July 27, 2014 | The Boston Globe Magazine

Moving into the (passive) house of the future

After overbidding to no avail in the Boston real estate market, we made an unconventional choice. Would our newly constructed home in Roxbury deliver both the comfort and huge energy savings its green builders promised? By Maria Cramer

The effects of climate change are “threat multipliers for the many problems faced by the poor around the globe,” Dorothy Boorse writes.

What would Jesus do (about climate change)?

Gordon College science professor Dorothy Boorse wants evangelical Christians to connect practicing their faith with caring for the environment. By Jennifer Weeks

First Person


Patriots’ Marcus Forston: ‘I know what I need to do’

After moving on and off the active roster, the defensive tackle prepares to leave his practice squad days behind.

Examiner


Mass. congressional delegation summer vacation

While the Obamas flee Washington, D.C., for another Martha’s Vineyard vacation (scheduled to start August 9), members of our US congressional delegation are taking a break of their own. By Stephanie Vallejo

Connections


Joyce Maynard on losing ‘Mr. Right’ at the beach

A tale of keys gone missing and the unusual way her daughter found them. By Joyce Maynard

The Food Issue

Kristen Kish and Jacque Westbrook (in red) welcomed friends to the South Boston loft of Kish’s mentor, Barbara Lynch, for a summery meal. Kristen Kish throws a party (and shares her recipes)

With her summer away from the restaurant business in full swing, The ‘Top Chef’ asks a few friends for a casual dinner. Find out what she loves to cook when the pressure’s off. By Kara Baskin

The Food Issue

The Kendall Square Clover restaurant. Clover Food Lab’s secret ingredient? Data. Lots of it.

How the Cambridge vegetarian fast-food phenom went from one truck to six — plus five restaurants, a deal with Whole Foods, and an imminent expansion to D.C. By Eric Moskowitz

Miss Conduct


A worried boyfriend wants to know, can exes ever just be friends?

Plus, a mom trying to rescue a troubled couple. By Robin Abrahams

Perspective


In praise of purposeful loafing

You know all that time you spend working out your abs? Try spending some of it working out your mind. By Kara Baskin

First Person

A rare ride, the bamboo bicycle

Erba Cycles’ Randall Levere turns heads with the unexpected material he uses in his South Boston cycling business.

Cooking

Ranch dressing complements chunky summer-ripe salad fixings. Recipes for ranch, blue cheese, and more buttermilk salad dressings

Creamy, tangy salad dressings start here. By Adam Ried

Connections


The joy of watching dogs play

An excerpt from Boston Globe TV critic Matthew Gilbert’s new book ‘Off the Leash: A Year at the Dog Park’ By Matthew Gilbert

Examiner


Mosquitoes in Massachusetts: What diseases could they bring?

And you thought great white sharks were summer’s scariest predators. By Elizabeth Gehrman

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Jason Przybylek and Erin Mandeville. Blind date: A clean slate

These two singles like things neat and tidy. Will their first date be a mess?

Tales from the City

Bathroom humor

Mixing ‘Frozen’ and a trip to the potty.

Comments

Letters to the editor

Boston Globe Magazine readers respond to recent stories on health care executives, Cape Ann, and a certain kind of airport behavior.