November 17, 2013 | The Boston Globe Magazine

Fever pitch

A proposal to quell the fierce bidding wars overtaking our real estate market (though sellers aren’t going to like it). By Kara Baskin

Lucas St. Clair at Orin Falls on his family’s land in Penobscot County, Maine.

A feud as big as the great outdoors

Roxanne Quimby, the multimillionaire cofounder of Burt’s Bees, spent a fortune on more than 100,000 acres of Maine wilderness, only to alienate locals with her single-minded plan of creating a new National Park. Can her son repair the damage? By Billy Baker


Top towns and neighborhoods in Boston-area real estate

Where the market is taking off.


The motorcade

A childhood glimpse of John F. Kennedy in 1960. By Linda Hanley Finigan

Style Watch

“The space has been ornamented to have a lot of character,” says John Tittmann. “It doesn’t feel like a kitchen; it feels like a beautiful room.” Pompeii punch

Eye-catching hues inspired by ancient Roman frescoes brighten up this Cambridge kitchen. By Jaci Conry

Miss Conduct

Hands off the host’s stuff

Is this letter writer being a scrooge with centerpieces? Plus, a disagreement over an extra tip. By Robin Abrahams

A Restaurant’s Take

On the menu at Strega Prime

The Woburn restaurant is serving a woodsy fall special.

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Michael D. Andelman and Anne Kirby. Big wheels

They both biked to the date. Will they leave in tandem?

Tales From the City

What’s Ellsbury’s first name?

Toddler twins make a good guess.


Letters to the editor

Readers respond to Women & Power articles, Miss Conduct column.