December 14, 2014 | The Boston Globe Magazine

The best photos of 2014

The stories behind the Globe’s most memorable pictures of the year.

Hamersley’s Bistro and the birth of Boston’s restaurant scene

Gordon and Fiona Hamersley write about how far the city’s dining has come — and what work is left to do.By Gordon and Fiona Hamersley

New chef at Newton’s BOKX 109 is thinking prime rib

Israel Medina, who left Guatemala as a teen with no cooking skills and this summer became executive chef at BOKX 109 American Prime, readies his first holiday menu.


Photographs: The post office says check your mailbox on Dec. 17

Christmas card season is here. We break down the numbers.


To my mother, the glass isn’t half full — it’s overflowing

Her knack for optimism despite adversity makes her family the lucky ones. By Jeannette Sanderson


Recipes for pasta with roasted red peppers

You can whip up these easy sauces in a flash over the holidays or anytime. By Adam Ried

Style Watch

A boy’s bedroom in Needham is fun but not too kiddie

Decorating with affordable finds, a creative palette, and the subtle theme of exploration. By Jaci Conry

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: Destination unknown

They both love to travel the globe. But will this date go anywhere?


Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine

Readers respond to recent stories on gratitude, plus a chess player’s big move.

Tales From the City

Wheeling and dealing

An (almost) haggle-free test drive.