January 26, 2014 | The Boston Globe Magazine

The bigger dig

In the race to construct America’s first subway, Boston ultimately prevailed over rival New York City. But as a new book shows, there would be tragedy before triumph. By Doug Most

The B.J. Novak formula for a funny book

Inspired by Jack Handey, crafted in a beach-town hideaway, edited by a crowd. By Rachel Deahl

Connections


Seeing my world in ‘Our Town’

I will find the magic in every possible day, same as I’ve always done, before kids, before cancer, during and since. By Lisa Rafferty

Examiner

Moving experience

The frigid weather has one benefit: Lots of skating opportunities. Here’s a closer look at the sport. By Anna Burgess

Style Watch

“The home melds contemporary with an infusion of the unexpected,” says Paula Daher. A change of pace

Moving out of their traditionally decorated brownstone, a couple seeks a fresh new aesthetic in a high-rise condo. By Jaci Conry

On the Block


Log keepers

Beaming beauties on lots of land for under $500,000.

Examiner

Moving experience

The frigid weather has one benefit: Lots of skating opportunities. Here’s a closer look at the sport. By Anna Burgess

Miss Conduct


We need to talk about ‘Kevin’

Unwillingly pulled into a friend’s Facebook charade. Plus, frustrated by flaky friends. By Robin Abraham

Cooking

Pan-fried coriander-scented lamb and rice pilaf with lentils and tomatoes. Southern exposure

Celebrate Australia Day with recipes from down under. By Adam Ried

A Restaurant’s Take

Knockout pies

A taste of Australia in Southie and East Boston.

Dinner With Cupid


Turning the tables

After a seating mix-up, will they make it to the first course, let alone dessert? By Eryn Carlson

Comments

Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to an article about unpaid internships.

Tales From the City

A dog named Holly?

The Boston accent strikes again.