November 25, 2012 The Boston Globe Magazine

Former Bruin Derek Sanderson on his demons

In this selection from his new autobiography, the onetime hockey star reveals how, after his fabulous Bruins success, his life spiraled out of control. By Derek Sanderson with Kevin Shea

Ten-month-old Amara plays at home in Billerica with mom Kate Mazzola and her surrogate, Courtneylee Martinez.

A lasting surrogacy bond

Kate Mazzola needed help to overcome infertility and realize her dream of having a baby. And then that surrogate aided her in ways she could have never predicted. By Kristen Mascia

Your Home: The Guide

Homeowners are letting go of safe beige and trying gray-blues (and other colors) on their walls. 7 trends in wall treatments

Paints, papers, decals, and more can bring excitement to your rooms. Here are the freshest looks available. By Elizabeth Gehrman


When the dude’s a dud

My friends and I are smart and assertive, so why do we end up dating unreliable guys? By Carrie English

First Person

John Bell poses in his Cambridge backyard with two of his puppets. The importance of puppets

John Bell, a visiting theater professor at Boston College, hopes a December 2 festival will help spread his love of puppets.

Dinner With Cupid

A semi-blind date

These two found out before their date that they had a mutual friend. Could that spoil the fun?

Style Watch

Bhakti Yoga Bag at Athleta. Goodies for the gym

Get motivated to combat holiday calories with new togs, tools, and toys for working out. By Marni Elyse Katz

On the Block

For sale: Homes in Hingham

This South Shore town boasts waterfront and history.

Out and About

Author Doris Kearns Goodwin, right, and Vicky Kennedy, left, at a screening of As seen around town

Screening Lincoln, a Downton moment, and more.

Your Week Ahead

Nantucket Christmas Stroll. 5 things to do in and around Boston this week

See the tree light up, learn to cook veggies like a pro, snap up some bargain books, and more


This dish is baked until the pears (these are Boscs) are tender inside and the prosciutto begins to crisp at the edges. 3 recipes wrapped in ham

Recipes for this salty favorite (and its close kin, prosciutto), which just makes everything better. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus in Salem

At Great Escape, enough meat to satisfy someone who prefers the ham to the green.


‘Star Wars’ goes on and on

Malden comedian Anthony Scibelli makes a joke on Twitter.

Tales From the City

You’ve got mail

A 21st-century kid gets a 20th-century letter.


Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to stories on Mitt Romney’s loss and on survivors of the Bataan Death March.