December 16, 2012 Best of the New Issue

Best of the New: People and Ideas

A better spacesuit, the Red Sox’ fresh start, the cutting edge of continuing ed, and help for homeless vets.

Pizza formaggio from Ecco Pizzeria.

Best of the New: Food

Barbecue pork pie, a Somerville speak-easy, Mission-style burritos, and the latest from Michael Schlow.

Best of the New 2012


Best of the New: Diversions

Dining with a flash mob, where to go on Wednesdays, a youth orchestra’s sweet sounds, and a star kangaroo.

Best of the New 2012


Best of the New: Shopping on Newbury Street

Street-chic print dresses, Romygold leather handbags, and understated urban cool.

Best of the New 2012

Pizza formaggio from Ecco Pizzeria. Best of the New: Food

Barbecue pork pie, a Somerville speak-easy, Mission-style burritos, and the latest from Michael Schlow.

Best of the New 2012

Felix Baumgartner in his improved spacesuit. Best of the New: People and Ideas

A better spacesuit, the Red Sox’ fresh start, the cutting edge of continuing ed, and help for homeless vets.

Best of the New 2012

Artefact, Belmont. Best of the New: Shopping and Services

Elegant contemporary jewelry, designer consigners, and an antiques road trip.

Your Week Ahead

5 things to do in and around Boston this week

Relive the birth of the Revolution, celebrate the winter solstice, ring in the holidays, and more.

Style Watch

James Mason, Bronwyn Melonas, Julia Walsh. 3 chic Bostonians show off softly ruffled looks

Ruffles get a bold makeover. By Tina Sutton

Dinner With Cupid


Dinner With Cupid: Whiteout

She’s a skier, he’s a snowboarder. Can they find a connection off the slopes?

Perspective

“The First Successful Kidney Transplantation,” by Joel Babb The miracle of medicine

On the anniversary of a historic transplant surgery, a lesson on bridging the divide between science and religion. By Diane Speare Triant

Miss Conduct


Advice on gift giving

How to make ‘no gifts, please’ work. Plus, when to say “thank you” for a thank you gift. By Robin Abrahams

Soundtrack


Plane-spotting at Norwood Memorial Airport

The airfield south of Boston offers intimate viewing--and listening. By Scott Helman

First Person

“To be a great slider, you have to be able to adapt quickly on the sled,” says 27-year-old Julia Clukey. Luge champ Julia Clukey on the run

After major surgery, the newly crowned national women’s luge champion from Augusta, Maine, is back on the fast track.

Cooking


Recipes for creamed spinach

Something special — spiced or not — for your holiday table. By Adam Ried

Tales From the City

Monday night yoga

A little boy shows off his moves.

A Restaurant’s Take

Creamed spinach side at Met Back Bay. Creamed spinach at Met Back Bay

The classic is a big seller.

On the Block


For sale: Homes with great master baths

Need an excuse to stay indoors this winter?

Out and About

BACK HERE: Journalist and author Tom Brokaw is escorted by Victoria Belisle of Old Sturbridge Village for a dinner in his honor in Sturbridge on November 27. As seen around town

It’s a family affair: See sisters, brothers, cousins, and a mom.

Connections


Smartphone bonding with Dad

Though we always had trouble making small talk on the phone, technology opened up whole new vistas for my dad and me. By Kara Baskin