. By Jaci Conry

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston this week

Get Halloween costume inspiration, laugh about the election, start your holiday shopping, and more.

Out and About

Senator Scott Brown shakes hands with Wilfred Lopez, a Vietnam war veteran, while on the campaign trail in Mashpee, Massachusetts on October 6, 2012. Seen around town

Politics, performances, and a pachyderm.

One-Liners

Comic Jay Mohr on parental truths

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

Tales from the City

A very friendly place

Calling in the town to help with a downed limb.

Letters

Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories from recent issues.