June 30, 2013 | The boomers issue

On (and on and on) the job

Despite reaching Social Security age, a generation is finding the new secret to a happy retirement: Don’t. By Phil Primack

Introducing the retirement commune

When it comes to living arrangements, boomers are determined to get by with a little help from their friends. By Sally Abrahms

Miss Conduct


Ending a friendship

When a difficult relationship crosses the line. Plus, a rude new breed of wedding invitation. By Robin Abrahams

Style Watch


The stuff of summer

Lighten up your look with straw, raffia, and other woven accessories. By Rachel Raczka

First Person

Benjamin Patton. Brave storytellers

On July 8, Benjamin Patton, grandson of General George S. Patton Jr., brings his filmmaking workshop for veterans with post-traumatic stress to the family farm in Hamilton.

Cooking

Rub New York strip steak with ground coffee and spices before grilling. Good to the last sizzle

Coffee wakes up flavors of the grill, both in spice rubs and barbecue sauce. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Coffee-rubbed beef at City Landing

A souped-up version of a summer steak salad. By Devra First

Your Week Ahead


Six things to do in and around Boston

A big, brand-new arts festival, Shakespeare on Boston Common, Fourth of July fireworks, and more.

Dinner With Cupid

Greg Steinberg and Rachael English. Bottle service

Will these daters make an intoxicating mix or a weak drink?

Out and About

WAR PAINT: Kelsey Sheaff of Haverhill gets into the spirit at a TD Garden sendoff for the Boston Bruins before they traveled to Chicago to face the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals on June 11. As seen around town

A president, two former Boston players, and loads of fun-seekers

On the Block


We dig it

These homes boast delightful gardens.

Tales From the City

Another of life’s mysteries solved

What a 4-year-old in Wayland learned from her new sibling.

One-Liners

Jay Leno on Tim Tebow’s Patriots pinch

The Andover-raised, Emerson College-educated host of “The Tonight Show” makes a joke on Twitter.

Russell Sherman pilots into Gloucester to unload his catch. Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to articles about the last fishermen, summer jobs for youths, and top lighthouses.