August 10, 2014 | The Boston Globe Magazine

Why you should stop watching football

Even for casual fans, the evidence about the destructive forces of the game have become too clear to ignore. By Steve Almond

The pull of Revere’s shoreline

Revere Beach’s messy, unapologetic, kaleidoscopic charm: A photo essay on the people who frequent America’s first public beach. By Scott LaPierre

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How we talk about Israel

As a new memoir shows, debate over Israeli policies can sometimes be more open overseas than in the US. By H.D.S. Greenway


Sources: MBTA; Bradley H. Clarke of the Boston Street Railway Association; Assembly Row Orange Line’s Assembly: Charlie’s got a new stop

An Orange Line station is expected to open in Somerville’s Assembly Square in a few weeks, the first new rapid transit rail station in 26 years.

When she founded, Sheila Marcelo says, “I had friends saying, ‘After all these degrees, and your experience, you are going to run a baby-sitting company.’ ”, the big business of babysitting

How CEO Sheila Lirio Marcelo persuaded Wall Street to bet $91 million on By Michael B. Farrell

Ribs from M&M Ribs food truck, which sets up in several locations around the city. Boston’s 10 best BBQ joints

We decree which spots serve the tastiest ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and other smoked specialties.

Your Week Ahead

Down with disposable, at the Fixer Fair. 5 things to do in Boston the week of August 10-16

A fixer fair, green fest, seaside garden tour, and more.


The deal on cheap Red Sox tickets

Who the Red Sox are playing, the time of year, and of course how well (or badly) the team is doing all affect ticket resale prices for games at Fenway. By Luke Knox

First Person

Olympics-bound Gracia Leydon Mahoney: ‘I’m a pretty strong twister’

The 18-year-old from Newton will compete in diving at August’s Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China. Then she’s off to Stanford.

Style Watch

Stepping out in pleated dresses

Folds and bright colors add oomph to these looks By Tina Sutton

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: Making a move

He gets points for a big surprise.

A Restaurant’s Take

A polar vortex in Newburyport

Newly opened popsicle specialist New England Ice Lollies has an extensive lineup of $3 treats.

Tales from the City

Tourists for a day

A mix-up leads to some very un-Bostonian behavior.


Letters to the editor

Globe Magazine readers respond to stories on psychiatrists in Wellfleet and more.